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With a reputation for being chaotic and corrupt, the Philippines has something of an image problem. But most who make the journey to the 7000-odd islands that comprise the Philippines are pleasantly surprised by their beauty and by the friendliness of the people. Most of the Philippines is laidback, stable and relatively safe. The locals are an exceptionally helpful bunch and there are fantastic reefs and fish. On top of this, transport is cheap, the food is good, accommodation is plentiful and (for the monolinguistic) English is widely spoken.

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This is Elna and she is selling bottles of gasoline on the side of the road. Tha: by sg1981, Views[14]
 
A church in repair. As I walked through it, I gave thanks for all of the blessin: by sg1981, Views[14]
 
I don't have the guts or tact to coerce strangers into posing for a picture. So : by sg1981, Views[12]
 
Go ahead. Sneeze without covering your mouth, and see what happens...: by sg1981, Views[9]
 
Oxfam was on my front porch this morning. Loading materials on to boats headed f: by sg1981, Views[12]
 
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The Yellow boat of Hope

Fri, 5 Sep 2014 | By nadinebernardino | Views [146] | Video | Scholarship Entry

I have been behind the camera for three years. As of the current, I am still a student in a field semi-related to videos. Through the years, I realized the filmmaking is not easy. You got to put a lot of work, time, money and effort just to achieve that ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Film Scholarship to Mexico

A journey above the Clouds

Fri, 5 Sep 2014 | By jmsabariaga | Views [58] | Video | Scholarship Entry

"Travel while you're young" that's what my mom said to me. For me travelling is not just sightseeing or a destination, it's a connection between lost souls. I should be chosen because this is what i want, I want to see the world, meet people, culture ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Film Scholarship to Mexico

Slim Jims and Machetes

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 | By sg1981 | Views [31]

This pretty much sums up my day. I received a "test" care package from my Parents. My mom had mentioned to me earlier that she was sending me a bunch of Slim Jims, just to see if they would make it to my address. I hoped that she was joking. She ... Read more >

The Hospital Trip

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 | By sg1981 | Views [19]

This is my bed.   I woke up last night at midnight, with an uneasy feeling in my stomach. For the next 12 hours, I would be "firing on all cylinders". I am no stranger to stomach issues, but this seemed a bit extreme. When I developed blurry ... Read more >

Photos: Bantayan Journal

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 | By sg1981 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: ATFC 2014: Take 2!

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By wanderlustfilmmaker | Photo Gallery

ATFC 2014
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Tags: 2014, atfc, bangkok, chumphon, filmmaking, khao yoi, pala-u, short film, thailand, thailand international film destination

Amazing Thailand Film Challenge: Take 2!

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By wanderlustfilmmaker | Views [36] | Video

A friend and I luckily got a spot to enter for the second time in this year's film competition in Thailand, all expenses paid! That's two year's in a row! A year ago we trekked the beautiful ruins of Ayutthaya, just an hour and a half away from Bangkok.... Read more >

Tags: adventure, asia, film, filmmaking, music video, short film, thailand, travel

Projects galore!

Sun, 10 Aug 2014 | By kirstenroche | Views [29]

I’m not ready to come home!! It’s so exciting getting to come back in a week and a half to see everyone, but at the same time it’s so sad. I feel like I’ve settled in so nicely here, and have adjusted to everything but the ... Read more >

Busy days, crazy nights

Sat, 2 Aug 2014 | By kirstenroche | Views [61]

Well, I have to say that this has been my favorite week since I’ve been in Tacloban, as far as work goes! Monday- Went to the clinic to learn that the only doctor there is away for a week at a seminar in Manila, and we can only handle emergencies ... Read more >

Photos: Baguio and Sagada- 2 days in Baguio and then 3 in Sagada.

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 | By kirstenroche | Photo Gallery

It was 234k from Manila to Baguio which took 7 hours and about 140k to Sagada which was 6 hours of S turns
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Photos: Makati/Sabang

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 | By kirstenroche | Photo Gallery

Manila/Makati for 2 days of rest and the on to Sabang for Diving
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Not too much to say

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 | By kirstenroche | Views [49] | Comments [2]

Well, I don't have many interesting things to say today since it's only been two days since my last blog entry, but since I have access to reasonably fast internet this morning I figured I would say hello anyway! Friday night about 12 of us went out ... Read more >

Sea turtles and new projects!

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 | By kirstenroche | Views [48]

Whew! Apologies for the lack of updates, but the internet here is only fast enough to load pages until noon most days. I am in transit or at the clinic from 6:30am-1:30pm on weekdays so you see the issue. Where did we leave off? On Thursday night, ... Read more >

Waterfalls, clinics and tofu- Week 1 in Tacloban!

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 | By kirstenroche | Views [1236] | Comments [4]

Tacloban has been a great experience so far. Here’s the breakdown:   Homestay is great. I love my little windlowless room, it’s quite quiet with the fan going so I can actually sleep without being woken up again and again by roosters! ... Read more >

To Tacloban!

Wed, 9 Jul 2014 | By kirstenroche | Views [85] | Comments [2]

I have arrived in Tacloban! Dad and I spent our last night in Cebu together, going out for Indian food (yum!) and drinks at a bar on the street, then watching television (what a treat!) at our fancy $30/night hotel until we went to sleep. He set off ... Read more >

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