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Jan 7, 2011 - Capricorn for Life - My 30th Birthday

The zodiac signs have changed?!? On January 7, I officially left my twenties behind me. Can't say I'm too sad about that because as much as fun as it was, I'm really looking forward to this new decade in my life! My brother and I arrived in Manila on the evening of my birthday (happy birthday to me!) where we were reunited with my parents and other family members. Since we were operating on almost zero sleep, we opted to go out for a nice simple dinner with some family. Ended up at CYMA in Eastwood and the food was delicious. On the menu:...

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Dec 8, 2010 - That you may see ....

The meaning of within It is being It is being .... Greetings to all and Happy Holidays! Ya, my favorite time of year. It gets cold, snows, the malls get packed full of crazed shoppers, the roads are jammed with drunken office party revelers, people are out spending money they don't have on things nobody needs, ah the joys of the holiday season. Oh well, it is being .... I'm being. Being in the Philippines. So, I'll be sitting out the cold and the snow and the malls and the office parties. Ah, it is being.... I have managed a quick...

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Nov 20, 2010 - Mot El Nido

Vi vaknade utvilade men lite stela vid åttarycket för att äta frukost med lokalbefolkningen i ett skjulliknande kyffe som huvudsakligen serverade öl till frukost. Vi fick dock tag på lite fried rice och fruktsmoothies istället. Att få tag på en taxi här är en av de saker som aldrig är ett problem. Från det att vi gått ut från vandrarhemmet dröjde det ungefär tio sekunder innan en taxi spontansladdade in bredvid våra ryggsäckar. Taxituren som igår tog en timme, tog nu endast tio minuter eftersom dessa halvkristna människor respekterar...

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Nov 19, 2010 - Flygresan

Lååång flygresa. Vi tittade på walking dead och nyttjade stödstrumpor. En vänlig Irländare matade Stina med kex och Walle drack vin. En något jobbig sak var att alla rackarns asiater runt 02:00 fick för sig att ränna gatlopp och leka tetris med sina bagage, så att Stina inte fick sova. Väl framme på flygplatsen hittade vi en bulle som tog oss till nästa flygbolag ITI; inte världens största flygbolag. Walle fixade biljetter i deras flyghangar. Därefter vidare till friendly guest house i en taxi med snittemperatur 35 grader. I skrivande...

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Jun 23, 2010 - Viviendo 2 meses en Filipinas

Como todos saben fue un viaje inesperado, un viaje planeado en dos semanas con la excusa de salir de Taiwan para poder sacar mi visa de residente en Taiwan. Lo mejor del cuento es que logre hacer muchas cosas que tampoco estaban en mis planes meses atrás cuando sali de Colombia rumbo a Taiwan, aprendí mucho y conocí personas muy lindas! Lo único que no logre fue sacar mi visa, jajajaja! Aqui van algunas fotos de lo que alcancé a hacer en mi tiempo libre ya que de Lunes a Viernes estuve trabajando con MCKS Chraritable foundation conociendo...

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May 21, 2010 - Day 3 Manilla tour of city

Had a day sightseeing around the city, we saw very old spanish city that is over 400 years old, saw people eating at little huts on the side of the road and special bike that two people can sit side by side and one person rides. Hope you are looking after grandy Love mum and dad

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May 18, 2010 - Manila Day 1

Hi Lochie, Jack and Grandy. After a long plan trip we have finally arrived in our first country we are visiting on our holidays. Dad and I slept on the plane because we travelled all night. We were lucky we got lots of seats to sleep across on the plane. We are now in Manila, it is a big, big city with lots of tall buildings and lots of cars driving on the road. And they drive like crazy people and always beep their horn alot! It is very hard to walk across teh road because the cars don't stop at pedestrian crossings, they are very naughty...

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Apr 6, 2010 - Diving for eggs

Since I last updated really not too much as happened. I went diving pretty much everyday I was in Boracay (all but yesterday since you are not allowed to fly within a day of diving). I am now PADI Advanced Open Water certified. The other dives were pretty cool. I got to see a sea snake and tons of other fishees. We went back to the wreck another day since I liked it so much. I was going to rent a camera from the dive shop, but one of the guys that was diving in our group had one and is sending me all the pics. Since renting the camera...

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Kelly in Vietnam

Mar 28, 2010 - Phlipping out

Early in my trip, while I was still in Vietnam, a friend of mine that I met in Hawaii during college invited me to come visit her in the Philippines. Since I was already this far, I figured I might as well. As time went on things started sounding a little sketchy whenever I would hear from her but hoped for the best since the tickets were already booked. Well I arrived today to a pretty bad scenario. After an extra long cab ride (since the driver didn't know where the address was - yet I still had to pay for his inability to do his job) I...

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Kelly in Vietnam

Mar 2, 2010 - Manila, Philippines; March 02, 2010

A late arrival in Manila, caused our stay in the Philippines to be cut short and some of the tours to be canceled all together and a majority of the rest of our tours to be altered by reducing the "lunch" time to a "snack" time of 15-30 mins, to accommodate the adjustment for a 2 hour late arrival. Our lateness was due to another "technical" issue with one of the engines that made us stay at dockside, in Singapore for about 1 & 1/2 hrs and then another "slow down" in the transit to Brunei. We or our ship were never in any jeopardy but...

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Feb 4, 2010 - Corregidor

Thursday January 3, 2010 I really have to look for a cool place on deck to do some writing. I hate being inside on this beautiful day. Parts of the deck are 90° but I’m on a shady area and outdoors with a lovely breeze. Yesterday we spent most of the day on Corregidor Island. A couple of days ago there was an excellent ship lecture on the history of the island and its role in the war. Looking at the map, it’s hard to believe that I’m in the heart of an area that was so devastated and crucial during the war. How close each of these places...

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University At Sea

Feb 4, 2010 - Manila

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Today was a very special day for the crew and the ship. Bands were playing on the dock with costumed dancers performing, and people distributing straw hats to passengers disembarking. This is the first time Discovery docked in Manila and with almost the entire crew Filipino it was an opportunity for the crew members to be joined with their families. My cabin steward was expecting his mother to come on board at 9:30 AM and then see his girl friend in the evening. Family members were welcome aboard; however we never...

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