Oy, am I ever gonna have frizzy hair this week! It’s so humid here the glasses on our faces were steaming up just walking down the street. It’s hard to take outdoor photos because the lens steams up. And, since I am not carrying a cell phone I’m attempting to wear a watch like the olden days. But yikes, sweating band is driving me wacky.
I love this picture of the 3 American students I am chaperoning. Oh how our world has changed. Everybody every where looking at their screen. Me, included. They were actually all texting their parents, like the good kids they are. The three girls are about as tired as they’ve ever been. We had lunch at a restaurant right after arriving and it was an almost silent meal. We might have needed to carry Dyanna back to the hotel…would have but, Sania, Jessica, and I were too tired to do it. They wisely opted for a nap instead of site seeing. At least that’s what they told me. I suppose they could have just been pulling the wool over my eyes (Ayy, no wool in this heat!), but I doubt it.
I bet the next time they’ll be this pooped will be finals week in December when that are also filing their college apps. It’s been great fun hearing them talk about the schools they think they’ll apply to and all the reasons why.
We got to see a Filipino wedding party in the lobby of our hotel. Could easily have been an American wedding; no neat-o differences to report. Other Filipino things we’ve observed: The TV commercials look like grand Bollywood musicals, every hotel entrance has you walking through a metal detector, getting a pat down, and surrendering your bag for search. The coffee has been great. The fresh fruit amazing. And did I mention it’s humid?! As I’m sitting on the air-conditioned cafe of the hotel lobby, my face is ski sweaty my glasses keep sliding down my nose.