Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Traditional Filipino Group

During the 2012 OpenMRS Implementers Meeting, in Silang, Philippines on Thursday, 11-October-2012, we had special entertainment in the evening. It featured a traditional Filipino group, that played instruments made mainly out of bamboo.  It was really different and interesting.  I caught some of it on video. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Philippines and Seoul Pictures

I have safely returned from a long (two-week) trip to the orient.  I visited the Philippines and Seoul, South Korea. It was interesting to see how different these places are compared to the other places I've visited previously.  My highlight was the day I spent in Seoul with a friend, Bo, who was able to show me the sights and tell me what foods I would like best.  I took lots of pictures during the trip.

Gyeongbokgung Palace Entrance

Statue of Brothers, War Memorial of Korea

My Philippine Pictures are here…

My Seoul pictures are here…

Friday, October 12, 2012


I have now been in the Philippines for several days.  It is a wonderful most interesting country!  The OpenMRS conference has been outstanding.  The place the conference was held (and where we stayed) has been comfortable and super well organized too.  In general the people are very respectful and friendly.

Thursday we went on a site visit to see OpenMRS in use by the public health department clinics. We had the following entertainment in the restaurant in Manila after our clinic tour.  The group played and the girl danced for one song too.

Today, after the conference session, I went to visit the Taal Volcano. It was a beautiful lake with a volcano formed island.  We crossed the lake in a stylish motorboat.  We then rode horse to the top of the volcano where we were able to look down at the lake in the middle of the crater.  There were gases coming out of the rocks along the trail, and down in the crater.  There is even an island in the middle of the crater.

Taal Volcano Crater with Lake and Mountains Behind

Taal Volcano Island

Tomorrow, I plan to go to Baguio for the weekend.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Western Caribean Cruise

I just returned from a Western Caribbean Cruise with my folks.  We visited Cozumel Mexico, Belize, Roatan, Honduras and Grand Cayman.  Watch this short video to get a glimpse of the beautiful countries we explored, the historic ruins we visited, and the wonderful time we had!

You can see all of the pictures I took on the trip in the Wal-Mart Photo Gallery.

My next trip is quickly approaching (October 6-20). I plan to visit The Philippines and Seoul, Korea.  I'm making the trip to participate in the OpenMRS Implementers Meetings.