Points of Interest
I put my camera in my purse when we went to town last week, so that I could get a picture of this:
The two most recently bespectacled Moffits! Aren't they cute!!
But, since I had my camera with me, I took a few extra snapshots. A few funny pictures, and a few cultural ones. . .
We drove behind this guy for about 2 hours. And we couldn't stop laughing. We have no idea what message his mudflap is trying to convey, but it made us laugh!
In case you can't read it all: "Jesus I Trust In You, Tail of Sardines"... Deep stuff!
I love this guy sleeping on his motor bike. More proof that Filipinos can sleep ANYWHERE!
I was so relieved when I realized that the hairspray I bought was saloon proven! Oh what a difference an extra 'o' makes!
We stayed at a hotel overlooking the mall where we do most of our shopping. A very modern mall, with everything you could need; Two grocery stores, tons of restaurants, 4 cinemas, dr.'s offices, department stores, etc. Here's the view from our hotel window. Well, half the view....
Here's the other half. The Philippines is a country of such extreme contrasts. A huge, modern mall, butted right up against a squatter village. But the contrasts don't end there...
In that squatter village each house has one of these... a matter of priorites...do we spend the money on a new roof...or a t.v.?! :)
Actually, it's just a matter of differing priorities. Where an American will pour sacks of money into making her house absolutely perfect - but will go to the store looking like a total bum, in sweats and a ponytail, a Filipina can live with a house in need of major repair, but she would never dream of going anywhere without first taking a shower and looking her absolute best!
And of course, no trip would be complete without a few dramas on the road. We just heard that this part of the road is so bad that it made it on the local news yesterday!