A house is emerging from the rubble

A house is emerging from the rubble

The construction of our house has been a wondrous thing to follow for me, obviously, but now when we’re finally starting to see the end it’s really amazing. We started the build with 25 people, lost a few along the way, and have now hired a few more to arrive back at 24 staff. For […]

Bondage

Bondage

I’ve recently made a new friend here in the village and just now we had a fairly deep (drunken) conversation regarding parents and the issues we’ve had with them. Departing with pizza for girlfriend he left me with this comment: “I brought something with me here without knowing why; I think it might be for […]

Maayong buntag

Maayong buntag

It means ‘good morning’ and it’s sadly not something we get around here too often. We have a pretty solid routine where the kids stay at their grandmothers house on Friday and Saturday nights; they get to play with all the cousins, the grandparents get their share of sweetness and we get to go out […]

Filipino DIY

Filipino DIY

I grew up on a farm, and even though I did my best to move away from said dwelling as soon as I could I still lived there for almost twenty years. So I’ve certainly done my fair share of farm-related work, or at least been an unhappy bystander to all things that can (and […]

Joy of joys

Joy of joys

Today I received a letter saying that it was time to pay the service charges to the council for my flat. Ok, quick visit at my online banking, set up a new standing order and Robert is your mother’s brother! Except that my bank card has expired so I can’t use my little calculator-like security […]

Pointless

Pointless

In the pool where I’m swimming there’s an old chap working in the locker rooms. His job is to mop up water. See, he’s got this squeegee mop, but randomly he also uses a broom and dustpan to scoop up bigger, more evil puddles of water! Before you swim you have a shower, right, and […]

Barriers

Barriers

I’ve been in Hong Kong for just over a week now and I’m still grinning like a silly monkey every time I get outside. After living in London I thought I was ready for ‘just another big city’. Well, London is pretty big, but it’s not TALL! And I mean MONSTER TALL! I’ve never been […]

Balik balik!

Balik balik!

I’m back in Moalboal, back working a few days in Kasai before I start my next mini-adventure; I’m going to stay with my friend Jussi in Hong Kong for three months! He’s been living there for a while now and has a spare bedroom, I needed somewhere to stay with a good internet connection to […]

Mashed

Mashed

Life is slow here in Siargao, way slower than it ever was in Moalboal, the obvious difference is of course that I was working in Moalboal, but still, the pace of life here is just not the same. I also find it very hard to get anything done! I had all these plans on organizing […]

German bread!

German bread!

We have a big group of guests here now, 14 divers from California that’s come to scuba dive in Moalboal. This is the biggest group we’ve accommodated during my time here and there’s been quite a bit of planning and preparation. The restaurant here has been the weakest link for a while and we’ve now […]

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