Category Archives: Malapascua

The Closing Days

Up to this point I have not discussed too much about what I have actually been doing. I was talking with a friend back home who said that sometimes she forgets I’m actually working and not just enjoying a holiday. … Continue reading

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The Luckiest Unlucky Person

I could’ve also titled this post “One Joy of Living on a Small Island.” After a couple of events over the past few weeks, Weenie has begun calling me the “luckiest unlucky person” that she knows. First, a couple weeks … Continue reading

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It's more fun in the Philippines

I arrived to the Philippines a few days early in order to enjoy the diving in Sabang before the program started. After a couple days Sam, the senior programs officer, and Hannah, the Reef-World intern, met me for lunch. Within … Continue reading

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Weenie's Welcome

Hello and howdy from the Philippines! This is day 4 of 60 (non-traveling) days. Today in the big-Zoox house we are doing some classroom learning about different areas of marine conservation. This is really useful so we can know what … Continue reading

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Wandering upon Zoox

J.R.R. Tolkien said that ‘’Not all those who wander are lost’’. I have always favoured this quote, not just because it was used in the Lord of the Rings, but because I felt like I could relate to it in a way. … Continue reading

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Small fish in a big pond!

I am always telling the volunteer Project Coordinators about the importance of making sure that they regularly blog and update the world on what they are up so that people can have a better understanding about the importance of their … Continue reading

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Week Eight: The end of another era for the ZEP

It’s week eight, and the two ZEP teams are running around finishing off personal projects, Green Fins coordination and trying to squeeze in those activities that “we have to do before we go”, and are evidently too busy to blog! … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from Malapascua!

After two weeks of training, our multi-national team has left the nest and become full-fledged Green Fins Assessors! Upon leaving Aninuan, we had to split up and head to our respective placement sites – Moalboal, a second year Green Fins … Continue reading

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Half Time

Welcome to Week 4. We’re half way through ZEP #5. That’s right. We’ve only got a month left. My announcement of this during Team Malapascua’s weekly meeting was greeted with large intakes of breath. Assuming their sentiments mirror my own … Continue reading

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