Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I love a nice mocha! We get real milk here-- at least, much more authentic than the UHT milk we usually drank on Palawan. Chocolate milk costs only an extra 7 cents per liter, so we've been buying some of that. Thus, mocha is a nice option for a hot afternoon. I have a pile of work to do, but at least most of the piles are gone from the top of my desk!

Garry has been in Northern Luzon for a day and is now back in Manila. It sounds like he was able to see the new hangar and the guys are making plans how to best utilize the space and set things up. Tomorrow evening he should be home again and I hope to get the whole story:).

Meanwhile the boys and I have been doing school, trying to do some catch-up. They've been doing great at staying focused and being diligent. In fact, I'm amazed at the things they're learning. Kevin is quite sure that lots of exercise is key to his academic success, and it seems to be true-- he's been training hard and playing hard and is doing really well with his school.

Last night at supper Kevin was telling me about his training partner who asked him yesterday, "Am I a 'he' or a 'she'?" Kevin assured him he's a "he" and Jun proceeded to ask about several other people... apparently he had missed quite a few of those on his last English test and wanted to do some practice with a native speaker.


Granny said...

Good Morning,

It looks like you have a nice workspace there, but are there windows in your office/school area?

Glad Kevin was able to help out his friend. Often here people use wrong pronouns which seems odd when gender is so important in Spanish? Go figure!

Have a good sleep and keep on keeping on!

Garry and Cynthia Barkman said...

Yes, there are windows here. It's downstairs, though the back yard is a bit lower, so there's room for windows. We do love our schoolroom/office!

You keep on keeping on to!

Amy said...

Hi Cynthia!

I'm glad to hear you are able to sit and enjoy a mocha every once in a while. I would love to fly out and join you for a cup and a chat... and to get away from the -30C weather we're having right now! I'm praying for you and your family. Glad to hear Kevin's doing better. Take care!