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July 14th 2009
Published: July 27th 2009
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Brian and I were given the amazing opportunity to stay with a family for a week in small town Philippines. Our friend and co-worker here in Taiwan, Kristina is a Filipina Canadian who hadn’t been back to her home country for seventeen years. So when we were given a week off from school, her and her husband decided it was time to go back to the homeland. And in some very fortunate circumstances, ... Read Full Entry

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Cousin Ellen Gives UpCousin Ellen Gives Up
Cousin Ellen Gives Up

on her second drink.
Later that nightLater that night
Later that night

(Subic Bay) Patrick sang Careless Whisper with the band. This was not a Karaoke band either. I'm not sure how it happened, but it was hilarious.
Kristina's AuntKristina's Aunt
Kristina's Aunt

Well one of many. Ruth's mother-in-law; Adrian and Reynan's mom
Always KaraokeAlways Karaoke
Always Karaoke

and drinking
Around the tableAround the table
Around the table

When they drink in the Philippines they have one small glass and a large pitcher of beer with ice. Someone takes responsibility for pouring and passing the glass. You have no idea how much you drink.

The older folk were actually the best at singing. Lots of practice
Boys drinkingBoys drinking
Boys drinking

One of the girls let Claire pose for a photo with an empty beer bottle. Oooooo. I guess the women don't drink.
Not Cousins???Not Cousins???
Not Cousins???

Could these be the only two people we met who weren't cousins of Kristina's???
Brian SingingBrian Singing
Brian Singing

It doesn't matter if you can sing. You must sing. Most people aren't good though and nobody will laugh at you.
New momNew mom
New mom

Remember when she was pregnant? Twelve piglets I believe. All swine flu free!

We had to be up at 4am the next morning...
Are We Related? Are We Related?
Are We Related?

Trying to think if they were related or not. BTW, this guy took most of the photos for this night. We gave him complete creative control.
Jason and RianJason and Rian
Jason and Rian

too cool.

Apparently the fastest bike in Bataan

Tot: 0.948s; Tpl: 0.017s; cc: 11; qc: 55; dbt: 0.0171s; 1; m:saturn w:www (; sld: 1; ; mem: 1.4mb