July 19, 2024

6 thoughts on “Wednesday – 27 Oct

    1. Your not the closest, your in Manila. I’ll give it to Cathy and Titing and skip over your house until you return. Or maybe while I’m hugging Robbie to keep her warm, I’ll give her some pesos. jk dude.

  1. May? I thought they were coming in June, I got mixed up there.

    Cassava cake! My favorite. Best of all cooked Filipino sweet snacks as far as I’m concerned.

    I’ve got to look at your other blogs as soon as I have time. I should be able to find it, shouldn’t I? 🙂

    Read you tomorrow, JJ.

    1. I’ll try that Cassava cake.
      If Jaclyn is going to Korea with us, they need to come in May. Our one year is up on May 17th. So around the beginning of May, we are going to Korea for a couple of days. Jaclyn wanted to go shopping there instead of Manila. That’s why we probably now will pick them up at Tacloban instead of Manila. It’s all in the posts somewhere. You need to get caught up. I know you’ve been busy, but I thought you were up to date.

  2. Now that you mention it, I have never seen corn nuts here either. If I remember (and you can remind me), I will add some varieties to my bags when I return in April. Trail mix is always good too. I remember trying to find pecans here and even when we were in Thailand but we could not find them in either place. I like cassava cake. Last week, we tried twice to buy some when we were leaving Calbayog and heading north. There is a little road side stand where you drive up, order the cake and away you go. Alas, they did not have any for sale either time.

    So, if you won the 277 million lottery, would you stay in the Philippines or head back to the States? I have pondered that question myself and I still don’t have an answer. I think I would stay here, travel a lot and maybe fly first class to the States every other month to buy food and things that I can ship back. You would never run out of jerky!

    1. Well I hope I’ll have some (corn nuts, trail mix and pecans) in April and whenever my “care package” arrives.
      P277 million. What’ that, a little over $6,500,000? How much of that do you pay in taxes? In Texas it’s 28% I believe, so going by that rate, I’d have $4,680,000 left. I’d have to share with the folks in TEXAS. I always told them that I’d take half and split the other half among them. Give them about $450,000 each (x5), so $2,250,000 from $4,680.000 is $2,430,000. Then I have the Filipino relatives. Give them between P100,000 and P1,000,000 each, depending on how close a relative they are. I’d still have over $2,000,000 left. I think I’d do the same as you except maybe to the States every 3 months. It’s a long haul over there, but maybe in 1st class it wouldn’t seem so bad. Nice dream huh?

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