In Part 2 of the “Walang Ganyan Sa Pinas” podcast series, I continue to talk about life in the United States compared to my homeland, the Philippines, as my 5-week vacation in the “Land of Apple Pies, Burgers, and Cheesesteaks” comes to a close.
I recorded this episode while I was still in Point Loma, San Diego (not Pomona, Los Angeles as I erroneously said in the podcast). I am now in Daly City, San Francisco – the Pinoy capital of America – and I can describe the weather for today as arctic (15 degrees Celsius but it feels really like 10 degrees lower).
The sun is out but the cold wind coming from the Bay feels like a bucket of crushed ice being dropped on your shirtless body. It is that cold. I never thought I would say this but I think I miss the heat in Manila.
Meanwhile, listed below are my takeaways from this trip:
– Group Daycare
– Self-service Gasoline Stations
– Military Housing Facilities
– Gatecodes and Automatic Garages
– Independent Living
– Extra-curricular Activities
Meanwhile, I mentioned in Episode 17 that I will be watching my first baseball game. The game was between the San Diego Padres versus the San Francisco Giants. Well, I had a marvelous time, even if I knew little about baseball. And I, together with my companions, was featured on the stadium’s enormous video screen. It was my 15 seconds of fame and I loved every second of it.
To cap it off, the Padres won by 1 run over the Giants. What a great game indeed. (I think I’m switching sports.)
Lastly, I would like to congratulate Jennifer Ruiz, who won a free starter training program worth Php4,500 from Online Jobs University, which we announced in Episode 11. Jennifer, I wish that you put the training to good use and hopefully kickstart your career in freelancing. Who knows, maybe you will become our next guest in the podcast.