Our niece, DenDen, is turning 18 soon. DenDen is our oldest niece in Guimaras, the island province we call home. As the following pictures will attest, she has grown into a beautiful young woman. At age 18 a Filipina will have a coming-of-age celebration, a debut, an “18 Candles” ceremony, if you will.
Sometimes someone moves the bar for stupidity so low, it behooves the Crusty Old Expat to comment on it. Today’s dunce cap goes to Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez. “Bikini Babe Bares Comelec Spokesperson’s Secret Crush.”
The Philippine Senate passed its version of the Universal Health Care Bill. The Senate’s 14-0 vote seeks to guarantee all Filipinos equal access to quality and affordable health goods and services. President Duterte had certified the bill as urgent. The new Universal Healthcare bill will replace PhilHealth. PhilHealth will be renamed the Philippine Health Security Corporation.
After not wanting to wait 15 minutes for a pancake breakfast at SM Delgado’s Jollibee, we traveled over to a nearby McDonald’s in Iloilo City. A male server with red lipstick greeted me.
Our niece, JalAmiel, has been picked as “Miss 2018 United Nations” to represent her class for a fundraiser. JalAmiel is leading her schoolmates in an effort to raise funds for some much-needed school improvements. I’m hopeful my faithful readers over the years can help out.
I highly recommend all my foreigner friends to check out this latest restaurant, Cassandra’s, located in our island province. This “Exciting Expat Eatery Opens in Guimaras” and offers a wide selection of Western favorites at very reasonable prices.
Yes, the title is correct: “86-Yr-Old Lolo’s 1st Dentist Visit.” Lolo (Grandpa) had a bad toothache the other day. My wife gave her Father (Tatay) a 500 mg Mefenamic acid tablet for the pain.
I don’t like crowds. Christmas shopping in malls swarming with bargain hunters doesn’t appeal to me at all. That said, my asawa and I recently headed over to the Marketplace Festive Walk Mall Iloilo Grand Opening. Probably not a good idea for someone that detests hordes of shoppers.
Dateline Philippines: Itchy Worm Attack/Remedy. The following is a true account that occurred to my asawa (spouse) recently. (Photo credit: MiKheila’s SuperMom)