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It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere. . .Or Friday

November 2, 2019

I post these scribbles here every Monday through Friday. I try to be consistent since y’all are coming to read them. I’ve been pretty good at maintaining my M-F schedule for the past five or six years.

I missed it today. Well, I missed it on Friday. Or it might have been Saturday. Today is (probably) Sunday, so I definitely missed it somewhere. Or perhaps not. Honestly I’m not sure.

I’m in Manila this week.


Makita Shangri-La

It’s a big city in the Philippines, and a small neighborhood in Pleasant Grove, Utah. I’m definitely in the city. I’m here for business. It’s been a long time since I travelled internationally. And this time I have to be on call for work.

Previously I didn’t much care what time it was elsewhere. I just lived in China’s time zone, or Haiti’s or India’s. Even when I travel domestically, I always set my watch to local time.

I know that Manila’s time zone is 12 hours off Eastern Time. Twelve hours and a day. I think it’s forward. But, maybe not. I’ll figure it out during the week I’m here. I’ll be keeping North American hours. Sleep at dawn, wake at dusk.

In the mean time, I’ll just set my clock to Manila time and remember that it’s 12 hours off of Eastern.

Of course, that’s not taking into account daylight savings time changing this weekend. (Spring Forward, fall back. . .I think)


What do they call the person who sits in the last row? Same thing they call the guy who graduates last in Med school. He’s a doctor, I’m a passenger. 

Rodney M Bliss is an author, columnist and IT Consultant. His blog updates every weekday. He lives in Pleasant Grove, UT with his lovely wife, thirteen children and grandchildren.

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