Month: October 2009

Helping develop a community

Recently I have become more involved in creating change or infact maximising potential of small ventures and developments to allow people to develop things themselves with just a bit of direction from me. The things I have noticed is that…

Philippines plea amid rice fear

Large areas of Philippines towns and countryside were hit by the storms The Philippines, badly hit by typhoons, floods and landslides, is to import more rice sooner this year amid fears of a food shortage. The United Nations has launched…

Hard days and good days

Today is a hard day its over 5 months since ive been home and really starting to feel it. Its odd with my surroundings as it all seems distant ive made new friends and my work has been going well…

Expats and harmony

When i first went to the Philippines i was looking to make new friends in an environment that was pretty much unique to most parts of the world. Believing that a community of one could actually be formed even if…

No ground? Use container garden

Container gardening You can grow plants in virtually anything that holds some soil and has holes in the bottom for drainage. It’s only bounded by your imagination — a chance for some really creative recycling. We use old bathtubs, 20-litre…