I'm thinking that life in Cotabato City is going to be pretty sweet. Last night, my housemates Nicole and Peter decided to go out for dinner at a local pizza place. Now, the pizza itself was average (and I definitely had the best pick), but it was the ease of getting a beer to go with the pizza and then the best part of all...KARAOKE!!
Nicole and Peter were a bit hesitant about the whole thing, but it really didn't take much to convince them. We had an absolute ball. It was interesting to see a bit of Cotabato City, and I was interested in the guards at the pizza place who also doubled sometimes as waiters. I thought it was nice that they'd put their guns down on the table before serving people their pizzas...
Anyway, here are a few pics of the house...
The main outdoor area where we eat our meals and watch tv (the others all have tvs in their rooms and the guards wanted to move this into my room but I thought it would be better to leave it communally). My room is just off the bottom right hand corner of this photo, while the other three bedrooms are inside and upstairs.
The front yard (complete with UN vehicle)
Our kitchen, which will very soon see Nicole and I whipping up some hommus and baba ganush
And my bedroom - it's the smallest bedroom but I don't mind it.
Our housekeeper Luce kindly folded up all my clothes and put them away for me...place your bets on how long it will stay that neat!!
It's a shame I didn't get here earlier so that I could've planned to go away for the long weekend. It's bloody hot and there's not much to do outside of the house, so I think Nicole and I will spend part of this weekend planning future weekends away. I've already got a couple of spots in mind.