Category Archives: Adoption

Philippines Observation 3: The People

Part 3 of an eight part series on observations of the Philippines.  View the index of all eight entries. The people were the best part of the Philippines, by far.  Almost every person I met there was friendly and coureous, … Continue reading

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Where we were and what we observed in the Philippines

In addition to daily blog entries, I thought I’d throw out a series of observations that I made while in the Philippines, just in case anyone is interested.  To kick that off, I want to cover where were and give … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: Our Last Day in Manila

October 9th was dominated by one theme: preparing to return home.  We ate our classic breakfast buffet at the hotel, then headed over to the mall for sovenier shopping.  After being exposed to such great stores at the “new” mall … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: Death by Pink Laptop and Windows Vista

Before hitting the sack on Saturday, 9/27 (after arriving in Manila), I of course pulled all manner of electronic equipment out of my bag, and began setting up my command center in the room – as is my custom. Faith … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: Minor Disaster Averted

After dinner with our friends and a little shopping – particularly for our new-found fruity friend, the pummelo – we returned to the hotel.  It was getting close to bed time for John, but we still had time to play … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: Dinner with the Ramos family

When Faith originally mentioned the idea that we were going to meet up for dinner in Manila with a family she’d met on the Yahoo! adoption group, my first reaction was paranoia.  I was pretty (legitimately, I think) concerned about … Continue reading

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