The Ultimate Filipino Past-time

I didn’t know great deal about the Philippines before coming here, but one thing I was aware of was their love of karaoke. I have now learned that this is in fact called videoke and it is something that you can do pretty much everywhere. I really wanted to try it, I got very tempted […]

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The Hot Springs at Los Baños

We’d been invited to Los Baños, on the northern foot of the forested Mount Makiling, by a couple of friends for the weekend – leaving after church, a short 90 minute drive would give us plenty of time to enjoy the hot springs the area is known for before staying overnight and enjoying another day […]

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Creepy Crawlies

We live in the tropics so there is just simply no getting away from bugs. We have a few varieties of ants in the house and also some resident geckos which make a bit of a racket. There are one or two in every room. Kyron calls them his little friends and he has named […]

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Sweating it Out

I am loving campus living! In our position, you get to enjoy all that campus offers – without the studying. My current reason for loving campus living is on-campus exercise classes.  A friend has been inviting me to an evening exercise class for a few weeks, but I haven’t been able to make it. Finally […]

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Burot Beach

When we first considered moving to the Philippines, I bought a Lonely Planet guide and started planning all the places we would be exploring – the beautiful beaches, remote and untouched islands, tropical forests, volcanoes, rice terraces… the list seemed endless. But these dreams were brought to an abrupt halt with the realisation that we […]

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