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Proper Pooch Pool Party Philippines

“Proper Pooch Pool Party Philippines” isn’t one of seven related American International Pictures beach party films from the Sixties. Former Mouseketeer, Annette Funicello, was my first crush. She starred in “Beach Blanket Bingo” along with teen idol Frankie Avalon.   “Bingo” was the fifth and most well-known of the series. Annette initially appeared on “The Mickey Mouse Club” which was first televised from 1955 to 1959 by ABC.Beach Blanket Bingo

(Photo Source: The Video Beat)

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A Visit to the Best Dentist on Guimaras Province: Dr Lezly Sarmiento Gonzaga

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Does anyone enjoy going to the dentist? I never have. So after a six week battle with a toothache, I finally relented and visited a local dentist. And was I pleasantly surprised. So much in fact that I had to write this post: “A Visit to the Best Dentist on Guimaras Province: Dr. Lezly Sarmiento Gonzaga

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Overloaded Jeepneys with School Kids Riding on Top: No Problem in Guimaras Province

Overloaded jeepneys with school kids riding on top of them is no problem on Guimaras province where my asawa and I reside. In fact, the public utility vehicles even pass by the local Philippine National Police without even a second glance. There are laws on the books regarding this issue, but like many rules and regulations in the Philippines, they are often ignored and not enforced.

jeepney in Guimaras loaded up with school kids on top

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Riding the Pump Boat to Iloilo City Gets Dicey

Riding the 14 peso pump boat to Iloilo City gets dicey. The 15-minute trip from Jordan Wharf to Ortiz Dock in “The City of Love,” is usually uneventful. I can’t swim but have never had any worries about our vessel capsizing. I don’t even wear the life jackets on board, though when my asawa and … Read moreRiding the Pump Boat to Iloilo City Gets Dicey

Cop Killer in the Land of the Mango

He’s a quiet but friendly Filipino. Trike driver. Middle-aged.  But he’s a tough guy with a temper who doesn’t suffer fools lightly. The tricycle driver is known by some as the cop killer in the land of mangoes, Guimaras province, Philippines, Western Visayas Region. Hit hard by Typhoon Yolanda last November, but chock-full of rough and ready, resilient Pinoys and Pinays. Super typhoons? No problem. Too much Red Horse? Problem.

Dave's trike in Guimaras

A local trike driver in Guimaras

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The Best of 2013 Manggahan Festival

The best of the 2013 Manggahan Festival. The mango mash ended two months ago. But I’ve lived in the Philippines for close to four years now and despite the government’s push to adopt Philippine Standard Time,  I’ve decided to embrace the more laid back, traditional “Filipino Time,” thus I’m just posting this article now.

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Filipino Don King Spotted on the Guimaras Jeepney?

A beer garden birthday bash in Guimaras, the sweet mango province in Western Visayas in the Philippines, was recently held. That’s a giant mango you see in the next photo taken at the new tourism building located at the Jordan Wharf in Guimaras which honors this island’s most famous fruit.  After the party, my asawa and I dropped off her relatives at our former home at “The Compound.”  We stopped to visit for awhile. I decided to roam my old stomping grounds and take some photos.New tourism center at Jordan Wharf in Guimaras

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