Ormoc Buenas Pension House
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So in no particular order here are some of the differences I spotted.. 1. Houses. Gen was amazed at the two doors they have (oh dear HK flat dwelling kid). I was shown a number of these 'magic' doors (essentially a back door). To me though that wasn't the biggest difference!!!! The houses are all made from wood frames. Funding generally was provided after typhoon Yolanda to build a frame for the house and then money to complete the walls was to come elsewhere. Most ...
... routine after the previous weekend) and they all sat down, then I placed another mat over their heads making a small tent.
Some of the kids that were playing under the center came bolting upstairs and we all watching as the wind blew and the rain trickled under the center door. All we could do was wait for it to stop, and continue to fill up bucket and bucket with rain water from our newly installed faucets.
When the ...
... as the floorboards come in all shapes and sizes which makes it difficult to produce a "perfect floor" (without spaces and gaps). I learned a lot but there is still loads to learn, not only when it comes to floors but also in building walls and working on joists.
But life in tacloban is not all about work, the evenings and Sunday are time off and people either escape to a hotel for some private ...
... still within the cemetery or by the gates of the cemetery (to untangle the spirits of the dead from the bodies of the living). Source: wikipedia
We currently have 2 different projects running out of Tacloban - building 40+ temporary homes in Santo Nino and de-construction work on private owners's property. The de-con work brings us closest to ...
out from their one story house and they climbed up into the tree next to their
house and awaited the storm and survived.
· -A family was taking refugee on their rooftop
when all the walls gave way, the roof floated for 4 miles and after 4 miles
only the father was left as his family had all slipped of the roof and drowned
· - My friend Erwin, who I traveled to Tacloban
with because we both missed our flight ...