House Hunting and Insomnia in the Philippines

Residence Looking and Insomnia in the Philippines

Driving about and looking for indicators is how you household hunt here.  Ain’t no Craigslist……..

We have been getting a little bit of a heat wave as of late, with temperatures hitting 92 in the course of the working day and only going down to about 86 at night time.  Individuals quantities do not seem as well poor, but when you factor in the tropical humidity, it can be a bit torturous at moments.  I have been working the aircon about 12 several hours a day, and with electrical power costing about two times what it expenses in the United states, it is functioning me about $3.50 a working day (and that is with the aircon established to only convey the room down to 85 in the course of the afternoon and 82 at night).  So, with these warm summertime months, I am looking at an electrical monthly bill of about $100 a thirty day period that in contrast to about $60-70 when it is not so very hot.  A bit pricey, but with hire so cheap below it nevertheless balances out in an “economic refugee’s” favor.  Some expats don’t use aircon at all, but at this place, I just can’t be part of that club I want my aircon at night time in order to snooze (considerably) nicely.

Talking of sleeping, insomnia continues to kick my ass, as it has for the earlier couple of many years.  I get to slumber Alright, but I wake up at the very least a few to 4 periods a evening – and these are “wide awake” wakeups where I have to get up and later on study myself to rest.  I brought some Ambian from the US, but I feel to be immune to them.  Alas……


Sara finished up her first complete week at operate and is loving it so far.  Her coaching change is from 4 AM to 1 PM and she will get up to go to perform all around 3 AM.  Very the trooper, my far better 50 %.  The enterprise she is doing the job for provides digital assistants to Western serious estate corporations and is run by an expat buddy.  He was taken with her smarts from their to start with discussion and the employment negations started about a 7 days just after that.  I’m very pleased of my female, and I hope she is very pleased of herself as well.


We are back again in Dumaguete and seeking close to for a two bed room residence or apartment.  My Filipino amigo John Paul informed me yesterday that there is a residence in the vicinity of Hypermart (major grocery keep) for about 8,000 pesos ($180) a month, so I will test it out now.  As prolonged as it has window screens and first rate security fittings (and provision for aircon), I am not also picky.  So, we’ll see how it goes.


Received to head into city in a bit to hit the health and fitness center and select up some SCUBA gear (vest and regulators) that my German buddy Sam delivered to me from Manila just before he headed back again to Germany.  He requested if I would keep onto it for him right until he comes back again in November, and I told him I would just so extended as I could use it.  I nevertheless haven’t long gone scuba diving.  Doh!


Take treatment all and see ya upcoming time!