This year, the Biology Teachers Association brought us to Zamboanga City for the annual convention. So last April 6 to 9 was spent in the Philippines' self-proclaimed Little Spain. It was a fun trip with my co-teachers; my third time out of Luzon, my first in Mindanao.
The PSHS Main Campus delegation at La Vista del Mar: (from left to right) Ma'am Dacs, Ma'am Docto, Sir Talaue, Ma'am Alfonso (retired), Sir Espinas, Ma'am Yazon
Also at La Vista del Mar
The workshop Nino and I conducted at the Ateneo de Zamboanga University
There's this street in the city where starling-like birds (the dots on the pic; click to zoom) have been spending the night for the past 5 years or so. We had to see it for ourselves, and it was an amusing sight because there were SO MANY of them resting on around 2-4 blocks of electric wires.
We tried our best to stay out of bird-poop's way. But just when the roof ended when Sir Fred crossed the street, nice warm poop landed on his hair, hahaha!
Scenes from Zamboanga:
Jollice (Zamboanga's Jollibee?)
The inscription at Fort Pilar
View of the sea from Fort Pilar
Shopping at Canelar Barter Trade
Shopping at the Yakan Village Weaving
Where all those pretty cloths are made
Beautiful Zamboanga sky just before boarding the plane home
Stuff I was able to buy during the field trip: cloth from the Yakan Village Weaving, a malong from Canelar Barter Trade, and the vinta, which was actually the souvenir from our luau-themed fellowship night
More pics here.