What creates the fondest memories is not how impressive the new place is but rather how welcomed the host makes one feel. That is what I used to and will continue to remember about the Filipino hospitality during my working trip there last week.
The staff and students at Balara High School which we were attached to drew up this welcome banner on a chalkboard.
We were each given this neck-chain (there is a word for this!) made from shells.
They made our kids feel like they were celebrities in the classes they attend.
The locals served the teachers some local porridge during our impromptu walk around the neighbourhood.
Well, more food for everyone at the school.
Finally, this notice I came across outside the General Office reminds me continually of the amazing warm smiles we get from everyone we meet there.
No wonder the Singapore government wants to bring back the kampung spirit to her people!
Labels: CIP, work