Hello everyone from the Philippines!
I'd first like to inform everyone with rather a gloating tone that I am not suffering from jet lag, even though I am living an existence exactly 12 hours ahead of you. I suppose that sort of means I'm in the future. Sort of. Not really.
Anyway, the trip has been fantastic so far. We are almost done with the Philippines leg of our journey and will soon move on to Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. This is a very Catholic country, and it really shows in the numbers of faithful that show up for conventions...like the pro-life one we were covering for EWTN. It's fantastic. We also covered some building projects where some of the more well-off Philipinos help the poor by giving them the materials and helping them to build their own decent houses. It's pretty cool.
Anyway, I will sign off. I hope everyone is doing well. Feel free to email me (and IM me, those of you who have gmail--just remember that Manila is 12 hours ahead of the Eastern time zone, so I might not be awake. It was pretty convenient...I didn't even have to set my watch. Fortunately I don't really get jet lag.)
Anyway, so long, and thanks for all the fish.