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8 Extreme Explorers Exit Guimaras for Bacolod Adventure

8 Extreme Explorers Exit Guimaras for Bacolod Adventure

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A British friend of ours had invited us to join a group of other foreigners for an upcoming excursion. I like to call it “Eight Expats Exit Guimaras for Bacolod Adventure.” Why? Probably because that’s where we were headed, “The City of Smiles,” Bacolod. Furthermore, we all live in Guimaras, the island province in the Western Visayas we call home. (more…)
Top 7 Expat Philippines Retirement Problems

Top 7 Expat Philippines Retirement Problems

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Are you considering the Philippines as your retirement destination? I’ve lived in the Philippines for over nine years now. I’ve been married to a lovely Filipina for over 18 years. As a result, I’ve gained some insight over the years regarding life in “paradise.” Consequently, I’ve decided to write this post to help inform future retirees: “Top 7 Expat Philippines Retirement Problems.” (more…)
Mikey Bustos Filipino Mythical Creatures Rap

Mikey Bustos Filipino Mythical Creatures Rap

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Mikey Bustos is a Canadian-born Filipino YouTube star. He's known for his hilarious tutorial and song parodies about being Pinoy.The particular video I’m featuring today is all about legendary beings that roam the Philippines. Some people say that these so-called mythical creatures can even been seen today, especially if you have a “Third Eye.” (more…)
Nearby Earthquake Slams Our Guimaras Location

Nearby Earthquake Slams Our Guimaras Location

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This will be a brief post. At 10:54 am this morning, November 5, I was sitting at my desk working on a new post. Suddenly, my whole room shook and the windows rattled! Earthquake! It only lasted a few seconds. I ran outside to see if my wife had felt the quake. She was OK but didn't notice the quake.  (more…)
Guimaras Ambulance Pee Patrol

Guimaras Ambulance Pee Patrol

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It was around noon this past Tuesday, October 30th. My asawa was navigating our Ford Ranger. An ambulance, with lights flashing, was approaching from behind. My wife pulled over as the the emergency vehicle sped past us. Little did we know at the time, however, that this was the "Guimaras Ambulance Pee Patrol." (more…)
DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration Conclusion

DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration Conclusion

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While in a previous post, I wrote about “DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration” This post deals with the celebration’s conclusion. “18 Candles” is the traditional Filipino coming-of-age ceremony for a young woman’s 18th birthday. DenDen is our niece in Guimaras, the island province we call home. (more…)
DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration

DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration

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While in a previous post, I wrote about “DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration Preparation,” this article deals with the actual celebration. “18 Candles” is the traditional Filipino coming-of-age observance for a young woman’s 18th birthday. DenDen is our niece in Guimaras, the island province we call home. (more…)
DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration Preparation

DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration Preparation

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Because I had previously been involved in an “18 Candles” event over four years ago, the news of our niece’s 18th birthday celebration didn’t catch me off guard. While the earlier festivity didn’t involve any special preparations on our part, our niece’s Debutante Ball would. We hosted the event at our home in the Philippines. (more…)