Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

by chinwhat at 12:32 a.m.
Hope everyone’s Christmas went well… Now’s some time for some pinoy mish mash updates:

The family and I landed in the Philippines two nights ago... Flying sucks ass. But I finally got a chance to see Ghost Town (which was >meh<) and Dark Knight (which was really good… but it feels like I’m missing something. Do they still have those “airplane edition” of movies??) That and CathayPacific has some attractive ass stewardesses!

We stayed at my uncle’s place for the first night. After taking a refreshing shower (is it still a ‘shower’ if it’s only a bucket of water?), I went to sleep on the floor on a banig. Yeah, I knew it was comfy chilling out on it at the Ex every year, but I’ve never actually slept on it. It’s totally different, right? But you know what? Shit’s comfy! My uncle’s got five big ass dogs which come with loud ass barks! They were our ‘gentle’ alarm clocks the next morning… at 5:30! I have yet to make physical contact with them… they seem a little… “aggressive”

The next day we travelled by boat through some dirty ass water (saw tons of garbage plus pieces of pooh floating around. But I also saw a boat ferrying a full load of San Migeul empties!) to my lolo’s house where we’re currently staying. It’s funny overhearing some people thinking we’re some sort of performers or musicians from Boracay.

It’s nice and hot here. 28 degrees. The funny thing is all the locals here think its cold! I see kids dressed in fleece hoodies, folks with toques and sweatshirts. My sister and I laugh about it, especially since her upper lip constantly sweats.

Went to bed at friggin 8pm and got awoken at 4. This time, its our neighbors rooster. (See all that garbage?) Today there was supposed to be a cockfight, but we missed it :(

I have a little game going with my sister. We’re keeping a tally of how many times people call her fat (thus far 3), how many times people ask my parents if they have grandkids/if I’m married (and why not) (7) or if Beth and I are married to each other (2)

I have yet to make my debut in the local basketball court. Based on stories from my cousin Ian who was here a year ago, the locals will be disappointed as I’m not as good as our other cousins James and JJ. I think I’ll let my sister post her impressions from that event when/if it happens. I forgot my contacts :S

So far, nothing’s really surprised me. The disparities of rich and poor haven’t yet been seen, just less poor and poorer. My lolo’s place is pretty poor (see rooster pic above?) Every part of my lolo’s hood could pretty much be the back drop of a WorldVision commercial… but over all, its not that bad i guess.

Today I also learned the proper way to eat crab during lunch. Initially I was going to share my sister’s plate of raw oysters, but after much concern from my lolo, aunt, parents etc, we decided against it (see “dirty ass water” comment above).

Right now, we’re watching the thrilling JazzRockets (double OT!) game. During the commercials, they have a LOT of ads for various boxing matches. Oh yeah, Manny Pacquiao has his own ‘reality’ tv show. Two Sexbomb (a pop musical group) stars have to compete in random events >shrugs<

WAR Cathay Pacific Airlines
WAR Banigs
WAR crabs

(where all the '***' are, should be pictures. unfortunately due to crappy connections, all you get is nothing. ah well. i'll add the pics later i guess)


Blogger Rubex Cube said...

Wicked post Chin....le sigh 28 degrees! Have a great time and keep posting as much as you can about your adventures...have a safe trip!


12/28/2008 01:10:00 p.m.  
Blogger Lil Lex said...

laugh re: keeping counts. We get lots of "do you have any kids yet?"

12/29/2008 10:47:00 p.m.  

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