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Thu. Apr 15th, 2021

The Sainted Patient Wife walked into the house the other day at our home in Guimaras carrying a pineapple. Not unusual to see. We have pineapples growing in our yard (see second photo.) But my asawa was excited because the pineapple depicted was from the top of a pineapple she had planted two years ago after I became an American expat and moved to the Philippines with my beautiful Filpina wife. To my knowledge, we didn't have pineapples growing in our backyard in Central Illinois. SPW informs me that bigger section of the pineapple is planted, a new one could sprout up in a year. A blossom rises from the top of the plant indicating a new pineapple is ready to be picked. The things you learn living on the edge of a jungle in the Philippines!DSC

On to the fresh crabs (I'm an old one, I will readily admit to that.) One of the mothers of the preschool children that my sister-in-law teaches at out home in Guimaras had some freshly picked crab for sale at only P120 a kilo (2.83 USD, or about $1.18 a pound.) My asawa loves fresh crab. She thoroughly rinsed them and cooked them in a huge pot of boiling water. She said the crab eggs are the best part, but I declined eating any of those, but did sample the meat which was quite tasty.  Life on the edge of a jungle in the Philippines. Yeah, it's a tough life, but someone's got to live it. DSC

By The Kano

POST AUTHOR: "THE KANO." Dave DeWall, "The Kano", is the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of "Philippines Plus" in publication since August 2009. He is also the CEO of Lizard Poop Productions and author of the best-selling guide book "The Philippines Expat Advisor." Dave moved to the Philippines in July 2009 from Central Illinois with his lovely wife of over 21 years, "The Sainted Patient Wife." The couple reside in a rural province in Western Visayas, Guimaras. The small island province is said to have the sweetest mangoes in the world. They do not have any children but are the proud owners of eight active canines, including a Belgian Malinois called "Killer" "Killer" has bitten five people over the years along with one goat and a carabao. "Killer" doesn't like strangers. Or goats. Or carabaos.

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