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10 thoughts on “Friday – 22 Oct 2010

  1. I don’t mind the lil lizards but omg I can’t handle the spider thing. Matt wouldn’t be able to handle either one. He is so scared of the lil lizards here b/c he was tramatized as a lil kid b/c on latched onto his finger and he had trouble getting it off. He freaks out if he sees them…lol

    1. Well there is NO WAY of getting around seeing the geckos here. They are everywhere. I don’t mean they are crawling everywhere, but you will, for sure, see quite a few while here. They are a big part of controlling the bugs here.

  2. UJ how far is the hotel from you? The one that Wayne suggested? Hot water would be awesome… but dont want to be too far away from you and Aunt Lita.

    1. I’m guessing about 3 or 4 miles, max. I’m sure they’d have multi-cabs (like taxis) right outside that would be able to take you here anytime you wanted. Of course we can come get you anytime too and the motors are also available.

  3. Don’t want to put dampner on your nieces vacation. But you forgot to mention the house spiders which are 2 to 3 inch in diameter which the kids like to catch and play with, unless you haven’t run across them yet? Also the lizards running around at night trying to catch bugs and dropping on you while trying to sleep. These was some of the things I ran into when staying with my wifes sister before we built our house. Wife would not go to CR at night unless she woke me up to go with her to make sure nothing was in there with her. I tell her she is to americanized now.

    1. Got this comment last of all the ones last night, but felt compelled to answer it first. I haven’t seen any of those spiders, in the house, and very few of them outside. I doubt the kids around here would play with them anyway, at least 1/2 of them would be scared of them. The lizards that catch the bugs, geckos, I’ve never had one fall on me before, never even seen one fall on anyone. Not only have I been around geckos here, but my 6 years I spent in Okinawa also. Geckos are your friends, they help control the bug population. Just get use to their little song and they have never been a problem for us.

  4. John i think some of the things you talk about will be very interesting for
    Jaclyn and her family,like the traffic,shopping in a crowed,no hot water
    and other things you don’t see in the USA,but seeing the really poor people
    the children is very hard to see as you said.I took my daughter to the Philippines,she enjoyed it and made her realize how lucky we are in USA,
    it will be a great time for all.And as poor as people are you will never meet
    any as happy. If they would like to stay in a hotel,I can recommend the
    Marjori kristal hotel it is a little way out of town toward the airport on the left side of the road.Two years ago it was 800 peso for aircon room with
    hot water cable tv,big swimming pool and really good food best in town.It
    is a ten minuite motor trike ride to chow king,real nice room some cheaper also.

    1. I forgot to mention about how crowded it can get shopping. Jaclyn some places that you shop it can get so crowded. Sometimes I just find a corner and stand there to be out of the way. I don’t like crowds much. Oh Jaclyn’s going to cry when she sees the poor people. She says she is preparing herself, but you just can’t prepare yourself for something like that really. You see those people on TV that want you to sponsor a child, well you’ll see a lot of those children, except these will probably have a smile on their face. Unless of course they have their hand out for a peso, then their lip will be down at the bottom of their chin. I’ll wait and see what they decide on the hotel thing before I look into it, but that sounds pretty decent, @ 800 ($18-$19).

  5. Hey UJ,
    HAHA OMG you brought up me crying watching Sweet November…lol I remember that. You came out and was worried asking what was wrong with me and I couldn’t even talk for a min b/c I was crying so hard…lol.
    I think we can survive with all that…lol. Matt only takes luke warm showers anyway. I love taking hot hot showers but if it’s hot weather there then I’m just it will be nice to take a warm shower.
    Yah I will be bringing goodies but I will try some of the different things there but idk how much b/c I’m picky too..lol.
    LOL ok no nude sleeping..haha and no you do not need to give up your bed. We will be just fine on the air mattress. I will run this all by Matt and see what he wants to do, either your casa or the hotel. But no matter what we still plan to come.
    Thank you for all the extra info. Very helpful and nice to know the pros and cons.

    1. Okay. I’ll try to think of more things to let you know, and everybody know. And to me there wasn’t even anything sad about the movie, that was the strangest part. There are much cheaper hotels in Calbayog, it’s true, but they are all minimum a mile away. Which is not really a problem, we’d just have to come pick you up everyday, but since it’d just be for 2 days, we could survive if you can. I’ll talk Aunt Lita into getting another one of the ‘good’ fans before you arrive, I don’t want anyone getting too hot, if you decide to stay here. We need another ‘good’ fan anyway.

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