Philippines Paradise Update

Paradise. The Philippines? No. I can’t promise you that. But despite the recent “Cyber Martial Law,” recently put on hold, fortunately, by the Supreme Court,  and the frequent brown outs, life has been good.DSC

OK, so my Smart Bro connection is down. Again. I typed this post on OpenOffice in the hopes that my broad ban connection soon be fixed. (My service was restored sometime later in the day. And then another brown out hit!) 

The service representatives  I speak to must get extremely fatigued talking to me. I probably give them some of them a “nosebleed” (Filipino slang for someone who has to speak a lot of English with a kano.) I’ve been a regular on the Smart Bro technical help line the last few months. DSC

I’m civil sometimes. Sometimes I’m not.  It can get frustrating. I always receive the standard answer that “they are working on my problem” and it “will be resolved in 24 hours, Sir David.”

A visit from Papa Duck and his Filipina girlfriend is coming up shortly. I’m looking forward to that. Our niece April is still working at SM City and her twin sister, Michelle, paid a visit to SPI Global, an Iloilo City call center, and by all reports will be working there in the near future.

Spent a recent Sunday in Guimaras and had a couple of bottles of San Miguel Pale Pilsen with the “Tom Cat” at Lisa’s Talabahan. He’s doing well.DSC

I have not irritated my asawa recently to the point where she is not talking to me (remember, I only had two beers with my American expat friend, Tom.) However, a neighborhood dog did deposit a big piece of crap in our front lawn overnight. My spouse polices the yard. I don’t scoop poop. Just dish it out. 

Thanks to the guys that are signing up for “Cherry Blossoms” through my website ad.


As an American expat living in the Philippines, I’m living the good life in my golden retirement years. Regardless of who wins the next Presidential election, I’m hopeful Social Security will still be around. I plan to start  collecting it at age 62, which is only about 16 months away.

My IRA is growing on a daily and monthly basis. We’re making preliminary plans for our new house we are going to build in the Philippines. Our health is good.

What more could I ask for? More beer money? Sure. Less brownouts? Yes. My asawa taking less than one hour to get dressed and put on her makeup? Not going to happen. And that I can promise you.

Author: 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 19 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 Shepherd called "Killer" "Killer" has bitten five people in the last two years along with one goat and a carabao. "Killer" doesn't like strangers. Or goats. Or carabaos.