Thursday, August 30, 2007

The House to the Left!

I wish Google would update, but some areas in the States don't have this much detail. Moved into house in December, 2004. It is located in the Papago area and has an ocean view (check out other pictures). There are houses below us, but you don't see them so well due to the trees.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Princess Amaris and Prince Clark

"Princess Amaris, Princess Amaris, she's the prettiest princess in the world. Princess Amaris, Princess Amaris, she's the prettiest princesss in the world".
"I pray for Mommy, Dadddy, Baby, Lola, Tita Rose, Tita Becky, The Rest of the Family, and the Baby Jesus, Amen".

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

If it's Tuesday, it must be Fiji OR What could the Government do with $1,500,000?

CNMI Government could:

  • Pay off a lot of rebates

  • Buy a lot of textbooks

  • Create a "Bikini Bottom" Theme Park

Well, the list goes on, but the one thing they want to do is spend it on something called House Bill 15-289 which is "To Establish an Advisory Commission on Land Ownership in the CommonWealth, and other purposes".

Not a bad idea, but do we need to spend $500,000 per year ("The Legislature shall provide through annual appropriation a budget to the Commission of not less than five-hundred thousand ($500,000) per fiscal year...") to be used for the purpose of "studying the land ownership question..." and for "Public education and comment". The money starts pouring in as soon as the law is passed and ends as late as January, 2011 (3 years)

I am sure that the commission would need to get as much information about how one goes about actually owning land. They would probably need to take trips to Nevada (Las Vegas) to see how they do it there. Want to see how Hawaiians own land? A week long trip to there would be a great idea. Might I also suggest trips to Fiji and Australia to see how they do it. Got to get that informatiion on how to own land.

Hey, I have an idea. And my two cents won't cost 1.5 million!

Produce a brochure detailing the Pros and Cons of Article 12. Print it in the Newspaper, mail it to residents, and post it on-line. This should cost no more than $50,000 (still a lot of $$$). Then let people vote

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Stickers? Stickers? We don't need no stinkin' stickers!

I can't be the only one that notices how many automobiles on Saipan do not have current registration stickers. Maybe they ran out of stickers. I was over at a popular shopping center and started looking at the car stickers. I found nine out of ten did not have up to date stickers! What is that about. Now if the Government is looking for some revenue I would suggest they start with ticketing people that don't have up to date registration. I have a feeling that the situation is so bad they would need to consider an amnesty (more than the usual 30 day amnesty you get after your tags have expired) in order for people to get their cars tagged.
Go see for yourself. Look at the tags of the next 10 cars you see parked and add up how many have up to date tags.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Clark at Bird Island

We took Tita Becky around the island on her month long visit. This is Bird Island on the North of Saipan. During her stay she visited Guam and Tinian. Also had a adventure with Marianas Trekking.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

If it's Friday...

Friday has many meanings in our home. It has become:

  • Purple Gatorad Day (Sara Market)

  • Lollipop Day (same store)

  • Bubble Bath Day

  • Yellow Shirt Day (A GCA thing)

It would be best to spread these over the whole week, but when Saturday is "Grocery Store Day" and Sunday is "Park Day" and "Winchells Day". You don't have alot of time left.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Why Saipan Sunrise?

The name just sounds nice, plus I have an eastern exposure in Papago. Why have a blog? Mainly for the family in the States, but some local people might find it interesting also. I am going to post pictures and try to explain some of our life here. As time goes on, I may do more stuff, but for now just the basics.