Beach life

Beach life

Sundays are White Beach day; we bring a variable number of people to the beach, have lunch and play around in the sea and then go home. The good old times used to be Chili Bar ‘Gulp Sunday’; eat as much bbq and drink as much beer as you could for 300 peso each. It […]

Bondage

Bondage

I’ve recently made a new friend here in the village and just now we had a fairly deep (drunken) conversation regarding parents and the issues we’ve had with them. Departing with pizza for girlfriend he left me with this comment: “I brought something with me here without knowing why; I think it might be for […]

Blood sacrifice

Blood sacrifice

Warning! This post contains references to both animal and human blood, and hairless testicles! We’re now getting to the end of the first week of building our house. I’m amazed at each days progress and we’ve come to realise that some god or other must be smiling down on us since we have a plain […]

A house with a view

A house with a view

My fiancee (wahey!) and myself can’t be stopped right now, we’re on a monster-roll; after shocking pretty much every part of the whole extended family by pale-faced falling on my knees and completely forgetting my rehearsed speech we have now decided to take our first step on the property ladder together. After looking around for […]

Tooth fairy

Tooth fairy

My almost-step-son (wahey!) is seven years old and is just entering into the fantastic world of losing teeth. I clearly remember loving the feeling of wiggling a tooth with your tongue all day long, carefully eating food as to not break it off in an unplanned extraction. We’ve made a deal that if I get […]

Sunday breakfast

Sunday breakfast

We usually try to go out to have breakfast on Sundays and have so far been trying out different places in search for the best bread in the area. We still haven’t found a perfect place but the one we went to yesterday came pretty close. There was just the slight issue with the dead […]

Not Johnny Weissmuller

Not Johnny Weissmuller

I’m now starting to get into a good routine here; wake up around 10, faff around for a few hours, possibly start working, go swimming and then have lunch, start working properly around 3, dinner sometime around 8 and keep working until midnight. It suits me perfectly and I feel that I deliver my most […]

Older & wiser

Older & wiser

Another year gone past, hopefully some new things learned. I feel wiser, for sure! So my time in Kasai Village is drawing to an end, I’m working until the end of this month and then I’m going surfing in Siargao for six weeks. To top things off we are going to have a pretty full […]

Panic

Panic

Life is now slowly settling back into normality, the girls have left, my mother left this morning, the current two guests leave in a few days and then it’ll be empty here for 18 days. Eighteen. Empty. Today is scary hot and right now there’s a bunch of boys training karate on our lawn, the […]

Elvis has left the building…

Elvis has left the building…

… and so has Carro & Linn, my two workmates here at Kasai. So it’s a sad day here, and as soon as they left it started raining, a sign perhaps?! We’ve worked together since the beginning of this year and I first met them in November so we haven’t really known each other that […]

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