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{Video} A Day in the Philippines: Cebu City

Many people in the Philippines are exceptionally poor — living in shacks, consuming not much more than boiled rice.

Yet they are quite possibly THE happiest people on the planet.

Cebu, Philippines

Their connectedness is inspirational.Β They don’t have doors on their homes – the mothers of all the villages are outside together, helping, talking, loving. Their gratitude for the simplest things is amazing. Their perspective is grounded and they absolutely love life. They’re not stuck in their story of self-pity.Β 

They have FUN. The kids run around the streets fearlessly, with smiles from ear to ear. Not one tantrum in sight. Every corner you turn there is someone greeting you with so much genuine joy. They’re honest. They’re real. And they are rich with unconditional love.

While we can do a lot to help Filipinos monetarily, we can also learn a heck of a few important lessons from the beautiful people in this place.

I haven’t been to any other islands other than Cebu and Mactan, but I can tell you that I absolutely LOVE it here!

In the following video, we take a REAL tour of Cebu, diving deep into the Filipino street-culture. This was one of the funnest videos I’ve made to date. An amazing experience.

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    Teresa Dawn
    May 12, 2013 at 5:18 am

    My Compassion girl Clara lives in Cebu and someone I know grew up there and was able to translate some phrases into Visayan (her language) for me when I write to her which was neat πŸ™‚

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    Miguel
    May 3, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Happy to know that you can see the positive things about our country despite the prevailing poverty.

    Looking forward to seeing your future posts about the Philippines.

    Cheers from Manila! πŸ™‚

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