MANILA Vic and I have been very fortunate on our travels. His dad surprised us by paying for our hotel in Boracay. In Manila we have also been very blessed. A friend of Dr. Cacho has a boarding house and is let Vic and I stay for free. Whenever we want to go somewhere we call his drivers and one of them picks us up and takes us around for the day.
Its very nice to be driven around Manila. This is the worst traffic I have ever seen. There might be 4 lanes painted on the street but nobody stays in one lane. They just fit wherever there is room. Also, nobody uses turn signals. I mean literally nobody. They just honk to let other cars know where they are. The pollution in Manila is worse than Seoul because they don’t have strict (or possibly any) smog regulations on their vehicles. Last night Vic and I walked to a nearby restaurant and could see the light from cars’ headlights reflecting off the dirty air.
If you are wondering about the San Joaquin sign, I live in San Joaquin county in California.
This is my last day in the Philippines. America, I’ll see you tonight. Church family, I’ll see you this Sabbath. Family and friends, I’ll see you when I get car insurance. God bless!
BORACAY PART 2 The sand on the beach was so fine that I would walk around my hotel room and not realize I had sand on the bottom of my feet till I would brush it off with my hand.
BORACAY Vic and I are officially retired and kickstarting our retirement with a week of vacationing in the Philippines. Our first three days were on Boracay. The last four have been in Manila. Here are some pictures of our stay on Boracay.
FINAL TERM IN KOREA Here are a lot of pictures of my students and friends. If you ever meet these people, be extra friendly. One of the biggest problems a lot of my students have when speaking English is shyness or being scared of foreigners. Please help tear down the stereotype that foreigners (non Koreans) are scary. They also think everyone in America owns a gun and that America is incredibly dangerous. I try to tell them that’s just what the news tells them. Kinda like how many people back home think I’m in a lot of danger with North Korea being right next door. Truth is, I’m not. What we see on the news and what’s really going on are two very different things. The greatest danger I’ve been in since coming to Korea would probably be any time I had to ride a bus around town. Their buses drivers are terrible.
Well that’s it for Korea. Tomorrow morning Vic and I head to the Philippines for a week. I’ll try to post up some pictures of that as well. See you soon!
FINAL TERM IN KOREA The year is almost over. (Actually I’ve been really busy so I’m actually done teaching now.) Here are pictures from my final two months as a missionary in Korea.
HILLSONG UNITED!!!!!!!! After a great weekend in Busan I met up with some friends to see Hillsong United (Christian group from Australia) perform at Olympic Stadium in Seoul. It was the best concert I’ve been to in my life. Sorry Panic! At the Disco, Dashboard Confessional, and The Cab, you have been moved to second best concert ever.
WEEKEND TO BUSAN PART 4 Here are some more of the sand sculpture pictures.
WEEKEND TO BUSAN PART 3 Here are the pictures from the Sand Sculpture Festival.
WEEKEND TO BUSAN PART 2 Here are some pictures from a little nature walk we went on by the coast.
WEEKEND TO BUSAN PART 1 I went to Busan with some fellow SDA teachers. The weather was great. It just so happened that there was a sand sculpture and dance festival at Haeundae beach that day. Here are pictures of the beach and dance festival.