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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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28-Hour Brownout Grips Guimaras

GUIMELCO website

I apologize to my readers. While I haven’t posted on a daily basis for years, I have been wanting to opine about our local utility company, Guimelco. “28-Hour Brownout Grips Guimaras” is the latest installment of our ongoing battle with the lack of adequate infrastructure on the island province we call home.

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New Filipina Helper Fired on First Day

donald trump youre fired

Our new Filipina helper was fired on her first day on the job. We had previously committed to hiring a Pinay whose mother-in-law was reportedly an aswang.  But that new domestic assistant never showed up for work.

(“You’re fired!” graphic source: Meme Generator)

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Our Filipino Workers Have Left the Building

filipino workers

Our Filipino workers have left the building after almost two years. Brother-in-law Joery led a crew that built a nipa hut on our property in November 2014.  In January 2015 Contractor Boy began work on our new home in the Philippines with a 22-man crew. We moved in the first of July 2015.

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Chickens Sacrificed to Appease Water Gods at Our New Well in the Philippines

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Truth? Yes, it is stranger than fiction at times. Often the limits of credibility are stretched beyond imagination in the Philippines (and in politics.) The other day two chickens, a male and female, were sacrificed to appease the water gods at our new well in the Philippines.

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The Christening of Merry Joy in the Philippines

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I was inside working on the 2016 updated, revised version of my book, “The Philippines Expat Advisor.” I heard my asawa talking to someone outside. I peeked from my man cave window and noticed it was one of our former workers, Melcher. He had some coconuts. Not surprised, he’s the nephew of the brothers that sold us our property and he’s a neighbor. My wife had sent some leftover Christmas fruit salad to his Mother via our nephew Sherwen the day before. After his visit, I was informed that we would be in attendance for the christening of Merry Joy in the Philippines the next afternoon.

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Philippines Walk on the Wild Side: New YouTube Video

taking a walk on the wild side in the philippines

Boys and girls, ladies and germs, it’s time for another alternative media offering: “Walk on the Wild Side: New YouTube Video.” Barely over 60 seconds in length, I’m hopeful this latest post will momentarily appease those readers such as Todd, Nick and Lance, among others, who thirst for these visual snippets of life in the Philippines.

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The Expat Celebrity: “He Must Be an American Movie Star!”

The Kano

Mac Davis crooned that “it’s hard to be humble when you’re perfect in every way.” Anyone that has ever met me can attest to the fact that I’m far from perfect. But in the Philippines, one can become an expat celebrity the minute they pass their plastic-wrapped luggage through the Manila airport and officially enter the PH. When’s the last time someone exclaimed to you: “He must be an American movie star!”?

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