Homeward bound

I felt like singing chris Daughtry’s song…”I’m going home to the place where I belong…”

Yep, it was time to go. Knowing that it may take a long time again for us to come back or pass this way again, we took advantage of the good weather, the goodness of our driver and the presence of our own service car and took some pictures on some of the landmarks of Abra. Continue reading

BSU goes to Abra for CILC Rollout

 1st Cut
September 18-20,2009


Second school in my itinerary for this year’s series of CILC trainings was Abas National High School in Sallapadan, Abra. We started early in the morning of September 18, 2009, and early means 2:00 in the morning. We had a little bit of adventure when we were maybe 45 minutes along the way. We received a call from our PM asking if Manong Lito was with us. Now we didn’t know Manong Lito was supposed to ride with us in the van. We had no choice but to go back especially since Manong Lito will be our guide to the school. Manong Lito is originally from Abra and he isof course familiar with the place and the people. Continue reading

Weather blues…

The weather’s been so unpredictable since we came last Friday. Generally though, it’s been really hot! And I mean really hot. There are no air conditioning units inside the laboratories yet and the four electric fans that are running nonstop everyday are not enough to dispel off the heat. It rains hard sometimes in the night and during the mornings, and sometimes an occasional drizzle here and then during the day. In between these are a test to our endurance to heat. And then even if it rained, it was still hot. At the end of each day, we would be craving for a very much needed cold shower.

Each member of the team is not without a bottle of mineral water. I myself who came from the lowlands was not impervious to the heat. My sinuses are already a little big clogged due to the heat during the day and then exposure to air conditioning at night in our lodging house.

Anyway, here are some more pictures of the participants and the BSU team.