Feels like I’m back home in my province in the Philippines. I grew up in San Pablo City, Laguna and it’s different in the old days compared to when I returned last year. Here in Luperon, feels like I’m back to the place where I grew up!
Everyone knows each other here, low crime rate, laid-back vibes, and everything is affordable for normal people like us! Haha! I love luxury pero only when it’s sponsored; if not, I’m the most frugal person you’ll ever meet! Hahaha 🤣🤩
Today, for the first time in years.. we attended a Catholic mass, and it’s in Spanish. I had my communion, and I love it! I’m thankful that my life and mind are in so much better state after renewing my faith! 🙏😇
After the 8 am mads, I went to the Hair salon where I made an appointment for Hot Oil and hair cut. It’s too expensive in the States and Europe, and my last proper hair treatment was last year in Buenos Aires, Argentina! Haha! I only paid $10 for Heidi; I gave her extra for the kids who were also at her salon and entertaining me! She’s so happy that it’s a huge amount of her service, but she deserves it as I finally have my “bangs”! Haha! 🤩
While I was on the salon, Jonathan was walking around the small town looking for coffee, but there’s no coffee shop open in the early morning.. an old guy offered to make him coffee in his house, so he went there and went to the carinderia to eat his breakfast! ❤️
After that, we went “grocery shopping”.. got some veggies for my Chicken tinola and salad for tomorrow and only paid $3 for all of it -sayote, tomato, lettuce! Then Jonathan bought 2 Big Papayas, six coconuts (he thought it’s for juice, I already told him it’s niyog which is the meaty part!) and in total, we only paid 10$ for everything- fruits and veggies! I went to another store and bought longganisa (meat), chicharron and local cheese (it’s like Kesong Puti in the Philippines) and for only $5 for all! Oh gosh, just remembering why we love living in Latin America, good quality of fresh food and decent rates! The exchange rate here is 49 Pesos = 1 USD.
Then we returned to Empress, and I cooked Palabok for lunch and attended to some client calls! While typing this, we’re heading back to land to meet Richard, the Navy officer who invited us to his Christian fellowship and dinner at his house! Yay! I’ll let you know how it goes tomorrow ❤️
In the next three days is going to be catching up with work, so I don’t need to work in the next two weeks to adventure around DomRep (some luxury stays!) and for my side trip to Haiti and Jamaica! ⛵️🐈
Sunday in Luperon - dinner with a Dominican Family! ❤️
Ah, I think Sunday is now my new favorite day.. I always loved Mondays as it’s my “bring on opportunities” kinda day! But in the last few weeks, all of our great socialization days happen after we attended the Sunday service! We skipped last week since we were sailing but yesterday we attended a morning Catholic mass and a Christian service which I really love!🙏
Do you remember Richard, the Navy Officer who inspected our sailboat when we arrived in Dominican Republic? Well, he invited us to his Christian church and a dinner at his home afterwards! He picked us up on his motorbike, attended the fellowship together and went to his home! We met his wife, son, the grandmother, cousins, nieces and neighbors.. that was incredible! Just like us, Filipinos! 🤗🤗
Rosa (the wife) taught me how to clean the fish and she cooks it their style! We had a big Red snapper, vegetables and rice for dinner with the red wine we brought with us! She said I can just come over to her house and she’ll teach me how to cook.. yippee! Now I have to fix our schedule since we have a lot going on.. can’t believe we’re “busy” doing fun activities and meeting a lot of new friends! ❤️😂
Anyway, it seems like our Fb post is reaching only few of our readers because of the algorithm.. the only way you can always see more of our posts is by commenting/interacting.. are you guys still there?
P.S This is my online daily diary so will check typo later! hihihi 🤣