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Week-long Bicol Vacation Day 6



We were able to catch the American Idol results show live at 8 am. This saved us another day of checking in at Sampaguita. I was surprised but most thankful that Cook is the new American Idol. He's the first rocker American Idol. I guess the Americans just felt how I felt about David Cook. Some say that he's a conceited guy. I don't mind, he has every right to do so because he really is a genius.

The show ended at 10 am and that's the only time that we went out to grab a late breakfast at Naga Garden Restaurant. Dadijun and I ate 2 toasted siopaos each, sobrang gutom talaga. Rap ate fried chicken and rice. By 11:30 am, Dong and the family went up to our room to pick us up. We were scheduled to have lunch at Tita Ops' place. I thought that it was just a simple lunch for the family but I was surprised that they prepared a small feast that they set-up in the garage. Our catch yesterday was already fried and ready. We were joking around and reminding Dadijun that he can only eat what he caught which was the tiniest one in the batch. Olec gave up his bigger fish for Dadijun, naawa yata ang bata, hehehe.





After lunch, Dadijun and I went with Tita Ops, Ate Cel, and Dong to the municipal office of Canaman. We went to the Assessor's Office to have the quotation of real estate taxes due for the old house and lot that Ate Cel and Dong are planning to buy from GSIS. We discovered that the old owner did not pay even a single cent of real estate tax ever since the property was bought. We were lucky that Canaman is just a small municipality with low real estate taxes that the 158 sqm house and lot's real property tax for 10 years was just less than ten thousand pesos. Ate Cel and Dong has to settle this first before their application with GSIS pushes through.

I slept the whole afternoon as soon as we returned from the municipal hall. My nostrils are now clogged with colds and that made me really drowsy. There's still no improvement on my coughing condition. I guess I need to visit a doctor as soon as we get to Manila to have some antibiotics. Its getting harder to breathe now and my back and throat muscles are starting to ache from the constant coughing.

We went out tonight to Avenue Square with the family for our scheduled despedida dinner at Lady Crab. It was Dadijun's plan to eat out during our last night ever since we got here. We assumed that Lady Crab will be just as close to Red Crab in Manila but to my dismay. The food is cheaper but the menu choices are less too. It didn't quite meet my expectations but it was all in all acceptable. What is important is that we enjoyed the company of each other.



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