Friday, October 7 -
Went to a ladies luncheon for the first time since moving to Dumaguete. We ate at a Chinese seafood restaurant located above a Mexican restaurant on the boulevard. It was just one open room with all the windows open and some ceiling fans. I can't remember the name of the restaurant, but the dish I had was nice - seafood tofu. It was a big bowl full of clams, shrimp, squid, veg, and tofu. I also nibbled on some stir-fried rice and fried oyster. Yum!
I went to the lunch because I still don't know that many people here and it's hard to connect with others, at least for me, and especially connect with ex-pat women. This group consists of ex-pats and local ladies and they meet somewhere different every Friday afternoon. I was the youngest one there (this time), but I don't care. I enjoy the company of older folk. So yes, I did meet some wonderful people and will definitely be going to another lunch soon.
Saturday, October 8 -
Hubs and I went to a friend's birthday house party. He lives in an apartment complex of sorts, but around here it doesn't matter if you blast the music and party all night. Generally, people don't do that, but if you do, no one is going to call the police. People just accept the fact that there might be an all-night party at some point. I don't know if the birthday went all night - we left around 3pm or so. There was barbecue and potato salad, rice, loads of beer and wine and soda. Some of the other girls and I swam in the pool, or rather, floated on noodles and lounged on the pool steps to cool off.
Sunday, October 9 -
Most of Sunday was spent outside with Ezra (my pet goat). I let him browse the property, free range style, in hopes that he wouldn't eat the decorative plants. He did all right, for the most part, although there were times when I had to scoot him away from the pretty plants he loves so much. I lounged in the hammock and kept an eye on him while he cut the grass. Sometimes he'd hop onto the patio and try and ninja his way into the house (we keep the doors open nearly all day). He didn't seem to understand the "no livestock in the house" speech I gave him. He also doesn't understand the word "no." :P
Sunday night, Hubs and I went to another birthday party; this one was for all the Libras (my husband included). We drank, ate red velvet cupcakes, drank some more, danced to the live band, drank some more. It was around 11pm that the girls and I decided to go to the club. Mind you, this is a group of 20-somethings, and although I'm not too far past my 20s, I still feel the age difference when it comes to trying to keep up. Oh yes, I danced like there was no tomorrow and drank the flowing beer...then went outside and sat on a park bench with my husband while the girls kept dancing. To be honest, I don't think I ever had that much energy, even when I was a 20-something. No matter though, I had a lot of fun.
We have friends flying in from Puerto Galera (where we just moved from) this Friday, so there will be more adventures and delicious food, maybe a party or two, because it's always party time under the palms.