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Globe’s New Sensational Super Duper Internet Plan

Globe telecom models

I’m excited about Globe’s new sensational super duper internet plan, which is simply called “The Plan”. Brothers and Sisters in the congregation, lift up your hands and shout “Amen!” It’s a joyous day for this American expat in the Philippines. I’m more excited than Thor at a two-for-one sale on hammers!

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Tantalizing Taytay Tales

Taytay Palawan

While we were in Puerto Princesa Palawan, my asawa and I decided to visit the Underground River. Puerto Princesa’s pride is easily the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River (or Underground River), a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

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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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GUIMELCO Comes Through! Lolo’s Nipa Hut Has Electricity!

guimelco

As regular readers of Philippines Plus know, my father-in-law, Lolo (Filipino for Grandfather) is afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease. If not for the expensive medications provided by the generous Murray the Kiwi, Lolo’s affliction would be even worse. My brother-in-law Joery and his crew have been building a nipa hut for Lolo on our new property in Guimaras, the island province we reside on.  We had tremendous news Tuesday afternoon as our utility company on the island, GUIMELCO, comes through! Lolo’s nipa hut has electricity!

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Back in the USA. The Return of the American Expat

las vegas

I hadn’t stepped foot in the United States of American for over five years since retiring to the Philippines. But this past late September, I was back in the USA. It was the return of the American expat. My only reason for my visit was to see my 82-year-old Father who had retired to Las Vegas several years ago.

from my hotel window in Las Vegas

The view from my hotel window in Las Vegas.

 

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How to Find a Filipina Girlfriend 50 Years Your Junior

Nina Villarina Babes Beer Tour in Guimaras Winner

The subject matter of this post deals with an older gentleman that my asawa and I met at Raymen Beach in Guimaras a few months ago. Let’s call him “Roy.” Roy is 75. His Filipina girlfriend, “Jill,” is 25. They’ve been together for the past several years and have a three-year-old son together.

Nina Villarina with her cool shades

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Return to Paradise, Part One

Air Mall at Domestic Terminal Manila

(Here's part one of a guest post from Randy who's sharing his recent adventure to the Philippines. Thanks, Randy!  Great story and photos. —Dave.)

Our trip from Tupelo, MS. began early enough at 0200 with a 1.5 hour drive to Memphis International Airport. We boarded an American Airlines flight at 0600 bound for Chicago where we connected to Asiana Airlines for the long two legged trip to Manila, via Seoul, Korea.Air Mall at Domestic Terminal Manila

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It’s Not What You Know; It’s Who Your Asawa Knows

First of all, I really don’t know what all the complaints about NAIA (Manila’s Airport) are about. Until you have flown into the international airport in L’viv, Ukraine, you really don’t know what crude is! The comfort room is actually across the street and has not been cleaned since the Soviets left and Olga the security screener is not nearly as cute as the nice Pinays at NAIA.NAIA Arrival area

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