Monday, October 18, 2010

Daily Report: Kingston Lodge, Diet Starts Tomorrow

Today was the first monthly Sunday Bar-Be-Que at Kingston Lodge, and the entire expatriate community showed up for the event.

Everybody had a great time. The Sunriser Band (from Zax) played great music through the afternoon, while Danny's staff cooked steaks and sausages on the grill.

Epril and I both had the same thing: A steak with all-you-can-eat salads for 275 pisos, plus two big side sausages for 45 pisos each.
Of course, the kids spent the entire time swimming... lots of kids!

Of course, the first rule of socializing in The Philippines is that the girls (and drag queens) have to get together for lots of picture taking.

And of course, after sufficient liquid courage has been consumed, the husbands grab their wives and hit the dance floor.

And after the guys are all tired out and back to their tables and beers, the girls just keep on dancing!


Anonymous said...

It looks like you live in Paradise. Is that true? Everything looks so good, including the girls, of course!
You have to find something to keep yourself there Jil because I don't see a place in US to give you the same. What would be the monthly $$ necessary to afford such a nice life, like a minimum?

Jungle Jil said...

Well, some people can survive here on $1000 per month... but it's not easy. At $1500 per month, you don't have to cut corners and can have a few luxuries. At $2000 per month, you can't party all the time, but you can have this "nice life". Above $2,500 you can start adding in Western luxuries like car payments, regular trips, shopping for imported food, and things like that.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jill. What was the site you found Epril on? Could you write about your and other expats experience about that?

Jungle Jil said...

I met Epril on I really have not spoken to other people about meeting Filipino ladies on that site.