[smartads] So bored, when I woke up at 0804 everyone was working so hard already, Lita, Vicky and Lynn. I just got up, closed the bedroom do so I wouldn’t have to watch them work because it makes me tired to watch them work. I didn’t bother getting out of bed until 0857. There wasn’t so much work going on then. I must have slept on my shoulder a lot last night because my rotator cuff is sore. It’s almost 8:00pm and it’s still a little sore. I need to try not to sleep on it tonight, I guess so it has a chance to feel better tomorrow.
I’ve been thinking about changing the theme on this blog. Does it matter to y’all? I’m getting to the point that I really don’t care much about typing in here because nothing is happening. That’s my fault though because I should get out and do something. Not just to have something to put in here, although I would, but so I’ll be moving around doing something besides just staying home all day and all night. At least Lita gets to go to the market sometimes. Usually she just gives Vicky the money to go to the market before she comes to work, but sometimes she feels like going along. It’s easy for them to ride in the tricycle. It’s a bit more difficult for me, but it’s not so bad that I couldn’t do it. They always go with Eddie anyway. Tomorrow is Thursday already and I haven’t left the compound area all week.
Anyone notice that I didn’t have any pictures yesterday? I ran out of new ones and all the old ones are basically the same. Going to the beach, getting ready to go to the beach, sitting around talking, playing cards or eating. Man will I be glad when it’s time to go to Tambis and Tacloban.
Y’all might have noticed a slight difference in the tone of my typing. I’m in a slump, but I expect to be out of it sometime in the near future. Maybe I should just do a new post every other day, until things start happening around here, either by me or any other means. It’s not that I don’t want to put anything in here, I just get tired of having to think of things to say and a lot of times it’s very similar to things I’ve done or said already.
For breakfast this morning I had a box of cereal. One of those small boxes of Frosted Flakes. There was barely enough milk left to have that much cereal too. I don’t even like Frosted Flakes that much.
There was an old American guy looking at the hotel today. He was walking down the street and just stopped to look for a little while. Everyone over here at the house gets so excited when another American is around. They always be sure to point him/her out to me. It doesn’t excite me that much. Unless it’s a good looking lady with skimpy clothes, there is no need to get excited.
It just now started raining, again. First time all day. It made it to 8:25pm before it started.
Ramil is still here. He has pink eye or something. One of his eyes is red, I don’t remember which one. I don’t look at guys eyes too much. He said that he was afraid that they would not let him out of the Manila airport if he was sick. He did call his new employers and let them know. He said that they said, it’s not a problem. Ramil says he will probably be leaving on Sunday to start working on Monday. He figures he will be cured by then and ready to go.
There was some type of small parade that came by the house today. They have those sometimes for some Saint or something. I don’t know. I don’t get much information from anyone. The either forget that I don’t know what’s going on or just don’t feel like saying anything. I did get 3 pictures of whatever it was. I will post those now.
I can only do 2 pictures on one line because it messes the pictures up and I have to go through a lot of crap to fix them, so I’m typing this to take up space and to have an area between the 2 sets of pictures.
Lita is watching something on TV that has awful special effects, but that is not uncommon on a lot of things I see on TV here. I mean it’s so obvious that it’s fake. It’s okay, I don’t really watch it anyway.
This is my worst day every for posting. It really was so boring and slow today. I guess I’m going to have to make something happen, just to have something to post here. Nothing illegal or anything, just something.
I was over at Titing’s trying to find out something to post in here. Not much, but while I was there, I saw a mouse playing under the kitchen table. After a little while, the mouse was on top of the table. All the food on the table is covered, impossible for it to get to, but just the thought of a mouse being on the table is weird. Titing went to double check all the food on the table and scared the mouse away. Later it came back, with a friend or cousin or something. One of them got on the table again. This time Titing didn’t care because he knew the food was covered. I saw how they were getting up too. There is a bag on one of the chairs and they climb up the bag onto the table. If there was a mouse in my house, on the table or not, I’d kill it. If that cat doesn’t get it, I will.
We were watching a show on TLC about bread in Istanbul. Most of the bread they had on there looked pretty good. But I really do not have any desire to go to that part of the world. If I just had to go to one though, it would probably be Turkey though.
When I came back home, there were about 7 people sitting at the table outside eating. Seems that there are some people that rented a house down the road and will be in the area until Saturday. They saw the BBQ place and decided to eat. They were all smiling when I went by, so I guess they like it. We’ll find out for sure if they come back before they leave to where ever they are going.
I’m feeling a little better now. At least better than before. I guess it was the interaction with Titing. Not for sure, but that’s the only thing I really did. I still need to do something to spice up my existence though. Maybe just doing something simple like starting to go to the gym would be enough. I could start there and see. One way or another though, I’m going to do something, and do it soon. Maybe I’ll just walk downtown again. It’s only a mile and I can bring the camera with me too. Just thinking out loud.
Well it’ll be 10:00pm by the time I finish this sentence, so I better close for the evening. I know it was really boring and depressing today. I’m sorry about that, but I can’t be living the high life everyday. I’ll do my best to make up for it as soon as possible.
Tagalog words of the day: daga (da-ga) means rat and dagat (da-gat) means sea.
World’s Longest Mat
The people of the agricultural town of Basey, Samar own the distinction of having weaved the world’s longest mat, or “banig” in the local parlance. During the town’s Banigan-Kawayan Festival on September 29, 2000, hundreds of people paraded the mat, which extended for more than a kilometer.
The one-meter wide mat has been weaved for several weeks by groups of people from the different barangays of Basey. While the mat was not submitted as an entry to the Guinness Book of World Records, Basey Mayor Wilfredo Estorninos described the feat as a source of pride for all Basaynons.
Each year, the town, which has weaving as its prime industry, comes to life when it celebrates outlandishly the feast of St. Michael, its patron saint. The highlight of the feast is the Banigan-Kawayan Festival, where the women of Basey weave a variety of intricately designed mats from sedge grass locally known as tikog (Fimbristylis milliacea). This tradition was handed down from many generations. The Church of Basey was built in 1864.
World’s Largest Pearl
A Filipino diver discovered what is now described as the world’s largest pearl in a giant Tridacna (mollusk) under the Palawan Sea in 1934. Known as the “Pearl of Lao-Tzu”, the gem weighs 14 pounds and measures 9 ½ inches long and 5 ½ inches in diameter. As of May 1984, it was valued at US$42 million. It is believed to be 600 years old.
A double shot of trivia today to try to get to 1500 words. It worked. Thanks for reading and please don’t give up on me, I’ll get back into the swing of things and make the blog even better than it was, is, whatever.