If I was in charge there would be no big deal about the Pacman fight last Sunday. I’d sign up for pay-per-view (Pesos 250.00 na lang!) Buy some extra beers and rum, a few bags of chip’s and dip’s and enjoy the fight. But you know I’m not in charge.
Under Mayang’s plan the entire outside of the house had to be cleaned and groomed. Nephews put to work cleaning lawn furniture. Copious shopping for food and booze has to be accomplished. The interior of the house must be cleaned. And so on and so forth. I still like my way better.
Wednesday some of the shopping was done, but the lions share must be done Saturday morning with a 5 am trip to the wet market for fish, meat and food stuffs. Don’t think for a minute that I will be involved. My wife knows that the price goes up when my blue eyes show up.
More cases of SMB will be delivered that afternoon plus, one case of Emparaflu (Light) and Ice Tea mix had to be stocked, yes, they mix the ice tea with the brandy, and away they go. I tried it once. But I also touched a hot stove once and never did that again. I’ll stick with “Boat Drinks.”
Thursday, a new crew has arrived to clean the inside of the house; I would have them come after the party when the house really will need cleaning. But again, I’m not in charge. The word has spread throughout the purok that the Thompson’s are hosting the eighth Pacman fight and the neighborhood is all a buzz.
Yesterday during my morning walk with Coco the Flying Labrador, I stopped over and over to confirm the party and fight was on schedule. I don’t get involved with discussing the results of the last two fights where Pacman won the fight he lost and next lost the fight he won. He is a hero here, and any Kano that speaks ill of the man had better be wearing his running shoes.
So now as I write this its Friday, December 07, 2012 the last of the preparations are being finalized, pots and pans are coming into the house by the ton. Charcoal is being delivered by the rice bag full, and the cleaning of the Mindanao Bob Deluxe Bar-B-Que Grill is prepared and ready to be fired up at 0630 Sunday morning. As I’m writing this the windows and sills are being cleaned, I should throw a party every month and my house would continue to look brand new. There is just not a lot left for me to do. As if there ever was!
I’ll charge up my camera, and be ready to snap pictures of the party that I’ll bore you with in an article next week. Hey I’ve got to get something out of what this purok party is costing me. But it’s worth it, good times and good food, throw in a fight and it’s all priceless.
Part two next Monday, same time same channel. I hope you all got to see the fight!