Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday 18th January 2011……..a mixed bag!!

Here is Linda and Guy on their arrival in Hawaii…



This is a bit of a ramble and not completely sure of my thoughts but I know that the Expatriates living in SMA provide a lot of work for the local people but at the film on Monday it stated that the common wage for lower class of workers was around 52 pesos a day which is about $4.50….I have a hard time around maids and gardeners I feel for them….this was compounded for me this morning when I was invited to play a game of tennis at another club, the entrance to which

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I pass every day not knowing what lies behind the gated fence…. a huge country club like setting with 6 tennis courts

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a huge heated swimming pool

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a beautiful club house….well at the tennis courts we had…wait for it… a ball boy!!!!

I really felt uncomfortable about this but when we had finished I asked what the protocol was and I was told to tip him 40 pesos, the other couple did the same so for 2 hours work the young man received 80 pesos, a good gig for him……I really didn’t care for this setting and will stick to playing at my usual venue…….I know I haven’t explained my feelings well but I will think on this some more!!!!

Went back into town to pick up Sara from her class and a couple of scenes on the road home…

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This guy was handing out slices of cantaloupe at a cross walk and a truck full of them was parked close by..

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This is the road works just close to where we stay it has been dusty and rough for about two weeks now..

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Tonight I took Sara down town where she attended a lecture about reproductive rights for women in Mexico which she enjoyed and I went to visit friends in the RV park Karen and Rob, they have a house in Nova Scotia and I was getting information for my trip to the east coast of Canada this summer, thanks for all the help!!!

Forgot to mention that this afternoon we took a break and sunbathed for three hours it was lovely and warm…sorry Annie I know I am not supposed to mention the weather…..almost forgot Sara and I played Backgammon this afternoon the loser having to pay for dinner on Thursday night before we go to the theatre…..I would like to tell you that I  won BUT!!!!!!!!!

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