Greetings from - from Cebu City - Philippines
A few Facebook pictures and video clips borrowed from Youtube channels to share some of my experiences of my first week on my current trip to Cebu City, Philippines.
I am struck with the striking contrasts from abject poverty... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc1YatqW23I
... to the other side of the tracks
The very first night, Friday. April 13th, Jonathan took me to Willo's Resto Bar to introduce me to the Queen City night life: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Willos-Resto-bar/101762949899717
We went Island hopping on the weekend of April 14th and 15th
Today I took a taxi through Cebu City traffic like this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p67sRFauf14
... to spend some time at the Taoist Temple
Then I had lunch with friends in a beautiful Thai Restaurant in the Ayala Centre - one of the largest shopping centres.
Now I am sitting at a computer in the Clicking Labs office in Cebu City sharing this message: http://www.clickinglabs.com
This evening I will play floor hockey with the local floor hockey teams that are sponsored by Clicking Labs.
I have met many friendly people - local Filipinos and people from all over the world. It is a real treat to be able to come here and know that Jonathan has been here for over a year - so he knows lots of people to meet and places to visit.
On Tuesday, April 17th, there were 38 people from the Philippines who visited my blog - The UsuryFree Eye Opener: http://usuryfree.blogspot.com Those with whom I have had conversations realize the importance of supporting alternative economic possibilities - especially in these poverty-stricken areas of the third world.
I like this quote from a Filipino usuryfree creative:
'A sane banking, financial and economic system as usury-free Government created money must replace the insane/debt-logged/racketeering and usury-based money system existing now in the Philippines and all over the world.' - a quote from my friend, Eric V. Encina' Filipino Social Crediter/Monetary Reformer - Roxas City, Capiz Province, Philippines Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomorrow will bring new adventures.
Enjoy the video clips.