Brownout Blues, Drone (In)Decisiveness and Sponsorship Surprises

Brownout Blues, Drone (In)Decisiveness and Sponsorship Surprises

Brownout Blues
You know, for somebody who is meant to have his shit with each other when it arrives to ‘All Matters Philippines,’ I still have a disturbing tendency to screw up.  As Show A single, allow me current myself perspiring out a Sunday, sitting down on my mattress and typing up this site entry as a 9 hour brownout bit by bit winds by itself down.  It is three o’clock right now, and the electric power is scheduled to go back on at 5.  Two several hours to go right until I can appreciate a sizzling shower and change on a supporter.  Ugh, it would seem like forever.  Luckily, with the steps that I have taken to block the unremitting tropical sun, the household is not all that uncomfortable….

Our area power corporation (NORECO) is very excellent at announcing forthcoming all-day brownouts on their Fb web site, commonly at least three or five days ahead of time.  At the time-a-month servicing brownouts are always on Sundays, so I consistently check out their page on Thursday or Friday.  Not this time, nonetheless.  And though awareness of a brownout will not halt it from going on, it’s great to be able to get a hot shower in advance of the power conks out, demand up my cellular phone, pill and laptop computer and make programs for some thing to do other than sitting down close to the household sensation sorry for myself.  My system for the next brownoutI experienced been to head across the island to Santa Catalina for some pictures. (Santa Catalina is just a little bit south of Bayawan exactly where I previous acquired some great images like the ones seen in this blog site entry).  Because almost nothing was charged, I couldn’t ebook a hotel on line and there ended up some threatening clouds to the northwest, I just kinda collapsed again into mattress, go through a bit and afterwards headed off to Gabby’s Bistro to cost up my cell phone and woof down a rapid brunch. 

A person nap and a little bit of cleanup all over the home later on, and I am now counting down the previous couple hours producing this website entry.  Oh, and I’ll almost certainly mow the lawn in an hour or so.  What an fascinating lifestyle, eh?

Oh, and given that Henry Velez of LifeBeyondtheSea moved from Dumaguete yesterday, I am naming this the Henry Velez Memorial Brownout.

Excellent luck, Henry!!

Drone (In)Decisiveness
I actually want a drone, specially a DJI Mavic Professional.  I have been imagining about for pretty a although and my unwilling mind has at last made the decision that it is time to get it completed. The closest DJI retailer is in Cebu, and they’ve acquired the Mavics in inventory.  The retail store does not do Cash on Delive ry, having said that, so you either have to travel there to buy it on web-site or mail them a lender transfer and hope that they essentially ship it to you.  The organization that I am dealing with is named Macy’s Digital camera Store, and therefore significantly their buyer help has been quite superior.  Now, sending a bank transfer to someone you have never fulfilled is in no way a good plan, and even even though they’ve received 130,000 likes (certainly, 130,000) on their Fb web page and gushingly optimistic testimonials, I am even now a bit anxious about sending 67,000 pesos to one more person’s account and hope that I get the drone in return.  In talking with Filipinos, on the other hand, I guess this sort of thing is performed all the time – they just say to make certain the Facebook site and web page are legit and that the account you are sending it to is an real organization account.  In purchase to ship cash from just one bank to a further, you have to truly go to the financial institution and authorize the third celebration transfer.  For the duration of that approach, the teller will observe the identify on the account and regardless of whether or not it is a enterprise.  In this scenario, the lender rep showed me that the organization name on the account is essentially “Macy’s Digital camera Store and Magnificence Salon.”  Hmmmmm…. In that situation I just could mail a tiny extra to have my hair completed.

Oh yeah, these hair jokes never get aged.

Alternatively, I could go there and invest in it right from the store.  A buddy of mine from the US is really going to be in Cebu in a pair weeks, so probably I will just hold out until finally he gets listed here.  I am likely to pay a visit to him there in the Queen Town of the Philippines, so maybe that is a greater course of motion.   Just gonna have to lug it again to Dumageute on the ferry.  Not a biggie.

I used to be indecisive, now I’m not so sure…..

Sponsorship Suprises
I actually received two inquiries on the other day from companies wanting to sponsor ads on my internet site.  Now, even however I have ‘weekly company sponsors’ on my Livecasts, I have never ever had everyone really give to sponsor ads.  So, obtaining two in a single day was kinda cool.  Oh yeah, newborn – the huge money need to be rolling in at any time now.

Whenever now……

Alright, it’s 4 PM and the energy just went back on – an hour.  Woo-hoo!  Time to mow the lawn and follow it up with a wonderful warm shower.  I am organizing on heading down to the boulevard a bit later to catch the images ‘magic hour’ and get the job done on my DSLR portrait capabilities.  Sunday nights on the boulevard are the very best as it is generally ‘family night’ and the one working day off that most house aid gets a 7 days – the waterfront is typically packed with persons who ordinarily really do not thoughts an eccentric foreigner sticking a digicam lens in their experience.  Speaking of which, the picture just underneath was taken on a person of individuals Sunday evenings.  It’s a beloved of mine for a quantity of reasons, the major a person being the basic joy that I was in a position to capture in that minute of time.

Be perfectly, fellow dreamers.