Tag Archives: Saipan

YWAM DTS 6-month update

If you like to-do lists you may think my list from September 2016 as somewhat exciting. Finish master’s degree – check. Serve the Philippines for 2 years full time – check. Apply for missions training – check. Pack up my … Continue reading

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“Despacito” by Walter Manglona

I lived here for almost 5 years. Yep I was an island girl in the Philippines (7000+ of them) and I was an island girl in the Northern Mariana Islands (7 of them). Check out Walter Manglona’s version of  “Despacito.” … Continue reading

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The deluge of God’s presence

Tonight marks the second night of Tropical Storm Juaning. Classes have already been suspended up to the tertiary level. Tomorrow, classes will be suspended up to the secondary level. I remember weathering another typhoon in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands in … Continue reading

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Tsunami Scare!

#1. Have a tsunami evacuation plan. Have you ever planned for a tsunami evacuation? No, but you should. If you live near a large body of water, say the Pacific ocean, then you need one. I got a call at … Continue reading

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It has to rain sometimes

A friend compared Philippine rain to her home state Washington USA’s rain. She described our Philippine monsoon rains as “pretty” whereas Pacific Northwest rains are drizzly, cold, and the atmosphere foggy.  I didn’t have the heart to tell them that … Continue reading

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USNS Lummus Tour

We’re not on a collision course and the boat is not sinking. We don’t have to get into groups of 5 on a lifeboat. We’re just on the launch boat,  the Carolinian, approaching the USNS Lummus – flagship of the … Continue reading

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Free Mee!

It’s one of those days where I wish I could be free of this mortal body. After a stressful month at work I wish I could have one those PhP 50.00-100.00 per hour massages in the Philippines. Massages in Saipan … Continue reading

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New Year’s at Managaha

We spent New Year’s 2016 at Managaha Island with Laura Smith, girlfriend extraordinaire in Saipan. Laura’s always up for on-the-spot “planning” for anything adventurous and from cold Oklahoma she emailed me to make arrangements for a warm celebration on the … Continue reading

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