Needing help

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Have you ever felt trapped in your own life?

For a while now I've been feeling very depressed about pretty much my whole life as it is at the moment. I'm working in a job that I hate, but i still have 2 years left in my contract. I'm in the military and for years before I dreamed about it every day...
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Getting to know the people

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I have been away from the main camp for a while now helping one of the liaison officers in one of the towns. For the first time I had a good opportunity to get to know a few people on a personal level. We visited many of the shops and bazaars in the area and got a good feel for regular life in the Philippines...
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Out with the medics again.

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Today I got to join the medics on a trip to a mountain village that has been cut off since the typhoon. The only bridge there was completely destroyed so they haven't been able to travel into town. The people in the village have never seen white people in person before, so we were treated like movie stars. Each time we set up one...
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Moving out of the city

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Today my team as well as a team of medics and engineers are being pushed out to a forward operating base 2 hours from our main camp. From there we will be able to travel to many of the smaller villages that before were too far for us to travel to each day. I'm hoping that by moving farther out, we can reach a...
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Disaster response in the Philippines

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This is my first attempt at a blog so I'll start brief. The reason why I wanted to start this blog was to document my trip to the Philippines as part of the Canadian forces disaster response team, and to let people know what we have been doing to help the people of the Philippines after the devastation following the recent typhoon. I plan...
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