ichbinsaege

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About ichbinsaege

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  1. Hey Sacha, this is Ryan.  My mom would like you to cut her hair. Could you give me your number to make an appointment please.  Thanks.

  2. I am 40, have been here since I was 34. There are quite a few of us in our early 40s.
  3. Carnaval starts January 29 and goes until Fat Tuesday, with main activities in Chapala. The them this year is "hacer ruido" or "make noise". All events are free entry. I think you can buy VIP to the music concerts so you can sit down and have table service and nicer bathrooms. They are planning on bringing back some old traditions. Also, in the first night after the parade, they will be burning an effigy of Donald Trump.
  4. On the right after Iguana restaurant in the row of restaurants towards San Juan Cosala
  5. Presidente Degollado actually said in a Facebook comment on their government Facebook page that the carretera is going to get repairs in early 2016. Let's hope that is true. I am on Hidalgo in Chapala and man that street has some serious potholes. They keep filling them every couple of months, but the road really needs resurfacing. Of course, I realize that this will means that resurfacing will likely happen overnight, but I can deal with that noise if it means I don't have to hear big trucks and cars hitting those potholes all day and evening. I really think he is making good strides at fixing things. Of course everything cant' be fixed at once. But the team he has working seems to be working quickly.
  6. This restaurant is up on the mountain in San Juan Cosala, at the west end of the Piedra Barrenada. It has a very beautiful view of the lake, and the restaurant itself is very clean. The food and drinks are excellent and the service was excellent, and the waiters were very nice. A little on the slow side, but since it's nice to just enjoy the view and company, it's okay. Today we had a really strange experience at the end of our meal. We (five of us, including my 16 and 18 year old and my parents) went for a nice family holiday meal together. We had appetizers, meals, drinks, and coffee at the end of our meal. All of that was excellent. I can't complain about the food or service. But, things got strange when we asked for the bills. There was the cash register receipt and then a hand written piece of paper with the total PLUS an amount written down for us to tip. My mom tipped $30 pesos BEYOND that written amount. My mom told him to keep the change. However, I did think it was weird that he brought back an empty leather money holder and placed it on our table and said thank you. We got up and left and we were at our car when he came out after us. I thought maybe we had left an item behind. He asked us in Spanish for his propina. I conversed back with him in Spanish and he was trying to tell me that we also needed to leave a tip for the kitchen and the bartender. ??? I explained to him that we tipped over the amount that he had written down for us to tip. I told him this in Spanish. He then said "no hablo ingles". And I am thinking "dude, I'm speaking to you in Spanish!!" Finally he gave up and walked away. I have lived here 5 years, my parents almost 8. I have never experienced anything like this. I am semi fluent in Spanish, but I definitely know what he was saying and I know that what I was saying was correctly said. But he kept pretending he didn't understand me. Has anyone else had this experience there? I have never heard of needing to tip the waiter and then tip extra to tip the kitchen and bartender. ?? That experience has kind of soured me on wanting to go back there.
  7. Yes, it is! Couldn't remember the name. I avoid anything in the paper wrappers and stick to the local farm made stuff.
  8. They are open until 8pm! And I really hope everyone will be nice to the staff!
  9. I get butter from Joaquín in the Chapala mercado. Works great in baking, have never had an issue with it not creaming. The flavor is good too. Lala butter isn't too bad, either. However, it the Eugenia that tastes so rancid.
  10. I got to try a cheeseburger and fries tonight. Wow, they are really good. The meat was tender and juicy, the cheese delicious, and the bun was soft and buttery and most importantly NO sesame seeds! The fries are nice and thin and cooked to perfection. They are cut fresh daily. The staff are very friendly. They open to the public tomorrow. I think Trip said 11:30am?
  11. The Dulceria in Chapala on madero has them. Cellophane in all sizes.
  12. That's great news. I usually go to the store south of Costco on Lopez Mateo Sur because Lucia Diaz has been such a great help there. Will be nice not to have to set aside half a day to take care of cell phone issues.
  13. The locally homemade corn ones are so much better...
  14. El Zapote on Morelos between Juarez and Zaragoza across from the key place and next door to the Telmex substation in Chapala. Great pazole and many other great foods. Open afternoons from either 1:30 or 2:30? Until 10:30 I believe. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Their prices are great!
  15. Tortillas don't have lard or cheese.