"The Compound", in beautiful San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras province, Philippines, is finally getting a fresh outside coat of paint. I have posted the obligatory "before" and "after" pictures. And yes, we go for the bright and gaudy colors! Mensha Yellow with Song of Green accents.
It's raining pineapples in the Philippines! Well, it seemed like it. My father-in-law had one of the relatives deliver seven fresh pineapples from his farm which is literally in the middle of the jungle about a half hour's jeepney ride from "The Compound." One can pay anywhere from 50 cents or one US dollar each for fresh pineapple (depending on the size) at our local markets, and along with the famous Guimaras sweet mangoes, one of my favorite fruits to eat in the Philippines.
I'm Giving Up My Spam! Yep, after being one of the staples of my diet these past ten months in the Philippines, I have decided to delete Spam from my grocery list. I've sent a couple of letters and some emails to Hormel, the makers of Spam hoping to get them to sponsor my blog.
Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Rocks "The Compound" in Guimaras! Friday night, around 10:48 pm heard what I thought was thunder. The Sainted Patient Wife, who had just turned off the television after watching "Death Race" on HBO (I had been sleeping) sat straight up and said: "EARTHQUAKE!"