My wanderings through the ward usually make for many encounters with kids. Their curious looks and smiling faces are infectious…


After the sun has been up in the sky for a while, I often encounter a shy one who’s face I can’t capture, but…


..and then there’s the not-so-shy ones usually getting baked.


Finally, there’s always one guy I encounter who obviously runs the place because he certainly carries himself as such.


Another early morning and just about everybody is up…has been up.

Each time I take these morning strolls, I’m sometimes met with a look of surprise; other times the people find they have better things to do instead of studying me…

But nearly always there are warm welcome signs, and occasionally IĀ get a laugh when I try my attempts to speak Tagalog; magandang means beautiful and can be used in reference to mornings, or women..


…and of course, there’s finding the future is just about to begin another adventurous day…