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fishing adventures.. miles caught one!

Well it was long overdue....  My return to the motherland.  And oh boy was I excited.  On this adventure my cousin Miles and I go for a month long trip throughout the Philippines.  This journey shall start out at Reagan Int. Airport in DC and then a lil stop over in Detroit.  And in Detroit was where it all started; a cough, groggy throat...  Who knows?!  Well maybe a couple/few shots of tequila at the tequila bar there would help it out.   Ok now I'm a lil tipsy getting on the longest part of the trip, 18 hours from Detroit to Nagoya, Japan.  Well needless to say I slept good halfway through the trip but I woke up to the worst feeling I've every had.  I was warm all over and was feeling sick as a dog!  I woke up again to the captain announcing the final aproach.

hey it's me jenny, what's her name, and what's her name...
  As I looked around every other person had a surgical mask on.  OH NO!  We were flying into Japan (circa 2003), the epicenter of the bird flu pandemic!  AND I was sick as a dawg, did I tell ya?  I thought I was gonna be quarantined and thrown into a pit and burned.  Somehow I got on our last plane from Nagoya to Manila (about 3-4 hours).  It just sucked!  We arrived at Manila's Aquino International Airport really early in the morning.  From there we had to take a cab to the local airport which would fly us about an hour to Bacolod City Domestic Airport.  Man that was a grueling trip!  And to have the flu on top of it!  I'm lucky that I'll be in the Philippines for a full month (Dec.
me at fishing adventures
15 to Jan. 15). 

When we got to Bacolod the smell of foriegn soil was everywhere.  I don't know if I took in all the scent (I had the flu after all).  You know how you arrive at a different country, or even a different region of your own, you can smell it.  The scent of it smelled like there was something burning all the time.  I mean like grass and wood.  Then my scenses start to melt together.  The sight of familiar make of vehicles, but unfamiliar models only available there.  Then you see chickens just running wild (or just escaped from thier owners).  You see various vendors on the side of the street selling food, cigarettes, and other stuff.  Then you look beyond all that, beyond the buildings and the airport and you see nothing but the country side.  This was not Metro Manila.  This is not the countryside you see next to open fields in your town.  This are nothing but raw fields and patches of trees and then the bay or ocean...  Wow, this was awesome.  I was in my country and in my country I was in awe. 

 

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fishing adventures.. miles caught …
fishing adventures.. miles caught…
hey its me jenny, whats her name…
hey it's me jenny, what's her nam…
me at fishing adventures
me at fishing adventures
yeah, i caught something too!
yeah, i caught something too!
i killed this one
i killed this one
it means clothes...@robinsons
it means clothes...@robinson's
jennys place
jenny's place
chillin
chillin'
happy new years eve!
happy new years eve!
before the rockets red flare
before the rockets red flare
a beatle!
a beatle!
jackfruit
jackfruit
my uncles cock farm. (can i say c…
my uncle's cock farm. (can i say …
my uncle
my uncle
ready to fight!
ready to fight!
hello little guy
hello little guy
miles loves the cock
miles loves the cock
me holding my cock
me holding my cock
cockfarm
cockfarm
your filipino NYE party!
your filipino NYE party!
a view from above at my aunts hou…
a view from above at my aunt's ho…
oh yeah, bacolod spa
oh yeah, bacolod spa
a bottle of red?
a bottle of red?
dinner
dinner
my childhood friend junes chicken…
my childhood friend june's chicke…
them hot filipinas at North
them hot filipinas at North
look at that hot filipino boy. (wh…
look at that hot filipino boy. (w…
some people call me weird
some people call me weird
definitely weird...
definitely weird...
no, just getting comfy
no, just getting comfy
what the??
what the??
a lil bit of that, a lil bit of th…
a lil bit of that, a lil bit of t…
lounging at cafe braz (spelling?)
lounging at cafe braz (spelling?)
how many flips can you fit....
how many flips can you fit....
anyone for a quickie?
anyone for a quickie?
440 km (273 miles) traveled
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