Anyone that knows me wouldn’t be surprised by the title of this post: “Crusty Old Expat’s Antisocial Ways.” It doesn’t bother me that I’m probably the only person in the Philippines that isn’t on Facebook. We rarely have friends over. Pool parties are limited to close relatives now. And I haven’t been shopping in nearby Iloilo City for weeks.
“Free Super-Fast Internet Coming to Philippines.” What have you been smoking, dude? Is this more “fake news” being perpetrated by Facebook?
The cancellation of the visit from our island province’s resident computer god saved me a few pesos. Panoy, is known throughout the land of sweet mangoes, Guimaras, for his computer savvy. The tech wizard could have solved my problem with Globe quicker than a young boy can wipe snot off his nose with a shirtsleeve.
It’s been one week since I’ve attempted to add my new Globe internet account to our existing account with the telecom. The battle rages on! I’m at war with “Globe’s Grand Gaffe!”
“Onward, Crusty Soldiers! Marching as to war! With the staff of ‘Globe’s Grand Gaffe’ going on before. “Dave,” the crusty expat, leads against the foe! Forward into battle, see his blathering go!”
My lovely asawa and I recently witnessed a St. Valentine’s Day Massacre at the Guimaras Mountain Resort. OK, I, confess. Maybe only a few turkeys and chickens were actually sacrificed for the buffet dinner. However, Valentine’s Day, 1929, in Chicago, produced a very “Bloody Valentine.” Seven members of “Bugs” Moran’s gang were gunned down. The slaughter was attributed to rival gangster Al “Scarface” Capone.
“Filipina Relative is a Scammer” is the topic for today’s post. One of my long-time supporters and personal friend recently asked my asawa and I for some assistance. Seems like my comrade’s older brother in the States was looking to communicate with a Filipina. My colleague was wondering if my spouse had any female relatives his brother could chat with.
I had more pictures from our new swimming hole that I didn’t publish in my last post. So I’ve added more pics from our 1st Philippines Pool Party. Last weekend saw our Guimaras relatives frolicking in our new lagoon. Even Lola, my mother-in-law got into the act! Thankfully, Grandma, seen in the next shot, did not wear a two-piece string bikini.
We kicked off the Chinese New Year with a celebration at the Mango Terrace in Guimaras. The Mango Terrace Pension Hotel, the former Shirven Hotel, is under new ownership and management. The establishment featured an all-you-can-eat buffet at 400 pesos a head, 8.50 U.S. Dollars, this past Monday evening to ring in the Year of the Monkey.