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Posted on Aug 1, 2013

Part 3: Life on the Road Education- Raffy’s Seizure & School Humilation- Moalboal, Philippines

Part 3: Life on the Road Education- Raffy’s Seizure & School Humilation- Moalboal, Philippines

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This is my story of life with Raffy. It’s mine cuz all five of us experience him differently. I’ll try to narrate what the others feel as well, for each is no less significant. Raffy- he’s perfect. He is. And he’s teaching me so damn much especially when I’m inconvenienced and I don’t want to learn, and then, then, he’s totally in my face, smiling that smile, laughing that laugh. God, I just want to cry when I think about how much I love this kid, and how much I don’t want to hold on to anything. I’m so damn sick of having my heart broken.

You know I’m lying through my teeth every single God-damn time I swear that ‘This time I. Will. Not. Fall. In. Love” and there I go, like an open-invitation to be abused, I fall deeply in love, I hold onto people and memories and states of mind in this corner of the globe or that one, and I’m destined to suffer. Destined. You’d think I would have learned by now, but as is evidenced in how many YouTube videos you see me crying in, I learn so slowly I’m not sure our friend Bell Curve could even register it. Not sure.

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Ironically, it has just started to rain. Not so ironically considering that you are all a part of the allusion that I think is my ‘earth-experience’ and that every single thing that appears within or outside of me is a reflection of what I am supposed to be learning from. [If you’re into my ulterior ego and all the spiritual growth journey within, you’ll love GabiKlaf.com]  The rain always comes to teach me something. Soul Swinging in the Night Rain was deeply personal, and hard, and more raw than I care to admit. Maybe. Rain for the Limping Soul was really, really good too.

What The Rain is Teaching Me Today

It’s a tough lesson I can’t yet swallow:

 

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Part 1: Life on the Road Education- Meeting Raffy Our Neighbor- Maolbaol, Philippines

Part 2: Life on the Road Education- Choosing Raffy , My Unmanly Boy- Maolbaol, Philippines

Yeah, you can say something, or don’t. Either way, that’s alright Raffy, that’s alright. 🙂

The reason we stayed in the Philippines for two and a half month was solely because of Savedra Dive Center. They are responsible for Gabi becoming Advanced Open Water Certified, for Kobi earning his Dive Master, for our kids dancing underwater with sea turtles and for Kobi and I getting lost in waterfalls and avalanches of sardines. Because of Savedra Dive Center we laughed tons, Kobi drank more than he usually does, and we made and our kids made friends who will remain in our hearts forever. Should you plan a trip to Philippines and have any desire to dive, with all of our hearts, we recommend diving with a professional super-fun staff and high quality equipment at Savedra. We felt safe enough to put our kids underwater with Savedra and that just about says it all. And if you go, tell Lee that Gabi is always, always, always right and that he sucks! On the other hand, tell Hermann that he is a God. 🙂

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We’ve written a highly inspirational e-book about money and how you can take these ten steps to make your travel dreams come true. It has helped many and helps us continue our travel dreams. I do hope you will consider spending the $8 and learning/ be reminded of what you can do, starting today, to make your family world travel dreams come true. You can do it too friends. You can. You can.

Thank you dearly,

Gabi, Kobi, Solai, Dahnya, and Orazi

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This photo makes my die laughing. Thanks for covering up Aba’s face. Classic!

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  1. It’s Moalboal not Maolbaol. Lol! Anyway, it’s very inspiring to see a family traveling together. It’s great to hear that you are having a good time here in our country.

    Btw, may I know how you get a stable internet connection as you travel from country to country?

    Thanks. (:

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