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Day 1 of ACTION’s Internship Program in the Philippines by Yuko Ohkubo

Internship Program Aug 17 – 24 2015

Day 1

I am Yuko Ohkubo.
I am a member in this 8 days internship program started August 17th.
I will share with you what we did on the first day in the Philippines.
We have eleven iterns, two men and nine women signed up for this program.
We met each other in Narita Airport at 7:30 in the morning.yuko2
Then we arrived in Manila after five hours flight.
There is an hour difference between the Philippine and Japan.
Arriving at Airport, we went to Jireh Children’s Home in Castillejos Zambales. It is about four to five hours of car ride from Manila. We studied some Filipino words while we were in a van. It is called Tagalog.

Good morning is Magandang Umaga
Thank you is Salamat.
Delicious is Masarap.

After we arrived in Jireh Home, we started the meeting which including brief introduction of new faces, visitor rules Yuko1in Jireh Home, and purpose of each participants in this program. Some of the interns look like tried because of the new activities and new faces, but of course we were very willing to do the activities.

Do you know anything about the Philippines? What kind of images do you have? I am looking forward to knowing more about Filipino culture, history, tradition, and so on.