I promise I have not forgotten about you. Manila is a+mazing! I ended up on the 21st floor of my condo building and let's just say, the view is breathtaking. I haven't been able to connect much though, as my wi-fi router seems to be broken and my nice landlady is working on repairing it. Once that's up, I will be blogging more frequently.
Back to my first impressions of Manila - I'm so surprised at the level of development here. Considering that the Philippines is classified as a low-middle income country, like Nigeria. The infrastructure I've seen so far is impressive and advanced. Puts a lot in perspective as to how far sub-Saharan need to go to catch up with the rest of the world.
Stay tuned for more pictures and videos!