April 9, 1942. Thursday. 123rd Day.
|The Grande Theater built in 1928 and remodeled in 2008.|
It was called "The Best Theater in the East"
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|Rear terrace of Grande Theater--was built in 1928 making|
it very modern for that time. Note the Customs House
with the clock in the rear skyline.
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Sunny and warm. Put on a light spring suit. Saw Ballet Russe at Grande. They put on "Lights and Shadows" and "Cleopatra". Very small audience. Music was ok.
Seems our repatriation ship is a month late. Rumor has it the intended ship has been sunk. Radio says Bataan has "sued" for peace or terms. Seems war is still going against us. U.S. $ has hit 33.
April 10, 1942. Friday. 124th Day.
Sunny and cold. Used spring suit and winter heavy overcoat.
Chem Chong Fan and I completed Dec. 1-6, 1941, accounts and turned them over to Bg. He has to get banker's rate certificate signed.
Been sick. Chen and I had Chinese tea at King Awa. Then I had an apple. Was sick for several hours.
Stanton says promised opening of Consulate for finals next week has been postponed, as sailing and April postponed. Seems something awry. Have heard ship sunk, which is ok.