Sunday, July 02, 2006

Slice of Saipan Life

On the way home from hiking and swimming yesterday afternoon Joe and I stopped at Smiling Cove to watch the weigh in for the fishing derby. Scott had told me about the derby the night before and I figured it would be fun to watch some of the boats come in.

We got there just in time to watch them pull this monster out of one of the boats:

When I took a look at the board listing all of the competitors and the size of the fish caught so far I noticed a familar boat name:

The Padre de Familia belongs to my good friend and pseudo-uncle Cal Reyes. If you've been keeping up with this blog since last December, Cal is the one who took Emily and I trolling. He also gave us that huge mahi mahi back in April. Oh yeah, he also let me borrow his truck in December and his son let us borrow his truck for six weeks when we first back arrived in April.

So yeah, as of yesterday afternoon, Cal's boat had caught the largest wahoo. Hopefully he can hold off the rest of the competition during today's fishing. I'd love to see him win.

Go Cal!


Damon said...

Hi. I found this blog by following a link from another blog that was discussing the whole Saipan Sucks thing. I've actually traded emails with the person who owns/runs that site, because I'm thinking of relocating to the Marianas for maybe a year, and am really interested in hearing an opposing view. If you or anyone would be interested in providing a positive or alternate opinion, please clue me in. You can email me directly at if you prefer. Thanks. Nice fish.


Saipan Chamoale said...

Saipan is a lot like any other small place; It has it good and it has its bad.

Everyone knows what you are doing, you have to deal with people from different cultures, and some things are really expensive.

But the island is beautiful, most people are extremely friendly, and some things are really cheap.

Emily said...

It depends on your attitude. I absolutely love it here, even though I'm a yuppie city girl.