Thursday, March 19

This & That...

Okay, I've tried keeping up with American Idol for the first time ever & I just cannot do it! I mean, first of all, how does anyone keep track of what days it airs? Or, maybe it just changes days in the Philippines?? I doubt it. I think I remember it doing this back in the states also. Second of all, I cringe whenever Paula starts to talk. She fumbles over her words so frequently & sounds as if she's on the verge of crying every time she opens her mouth. What is with that? Sam, who rarely watches the show, heard her speak last night & asked me, "Is she drunk?" I honestly didn't know... Third of all, I get completely annoyed when the audience starts booing anytime a judge gives honest feedback to a singer. I know it's all for show, but it comes across as such an immature reaction, in my opinion. Whew... good to get that off my chest!

While I'm still on the subject, I did watch last night's show & I think the wrong person was voted off! I heard Michael's performance & was less than impressed by it. Of all the contestants remaining, I thought he should have been the next to go.

And, wow, has Randy Travis aged!! I'm not sure what I expected, but that was not it. Same hair though! Just quite a bit grayer...

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I got a call from the school nurse yesterday afternoon as I was packing up water bottles for the twins' soccer practice. Apparently, Samuel attempted a daredevil stunt off the slide & took a pretty hard fall. He tried to break his fall with his hand & ended up fracturing his wrist instead. On the recommendation of our wonderful school nurse, I drove him to an orthopedic surgeon in Olongapo. The doctor was fantastic & so patient with Samuel. An x-ray confirmed the fracture & Samuel was fitted with a half cast for his arm. He is pretty self-conscious about wearing his sling... always worrying about what other people are going to say to him or if they're going to stare at him. (He swears some guy in McDonald's made a face at him as we walked in to get his sympathy Happy Meal after the hospital visit. Where do kids come up with this stuff??) But, after his first day at school with the cast, I think he's already annoyed with all the attention. He acts so exasperated when someone asks him how he hurt his arm. I am thinking Hollywood is definitely not in his future... thank goodness!

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I had a dream the other night about my last day in Subic Bay. In my dream, I bawled like a baby! I think I just might do that in real life, as well. I am leaving so many great friends behind... some that are staying here in Subic & some that are relocating to various locations around the world. I am leaving behind a fantastic new family member, Rosalie. She is a 2nd mom to my kids when I'm not around, since we don't have any family living nearby. She is a sweet friend, an excellent helper & a great shopping companion. She is priceless! I am leaving behind beautiful, exotic beaches... lush jungle forests... easily accessibly Asian vacation destinations... and a great school for my kids with teachers who give 110% every single day! We do miss our families terribly, but we have loved every minute of living in the Philippines. It has been an adventure from day one & will be an adventure until the moment we leave. This country has so much beauty to offer! We are truly grateful for our time spent here & for the experiences that we will never forget!

5 comments:

Lynn Leaming said...

So when are you due to leave? American Idol is pretty much on the same nights every week, Tuesday and Wednesday, although they have alrady told us they are moving it next week because the President is preempting them :0

Achilles said...

If you are planning to go back to the United States Our country has suffered a lot especially the hard working class of America. Foreclosure is high and still going up. California has 10% unemployment and Illinois with 11% percent. Less people are travelling on the Interstates (you will notice it). Obama is really trying to solve our problems.

It will be a difficult time for all of us, rich and poor.

I hope America will overcome these problems soon or else a lot of families will be hungry and homeless and entire world will also be affected.

Achilles said...

By the way Americal Idol has a new Host.

About me.... said...

You're so lucky to have found a great helper. Having moved to Manila from Vancouver about 1 1/2 years ago...we are still struggling to find a helper that is a "keeper" . Did you get yours through an agency?

Amberly said...

Lynn, we are scheduled to be back in June.

Achilles, I have heard about the tough economic times & believe me, I thank God daily for our current job situation. I am actually pretty apprehensive about moving back because of the unstable economy. Hoping for the best, though...

About me, no I did not get her through an agency. All through word of mouth here in the Subic area. We are very blessed to have her!