Ok, well, this is partly my fault. NEVER, and I mean NEVER go to the Philippines UNLESS you take cash with you to exchange. Did you know that your American credit cards and Bank checks are NOT accepted here? Here I am, with several decent sized bank accounts and I have NO MONEY. This is starting to turn into a nightmare, real fast. Not to mention that I locked myself out of my bank account for 3 days, and Yahoo (good old Yahoo) VoIP services have been locking me out of my VoIP acct so I can't even call my bank. Also, the internet here is "spotty" at best.
On the bright side.... I'm having a great time without access to cash. I have made some of the best friends anybody could ask for. I'm also learning a few words of the language. It sounds so great. These ppl can cook too! I so do not want to go back to Iraq... EVER