The Filipino Savings Account: Carabaos, Cows & Chickens. You could throw pigs into that mix, also.
UPDATE ON THE LATEST SEA TRAGEDY
Are life jackets crumpling lawyer’s suits on the Iloilo-Guimaras pump boats? Did a court in Guimaras prohibit the wearing of life jackets in motorized banca boats to help the lawyers prevent this? With the recent tragic loss of nine lives on the Tawash, the Coast Guard is cracking down. At least for now. Crumpled clothes or not.
It might not be a pleasant topic for some: “Hulk is Dead” but unless you’re Shirley MacLaine who believes her dog was once an Egyptian god, there is no denying the fact that “The Hulk” will not be roaming our premises in the Philippines any longer.
Mac Davis crooned that “it’s hard to be humble when you’re perfect in every way.” Anyone that has ever met me can attest to the fact that I’m far from perfect. But in the Philippines, one can become an expat celebrity the minute they pass their plastic-wrapped luggage through the Manila airport and officially enter the PH. When’s the last time someone exclaimed to you: “He must be an American movie star!”?
Good news for all of you American expats living in the Philippines: Ph Peso Sinks to 6-Year Low Vs. USD. Yes, dear readers, it’s time for another exchange rate rant.
Is travel to the Philippines safe? Recent kidnappings and the bullet planting scam at the Manila airport might have you reconsidering a visit to the Philippines.
Our water conservation project in the Philippines will recycle rainwater from our dirty kitchen roof along with one side of the roof from our new home. We’ve added a 2,000 liter stainless tank along with our former 1,000 liter tank in an effort to reduce the effects of the ongoing El Niño currently slamming the Philippines.
It’s two days before All Saints Day, or “Araw ng mgba Patay”, the celebration of the Day of the Dead as it is called in the predominantly Catholic Philippines, and observed by Catholics worldwide. My wife, her Mother, sister Alida and our niece Michelle traveled to Jordan Municipal Cemetery in Guimaras to pay our respects to relatives that have long since left this earthly domain.