Philippines Memories

Trip Start May 07, 2012
Trip End May 30, 2012

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The girls and I complied some snip it's of our trip that we didn't want to
forget while waiting out our layovers:

"Would you rather sleep with a cockroach or a bear cat" - we saw both!

"Please tell me that's fake? Pleaseeeeee!!!!" - Allyson after seeing a spider in
our house the size of a basketball

Papa Smurf (Ernesto) taking a sponge bath on the living room couch

The cats - Fighting, mating, chasing rats

"eeeeessSpike" - Leah's call for the dog

"A cockroach literally just fell on my toothbrush. On the brush part!" - Gabby

PARA!! - Getting off the Jeepney
Tap, tap, tap your coin - stop here on the Jeepney
Ali-on - Please (to pay your fare to the driver)
A smooch noise (my personal favorite) to have them stop
Pasahy - fare

"You need to choose the right man, not the left"
- Ate Joy giving the girls relationship advice at the dinner table

"I don't have a problem with you Heather, you eat." - Leah referencing that
Allyson and I hate her food

"So it's like a soft touch?" - Gabby questioning what kind of massage she's
about to get

Bucket showers or "taking a bucket"

Hand washing laundry literally takes 3 days!!

Crazy driving, winding roads, near head on
collisions, packed Jeepneys (42 people! Was our most), tailgating

You know if your van driver says "SH*T" your in trouble

Cafe Lucia

Bliss Street Bakery

Truth or Consequences and I have never games

Tennis at the Seventh Day Adventist Church parking lot

Fighting crabs at Digyo Island

Tuba wine (made from coconut)

Falling on slippery floors and rocks, and tripping - this country is dangerous

Coleslaw and cheese sandwich at Max's

"Where are you going?" "What is your name?" "Hi Friend, Cousin, Girl, etc..." -
all common phrases called out to us

American music - Top 3 songs they played non-stop all day, every day...
"What makes you beautiful" by One Direction
"Call me Maybe" by Carly Ray Jaspen
"California King Bed" by Rihanna

Many 1st's for the girls:
Flight - Allyson
Motorcycles - Many of us
Doing sutures, giving immunizations, circumcisions - All
Zip lining - Allyson, Heather
Walk around an entire island - all
Kayaking - me!
Pedicab rides

"Lizards are dinosaurs of 2012" - Amone, nurse in Pastrana

Banka Killer!!! - Spike as he kills a cockroach while we're eating dinner

"You have a text message. Just a tiny text message and you should read it" -
Goofy voice that played a 1,000 times a day when Leah got texts.

Names we were were called:
The Spice Girls
Why Joe

"Did you sleep soundly? Or sleep with sounds?" - Papa Smurf asking how we slept

My bookmark, papers and shoes being eaten by mice in my room

"After the girls leave I'm going to have to take eeessSpike out on a date I'll
be so bored - Kim

The Oracle game

Baby girl in Palo

The corn salesman arriving to the clinic to weigh his corn on the infant scale

Cockroach in ear guy

"Do you know Jessica Sanchez?" - Jeepney Driver referencing the American Idol

TV news and shows obsessed with Jessica Sanchez and Lady Gaga

"I love lemons. Heather said to drink water and I must obey." - Anna

"I'm trying to get all the coughs out. You guys are not being nice. I'm not
sleeping in that tent with you guys. I'm going to stay outside and be your
guard." -Gabby in Canigao Island

China tea

Typhoid Mary - Gabby getting sick during our trip

Aryana - evening sitcom


Circumcisions on coffee tables

Carabou, goats, horses, rats, cockroaches, ants, centipedes, chickens, worms,
mice, spiders, cats, big frogs, flying lizards

The "Tuesday" night

Karaoke on the bus in Manila

Bugs, Boracay rum, singing, no piņa coladas, screwdrivers with no orange juice,
your friend needs coffee, face slaps

Favorite foods of the group:
Shakey's Parmesan garlic fries, frozen drinks at Bo's, everything at the bakery,
all the local tropical fruits, spring rolls, Thumbs Up! Ice cream, Twirl Berry
yogurt, ice cream sundaes at Ate Joy's, fried chicken, quesadillas at Mex it Up,
fried carrot fritters, Bliss peanut butter, fresh juices, goldilocks treats,
beer towers, Tanduay Ice, bitter melon, beef & onions

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