Off I go onto the next chapter of my life volunteering as a Peace Corps Coastal Resource Management Extension Worker

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Cook Out

August 20, 2012

we shopped at the market in Poblacion our neighboring barangay
This week our training included learning to cook Filipino food for ourselves. We were given an allotment of money and taken to a market to shop for the food.

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Full Day of Sites

August 18, 2012

We were up and out of here by 7:00am with a three stop field trip. First we went to Mt. Samat a WWII memorial site with museum and a hike ti the top where’s there’s a huge cross. 360 views are great looking out over Morong, Bataan on one side and on the other all the way to Manila and the South China Sea, we’re now calling the Philipina Sea.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Some shots of Sabong and the community meeting

from the porch of the house we go to for technical training, actually Karesty's house so he's temporarily living in his other place, the green one, closer to the water.

Peace Corps is taking good care of us

We've been taken to a nice place in Subic till Sabong gets power and the water is safe to drink again.
It's called By the Sea. We've been able to continue training and preparing for our community meeting in Sabong.

It's a nice place even though it's in the middle of the red light distric. We've been going out to eat and found a coffee shop not far away with good brewed coffee.

I went for cofee this morning with Kay an Education PCT sited in Poblacion, four miles from Sabong. She's appreciating the time here with power, water, showers, flushing toilets, etc, such luxuries for us now.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Flooding and power outages

August 5, 2012

I’m up at 5:00 to go to class early for our scheduled Manta Tow but it’s raining and Arceli is up early to open the sari sari store and tells me there is a typhoon happening in Baguio. I don’t think we’ll be able to do it. This weather is upsetting our training. Molly and Ben, two CRM resource volunteers were here for two weeks to help with our reef assessment training. We did a mangrove assessment in Barangay Mabayo but our coral, substrate and fish assessments have been dry run only because of stormy weather and they had to leave yesterday.( Now it’s the 10th. The lightning, thunder, strong winds, downpour and flooding continues. It’s hard to hear ourselves talk over the sounds.)