We started our day with the “breakfast bell” ringing. After breakfast we figured out how to call our parents, so that was really nice! Then we went to the bank, and waited. But they have to get a special I.D. number to process ANY information to set up accounts. So we are waiting to set up an account. We than went to the office and were told, “go to the mall, eat some lunch, and when you are there you need to get some id photos taken, it should take an hour.” So we walked down the street, walked over a huge bridge and went to the mall- look mom, all by ourselves! We got the pictures we needed & than went to Jollibee for lunch. I had fried chicken and rice, but Jason had chicken and spaghetti! We enjoyed our time just looking around and trying to say “Sa la mat” (thank you). We were than taken to go get our Filipino Drivers License! We get to the building than an offical from the drivers place took us to get our “physical”- a drug test & eye exam! A little different than the U.S. but it usually takes a good half a day to get the license BUT we got in about 2 hours. Just pay a little peso and you get stuff! We are having a great time!
A few things we have learned, just today:
-Sarah weighs 69kg and is 165cm tall
-Jason weighs 105kg and is 172cm tall
-Sarah does not like when Tee Pee is not in the bathroom, she now will carry klenex at ALL TIMES!
-We can eat lunch, both of us with drinks included but not up-sized, for about $4USD (remember what we both got?)
-merienda is a VERY GOOD THING (it means snack!), and corn on the cob is not eaten at meals but only as merienda.
-texting on your cell phone is much better than the phone call.
-ShoeMart is on just about every corner, Shoe mart is a big, big mall, much bigger than any mall in the U.S. well maybe just as big if not bigger than the Mall of America. You will see them here like you see Starbuck’s in Chicago!