Thursday, August 30, 2007

Two pieces of Good News

I now have a regular column in the Marianas Variety, a deal which was finalized today, so my observations will be appearing there regularly on Wednesdays starting next week. I'll have a little cross paper rivalry with Bruce and David going on.

Also, we got our notice for interview for Cynthia's green card, which will be in a few weeks in Guam. I'm going to make a long weekend out of it, and I'm soliciting opinions on places to eat, stay and see from my readers and friends. I'm going to spend at least one day diving there.

Good day today.

14 comments:

BoReGo said...

Congratulations on the column Jeff. When I go to Guam I eat in my car on the way to Macy's. Make sure to wear lots of metal for TSA and don't look the customs guys in the eye. Tell em you from Saipan - only wanna go Kmart.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Congratulations, Jeff. I know yours will be a sucessful column, well written and with much to ponder.

Eat at the Beer Garden out on the main highway heading toward the Navy Base. Crappy little place with not much to recommend it other than the generous portions of good quality local food served some evenings but not others.

For a fun evening of entertainment tell 'em at cusoms and immigration that you are there to find friends from Afganistan who have brought in the chemicals to treat the water supply.

Have fun and good luck with the green card process.

Missy said...

If you like pancakes, go to Hotel Santa Fe for their weekend pancake special. Nothing like sitting on a beachside terrace chowing down on awesome pancakes with whipped cream & coconut on top.

Driving around island, my favorite part is the southern part of the island, very pretty.

We always ate at the Hilton every couple of weeks, their dinner buffets are interesting and well presented.

There is a Starbucks at the Westin, but if you would rather have a nice little cafe experience, go to Cafe Cat Crea up by Nikko. Little tiny place, but great coffee and free internet if you order something.

Congrats!

: )

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Here is another interesting restaurant: Downtown Kieu's ...it is on Marine Hwy heading south before you get to the government buildings on the point. phone 671-477-2310. Really good food. Lunch is crowded. Nice, you'll like it.

SteeleOnSaipan said...

Lucky bastard, we had to go to Manila for my wife's interview. If you're into hard rock/metal, try to find out where Core is playing. They are as good a hard rock cover band as you'll see.
My favorite eats when I lived on Guam: Lone Star Steakhouse, Marty's and Taco Bell.

Pilgrim said...

Best Thai Food... Baan Thai on San Vitores Rd., Tumon. Wild Bill Curry and Somjai have opened a place there. Formerly Bangkok Nights. Very hard to beat Denny's breakfasts, and if you are a senior, they have a great menu at a reasonable price.

I always like the skin diving at Double Reef. Back in the 70's, Guam used to be a great place to collect shells. Not so sure these day. The reef is probably picked clean. I used to hunt coconut crabs and Lobsters at Orote Point cliffline, but I think that's illegal now.

A must drive is around the island. Head soth from Agana and work your way around in that direction. Stop and say hello to Jeff Pleadwell at Pirates Cove as you get into Ipan. Guam has changed very little in the past 35 years once you get out of Agana, Tumon, Tamuning, Dededo areas.

Bev said...

I agree with Missy! Hotel Santa Fe has a great breakfast place right on the lagoon! Its really beautiful there! Have fun at the Guam airport! hehe

Jeff said...

Christ, I forgot about the joys of the airport when I got this good news. This is the third, last and biggest leg of my three headed bureaurcratic monster of adoption, teacher license in the mainland and green card for cynthia.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Your government is your friend.

Boni said...

Yeah, your broke friend who needs to borrow some cash to play poker:)

Marianas Eye said...

Congrats, Jeff. I hope you go with the "Bold is Beautiful" title for your column. Also, make sure you stipulate that you keep the copyright. That way you can use what you've written at some future point if you want -- post on your blog, sell to another paper, compile into a book, etc.

There's a decent Persian restaurant in down in Tumon. I can't remember the name of it, but it's the only Persian restaurant on Guam. It might have the word "Kabob" in the title.

Anonymous said...

The old "Taste of India" team from Saipan has opened "Maharani", a new Indian restaurant next door to the Westin. Pauly and Georgy from Saipan are there and they use the same menu (but it's a much nicer place).

Jeff said...

David, that's great. I'm taking your suggestion.

Jeff said...

and thanks for reminding me about the taste of india people