From the Midwest redneck author of "The Rooster Crows at 4am!," "Lizard Poop!," and "The Philippines Expat Advisor"
Batman, Brownouts and the Bunk Bed
It's off to SM City and the SM Hypermarket in Iloilo City. Webmaster Supreme, Rich Pawly, visited the Hypermarket the other day during his visit to "The City of Love" and says the air con was working fine. I hope so. Today the rains have stopped for awhile and it's sunny. I usually sweat there like a politician after hearing one of his female aide's announces she's pregnant.
I'm tying up some loose ends with this post before The Sainted Patient Wife and I head out for our monthly shopping trip. It will be my first trip out of the house in days and I'm actually looking forward to it. Guys, don't banish me from your "man cave" for that above statement.
Well, that was my original plan, to finish writing this post and get it published before we took off, but an eight-hour brown out in Iloilo City ended that scheme faster than a wet dream about Nancy Pelosi.
So on a rainy Sunday morning in a subdivision which actually had three garbage pick-ups in a row last week, I'll attempt to write this post.
Took my asawa, The Sainted Patient Wife, along with our twin nieces, April and Michelle, to see "The Dark Knight Rises" last Monday at SM City in Iloilo. Only P130, three bucks, for a ticket. Awesome movie. Loved it!
The crowd was extremely quiet. No one chatting away next to buddies and no one making or answering calls on their cell phones. Quite a different experience from what my friend, American expat, Scott B. had endured at the same cinema the Saturday before.
I spoke to a management person before our show began and told her about the unruly crowd at the Saturday viewing Scott B. had attended. The supervisor said that the weekend shows are much more crowded and not as many students attend during the weekday shows. That's what I suspected and that's why we never attend the weekend offerings.
Had a good crowd, a mix of all different ages and would recommend the movie to anyone that hasn't seen it yet. Christian Bale is hands down, the BEST ACTOR that has ever portrayed the Dark Knight. And Director, Christopher Nolan, is the BEST DIRECTOR of any Batman movie.
I'm FINALLY posting some pictures of the bunk bed that some generous readers enabled us to purchase for our nieces and nephew that live with us. Our three nieces sleep on the bottom larger section while our nephew, Sharwen, sleeps on the top bunk.
I suggested that our 13-year-old nephew sleep on the sofa bed in our sala, living room, but my asawa suggested the present arrangement. My ever thrifty spouse stated that if they all are in the same room we would only have to use one fan for them. She's the boss.
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The bed, along with a wardrobe not visible in the picture, takes up most of the space in this small room, one of three bedrooms in our rental home. But for 140 US Dollars a month rent, looks like we plan to stay put until we build our new home. But we've been putting some feelers out in the Oton region and checking out some lot prices there which are considerably cheaper than what we can find in our present subdivision located outside of Iloilo City. I'll be sure to keep you posted in future updates.
Back to work on my new eBook and the next post for this website before another brown out hits. That said, power outages and all, it's still more fun in the Philippines.
And note to Webmaster Supreme Rich Pawly. It still very warm at the Hypermarket yesterday save for one giant portable air con situated near the main checkouts. More on the latest SM Hypermarket visit where I encountered some really nice "big breasts. "