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While in Manila, we helped out at a massive celebration of YWAM's 50th year. YWAM is an organization I am involved in. My team's job at the conference was to look after the children and keep them occupied while their parents were in the conference. One of the things we had to do was teach the children a song. None of us had ever heard this song before, except for a woman who had sung it for the children several times, and not very well I might add. So that is what we went off of, this woman's poor singing voice to a song we didn't know. The children (around 40 or so) were to perform this song for the entire conference to end it. So after a slightly stressful time of organizing the children on stage we were finally ready to perform. Megan and I decide to go off stage in front of the children so they could see us mouthing the words to them. I had written the lyrics down in my ipod as I still did not know them. So as we begin singing a microphone is shoved in my face and I am told to "Sing!". So I did! But litte did I know I was drowning out all the children by doing so. I was so focussed on trying to mouth the words I was reading from my ipod tht I did not realize to pull the mic away from my face.


So afterwards, we are walking home, and my buddy Hoke says to me, "Curtis, I thought for a couple minutes I could hear you singing So LOUD." To which everyone responded "It was!" I had just drowned out 40 children in front of 600+ people and had my biggest solo to date. To make it worse, the tune we had been teaching the children was completely wrong as we soon discovered when the entire crowd, who somehow knew the song, joined in. So not only did I drown out 40 children, I sung the wrong tune! So that is my story 

 
In case you don't know me, or what I am doing I am currently taking a group of people on a short term outreach to the Philippines. While on our way over, my group had a pit stop in Taiwan overnight. Since China Airlines is awesome they put us up in a hotel and even gave us a meal voucher. Now I've done this type of thing before, but it was not free and it was crappy. This place was extravagant. The buffet had everything from fresh naan to banana bread to star fruit(not as tasty as it sounds by the way).  My hotel room had a glass wall from the bathroom to the bedroom where, with the touch of the button, could fog, and unfog instantly. 

We had decided to check out at 5:45am to make our flight at 7:30am so I got to bed around 11:00pm. I wake up, at 5:00am, shower head down to the lobby, check out, return my key and get a weird vibe from the person at the desk while doing so. I waited until 6:00 and there was no sign of the girls.  So I request to call there rooms from the people at the desk. I pick up the phone call one of the room and hear a very tired Megan answer. I ask her why she wasn't down in the lobby, and her response: "because it's 12:30 am." Surly she is mistaken! How can this be? I check all my time sources and surly it was indeed 12:30. Thank y
 
Today I purged about 30 of my facebook "friends", but as you can tell by the "quotations",they were not truly my friends. To be honest, I could have deleted more, but would feel too bad if they requested me again. The "friends" I purged today are ones that have never written me, facebook chatted, or left a comment, I was merely another "friend" on their number board. It was awkward enough talking with Tina Lam in grade 8, why would I want to talk with her now? And you girls who were in the grade below me, I'm sorry, but if I couldn't put a face to the name, I deleted you too.