Great day

Today was a most wonderful day. I didn't think it would be. Timmy's nanny went to Cagayan de Oro to help her husband with something and she's going to be out for a week. On the other hand, today was also Eid-al-Fitr, a muslim holiday which is an official holiday in the Philippines. So taking care of timmy was made much lighter by having many hands to carry him and play with him.

And then we thought to end the day by going to U.P. Diliman and having isaw for dinner. For those with great intestinal fortitude (which would be 99.999% of filipinos, excluding the very few vegetarians), isaw is chicken or pork intestines, skewered on bamboo sticks and barbecued over charcoal.

At U.P., we went to Manang's isaw stand behind the college of Law. She had run out though and was closing down when we went. That was too bad. Manang has the best isaw in the country, and perhaps the world.

Since Manang's wasn't available though, we went over to Mang Larry's isaw stand near the Kalayaan freshman dormitory. They were doing great business there. There were so many people standing in line, we had to wait perhaps 45 minutes for our order to be delivered. Timmy had a great time watching all the people (and the streetlights, as they came on with the night). I think we must have had too much (30 sticks of goto [pork], 30 sticks of chicken, 5 sticks of regular pork barbecue and 5 sticks of pigs ear). Hahahaha.

A great time was had by all though. Unfortunately, it was dark when we were all done, so we couldn't walk around the sunken garden with timmy in his stroller (with mandatory mosquito net). I hope we can try for that on Sunday, or next weekend. Tomorrow we'll be going to Greenhills. My sister-in-law will be walking, or jogging. We, on the other hand, will be at the weekend street market buying prawns, fish and vegetables :-).

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