It’s all the way up to 14 May now. We have a tropical storm due in tonight. I think somewhere around 8 pm. I’m not sure if it’s typhoon strength yet or even if it will be by the time it gets here but I’m not worried either way. It will be nice to have the rain and the wind probably won’t be that bad for this one. I haven’t looked up the stats on it but it’s not a super typhoon so no problem. Being here in Calbayog on the opposite side of the open ocean is a plus during this storms. Of course there is not hiding from the super typhoons but storms other than those don’t bother the well built structures too much here in Calbayog.
Tomorrow is supposed to be the last day that business are closed around here. We still have to wear the masks and practice social distancing but businesses are going to open up again. I think it will be harder to achieve social distancing when everyone heads downtown again. It seems to me that as long as the mask are worn and people continue to sanitize their hands, then things should be alright. I could be wrong but that’s the only thing I think should have been done from the beginning. Of course that would mean no stimulus checks, not that I have gotten mine yet anyway. I don’t know about everyone else but I prefer my freedom over dollars. At least for me, you cannot put a price on freedom. Although it is limited freedom with all the laws, rules and regulations we have to follow, it is so much better than a lot of countries.
I see that 3 of the 4 items I ordered on Lazada have been shipped. My speaker for the TV is the only one that has not been sent. I hope that it will be in the next day or two. I also hope that Ninja Express is able to find my house for these deliveries. They are kind of iffy. Half the time “they say” they can’t find me or that they attempted a delivery and either no one was there or the item was rejected. All that is bullshit. The thing is, our house should be so easy to find. I give them exact directions and being right across from the largest hotel on the island should make it even simpler but they still manage to get lost or not find me. I’m ready for them and someone is always around the house.
We were able to buy pandesal (rolls) again this morning. They have been shut down for a while. The pandesal were a little bit larger than normal. I hope that is a sign of how they will be from now on. I got to have my toasted pandesal with tomato for breakfast again. My wife says she is making tacos tonight. She uses the lumpia (egg roll) wrappers to make them and they normally fall apart from being so brittle. It’s okay though, I just turn it into a taco salad and move on. So, most likely, I’ll actually be having taco salad tonight. It’s just past noon now, so it’ll be another 6 or 7 hours before I eat again.
We actually had a taco salad yesterday, made by Mango Lounge. He didn’t have any lettuce, it’s in short demand these days, but it was pretty good for the first time that he made one. I forgot to take a picture of the taco salad but I did take one of the tacos we had the day before (the 12th). That picture is the feature picture. Very tasty tacos for being hard tacos. Lita and I prefer the soft tacos but we can’t be picky here, not yet anyway. Christian is planning to expand his menu even more, including Tex-Mex food. That’s something I’m looking forward to happening.