Thursday 30 April 2015

Z is for Zebra Shoes

For the sake of this blog challenge, I now refer to these as my zebra shoes.

Yay! We did it! Congrats everyone!

Tuesday 28 April 2015

X is for X

There is an "X" in this drawing we did today. My work is fun some days. That's all I got.

Saturday 25 April 2015

V is for Veni Vidi Vici

I came, I saw, I conquered. This was the first of nearly a dozen trips to Manila where I felt I really enjoyed the whole experience. Likely because we stayed with Canadian friends that totally took care of us.

Friday 24 April 2015

U is for Unplanned and Unprecedented

This whole trip we just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Holy week and Easter weekend at an Anglican church, the princess's 60th in Thailand, 30th birthday party of a friend, a Ceilidh and now a live production of "Into the Woods" at one of our NGO's partner schools. I can't wait to see what unplanned thing happens next week!

Thursday 23 April 2015

T is for Towers and Traffic

Towers and traffic. This is Manila. Technically this photo is of Ortigas centre. Same same.

Wednesday 22 April 2015

S is for Sandwiches on a Plane

We got sandwiches for take away from the same place as the pasta yesterday. Beats paying for crappy airline food.

Monday 20 April 2015

Q is for Quest for the Black Pearl

My mom has been super supportive of me working for an NGO so when she gives me a wish list of items to bring back from my travels I relish the quest to check them all off. 
The last item was checked off today when I found the black pearl earrings she wanted to match the necklace she got from this same kiosk over two years ago.

Saturday 18 April 2015

P is for Party

It's a Ceilidh! (Pronounced 'kay lee') We just happened to be around during an Irish - Scottish dance party. My first one and it's in the Philippines. There is much craziness. The live band is great. Lots of merriment making. :)

Friday 17 April 2015

O is for Open Office

Not Open Office the software but being able to open up the windows to the fresh air. Can't do that in Winnipeg most of the year!

Thursday 16 April 2015

N is for Noodles

Noodles at the company potluck.

Did lots of other fun things today but N. C'est la vie. Looking forward to Saturday. P will be better. Promise. Pun intended. Double pun.

Wednesday 15 April 2015

M is for Miller time

Not the beer. The family. We have friends here that are fellow Canadians and we enjoy spending time with them.

I forgot to take any pictures today when we were out and about so here is a mango...

Tuesday 14 April 2015

L is for Love

L is for lots of things! Some letters are easier than others. Today has been filled with the people, places and things we love in Davao.

We had lunch at the Banana Leaf at SM Lanang. Then we went for a luxurious massage in the afternoon. The evening ends with dinner at our favourite restaurant in town (Bon Apetit) that is run by a lovely couple, where we dined with beloved friends.

And then there was this mesmerising mechanical lion.

Monday 13 April 2015

K is for Kaon

Kaon is Cebuano for food. Today was our friend's 30th birthday so we got to celebrate with him! I had a personal pan paella. That crab was about 2-3 inches across. There was chocolate cake and halo-halo for dessert.

Friday 10 April 2015

I is for Island life

Palm trees every where. Hot, humid weather. Fresh tropical fruit. And right now, 2 days with no running water. You win some, you lose some. :)

Btw, that's an Air Asia plane over my shoulder.

Thursday 9 April 2015

H is for Holiday

Happy Day of Valour Philippines! Happy Vimy Ridge Day Canada!

This explains why there is no one else in the office today. True story.

Wednesday 8 April 2015

G is for Giving back with Gourmet burgers

You know it is a gourmet burger when they ask how you would like your patty done. Besides serving delicious food, "Burger Chef" in Davao donates money to a food bank in a nearby town. It's win-win!

Tuesday 7 April 2015

F is for Filipino traffic

Jeepneys are super Filipino! As is the kind of traffic we were in today.

Monday 6 April 2015

E is for Easter?

The Philippines is a predominantly Catholic country and they LOOOOOOOOOVE Christmas like nobody's business. So I was planning to grab a fun Easter shot for today. This is the closest sign of the holiday I've seen so far.

Friday 3 April 2015

D is for DQ Something Different (and dog)

Mango and sticky rice is my favourite Thai dessert. Dairy Queen has a mango and sticky rice sundae. Done.

Bonus D: a dog embarrassed to be wear a shirt and trousers.

C is for Christ Church

It is Good Friday so here we are at Christ Church in Bangkok.

Thursday 2 April 2015

B is for Butterfly Pea

B is for Butterfly Pea tea. Or juice. It's a flower but it got me thinking... Do butterflies pee? I Googled it. You should too. It will change a small, little part of your life.

Wednesday 1 April 2015