Just a couple of days ago, I had an article entitled “It’s Coming! I can’t wait!” Now, today, I wanted to use the exact same title for this article, but I refrained!
What’s coming this time? Well, I’ll get to that in a minute.
About 6 months to a year ago, somebody started preparing an empty parcel of land for building. Feyma and I wondered what was going to be built there. The place is not far from our house, five minutes walking distance. No signs or anything were put up, nothing to indicate what was coming. The land is right next to a barber shop where I used to have my hair cut regularly, though I’ve since moved on to another barber shop.
Finally, the other day, I saw an article in the newspaper telling me what was being built. Feyma and I had decided it was going to be a new subdivision, but we were wrong.
What is coming to the vacant parcel of land?
S & R Price Club
Yep, that’s right! S & R’s first Mindanao location, and it is supposed to be opening in November of this year!
For those who don’t know what S & R is, it is a Warehouse shopping club, which is partly owned by Costco from the USA. Feyma and I used to love shopping at Costco, and we are very excited for the new S & R to open, and especially that it is just a short walk from our house!
I have been told by friends in Cebu and Manila that S & R is really pretty good. Not as good as Costco, but a big step in that direction. The main thing I am excited about is the vast selection of imported products that will be available. They even carry many of the Costco brand items. You can view the S & R Website here, although the website is somewhat limited, in my opinion.
I have written on this site many times that Feyma and I have weaned ourselves off of most imported goods now, but there are always a few things that you miss, or really want from “back home.”
Improvements in Philippine Living
You know, over the 12+ years that I have lived in the Philippines, living here has gotten better and better. The improvements that I’ve witnessed are so many I could not even list them. Better roads, better living conditions all around. Now, as I noted the other day, cable Internet coming to my neighborhood, and today we are finding out about a new S & R shopping club. The Philippines is not perfect by any means, no place on the earth is perfect. But, I can honestly say that the Philippines is really moving in the right direction!