It’s already been a week in my month long trip to the Philippines and I’ve already dealt with 4 days worth of brownouts, multiple storms thanks to Tropical Storm Glenda and the typical humidity one would expect from the Philippines. Then I have the constant bug problem to deal with. As if keeping a vigilant eye and hand out for flying pests who want to get to know me better wasn’t bad enough, I have to deal with the fact that they bite and, being allergic, I react with an unsightly case of hives. The accommodations may be a bit more ancestral in parts but one thing remains the same…I cannot maintain such a life. I have become too accustomed to my overly privileged life back in Canada. Luckily I’ll have the semblance of it once I get to Iloilo and visit other relatives. Plus I’ll have a working toilet! FLUSHING!