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... Parts of their family are in all parts of the Philippines....from the Mindanao to the Visayas to Manila. Four of them work for the Church in Davao City at the Office holding jobs in pastoring, office management, media and various other responsibilities.
The Church office is very neatly run and pleasant to be in from walking in and being greeting by the receptionist Viel to visiting with all the employees. The media and mailing departments are ...
... about crossing the roads, and it was dark and i felt quite unsafe. I just walked as quickly as i could and stayed in the hostel with the annoying canoodling french couple. The next morning i decided to go out to find some Filipino breakfast because the bloody french couple still wouldn't leave the room! I went to a Filipino fast food place and was eating some nice satay and sago, when the lady at the table beside me started chatting to me. She was ...
... station we had to take a Jeepney (a WW2 type jeep that is converted to haul people and is painted ridiculously). Then take two different metro lines, which a ten minute walk through a couple of different malls to get to the connecting station, and then take another walk down unknown streets to eventually find the bus station. It was quite the journey.
After reserving our tickets we made our way to the old walled town. Took in a few sights, like the oldest church in Manila, ...
... On my way to room, I encountered this old man trying to get me to visit his chain of girlie bars. I probably looked like a walking atm machine to him. He was persistant enough to walk the entire street with me until he pleaded that he has five children waiting for him to bring food to.
Now I been through this before in Laos when a teenage villager pleaded to me for some money for an English/Laotian dictionary. I declined to the boy out of my lack of experience ...
... of breakfast we had brunch. Is it wrong to have Jollibee before 12...and no not the breakfast menu! I'll have a N2 combo meal please ... that's spaghetti and a burger! I can hear Cindy and Pierre cringe at all those carbs! :) At least it's morning, right? :)
After a hearty breakfast, we hit Makati's shops. Well first, important things first...local sim card for my phone. How will I check-in ...
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