i am in the philippines right now. i am staying in the house my mother grew up in. my shower is a bucket of water (drawn from a well just outside). my bed is usually a straw mat on the wooden floors, but luckily my mom posted an air mattress. my day to day activities include riding a boat out to the fish cages, swimming, riding motorbikes through the jungle, and spending time with my cousins. i am blessed to have family here. and to be part of this simple way of life.