Archive for the 'Asia 2006 Photojournalism Trip' Category



Back Safely

Thanks for your prayers. We’re a bit tired (I’m sure that will turn into really tired soon), but back home safely. Thanks to my parents & grandparents for picking us up, and for Joe’s visit. It’s been good to see family. Thanks also to Christa for cleaning out our fridge that died while we were [...]

So we have 12 hours here in Singapore, and we decided to spend it in the airport. Now, in LAX or DFW, this would be a masochistic thought … but not in Singapore … This is the Kids’ Play Area. Daniel demonstrates on the slide. Me on the 4-way see-saw. This section has 5 different [...]

Photo of the photographer

This is quite rare: a photo of the photographer. Thanks to pilot Dick Albright for taking this. This is in the small village of Dibungco where the Palanan Agta live. The Palanan Agta are Negritos, the original peoples of the Philippines that Katie talked about in her last post. These guys are in a literacy [...]

Thanks for your prayers – the weather cleared up so we were able to fly from Bagabag to Manila today. This final flight on the helio was fun for both of us, and uneventful (unlike our flight to Palanan, when we were dodging thunderstorms and trying to poke our way through the clouds to land). [...]

Sorry it’s been so long since we’ve written. Hope you weren’t too worried, Mom. So we’re back in Bagabag even though we’d planned to be in Davao with Scott & Carrie at this point. But due to rain today, we departed Palanan (a tiny village on the northeastern point of Luzon) for Bagabag (leg 1 [...]

I managed to upload a small album of photos from our time in Singapore. I tried to pick out a varied set to give a flavor of some of the things we saw while there. I have more detailed notes about some of these shots which eventually I will put up, but for now check [...]

Wednesday was our first visit out to a village (actually two towns). It was a really, really good day … just really exhausting! We are hoping that the next 3 places we visit will be a bit less intense, since we’ll be spending 2-3 days in each place (rather than just one, which was what [...]

Now that you’ve read Katie’s account of our Helio flight to Bagabag, here are some photos. My experience was completely different from hers – of pure joy & delight at finally being back in a small plane like we used to fly to our village in. It brought back many fun memories. The amazing helio [...]