No brownouts since last Sunday night. There is some debate among the expat community of Guimaras as to whether or not the undersea cable that was cut last month has been repaired. I could get off my lazy butt and walk over to our local Guimelco office to find out. But I’ve been busy writing some new books I’m going to hustle on Amazon. So life goes on in my little “pocket of paradise.” And having electricity every day and all day, sure makes life easier.
One British expat states that the repairs were not done on the cable and would last until the end of this month or later. Another Brit reported that the Governor, and not a mayor as reported earlier on this website, declared the cable was repaired. It would be nice if the official website for Guimelco or even their Facebook page would keep their customers updated but I supposed I’m living in a fantasy world and asking too much.
Getting ready for a small birthday celebration tonight as our domestic helper, Mera, turns 16. I walked over to the local Sari Sari Bread Shop to pick up some pan de sal for the family and picked up a P590 container of Selecta Rocky Road ice cream. While Mary Joy was packing my ice cream in newspaper for the walk back home, I spied a refrigerator full of cakes, something I had never seen at this outlet before.
They only had small, roll-shaped cakes for P190 but we didn’t need a big one for this party. Only Lolo, my asawa, Mera, niece Shaina and nephew Sharwin, and yours truly would be in attendance. Well, we do have a special guest, Mera’s sister, who attends the “Mosquito” college here on the island, with Shaina.
I’ve been getting up from 3-4 am to work on my new paperbacks and then take a break at 5 am to take my hour long walk. After a brief breakfast I’m back on the computer. I’m starting work on book three and will make them available on my website as an E-book at a later date.
I did enjoy a very pleasant evening at a local private social club located on the island this past Friday evening. Great food and good friends that I have met at The Shirven Hotel before. But aside from that, everything’s been quiet on the island.
At that gathering I did receive reports that the landscape in San Lorenzo, where enormous windmills are being constructed to provide power, have really ripped up the local roads and made them nearly impassable. I was planning a road trip there in the near future but might wait until we buy our new four-wheel truck in November before I venture out.
Life goes on in my little “pocket of paradise” in the Philippines.