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    Rizal Day

    Friday, December 30th, 2005 Posted in Where No Flan Has Gone Before | No Comments »

    The Pinoy celebrate Rizal day on the 30th of December. Jose Rizal is the national hero of the Philippines. Translated poems and selected letters are available at the Austrian-Philippine website. Read more..

    Intramuros

    Thursday, December 29th, 2005 Posted in Where No Flan Has Gone Before | No Comments »

    Wednesday was the first day we had to tour the city and see the sights. Timing couldn't have been better, since Paul heads home on Thursday morning. Checkout the online ... Read more..

    Christmas in Manila

    Sunday, December 25th, 2005 Posted in Where No Flan Has Gone Before | No Comments »

    Christmas morning began with a 1:30 am phone call from mom & dad and was followed a few hours later by a call from Drew. It was nice to hear ... Read more..

    crazy drivers abound…

    Tuesday, December 20th, 2005 Posted in Where No Flan Has Gone Before | No Comments »

    Traffic is nowhere near as nuts here as it was in India - there are no cows or oxen in the middle of the roads and far fewer mopeds and ... Read more..

    off to meet the wizard

    Sunday, December 18th, 2005 Posted in Where No Flan Has Gone Before | No Comments »

    Since there's an upcoming election back home that I won't be in the country for, we made a trip to the Canadian Consulate. It's located at the RBCB plaza along ... Read more..

    lights and big badda booms

    Saturday, December 17th, 2005 Posted in Where No Flan Has Gone Before | No Comments »

    This week has been all about lights, fireworks and the run up to Christmas celebrations. Everynight, mutiple times a night, the city is lit up with lengthy fireworks displays. Each ... Read more..

    swelling

    Friday, December 16th, 2005 Posted in Where No Flan Has Gone Before | No Comments »

    I was a few days into my trip and I noticed that my ankles and feet were swelling. It was horrible. My shoes became progressively tighter and I was miserable for hours ... Read more..

    a shopping I will go

    Thursday, December 15th, 2005 Posted in Where No Flan Has Gone Before | No Comments »

    After work we've made a few trips to the malls to pick up Christmas gifts and souveniers for friends and family back home. Most of the malls we've visited are ... Read more..

    places to see

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2005 Posted in Where No Flan Has Gone Before | No Comments »

    The hotel offers guided tours ranging from 4 to 8 hours in length. I'd like to take the 4 hour tour to Intramuros in Manila. Intramuros is an old walled ... Read more..

    party time

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2005 Posted in Where No Flan Has Gone Before | No Comments »

    Apparently, I arrived at work just in time for the annual Christmas party. The theme was a luau and everyone received lei's before heading over to the hotel banquet room. ... Read more..