4, 2013, a trip to the Philippines for fieldwork of IDE.
5 hours on flight, we arrived!
was a bit cloudy and humid on that day. I was told later that there is no such
thing called ügspringüh, ügsummerüh, ügautumnüh or ügwinterüh. They only have ügsunny
seasonüh and ügrainy seasonüh. September is in the ügrainy seasonüh.
La Salle University (DLSU) has a very nice campus and the students were very friendly,
welcoming. We almost had dinner together every day. Our Filipino friends showed
us a lot of local things, places, food, parties. Speak of food, I really like
food there, except probably a bit too few vegetables :P. One of our best
experiences was in beach in Batangas. (I learned how to swim for, probably
three meters but I think Iüfll definitely make it more^^)
had a really great time together.
we also spent two days visiting University of the Philippines Manila and
Technological University of the Philippines (TUP). Although the time we were
able to spend there was very limited, we enjoyed very much there as well.
Especially in TUP, our visiting was only a couple of hours, but they had
prepared awesome performances and games for us. We took many pictures and added
each other on Facebook before leaving.
of the friendliest people in the world make it a hard country to leave. I'm
still in touch with many Filipinos I met during my trips, with Facebook or
ügSkype partyüh sometimes. When we were talking, it recalled our terrific time
there, which makes me feet I was still there. Really hope some day I can travel
back and hangout with them there. They turned out as faithful, kind and caring
To sum it up, wonderful trip, awesome people,
really miss them!