|Water, water everywhere, but…. It’s been almost a couple of weeks since the local Department of Public Works and Highways busted the water supply line of our subdivision (Beverly Hills) while paving the main public road fronting the subdivision. We’ve been told that the subdivision cannot work on the busted pipe because the DPWH hasn’t given them the permit, since the busted pipe is under a government road. Excuse me, but who busted the pipe? I think we’ll finally have water…. sometime before Christmas.|
|We get subdivision water every other day, which is okay, since we have an elevated water tank storage, and a day tank with a pump. But now, we have to depend on rainwater for our baths (it’s the rainy season), and clean groundwater we get from the American school for drinking and cooking use. When we completely run out, then we have to call those expensive water trucks. I guess we don’t live in 90210 after all. Sigh….|
Papers, papers everytwhere…. Call the telephone and electric company, and presto! Telephone and electric service. Not in the Philippines. To get these services requires tons of paperwork, most of them I have no idea what they are and where to get them. One of these is the registration of our Study Center with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commis- sion. But this registration involves even more paperwork. Meanwhile, we can’t use the office space because there’s no electricity. Unless we’re willing to use candles and sweat it out. Perhaps by Christmas too. Sigh….