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When we left Japan, for some reason I had been under the impression it was a relatively short flight to Manila. You know, kind of like catching a quick flight from Des Moines to Chicago or something. And after just being done with 13 hours in the air, I was glad for it. This appreciation was short lived, however, once I realized it was not just a …
Today we went on a tour via horse-driven carriage through Intramuros, which means "within the wall". In the 16th century, Spanish colonialists stationed themselves within the city of Manila which was fortified by a protective wall around the entire city. Although heavily damaged during World War II, the wall remains standing.
The tour …
... again, I told my roommates I had to go to Bliss. I wasn't sure I was prepared for what may confront me in the neighborhood which has become my second home over the past 4 years, but I knew I had to see if the individuals who have become like family had weathered the storm as well as I. We waded through the water, carefully stepping as to not puncture the soles of our shoes, trip a risk injuring ourselves or losing our valuables to the flood waters. The people around ...
... my own echoes, and sometimes my own silence, I pray often to be reminded of the power of a single moment. This moment, this day.
"Echoes and silence, patience and grace,
All of these moments I'll never replace,
Fear of my heart, absence of faith,
All I want is to be home."
- Dave Grohl, "Home"
Goodbye from the Philippines. The journey home starts now.
... I like it... I'm here for 3 weeks and there is plenty of time to see the sights that I want to see. Ate Baby sat down and wrote out my agenda for the next 3 weeks anyway so I know what's ahead... plenty of things to do/see and she built in rest days as well! :) I feel like that makes it a true vacation!
I'm not 100% what the rest of the day will entail, but Kuya Ronnie keeps talking about bowling :) We'll see!!
Cheers, friends! :)