Well, I made it to our Filipino language class this morning. Only 2 other guys, besides the instructor showed up. One of those guys was a new guy to the area, first time any of us have met him. Thanks to my expat group, he knew about the class and was interested. The new guy and I are in the mind to learn the national language, Filipino/Tagalog. The other guy, plus another guy that showed up just as we were all leaving, would rather learn the local dialect, Waray-Waray. The instructor said he could do both, so I guess that’s what’s going to happen. To me it makes more sense to learn the national language so you can use it wherever you travel. I’m not sure why some just want to learn Waray-Waray, but it’s up to them.
Today was more or less a getting to know everyone, but we did throw some words around. Most of the words today I already knew. I suppose being married for over 43 years will make some of those words recognizable.
After class I hung around until about 3:30. Not too many expats showed up today, maybe 10, plus some gf/wives. I suspect since they will be there tomorrow for Thanksgiving lunch then they didn’t want to make 2 trips.
For lunch I had the Full English Breakfast, minus the mushrooms and there is no blood pudding. I’m funny with mushrooms, usually if I can see them, I won’t eat them. Even if I know they are there but can’t ‘really’ see them, I’ll eat them. It’s psychological, but it doesn’t matter. I had a bottle of water with it as I had already drunk 2 beers and didn’t feel like having another.
I played cribbage for a while. I’m still not getting great cribs, but at least I won several games today. I was 2 of 5 against 1 opponent and 6 of 8 with another (including 1 skunk).
I headed home, as I said, about 3:30 because I’m still trying to finish all my daily eating before 5:00. We were having hot dogs this evening, I found out when I got home. I fell asleep until 5:10. I still ate. Only 3 hot dogs, although there were 12 of them available. I drank only water, and it was about 5:25 when I finished. Since I’m trying to do 8/16 intermittent dieting, I’ll just be sure to not eat until at least 9:30 tomorrow morning. That shouldn’t be a problem because I’m kind of full and if I start to feel like eating, I’ll drink a bottle of water.
Tomorrow is our Thanksgiving lunch. As I suspected, it looks like we are going to get several people over the ones that said they would show up. I’ve been asking for over 2 weeks to get a count of heads for this. I got to 23, but now, at the last minute, it looks like we will be closer to 30. I told Christian he can make my plate last. If he’s out of turkey he can just put on any other meat, and I’ll be good with that. I did order I king size plate to go and that one should have the turkey on it. It is for my wife and some of the cousins here at the house. They will not be going but still would like to eat some turkey. Turkey is very expensive here, so most of the relatives cannot afford to buy it. I don’t mind sharing with them.
I think my sleepiness has subsided a little bit. I think I will try to watch that movie now. Which movie I don’t know yet. Probably an action one to try to keep me awake.
I’ll end this post and do the finishing touches on it and then schedule it. Thanks for reading and y’all have a great day.