Report from Manila

I wish I knew how many days I’ve been in Manila.  I left home on Friday morning and it is Wednesday morning in Manila (Tuesday night back home) and I’ve worked 2 shifts.  The class has been great – with the usual hardware and software glitches – providing lots of opportunities for troubleshooting.  The students are happiest when they get things working, and we’re doing OK with planned and unplanned hands-on troubleshooting.  So far, Spanky has made a dozen or so new Facebook friends – far more than I have….

The food and lodgings are fantastic and since its already 81 degrees with 91% humidity outside at 8:00 AM, sleeping through the day looks like a pretty good option.  We’ve had one monsoon-worthy downpour each day and last night’s drive into work had the car throwing a wake worthy of surfing on. The weather forecast each day is for more of the same.

We’re planning a group tour of the Taal volcano (the smallest active volcano!) this weekend and a trip to the mountain city of Baguio the following weekend.  In between, we’ve planned forays to various local food places – and lots of sleep. 

The switch to night work has been interesting, and everybody is tired, but its a good tired.   Every single person I’ve encountered has been just plain nice.  I mentioned to someone that the Philippines seem to have invented ‘nice’.   

Its getting early, so its time to rest.  More from the other side of the planet soon.


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I am a nerd girl. I currently work for IBM as part of the support group for Connections. While some of the postings here look like work stuff, the opinions and intellect and intellectual property are mine and mine alone. I am a unique individual and my employer in no way defines me. Still, I like the pay check, so thanks for that, IBM.
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3 Responses to Report from Manila

  1. Terri Warren says:

    Great feed! Enjoy Manila and the exhilarating experience

  2. Mat Newman says:

    Funny, you’re on this side of the world, but still working the wrong hours to connect in the ‘right’ time-zone 😉

  3. Charlene says:

    Thinking of you and following your experience!

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