We were able to visit my wife’s relatives in Sampaloc. The first thing I noticed in the living room was this altar filled with various statues of saints:
We only have a few more days left before we fly back to Calgary. I initially intended to go out and meet up with some friends and visit the studio where I used to work, but unfortunately a cold virus has hit me hard and I could not go out of the house without risking of having it develop into a full blown flu. I have decided to stay home to recuperate and rest so that I will be fine come flight day. I don’t want to be coughing and sniffing and running a fever on the plane!
The weather in Manila sure is had a hand in causing the cold virus. The quality of the air did not help either. I guess I got so used to the clean air of Calgary that the sudden change in environment sort of lowered my resistance to any sickness.