Freezing in the Midwest. Sunny and warm in the Philippines with a high of 90, and beautiful clouds and water on the way home from Iloilo City as this Negros Navigation passenger ships passes our pump boat, The April Boys. The Sainted Patient Wife and I took one of these about ten years ago the … Read moreSix Months in the Philippines!
Heard a big commotion the other morning as I was doing my daily walk through San Miguel in Guimaras province in the Philippines. Sirens! Fireworks! Horns honking! I checked my fly to see if it was zipped. It was. So what’s going on? A fire truck was in the procession. Someone on the truck and … Read moreFire Trucks and Fireworks on Parade Route!
Over 100 brown outs (power outages) in the past six months I have lived in the town of San Miguel, a municipality of Jordan, Guimaras province, in the Philippines. Over 100! Our local “power” company is GUIMELCO (Guimaras Electric Cooperative, Inc.) Just had another one this past Monday that lasted over five hours. After four … Read moreOne Pole! One Town! No Power!
Let me share this photo taken this morning on my approach to “The Compound.” I was taking my daily morning walk and testing out The Sainted Patient Wife’s camera. Yes, SPW’s camera that had been washed last week due to my carelessness is working again! I looked online last week after the camera was plunged … Read moreThree Pigs on a Motorcycle!
Marian Rivera as DARNA, originally uploaded by my_boring_life. Hoy! My name is Bingo Hector Hernandez! Bingo is not my real name, but everyone in the Phils has a nickname. I got mine because I was born at a bingo hall in SM City in Iloilo. My Mom was one number away from "bingo" when I … Read moreGuest Post from Bingo, the One Year Old Filipino Boy Blogger!
Rooster Romance! This photo of The Sainted Patient Wife was taken two years ago at our former home in Auburn, Illinois. Figured a picture of SPW and some of her flowers would be appropriate since today’s topic is romance. Why romance? I’ve noticed one of my blogger friends, Glenn, over at ManOverBoard, has been going … Read moreRooster Romance!
One would think after the amazing treatment I have received from Julie’s Bakeshop that I revealed in an earlier blog, I would not be wandering elsewhere for my pandesal and other baked goods. But I confess. I have. I’m coming clean in this blog and acknowledging I have a problem since the first step on … Read moreHello! My Name is Dave, and I’m a Bakeshop Junkie!
The Stupidity of The Bonehead! First off, I don’t have a new photo of myself to post (lucky you), and if you want to know what the sign says (for those that do not know Tagalog), please mouse over the picture. I would have been able to show a new picture if I had not … Read moreThe Stupidity of The Bonehead!
Sunday is the big shopping day in San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras, which the photo to the left depicts. Let me take this time to clear up a confusing issue that was pointed out to me by Rooster Reader Sid. I always talk about San Miguel, Jordan, but never have given my readers one piece of … Read moreThe Mystery Revealed!
Snake in the Bathroom! Who says we don’t have fun at “The Compound” over in the Philippines! This three foot long snake climbed through the window in our new Comfort Room/Bathroom. I went in the CR to wash my hands before eating my dinner and saw the thing crawling around on the floor. I went … Read moreSnake in the Bathroom!