* Some Random Pics

Odd-shaped Papaya Tree


Selection of Fish - both usual and unusual

A Big Oops - perhaps

A Fire in a Manila Neighborhood

Someone Having Dinner

The Grass is always Greener ....

Rhinoceros Beetle - in our house

Clouds, etc., during one of our Walks

Close-up of Taal Volcano

Sunset over Manila

* Hanko's Visit

Dad and Mom visited us once again this past week.  On their way to Singapore, the stop here gives them a chance to get over their jet lag and rest up before the busy schedule in Singapore.  We had an enjoyable time with them.

The Sunday they were here, we were privileged to visit First Reformed Church in Bulacan.  This was their anniversary Sunday.

Preaching on "Contending for the Faith"

The Hankos with the youngest member of the church

Group picture - didn't quite fit them all on

Enjoying the communion of saints

Lunch - delicious pork, lumpia, chop suey and pancit

With the consistory

The ladies

Monday was a public holiday here and the Smits invited the Bereans to spend the day at their house.  Hankos were able to visit for a while as well and renew acquaintances with the Bereans once again.

We were able to go away for a day to the Taal Volcano south of Manila.  The volcano (still active) is in the middle of a lake, and also has a lake inside it.  Unique! Although we could not see the inside lake, it is possible to take a boat ride across to the volcano, hike up and get a good view of it.  However those activities weren't on our agenda for the day and we simply enjoyed the view from the adjacent ridge.


One of us at least spoiling the view!  :-)

Notice all the fish farms.