Some days you must pay the piper when living in a tropical paradise, and today is that day for us here on the island of Guam in the Western Pacific. This afternoon, we are literally hunkered down while Typhoon Mangkhut passes just to our north across the Marianas Island chain. The eye of the typhoon is just under 100 km to our north and thankfully, this typhoon has weakend slightly as it makes its approach towards Guam. Just a few more hours and we will be on the downside of it all. So far though, things have not been that rough and we still have power (knocking on wood). Mostly gusty winds and rain. By tomorrow afternoon, we will be back in paradise and will await for whatever Mother Nature decides to throw at us next.