What beats sitting with a bunch of drinking masons in a dining hall with fish tempura and lengua estofado and San Mig Light on the table?

Sitting with a bunch of drinking masons in a dining hall with fish tempura and lengua estofado and San Mig Light on the table with lightning speed wireless internet 🙂

(I can hear my friend Abi saying “Adik ka Victoriah!!!” as soon as she finds out I’ve gone on the ‘net in the middle of a drinking session.)

The Association of Marine Officers and Seamen’s Union of the the Philippines (AMOSUP) Hotel on J. Nakpil Street in Malate boasts of one of the fastest free internet connections I have had the good fortune of connecting to. Definitely lightning fast compared to that new donut shop on Ayala Avenue (yeah the one right across the Ayala FGU building and at this time will remain unnamed).

The special occasion happened to be the raising of Sam’s elder brother Ferdie in to Masonry. That makes him the second son of Toming Gaerlan to become a mason, with Sam of course being the first.

The part of Nakpil where the AMOSUP stands is the quiet part. A couple of blocks down is the fun part, with Gilligan’s at the corner and BJ’s somewhere across. Definitely a no-car zone unless you’ve obtained online car insurance. Otherwise it provides for an interesting walk.

Killing time

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