Story: Arriving in Manila. Part 3.

Story: Arriving in Manila. Part 3.

“Those are my two young boys Mollie, Alphonso who is twelve years old and Ruperto the younger who is 10. Benito with the pretty apron on is my eldest son and my joy and pride at the same time. Benito on the other hand gave me a big smile and said in English with the characteristic Filipino accent, “Hi Mollie, glad to meet you, my mother was eagerly waiting for your arrival. Now I’ll be able to work full time at the beauty salon, the house is yours to run. She simply said this time, “Come on, let’s eat now and after we finish our dinner and before you collapse from jetlag Benito will give you a guided tour of the house and explain to you where everything is. Tomorrow I’ll explain a few more things... " As we started eating - and I must say I was starving by then - Juanita added, “This is chicken adobo Mollie one of the most popular Filipino dishes. Needless to say that you have to learn how to cook Filipino food since you are going to take over most of the cooking in this house. After we all finished I offered to clear the table and Benito very eagerly started guiding me around the kitchen. I soon realized there was no dishwasher and all dishes and other kitchen utensils were washed by hand. Apart from that the kitchen was quite modern with all the necessary appliances, including a very efficient looking cooking stove.

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