Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cockfighting and Filipino Culture


The elders are so funny.  This is when we were watching the timer on the camera and not what was happening around us.

We had a delicious Valentine's Day lunch prepared by our beautiful sister missionaries.  The blonde in front is Sister Lundskog from Heber City..who would have guessed!  She lives ten minutes from our house.

We had a special senior couples training and get together event.  President and Sister Mangum took us to Villa Escudero Cultural Center where we had typical Filipino food at the base of a waterfall.  Video

We were transported by Caribou to the different areas of the park.  



This is the museum where we saw many Catholic artifacts and natural wonders.

Included with admission was the opportunity to paddle the river on bamboo rafts.

Part of the performance was a dance depicting the cockfight which is an important Filipino cultural event.


Here is the real life line up of trikes and cars in front of the "cockpit" arena.  It is a very popular sport.  

We continue to visit our adopted school.  Amy, Brian and family will be here in a few weeks and will do a cultural exchange with the students and assist us with our efforts to provide typhoon kits.

We often see Lolas or Lolos caring for their grandchildren.

Driving back from Baco we saw these beautiful cloud formations.

Our friends at the tailoring shop close to our home.

We arrived back in Calapan just in time to be at a very special baptism.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Computer Woes But We're Back!

We could hardly believe they came all this way to visit!  Happy grandparents! Starr and Calder are the world's best travelers.  They provided us with our first Uber ride and our first travel on a tricycle. We had so much fun together:


Riding fake caribou.


Neighborhood cow checking us out.

Meeting Captain Jack

Beautiful Light

Infinity Farm. Baco Mindoro. VIDEO

Axel was the center of attention with his cute ways, curly hair and whiteness.  He obtained several female admirers at the hotel who he called his girlfriends.  When it was time to leave he told them he would be breaking up with them.

Eating Ice Cream.

Boating Adventures. VIDEO


Saying good-bye.


Rice Fields

Jungle Beauty

Jeepneys are a form of art and statement.  We imagine this jeepney owner has a little princess at home.

Jet Lag at the Pearl Market