You may have noticed I have a bit of a thing about science and evidence-based beliefs. Tell me something a bit off-centre and I’ll probably say, “Show me the evidence.” Now I’m an omnivore, and somehow always felt a bit guilty in the presence of a vegetarian. I had this nagging … Continue reading →
Sabine’s 6th birthday was a big affair: she invited about 17 guests, mostly from her own class at school. The kids had a wonderful time and we did too. Kriscia and Carlo put a lot of effort into making it a great day with food, games and fun for everyone. Auntie … Continue reading →
For lunch we go to Balmoral Beach for fine-dining at the Watermark Restaurant, and the food was just wonderful. Then Kitinn and the Tapias shout dinner at Bar Me, a music bar in Kings Cross where Carlo was gigging that night.
We head up to the family retreat in Catigan, which is about 35km from Davao, and about 4,000ft above sea level. The house has been a labour of love for Ken and Boy for the past two years, and it is now about 90% complete. The remainder plus landscaping will … Continue reading →
We arrive in Davao (click for map) about 6am after a long trip via Hong Kong and Cebu. Jo and Baby are there waiting. They drop us off at Ken’s hotel for breakfast. On our last trip Ken was just completing his new project, the Viajeros Economy Inn, and it’s … Continue reading →
Day 1 We drove up on Friday and checked in to Shelton-Lea about 3pm. It looked good on the internet, and was in fact quite comfortable. Although it was only 8 degrees Celsius and dropping, we decided to walk down to Echo Point to have a look at the Three … Continue reading →