Tag: Philippines

  • Summer Vacation in the Philippines Part II: The Old Man and His Violin

    During my stay at Liloan Southern Leyte, I met an extraordinary man. He is an old man in his 60’s. He is a musician and he plays the violin but unlike the other violinists he doesn’t own a Stravidarius nor a Stentor. His violin is homemade. It is made from a rod, strings, bottlecaps and a […]

  • Summer Vacation in the Philippines Part I: St. Augustine Church and Manila Cathedral

    Even though I have already moved to Norway, Philippines has always a huge place in my heart. That is why I never forget to  include Philippines in my travel plans. Two months ago I spent four weeks in the Philippines. Wherein the first week was spent in the metro, the second and third week at Liloan […]

  • Philippines 2014: Makati Avenue

    Whenever I go to Metro Manila, I always stay at Makati Avenue Makati City because everything is accessible. From fastfood, restaurants, transportation and shopping malls (you name it). At the same time security is good here since there are police officers and security guards almost all of the time. I was here a month ago […]

  • Sharing some stories from friends and family in the Philippines

    It saddens me that there are people whom we elected as officials are taking advantage of a disaster for their own political sake. I can not imagine how they can sleep at night while their countrymen are suffering. As we all know, Philippines is getting a huge amount of support from other nations. Help does […]

  • My Heart Goes out to the Philippines

    The news about the recent catastrophy in the Philippines is heartwreching. After the strong earthquake and now this. 😦  Typhoon Haiyan has claimed the lives of circa 10000 people in Tacloban alone and caused severe damage to the city and to the nearby towns. They need our help and support. We should show them that […]