Remember this story I did back in May about a 62-year-old geezer that was filming his own sex videos and posting them online? The American expat was living in Bacolod City, “The City of Smiles,” at the time and was arrested. With the American’s arrest and the recent raids on alleged cybersex dens in Bacolod the past few months, one has to wonder if this post’s topic, “Bacolod City: Cybersex Hotspot?” might not be appropriate.
“62-Yr-Old American Nabbed in Bacolod for Uploading His Sex Videos.” In the “City of Smiles”, Bacolod, an American was arrested by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents at his home in Barangay Taculing last Friday, May 12, 2017. The American national, Lee David Colglazier, 62, was allegedly uploading internet sex videos of him and his multiple partners, both female and male.
Crusty Old Expat. The Retired Old Fart in the Philippines. Both of those monikers, and others, apply to me. Regular readers of Philippines Plus might have noticed that comments have been closed for recent posts. I have a shot of myself relaxing in Boracay at the end of each post stating that.
Our recent trip from Manila was marred by tragedy: “Man Overboard! Our 2Go Cruise Manila/Iloilo.” Nine and 1/2 hours in to our 22-hour cruise back home, my wife suddenly called out to me: “Someone has jumped overboard!”
What is the best way to get to Cebu from Iloilo City? There are several options available to travelers such as taking a flight on local airlines, boarding a bus, or taking a vessel from a shipping line. Travel to Cebu City, “The Queen City of the South” depends on your budget and how much travel time you have available.
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Never buy your asawa clothes for Christmas. If she’s anything like my wife, you’ll end up going to a SM City Mall the day after Jesus’ birthday celebration and face massive mobs that rival the hordes of Hade. I kid you not. I would (almost) rather have each of my fingernails and toenails pulled out then encounter the crowds that my spouse and I had to deal with. I had to navigate the crowded mall filled with morons that hypnotically gazed downward at their cell phones as they checked their latest asinine Facebook message and never watched where they were going. Crowded eateries that reduced us to eating at Pizza Hut (at Robinsons, our first stop) which is never packed out.
During a recent shopping sojourn to Bacolod City, the “City of Smiles,” my asawa and I were impressed by several things. The friendly people and the stores that actually hired more mature workers, impressed me. The public transportation system was cheap and easy to use. The cab drivers were honest. The Check Inn Pension House where we stayed was affordable and centrally located and had a decent restaurant where we had a couple of meals. But two incidents during our three day stay are worth noting, especially to any expats that might be planning to visit Bacolod.
The City of Smiles is known for its annual MassKara Festival held every October
My asawa and I had visited Bacolod City as I treated my wife to a shopping trip in the “City of Smiles.” We had already visited SM City, and the new Ayala Mall and were headed on a jeepney to Robinsons Place. That’s my sparkling spouse posing in front of the shopping mall before we entered to hunt for more bargains. I was ready to find some lunch but the mall was crowded that Sunday afternoon. It seems that people on Bacolod like to shop just like the residents of Iloilo City, whose major shopping venues are also jam-packed on the weekends.
After visiting SM City Bacolod, my wife and I headed out via jeepney to the North Terminal in our quest to find the best shopping malls in Bacolod City. After making inquiries at the local McDonald’s, we decided a visit to the Ayala Mall was in order. Once at the North Terminal we would be able to catch a ride to “The District” where the new Ayala Mall was located. My wife and I had been using the cheaper jeepney services available in the “City of Smiles” rather than taking a taxi. We did use a cab upon our arrival in Bacolod and our driver informed us that most taxis were charging 300 pesos, almost seven US Dollars, to the Ayala Mall located outside of the city. And that’s for a one way trip.
To celebrate my asawa’s upcoming birthday, I had decided we should take a trip and visit some of the best shopping malls in Bacolod City, the Philippines. Now, other than working in our yard and tenderly caring for her beloved plants and flowers, my spouse also loves to shop. What better way for my beloved wife to celebrate than to go bargain hunting and picking up a new pair of shoes…or two.