Sunday, May 06, 2007

Good morning! It isn't every Monday that starts as nicely as today did! I was up early this morning and enjoyed a bit of quiet and some time to do office work before the boys got up. Garry was at the hangar early to prepare for today's flight. The boys are nearly finished with school now, and I am encouraged to have some of my bookkeeping done already. Garry is on his way home from a couple of flights, probably eating his lunch as he flys.

This weekend we did something we've never done before-- we took part in a badminton "fun games" evening. The organizers had told us the games would start between 6 and 7, so we played it safe and arrived at 6:45. Of course, the lights in the court were off and nobody was there. When I asked the girls who were behind the desk if there were, indeed, games, they said "Yes, maybe at 6:30 or 7:00"! Culture:). We enjoyed several games as a family before people began to arrive at 7:30 and several more games before the "fun games" actually began at 9 pm! By midnight we'd all lost several games and decided to call it a night before the end of the games, which was predicted to be 2 am!

You might wonder what on earth we're doing playing badminton. Good question! We've found it to be a great way to meet people, as well as get some much-needed exercise. Without having had the opportunity to learn Tagalog, we need to find others who can speak English, and the badminton court seems to be a great place to do that. We were thankful for the time to be part of a small community here and to interact with others.

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