More of San Fernando Work and Play!

12 08 2010

Its been a while since I’ve updated, so here’s a bunch more photos from our recent activities here in San Fernando! We’ve been biking with the mayor, learned how to ride motorcycles, toured farms, judged contests, held guns, and, as always, eaten a tonne of food!

I also included some images of our recent work in here related in solid waste management and sanitation (specifically the pilot projects we’re doing to install decentralized sewage treatment for 2 drainage canals in a low income riverside area, in order to clean the outflow of the canals and hopefully instill more responsibility for them in the residents as well, using a fancy septic tank called an EcoTank), since I haven’t really said much yet about what exactly we do from 9 – 5 each day! Hope this enlightens you!

In other news, with only 3 weeks left from today until I board a plane for Singapore and an epic Southeast Asian journey, I’m getting increasingly overwhelmed with how much is left to do here – both in terms of work and play (i.e. all the people we still need to hang out with, the places we need to visit, etc.), and, to add to it all, attempting to plan my 3+ month beast of journey after this, learn the basics of like 6 more languages, and still meet all our normal social and work commitments!

I’ll be really, really sad to leave this place. It’s been so good to us, and now I feel like we’re finally starting to become well-known enough in the community to become minor celebrities (as if we weren’t already!) – We’ve recently been invited to speak at the local Rotary Club and a high school, and have had personal meetings regarding our work with people like the president and founder of the area’s most prestigious hospital, who we met today and who turns out to be an awesome development guy – having done health development work in over 80 countries. He offered us lots of interesting insight into the field and gave us tips. Plus, add to all this the fact that I haven’t found myself a Filipina girlfriend yet! Bloody hell, I can’t come all the way here, live here for 6 months, and leave without having at least one romance!

Times ticking away, I’d better go get busy doing stuff! Next update will be the hotly anticipated post on all the interesting foods we’ve consumed while being here – stay tuned!!

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