Friday 16 November 2012

International Day: Canada!

Hello! Bonjour!
The school that our organization is affiliated with had an International Day. The students and teachers are from a variety of countries so each year they have a mini Folklorama. We know some of the Canadian teachers so we were asked to help with the Canada booth. It's funny how one becomes that much more patriotic when one leaves one's county. Vive Le Canada!

Flags to represent the student body.

Friday 9 November 2012

Davao City Cultural Challenge

Last weekend some friends of ours took us on a Cultural Challenge of Davao City. Claire is originally from New Zealand (and worked with my husband a decade ago! Small world!) and has lived in Davao for three and a half years. Juvy is Filippina and went to school with Claire in New Zealand. They work together now.

Here we are with Juvy! We started at a bakery in the Bankerohan market.

Friday 2 November 2012

All Saints' Day

November 1st is All Saints' Day and is a special holiday in the Philippines. Most people will have the day off work to remember their dead loved ones. Families will gather at grave sites for the whole day. Even staying over night.
All Saints' Day, sponsored by Pepsi!