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Our Water Conservation Project in the Philippines

liter water tank in the philippines

Our water conservation project in the Philippines will recycle rainwater from our dirty kitchen roof along with one side of the roof from our new home. We’ve added a 2,000 liter stainless tank along with our former 1,000 liter tank in an effort to reduce the effects of the ongoing El Niño currently slamming the Philippines.

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Taking Another Walk on the Wild Side of the Philippines

a view from guimaras

My Sainted Patient Wife and I were taking another walk on the wild side of the Philippines. I’ve been exceptionally lazy recently and haven’t even  been taking my daily walks. But after diplomatic suggestions from my asawa, I decided it would be in my best interests to resume this exercise routine.

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What Would I Have Done Differently After 6 Yrs. in the Philippines?

star fish found off raymen beach

What would I have done differently after 6 yrs. in the Philippines?

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Would I Have Still Moved to the Philippines?

sunset over guimaras

After the publication of my latest post, “Living in the Philippines 6 Yr. Review,” one of my faithful readers asked me the following questions and wondered, knowing what I know now, what would I have done or not done:

  1. Would you still have moved to the Philippines or would you have stayed in the USA?
  2. What would you have done the same the last six years living in the Philippines?
  3. What would you have done differently the last six years living in the Philippines?Philippine flag ceremony in Guimaras

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Living in the Philippines 6 Yr. Review

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It’s been over six years ago when I retired from almost 30 years of service with the telecommunications giant, AT&T. If not for the generous wages and retirement package I received from Ma Bell, I would not have been able to write this post: “Living in the Philippines 6 Yr. Review.” Despite the boring, mind-numbing last three years at the telephone giant, where I sat in a cubicle “working” in the billing department, I stuck it out and paid my dues and retired with full benefits. For that, I will always be grateful to the telephone giant. Sunset at Cabaling Beach in Guimaras

Cabaling Beach in Guimaras

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Cebu City: The Queen City of the South

rodeo grill in cebu city

Cebu City: The Queen City of the South. My lovely asawa and I recently returned from a short vacation to do some shopping and to relax in the famed “Second City” of the Philippines, the oldest city in the archipelago. While I haven’t done anything to earn a sabbatical, my spouse has. My wife has been dealing with the construction of our new home in the Philippines for almost six months now, and needed a break, even though she would never admit to that. 

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Our New Home in the Philippines is Nearing Completion

floor tile is being laid in our sala

Our new home in the Philippines is nearing completion. Floor tiles are now being laid throughout the house, windows are being installed this week, and once the tile work is completed, our new doors will be installed. The project has been going on for five months now and all indications point to a move-in date in July. 

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Latest Update: Our New Home in the Philippines

a look at the new terrace

I’m on Filipino Time. That’s my excuse, anyway, for not having any new posts in over a week. Sure, I could blame the Manggahan Festival now being held in Guimaras, the island province my asawa and I live on, but using “Filipino Time” sounds like a good scapegoat for my laziness.

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