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Kentucky Fried’s First Filipino Colonel

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It was around 8:00 pm on a weeknight. Despite numerous power outages from our “service” provider, Guimelco, we miraculously had electricity that evening as I flipped the remote to Channel 2, ABS CBN. It was time for my asawa’s favorite program, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.” As I steeled myself for a block of 10 minutes of commercials for Tide Detergent, multiple pain relievers from Unilever, and the same tired Selena Gomez Pantene ad, a new advertisement brightened our screen. The search for Kentucky Fried’s first Filipino Colonel was underway!

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The SM City North EDSA Expat Experience

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“SM City North EDSA Expat Experience” relates our latest shopping adventure in the Philippines.  It was a chaotic shopping trip. I was almost convinced Filipinos in Manila had started their Christmas shopping early. After all, the Philippines has the longest Christmas season in the world and begins September 1st.

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The SM Mall of Asia Expat Experience

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I’ve been writing a blog for almost seven years now. Over in Guimaras, the island province we call home, there is nothing that even remotely resembles a large super mall. We do have the Chavez Building. You could call that place a  strip mall if you’ve consumed too many bottles of Red Horse.

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The Blizzard That Hit Manila

Stopped at the Fairview SM MegaMall Wednesday while killing some time waiting for my appearance before the Board of Commissioners this past Friday morning at the Bureau of Immigration in Intramuros, Manila. Already had applied for my 13(a) Permanent Visa early Tuesday morning and after less than 30 minutes received my paperwork which informed me of the Friday appointment before the BOC. I'll have a complete rundown on my  (13a) Permanent Visa experience when the whole process is completed. My asawa and I roamed the multi-level mall last year when in Manila when she sponsored me for my temporary visa. This SM Mall is so much larger than the SM City Mall we always frequent in Iloilo, and we were delighted to spot a Dairy Queen kiosk on the second floor.  (Photo from Flickr)Thailand

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