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These are the experiences of our volunteers in Phillipines.

May 7th: Progressing on the project & visiting a mall

Posted in Phillipines on May 8, 2014

6:45 am and "off goes" the team to the community centre! Everyone is pleased with our accomplishment so far. We now see results!

Our other team members are there already and waiting for us; Romeo, Nario, Michael, Mac, and Gabe. We all have our "specialties": Rick out works everyone and teaches Schaana to shovel; she now swings a mean shovel. Are you listening, Eric?

The retaining wall is set. We levelled the patio area, add gravel, and laid the rebar. Everyone pitches in to tie the rebar and voila! Done in short order.

Frederick and Schaana pour gravel into the patio.

Back at the pension, we have our "debrief" in the top floor restaurant. My favourite time!

Team meeting!

This afternoon, we girls will visit the Ayala Mall. Rick and Dianne will meet us there at 6pm to dine and watch a show - a well know Filipino singer is to sing in the courtyard.

Ayala Mall is another world next to what we've seen: huge mall, very affluent, beautiful landscaped courtyard.

Ayala mall courtyard

We all have great fun choosing and haggling for jewelry at a kiosk- a very hard sell.

Ayala mall food court!

Unfortunately, by 8:30 the opening acts are still performing and the singer has yet to start. We are too tired and call it a day. We compensate ourselves with a great gelato. Mine was blood orange!

Heather Bagg
DWC Volunteer Participant
Cebu City, Philippines: May 2014

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