Sister-in-law banned from working in Kuwait? That’s the question swirling around our household recently. My wife’s younger sister Marjorie (seen on the left) has been working as a domestic helper in Kuwait for over six years. Philippine President Duterte has called for a temporary ban on Overseas Filipino Workers, OFWs, to Kuwait.
Is the premier dating website, Cherry Blossoms, right for you, whether you be a single man or single Filipina? A recent remark by Lee, got me thinking. And that doesn’t happen very often. “Dave, at this point I am a little nervous to unleash ‘Baby Sister’ on Cherry Blossom. She is 19 but she hasn’t ‘fallen off of the pineapple truck’ yet, so to speak.” A previous post regarding this Asian dating site has generated over 100 comments thus far and contains many informative remarks from readers that have used this dating website.
(Dark-skinned Filipina Morena beauty from Cherry Blossoms)
Visited Raymen Beach Resort, located on Guimaras, the sweet mango province where my wife grew up, this past Mother’s Day. We were celebrating the birthdays of two nephews, Sharwen and Jorreal. Since my mother-in-law and sister-in-law, Alida, were in attendance, it was a perfect way to combine the birthday celebrations and also honor our Mom’s.
Raymen Beach Resort in Guimaras. Located in a stretch of white sand and turquoise waters called Alibihod, I’ve covered visits to this Philippines resort in past posts. Made another visit to this pocket of paradise on Mother’s Day. My asawa and relatives were accompanied by the son of Jesus, Mike (seen in the next photo closing his eyes), our neighbor that delivers our fresh drinking water.
According to my asawa, Mike is our niece April’s “suitor,” a term used about 100 years ago in America. Noy Noy, Mike’s cousin (sitting next to Mike on the pump boat), also lives next door and came along for the Sunday holiday.
Lolo (Grandpa), my father-in-law who resides in the mango province of Guimaras, has a duwende problem. Lolo lives in a house that was moved on my back, along with the help of 49 Filipinos, back in August 2011. He has been living alone (we thought) in Buluangan but my asawa was recently alerted that her Tatay (Father) has been roaming around the barangay during all hours of the night.
(The Intervention Crew: From left, standing, sister-in-law Alida, Cousin Emma, Lola, standing with glasses, The Sainted Patient Wife and Cousin Roberto on far right. Lolo in center with striped shirt.)
Another graduation day in the Philippines in Guimaras, the sweet mango province. This time the graduate is our five year old niece, JalAmiel. That’s her standing directly in front of her Mom, Alida, who’s located in the center of the Guimaras Joyful Preschool sign in the following photo. My sister-in-law has tripled the enrollment during … Read moreGuimaras Joyful Preschool 3rd Recognition Day
Jobs in the Philippines are extremely difficult to find. With widespread age discrimination running rampant across this archipelago, my twin nieces, April and Michelle (seen in the following photo), age 19, are fortunate to be in the prime hiring bracket. If you’re 30 or over, your chances of finding a job become that much more formidable. (The girls were bored last Sunday when we had another long brown out, over 10 hours, and since Michelle had an extra uniform, they decided to do this pose.)
Ever say something you wish you would have never uttered? If you’re a man, you have. Our little five-year-old niece from Guimaras, JalAmiel, her brother, Jorreal and older sister, DenDen, are going to visit us for the Christmas holiday. We’re all looking forward to this special visit. Our niece, April, who has been working at SM City in Iloilo, used some of her hefty P277 (6.75 US Dollars) a day salary to purchase a generic “Barbie” doll for Amiel. Now our little niece has been asking for the doll the past six weeks since she knows Ate (older sister) has already bought it.