Birthday Lunch and Puppy Misadventures

Birthday Lunch and Pup Misadventures

Well, I just place up a video clip on Youtube entitled “Mistakes I Have Produced in the Philippines” and coming again to put up the video clip embedded over, it manufactured me believe about one of the fantastic decisions I built because currently being in the Philippines.

Shortly after arriving in Dumaguete, I was owning a espresso at MacDo (just as I do about each individual early morning).  It is acceptable listed here to question a different foreigner to sit with them (the MacDo is commonly chaotic, and it’s just wonderful to talk to a further Westerner to catch up on information and regional gossip), so I requested a gentleman there if that was Okay.  He mentioned confident, and we commenced talking about this and that and just about every little thing underneath the sun.  He was initially from Ga and was telling me about his time in the Philippines, his spouse, and his new child son.  At the stop of the conversation, he included “Hey, we have a small pot luck down on the beach front in Dauin each individual 7 days.  Feel free to halt by if you want.”  He also gave me rough directions to where by it was at, and bid me a very good day.

Phew, am I glad I received that invitation.

I stopped by the seaside pot luck the pursuing week.  The expats and their wives or girlfriends every brought a thing they both built or procured for the small picnic.  The spot was at a very simple resort a stone’s throw from the sea that rented out nipa cabanas for the day.  The foods was delectable (I brought bbq rooster since I could not cook dinner) and the Filipinas in specific had whipped up some scrumptious victuals.  (We now have a Canadian expat who is fairly significantly a chef who can also provide it!).  It was sooooo nice remaining in a position to unwind in the awesome breeze by the ocean, eat superior food items, take in the gorgeous views, snorkel/swim, and interact in superior discussion.  And when I say excellent conversation, I mean that there was definitely no converse of US politics – a issue which it talked about far far too significantly here and which finally gets to be nauseous and divisive.

Months afterwards, we even now satisfy up every week for our minimal potluck.  It’s a little something that I seem ahead to, and the individuals there have develop into, above time, friends.  Most of the crew is in the video clip pointed out above the footage that I shot was a birthday lunch/get with each other at their house around the small town of Dauin.

A rougher team of pirates these islands have never ever known…..

So, the Philippines has develop into additional than just a place of lush, tropical magnificence, waterfalls, and turquoise seas.  It is turning into above time – with pals like this – our house.

The female on the suitable dropped the cake icing fight but was not critically hurt…..

Consider care, ya’all.   And retain dreaming.   ?