Category Archives: Travel

My First Jeepney Ride

Yesterday I rode a Jeepney for the first time. I liked it. A Jeepney looks almost like a toy bus. Like the one in the picture above but that was not the one we rode. They are all decorated and painted very differently.

It was fun for the first part because it was just our family and the guy who brings us clean water to drink who helped us get on and pay. But then a lot of people started to get on.  And then the Jeepney stopped for gas while we were all inside.  It was a very bumpy ride.

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McDonalds in Manila

I like going to McDonalds here. I like the orange drink that comes with the happy meals. I like that the ice cream doesn’t cost that much and my mom lets me buy it.

But there are a lot of things that are different.  Here McDonalds sells fried chicken and rice and spaghetti. See the picture. Pizza Hut and Wendy’s sell fried chicken and spaghetti too.  That’s a little strange.  The spaghetti does not taste the same though.  My dad likes the apple pies. He says they are different here.

I like going to McDonalds here because it’s mostly the same as back home. And sometimes we get to go to Krispy Kreme donuts as a reward too.



Moving Out Interview With Kaelyn & Colin

Here is the other video from when we moved out. I was the interviewer and I interviewed my brother Colin and my little sister Kaelyn.  It got a little crazy. But my dad edited out some of the crazy parts.

Morgan in Manila 7/7/13: Morgan Interviews Her Siblings from Brian Virtue on Vimeo.

My Philippines School Project

My teacher let me do a project on the Philippines for school.  I liked sharing with my class about where I’m going to live.

Here are some facts about the Philippines. The main language is Tagalog, but most people speak English. Which I’m glad about because I don’t speak Tagalog.  It is very hot!!!  You can look at the picture of my project below for more facts about the Philippines.

My Class Project on the Philippines


 Me at school with my teacher






Going to the Philippines means having to get shots. I didn’t want to do it. This is a picture of when we got our typhoid shots.  It was hard for everyone.   When it was time to get our shots we prayed in the lobby.   We had to get shots so we won’t get sick. The shot hurt, but not as bad as I thought.

I was a little scared to get the shot.


This is when I prayed with my brother and sister before the shot.


My sister Kaelyn and I after the shot.


This is all of us with our band-aids.


 Pray the shots work and we don’t get sick!

Welcome to Morgan in Manila!

Welcome to Morgan in Manila !!!   

This blog “Morgan in Manila” is about my life in Manila.  I don’t know if I want to leave my friends and family.  I’m excited to make new friends. 

One day my Mom had us paint pictures of what we were exicted about. I drew a picture of a pink airplane going to the Philippines    It’s  going to be a long plane ride!!!  I’m probably going to read the whole flight.

Here’s the pictures of the plane I drew! I’m excited to share more about going to Manila with my family!