The Unexpected

As fast as the moment came for me to board the plane to the Philippines, it has doubled back around to signal thirteen months and the official halfway point of my Peace Corps plunge. It is difficult to piece apart the time that has passed as so much has changed. A few more sun freckles, […]

Market Day

I spy with my little eye… If elementary-year-old Katie stumbled upon a Filipine market, she surely would have whipped out the game that occupied hours of my childhood. Taking a closer regard for the colors surrounding me never failed to add entertainment to a long car ride or a queued appointment. There would be no […]

Oh Holy Week

Palm leaves? Check. Candles? Check. Saint statues? Check. Jeans? Check. For someone who grew up spending Sundays on a soccer field, a whole week celebrating the life and death events of Jesus Christ spun me a whole new perspective on the mid-April holiday. The seven days that comprise “Holy Week” in the Philippines are rooted […]

The Post of a PCV

Eight months down and I’ve realized that I haven’t devoted much time to the backbone of my service; the place where I report to day in and out – work! So what is the work of a Coastal Resources Management Volunteer? Well, it’s really more like what isn’t. From fish culturing to environmental curriculum development and […]