Our lovely guide on our trek over Mt. Kabuyan
My oh my, beautiful rice terraces seen during my three day trek over Mt. Kubunyan with fellow pastors in the area
Ate insisted on carrying my pack for the day while we trekked through the mountainous rice terraces from her village to the neighboring one
Learning indigenous spirituality in Sagada by attempting to balancing a squash on my head while going up the rice terraces. My host mom, who took the picture, was dying of laughter :)
"Quick! Raining is the best time to take a shower!" This happened our second week in the Philippines, when we stayed with a rural rice farming community. There were no showers so we learned how to take bucket baths, but one day it rained hard enough to take a shower from the water flowing off the house. Such a fun and memorable experience, laughing and dancing and washing in the rain with our host family
I frequently have to remind myself that a place exists where people are actually taller than me
It took a while, but I finally have gotten sweet Yana to warm up to me. Now its hard to believe I ever thought she was shy.
Here's to 7 months down and 4 more to go! Tagumpay!