Sunday, December 25, 2011
I guess I needed to see Agta from someone else's eyes to realize how special it is, because for the longest time, I just focused on the negatives like the blaring karaoke music and the concrete structure jutting from the rocks.
But as G and I rode the kayak and stared with amazement at the serene, glass-like surface disturbed only by a school of flying fishes, it suddenly dawned on me how beautiful my tatay's home is. That and how paddling a kayak is a great workout for my arms.
I hope they finally iron out who will manage the resort. Tatay already declared himself as the President/Dictator of all, so all we need now is someone to micro manage the resort. I admit that I had visions of myself as Merryl Streep in Mamma Mia, running a resort and having grand musical numbers in between folding sheets, and even G sometimes talks about what more could be done in Agta, but apparently running a resort is so much more difficult than Hotel Dash. So even if I rule in Hotel Dash, that's still not counted as experience.
Seriously though, I do hope they find someone competent to run Agta.
And now for more good news, I can pay my Pag-Ibig loan online! Hooray for Metrobank online banking! My outstanding balance stands at 719k and because I paid 5k extra on top of my monthly amortization, that extra goes directly to my outstanding balance. It's sad how almost 4 years of paying 5.6k monthly only reduced my debt by 31k. That's interest for you.
The goal now is to pay an additional 5k-10k per month and to pay off the entire loan in 5 years time, instead of 30 years. Crossing fingers and tightening belt.
Speaking of loans, we're finally buying a parking slot by next month for the back-breaking price of 475k! The payment scheme is 30% payable in 1 year (12k/mo), then for the balance I'm choosing between 16k/mo. for 2 years or 31k/mo for 1 year. The 16k is the more feasible plan for me at the moment, but since payment for the balance begins only after a year, I'm hoping that we'll have enough to manage the 31k/mo by 2013 because I'm trying to minimize interest payments.
And that's why we won't be able to join the Blockie Korea trip:p