This is the 'balut' boy....selling balut (half-formed chicken still in the egg...feathers and bones, as well!)
For orientation this week, the Filipinas took us on a field trip out into the Bukid....outdoors, far, far away....we had a LONG DAY and it was A GAS! Here are some pics from our journey.
Me eating the balut. Gotta try it once, right?
Midwives with the golden David by the ocean....as midwives, we find this statue hilarious...even the Filipinas giggle!
Cutting open the famous "fruit of the gods" - - DURIEN! Smells like #%@&, tastes like heaven....or so I am told....I can't say I agree!
Mercy Staff and Students getting acquainted. 'Nuff said.
Our dear friend picking fresh buko (young coconut!) for us to cut open and drink.....Mmmmm!
The jeepney the Filipinas rented for all us newbie students to travel in for the day of Filipino fun!
Our Filipina tour guides: Josephine, Ate Susan, Ate Melody and Ate Estef.
Ahhh, there is my buko! MMMmmmmm! I LOVE BUKO JUICE!
Then we played games! A heavy competition, but fun for all! (Blue team won.) :(
Blue team....Ate Susan, Jenna, Elisabeth, Jordan, Jenn, Carmen, and Stephanie....
Yellow team: Holly, Janelle, Naomi, Tiffany (not pictured is Ate Mae, Ate Estef, Charity, and Jane)
Green team: Sarah, Rose, Ate Ermie, Michelle, Ate Ana, Jenny, and Laura, Jessica
Pink team! Lois, Heather, Bethany, Jonna, Serena, Ate Elai, Josephine! (Genevieve on end taking Medea's place!)
Pray for me this week as I am swamped with homework...but I am excited that my buddy, Heidi is here to visit!
Tim is well...as are bunnies! Just stressed and swamped! Keep those comments coming! We love 'em! Be blessed!