Magandang Hapon!

May 4, 2014 — 4 Comments

The other day we were driving around looking for a facility that would work for our upcoming youth camp. We ended up taking a route that led us quite a distance from the city into a more rural area. I had just decided we had gone far enough in this direction and was looking for a place to turn around when we saw these children on a bridge.

As you can tell, they thought it was funny that I was taking a picture of them. At one point, the little boy on the right was pulling the hair of the girl just in front of him trying to get her to look at us. They were having a good laugh.

children on bridge

Apparently, they were either on their way to pick something up or had just dropped something off. Even though the road was not that busy it is still hard to believe that they were this far away from any houses or other buildings and obviously had been traveling along this road. Not having shoulders or sidewalks, they would have just been using one of the lanes. Amazing.

As we left I told them, “magandang gabi” and they began laughing again. As I pulled away from them it dawned on me (or maybe my wife reminded me) that although it was only around 2:00pm, I had just told them to “have a good night.” What I should have said was, “magandang hapon”, meaning “have a good afternoon.” Oh well, they probably needed the laugh.

4 responses to Magandang Hapon!

  1. Rebecca Morrell May 4, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    They are so cute and it is so beautiful in that part of the world!!
    Love ya’ll and praying for you every day!! magandang gabi 🙂
    God bless you all.
    Rebecca Morrell

  2. Richel Knudson May 5, 2014 at 12:44 am

    That is so precious. The picture is so beautiful. These kids reminded me of my younger years when I live there ( particularly in the Visayas ). Base on the picture these kids were up to get water either from a well or water pump. They will use that wooden or bamboo cart to carry the water container. I knew because we use the same water container. And oh you made us laughed. Thank you for trying to communicate to them on their own language ( my language. It means a lot.

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