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Mar 26, 2011 - Day 21 - My last day in the Philippines

Today was a quiet day. I'm sad that my visit has come to an end and I will be heading home this evening. My flight departs Manila at 00:30 AM On March 27th. Check in time is by 10:30 PM On March 26th. Irma And I just chatted, mainly talking about the future.... Irma grilled a tuna fish for supper. It turned out perfect! mmmmmmm just melted in your mouth. We watched some TV and I packed up my things.... Alan showed up about 7:30 PM to drive us to the airport. We load the car and Irma got Jimmie ready. We headed out by 7:45 PM. Traffic was...

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Mar 25, 2011 - Day 20 - Return to SM Robinson Mall - Cavite City

This morning was a late start for me after a difficult sleep last night. Once I was up and showered, shaved and brushed my teeth. We were off to the SM Robinson Mall in Cavite City. We use a tricycle [P 50 or $1.13 Cdn] first to take us to the mini bus. The mini bus [P 20 or $0.45 CDN] to get to the mall. I had an aisle seat this trip so I could leave my knees in the aisle until somebody wanted by. The mall was packed solid. They were holding auditions for Philippine Idol, Cavite City in the center court. They started at 4 PM. We rented a...

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Mar 24, 2011 - Day 19 - Laundry Day & Sunburn lol.

This morning started when Irma woke me up at 7 AM. Apparently Joann was there to start our laundry. Irma wanted the clothes I had worn from the previous day for Joann to wash. I told her where the were and rolled over and went back to sleep. hahaha I finally opened my eyes at approximately 9:30 AM. Got up, showered, shaved and had some cereal for breakfast. The rest of the day was quiet, as we recovered from the trip to Tagaytay yesterday. Irma noticed that my face and arms were beat red from sunburn I must have got from yesterday. Lucky I...

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Mar 23, 2011 - Day 18 - A trip to Tagaytay - An active volcano

Alan showed up at out place about 6:45 AM. We loaded the car and was off to Tagaytay by 7 AM. Traffic was very heavy and very slow moving. We got to Tagaytay lookout point about 9:30 AM. Took a few picture and I bought a tour package [P 4000 or $91.00 CDN] to see the Taal Volcano. It is apparently still active and if you look into the crater you can see the bubbles in the lake that has formed in the crater. It took about 30 minutes to travel to the boat docks. The tour guide directed Alan how to get to their docks. It was a down hill trip...

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Mar 22, 2011 - Day 17 - A trip back to the SM Robinson Mall - Cavite City

Today started off a normal day.... Joann came over about 10:30 AM to watch Jimmie as Irma got ready to go into the mall today. We are suppose to meet JR's [from Winnipeg] Sister. She has some things for JR that she would like me to bring back to Winnipeg with me, instead of shipping the items. While at the mall, we are also going to meet Lorne, the owner of the house that we have rented. Irma has advised me that Lorne will be coming back to the house with us tonight and also travelling tomorrow with us to Tagaytay. Joann went and got a...

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Mar 20, 2011 - Day 15 - The Lords Day....

Today Irma asked Joann to babysit Jimmie while we went to Church. To get there we had to take a tricycle and a mini bus. On the way home we got a full size bus and a tricycle. Sacrament meeting was half English and half Tagalog. The songs were sung in English. I could understand the first speaker talking about missionary work and I think the second speaker was talking about temples. But not 100 percent sure. After Church a quiet day was spent at home..... trying to occupy Jimmie.

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Mar 19, 2011 - Day 14 - On my own travelling to SM Robinson Mall

Today started off quietly.... When I woke up at 9:30 AM the house was quiet. Irma and Jimmie were no where to be seen. So I jumped into the shower. While in the shower I heard Irma and Jimmie come home. Apparently Irma thinks Jimmie has the measles on his face and body and took him to the local medical clinic for a check up. But they were closed until between 6 and 8 PM tonight. A few minutes getting out of the shower.... I had a coughing spell and had an accident! I suddenly developed a bout of the diarrhea, which wasn't that great! Lucky...

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Mar 17, 2011 - Day 12 - Just relaxing.... and enjoying the weather.

Since Irma left with the children on Monday afternoon, I had the evening and all day Tuesday to myself. So I just sat back and relaxed and enjoyed the weather here. I made myself a salad for supper. Watched some TV in Tagalog.... I was able to chat to Irma in Yahoo Tuesday night and she gave me the instructions on how to lite the propane stove. She also advised me that she took Jimmie to the doctor because of his fever. It turns out that Jimmie is teething.... so she got some medicine to assist in bring down his fever and eliminate the pain...

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Mar 14, 2011 - Day 8 - A quite time at home....

Sunday and Monday were just spent around home playing with the children. On Monday afternoon Irma received a text message warning about the radiation cloud coming towards the Philippines from the Japan explosion and should arrive about 4 PM our time. So Irma got the kids ready to take them back home because they have school in the morning also. Apparently she has to use a tricycle, a mini bus, a jeepney and another tricycle to get to her home from here..... That is quite a distance. I received an email later in the evening saying they had...

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Mar 11, 2011 - Day 5 - Our trip to the Robinson Mall

Due to the lack of commercial transportation in this area Irma rented a tricycle to get us to the mall. That is an experience everyone should have. lol. It allowed me lots of time to take some pictures while I rode in the side car with Jimmie and Irma rode on the motorcycle seat sitting sideways. After shopping was completed, costing approximately P 2,150. We got another tricycle to return home in.

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Mar 9, 2011 - Day 4 - My Rented House in Cavite Philippines

I first had made arrangements to rent an apartment here in the Philippines for the month of March. The apartment is rented on a first come first serve bases. Because my flight departure was delay to March 6th instead of March 1st like I had planed. The apartment got rented for four months to a someone from Turkey. I thought I'd share with every one some picture of the 2 bedroom house we have rented for the month. It has cost me P 15,000 plus P 3,000 for hydro. I enjoy it very much. Just the right size... It is approximately 7' X 40' I have...

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