web
stats

Crusty Old Expat’s Iloilo Festive Walk Mall Review

Crusty Old Expat’s Iloilo Festive Walk Mall Review

Megaworld launched their 1st “lifestyle mall” in Western Visayas, the Festive Walk Mall, in Iloilo on Saturday, June 30th, 2018. This is the Crusty Old Expat’s Iloilo Festive Walk Mall Review. My asawa and I took a 150 peso ($3) taxi ride across Iloilo City Proper to check out this latest shopping mecca. That’s my lovely spouse in the lead photo. She’s not pissed at me (this time.) The sun was making her squint. Really! We had an enjoyable time roaming this 90,000 square meter shopping, dining, and entertainment mega-complex.

Read moreCrusty Old Expat’s Iloilo Festive Walk Mall Review

Prince’s Edgy Evening Escape

Papa Prince

A tremendous thunderstorm rolled into Guimaras the other night pouring buckets of rain faster than a petrified shabu dealer seeking to evade the police. Lightning crackled in the air with booming thundering reverberating in the skies. A few of our eight canines leap into panic mode whenever they hear any thunder. Today’s post, “Prince’s Edgy Evening Escape” details one of our pup’s extreme reaction to any prolonged loud noises.

Read morePrince’s Edgy Evening Escape

Rechargeable Fans & Light Bulbs Battle Brownouts

Guimelco, our local “service” provider for electricity secured a 100 million loan last year to completely refurbish the aging electrical grid in Guimaras. The project was to be completed by the start of the annual 2018 Manggahan Festival which ended last May 22nd, 2018. However, we’ve already experienced 20 power outages this June. Thankfully, our rechargeable fans and light bulbs battle the continuing brownouts in our home province of Guimaras.

Read moreRechargeable Fans & Light Bulbs Battle Brownouts

New Guimaras Hypermarket Operating on “Filipino Time”

After nearly nine years of living in the Philippines, one would think I would have adjusted to “Filipino Time” by now. In some instances, I have. Nevertheless, there are occasions where this maddening Filipino custom raises my blood pressure to the upper stratosphere. Case in point, today’s post: New Guimaras Hypermarket Operating on “Filipino Time.”

Read moreNew Guimaras Hypermarket Operating on “Filipino Time”

Lively Latin Dancers, Manggahan Festival Guimaras

I couldn’t dance my way out of a rice sack riddled with holes. “Lively Latin Dancers, Manggahan Festival Guimaras” is a post that solely exists because of The Sainted Patient Wife. My better half loves to dance. She’s especially fond of Latin dances, the Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, and Paso Doble.  Those routines and more were on display last Thursday evening at the 2018 Manggahan Festival in Guimaras. 

Read moreLively Latin Dancers, Manggahan Festival Guimaras