I started this volunteer work with VA last March 19, 2006. We have been going to GK (Gawad Kalinga) Concepcion Village located along the Pasig River. We have been helping in the construction of houses. On the first day, March 19, we helped in painting Nanay Leony’s house.
On the 2nd mission we were tasked to sift rubble from a tall pile of sand and shovel the sifted sand into sacks. I mostly got to do the sifting. Of the 5 of us who were there Dek and I had the best rhythm so we kept at it. I enjoyed myself so much (with the work and the chat) that I did not notice that I was already getting sunburned (see picture on the left). I don’t regret the sunburn, though. We really had fun.
Note to self: use sunblock next time. And bring the work gloves and safety goggles. No need to add more calluses to the current set if it can be helped.