Last post dealt with a problem we had regarding a land owner adjacent to our lot who claimed our workers were building a fence on their property line. The group had earlier claimed they had a survey done on their property and had a sketch plan but they had neither, as I had suspected all along. But this past Tuesday, the complainers finally hired a survey crew from nearby Iloilo City who would meet with our survey group, also hailing from “The City of Love.” Our property dispute in the Philippines is now resolved.
Beauties & the Beasts: The Kano and Papa Duck Hit Manggahan. OK, maybe that title post isn’t fair to my American expat friend. I hope PD, who along with Asawa Anne, recently paid a visit to “The Farm” in Guimaras, doesn’t mind. To be honest, I drank a LOT more bottles of San Miguel Pale Pilsen when The Tom Cat and I used to hang out at the annual mango mash and I would become even more obnoxious than usual. I doubt that Papa Duck and I ever drank more than two bottles of beer any night we attended the festival.
From the swimsuit competition for Mutya ng Guimaras, Pearl of Guimaras, beauty pageant
TABS CBN news.com report, the pump boat, which was carrying 27 passengers and 3 crew members, sank off the shores of Buenavista, Guimaras around 10 a.m. after it was damaged by the strong waves brought by tropical storm “Juaning.” that a passenger boat from Guimaras headed to Iloilo sank Tuesday morning. According to an
[smartads]This was my first traditional wedding in the Philippines that my asawa and I were attending since moving to Guimaras, the rural province in Western Visayas known for its sweet mangoes and beach resorts. We were in San Joaquin, Iloilo for the ceremony and were serving as sponsors. The bride and groom, John Vincent Sealmoy and Analyn Gange (my asawa's goddaughter) , had been kneeling at the altar for quite some time as we sweltered in our classic Filipino attire. I bet they were as nervous as a couple of porcupines in a balloon factory.
I’m a somewhat modest guy. I don’t pee in public streets as is the custom of many Guimaras residents. I don’t roll up my t-shirt to show off my San Miguel Pale Pilsen Bulge to admiring onlookers. If you’ve visited the Philippines you know that lifting up your shirt, to cool off from the brutal heat and humidity, is a favorite practice of Filipinos of all ages. Many of the macho men simply leave their gut exposed with the classic Filipino T-Shirt roll or don’t wear any shirt at all. However, I’ve seen more bare-chested guys at redneck barbecques in the middle of August back in the States or a Village People concert (not that I’ve been to one) than I have witnessed in the Philippines. Don’t want to go shirtless too long here underneath the scorching, unrelentless glare of the sun, however.
It is believed that the first group of immigrants to come by sea to the Philippines were the Indonesians about 5,000 years ago. They drove the existing Negrito tribe, which had arrived in the Philippines about 25,000 years ago, from their land. Indonesians had two dominant groups. One group was tall with light skin, large foreheads, high noses and thin lips. The other group of Indonesians were shorter, darker, with large noses and thick lips.
[smartads]Whew! As I was looking over yesterday's blog that I had already posted about the Ricky Reyes salon visit, the wife came up behind me and saw the picture with her and the Heat Wave Contraption!!! It was too late to close the screen! I was trapped like a jeepney on a flooded street in Iloilo during a typhoon! Sainted Patient Wife Melinda asked why did I put that picture in. If I had to put a picture in why not use the picture of her in the Heat Wave Contraption where she is not making a face (like that one was more flattering!) She was pretty upset.