On Monday, January 4th, a group of us chose to wake up at 5:30 am to be interviewed for a Philippine morning TV Show called
. It was a super fun experience. Alexa, Veronica, and Julienne also performed. It was awesome. Good Morning Boss
See footage of our interview
We felt very pampered getting our makeup done.
We are back at the Masagana build site to continue our work.
We helped build the back wall of the units. First thing to do is deliver hollow blocks to 4 different houses.
While other transport blocks, some of us mix sand and concrete.
After mixing, step 2 is to add water. This mix will be used as mortar between each block.
Whenever there’s nothing else to do, there’s ALWAYS debris to be bagged.
Brick laying was one of the funniest jobs. The workers were extremely skilled at it. We learned a lot from them.
Oops, I dropped one!
This is a different type of train. We like this type of train much better.
Time to refuel before our afternoon build session.
In the afternoon we do some less labour intensive work
These are some serious looking painters
We set up an arts and crafts station. The kids loved being creative.
We play volleyball instead of basketball
Time to flex some muscle
Look at those pipes
The gun show continues
A special guests comes to visit the village. Not the senator or ambassador, but…..
Your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman!
Spidey poses with the kids
Late afternoon time means play time. First game: “What time is it Mr. Wolf?”
But instead of 1 wolf, there are 15 wolves.
We play “Octopus” again since it was such a big hit yesterday. Twice with the kids, and once with the teenagers.
The goal is to get the other side without getting caught by any of student leaders
Here are our 3 winners. Prize: Knapsack full of goodies (toiletries, stationery, toys, and clothes).
Time to walk back to the bus and say goodbye.
It makes it easier knowing we’ll be back tomorrow.
We are dreading the day when there will be no more tomorrow
Next stop is the community of Tala, last year’s build site. There we will reconnect with the people and see the progress of what the 2014-15 group assisted with.
Thanks for following our travels.
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