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  • ManilaWe arrived safely in Manila on Tuesday and have spent the last couple of days exploring the city and recovering from jet lag. We were totally wrecked and though we did make it out of the guest house on Tuesday Posted by erinbunting in Erin & Jo's South East Asian Odyssey | Oct 31, 2012
  • The case of the catch-up (trio and VG adventures)I wasn’t able to write for a few days. Oh well. I think my mind needed to refresh a bit, hence, I stopped writing. Here are the things I did for the past two weeks: October 20 – the trio adventurers Posted by jc_pagdanganan in Chronicles of a Christian Traveller | Oct 29, 2012
  • Cagayan de OroWe're in Cagayan de Oro now, which means our time in the Philippines is drawing to a close. It doesn't seem possible we've been here nearly a month. [center][/center] Posted by chschen in Teenie Travels | Aug 26, 2012
  • Turning 30 (in Camiguin)[center] Learning my Stations of the Cross on the Walkway to the Old Volcano A forest of palms to one side... [img Posted by chschen in Teenie Travels | Aug 24, 2012
  • CamiguinCamiguin now. Was it just yesterday we left Anda? Seems a lifetime ago. Tomorrow I turn 30. It's dreadful to think I will have been alive for three decades. My father: six. He must say to himself sometimes, I'm 60 now, Posted by chschen in Teenie Travels | Aug 23, 2012
  • Leaving Anda[center][/center] We're always leaving in the morning to sunrises and puffy pink clouds. [center]* * * * *[/center] We left Anda without really noticing it. Chris evinced none of his usua Posted by chschen in Teenie Travels | Aug 22, 2012
  • Beach Day[center][/center] The sand is soft and fine where it's clear of plastic and kelp, twigs and leaves. It sticks to my skin in sheets, like a fine dust. Today we sit on the beach in t Posted by chschen in Teenie Travels | Aug 20, 2012
  • Evening at Anda BeachAnda's all right: long beach, and the water shallow for a good ways, white sand. But it suffers from beachside karaoke, as did White Beach near Moalboal, and all the trash and noise of weekend beachgoers. I picked up three Posted by chschen in Teenie Travels | Aug 19, 2012
  • Tagbilaran[center] As we came, so we leave[/center] [center]* * * * *[/center] Tagbilaran. Not even 10 pm yet, but dizzy with fatigue. It doesn't seem possible that just this morning we were in Posted by chschen in Teenie Travels | Aug 18, 2012
  • Leaving MalapascuaOur last day in Malapascua. As soon as we go, Chris will begin mourning the little crowd around the dive shop, where we spend all our free, non-eating time in sleepy indolence. Usually the French girl Jeanne is there, with Posted by chschen in Teenie Travels | Aug 17, 2012
  • DivingFourth day in Malapascua. Chris is running me ragged with scuba courses again. Nevertheless, it gets better. Out early this morning to see the thresher sharks. This time only caught the silhouette of one before it disappeared into the murk. [center][im Posted by chschen in Teenie Travels | Aug 15, 2012
  • Last Day in MoalboalOur last day in Moalboal. It's gotten quiet here, though we're in the quiet part of the "beach," so maybe it's no different than usual. Apparently last night someone was stabbed outside our bathroom window. We followed the trail of Posted by chschen in Teenie Travels | Aug 12, 2012
  • Flooding in ManilaIt's been raining every day since we got back to Manila. It hardly ever stops, and sometimes it's so heavy it seems as if I'm standing next to a tropical waterfall. No wonder then that the city is flooding--they say Posted by chschen in Teenie Travels | Aug 7, 2012
  • Back in ManilaSoon Earl will pick us up tot take us to the market. Because it's been raining, the air feels much cooler. None of us even think how the clouds make the world seem dismal--we're too busy feeling grateful for the Posted by chschen in Teenie Travels | Aug 4, 2012
  • poem vomit: (another untitled one)shower me with humility open my eyes so i can see that all i have are from You to You, oh Lord, i surrender my life You saved from the fire and all i am is for You from Your Word i will feed my faith, Posted by jc_pagdanganan in Chronicles of a Christian Traveller | Oct 23, 2012
  • poem vomit: (untitled)i don't deserve You because i hurt You with the self-inflicted pain because of sins, i gained i don't deserve You Your grace, Your love, too i pretended to be blind Your presence i didn't mind i don't deserve You or Your Word that rings true Posted by jc_pagdanganan in Chronicles of a Christian Traveller | Oct 22, 2012
  • Philippines Trip Planning[center] He's a studious one... ...when it comes to having fun![/center] Posted by chschen in Teenie Travels | Jul 11, 2012
  • Thunder and BasketballThe leaves are still. The air is still and heavy. [center]* * * * *[/center] Chris is playing basketball now. He could hardly contain his excitement, carrying his new shoes home. He brought us back a way that passed by the court Posted by chschen in Teenie Travels | Jul 10, 2012
  • Chris's Grandmother's HouseThe smell of lacquered wood reminds me of my grandparents' house in Taipei. I sit sweating quietly in the dark room, given over to the heat. From outside comes the sound of rhythmic sweeping, again reminding me of Taiwan. Is Posted by chschen in Teenie Travels | Jul 9, 2012
  • My soul’s travels: Luke 1:1-3I have finished the Bible reading plan, Living the Surrendered Life. Before I move on to another, I resolved to check out the suggested verses from the results of my Spiritual Gifts test. Since the top three was more consistent, Posted by jc_pagdanganan in Chronicles of a Christian Traveller | Oct 19, 2012
  • My soul’s travels: Matthew 16:24-26“24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life Posted by jc_pagdanganan in Chronicles of a Christian Traveller | Oct 18, 2012
  • playlist update: unending love - hillsongThere's no silver or gold And no treasure untold That could draw me away from Your heart Neither love of myself Or of anyone else will do Jesus nothing compares To this grace that rescues me Savior now and forever Your face is all I seek Now Posted by jc_pagdanganan in Chronicles of a Christian Traveller | Oct 18, 2012
  • poem vomit: giving it alli ran away from a dark past blessed to break free at last from living behind the shadows of sins and lies of the foe surround me with Your holy light and lift me up to greater heights oh Lord, to You, i surrender my life, my Posted by jc_pagdanganan in Chronicles of a Christian Traveller | Oct 18, 2012
  • My soul’s travels: Romans 4:20-22“20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. 22 This Posted by jc_pagdanganan in Chronicles of a Christian Traveller | Oct 17, 2012
  • The trio adventures: moving forwardI went to the office early today to finish a report that was due. It just so happened that Bratty and Madam were at work so we all went to eat together (I’m only allowed to eat during non-work hours. Posted by jc_pagdanganan in Chronicles of a Christian Traveller | Oct 17, 2012
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