For Tatay

Sometimes service places us in life changing moments.  I hope I learned something about myself and the world around me through these moments.  The last couple of weeks have been the most challenging time for me and service.  I lost someone, someone who I cared about. And his death had an unusual affect on me, something that I did not expect.  Anyways, these are my last words and thoughts to my host dad, tatay Lope. Continue reading


I did not take a lot of pictures in the end of May.  :(  My friends have all the awesome photos from our waterfall trip. How did we get there?

  1. Take a 6AM van ride to Catarman (30 mins. to 1 hr.)
  2. Then take a 7AM jeepney ride to Allen (~1hr)
  3. Take 9AM jeepney to Calbayog (1hr)
  4. Arrive at the beginning of our destination
  5. Hike 3k in the heat… not bad
  6. Do some bouldering rock climbing to get to this waterfall

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Ze-wei’s adventure

Warning: There is small bit of nudity. and lots of photos

Banaue and Batad  (Luzon):

Zewei has arrived!  That same day after her 14 hours plus flight, we took an interesting 9 hr bus ride to Banaue.  In the past 3 days, ze-wei hasn’t had one nights rest in a bed, and we decided to climb many steps and mountains to the rice terraces.

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