The writer tries to build a house: Part 3 -The attempt

The next day I woke up bright and early and I managed to sneak in a swim before heading to the site. Eric arrived at exactly thirteen minutes past eight in the morning. We collected my packed lunch before heading to the build site which was about eighteen kilometres away…

The writer tries to build a house: Part 1 - Prologue and Cultural Immersion

This trip to the Philippines has been in the making for a long time. I have been wanting to go to for the longest time to do volunteer work. Initially, I had planned to go around July to do some volunteer work but the trip got pushed up due to…

The Filial Sons travel across the United States of America: 22/02/2016-24/02/2016 (Day 16-18)

It was a delightful three in the morning when we woke up and got ready for the trip to New York City. The drive to the airport and security line were not long which was a welcome change to some of our other previous domestic airport experiences. We then ended…

The Filial Sons travel across the United States of America: 21/02/2016 (Day 15)

We woke up the next morning feeling refreshed despite the drinks we had the previous night. We decided to take a long walk to breakfast as the weather was oddly pleasant. We decided to head towards a place which specialised in vegan cuisine. Having fallen in love with the Poboy…

The Filial Sons travel across the United States of America: 20/02/2016 (Day 14)

We woke up at yet another ridiculous hour thanks to my brother to go and get a spot of breakfast in a famous café. This particular café served up what is known as the best beignets and café au lait. The beignets were worth the incredibly long wait. I had…

The Filial Sons travel across the United States of America: 17/02/2016 - 19/02/2016 (Day 11-13)

The next morning, we woke up early as we had agreed to meet a good friend of Nalin’s for breakfast. However, Nalin decided to give me a little treat first. My brother ever so kindly purchased a large cookie for me We had to go all the way to…