A few things to discuss this time around. Of course, mostly concerning Mango Lounge in some form or another.
Christian closed Mango yesterday because of a non-existent typhoon. But he said his staff was so worried about their houses being blown away. There was a false rumor being spread that it was an incoming super typhoon. There would not have been too many customers while it was raining so hard anyway. It was just a low pressure passing through. Plenty of rain and some wind, but nothing even close to serious.
Some up-to-date information on the Filipino speaking classes that we are going to have at Mango. It looks now like it will be in the downstairs area, instead of upstairs. That’s fine with me because the class will be on Wednesdays (Expat Day) so when we get done with class (10:00 to 11:30) we can just go to the other side of the room and get our food and drinks.
When the class was supposed to be up-stairs we were going to charge P50 per person per session to help pay for the electricity (because we have the air conditioner up there). Now that it’s going to be downstairs, the money will be the same but were going to put that money in the Expat Fund. The instructor says he will do the classes for free. Says he’s retired and doesn’t need the extra money. All I need to find out now is which Wednesday the classes commence. Class only once per week, through February.
Also, we will be starting Tai Chi classes at Mango. Those classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00. You might as well just stay at Mango since you’re already there. The Tai Chi classes will be instructed by Daniel Miller. He was a martial arts instructor in the US with his own studio. The price for the first 6-week session is P1500. He will have more classes after that and later he plans to have Kung Fu classes. This next Tuesday, 21 Nov, he will be having a free demonstration for those that can’t make up their minds whether they want to join or not.
Movie nights still pending, waiting for the stairs to be complete. It has been raining so much.
Thanksgiving lunch is still a go. At last count we had 23 people showing up, including a new guy and his family. This guy has not even been to Mango yet so it will all be one big experience for him. He was spotted at Metro Supermarket today by Emil. Emil was shopping there for something new he may be making in his little bakery. Speaking of Emil, he should be trying to make his first pie in a couple of days. He’s going to get me to sample it to see how well he did. He is practicing for the pecan pie he is supposed to be making for Thanksgiving. I understand that pecan pies are not the easiest ones to make so I hope he does well. I like pecan pies (I’m from Texas), but they are normally too sweet for me.
Okay. Enough for this post. I’ll be glad when our excursions start, the ones Christian is always talking about, so I’ll have some more interesting things to talk about on here.