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Healthcare Clinics in the Philippines: St. Paul’s Hospital Iloilo Gets Major Upgrade

Healthcare clinics and hospitals in this archipelago should be an area of concern for any American expat or other foreigners living in the Philippines.  If you have any health issues before moving to any of the 7,107 islands on this paradise, it would be a good idea for you to research what facilities are available in the area you plan to move to. My asawa and I haven’t been to a doctor in Iloilo for over two years now, save for one visit last year my spouse made to a local EENT to fish out, well, a fish bone out of her throat.The Filipina Fishbone Fiasco

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American Expats Visit “The Bistro” in Buenavista

I was posted at Parola Dock in Iloilo City waiting for  The Tom Cat, my American expat friend from Guimaras, and his main squeeze, LenLen. We were on a sojourn to  Buenavista, a town located at the northern tip of Guimaras Island, to visit the VeneZia Bistro, a restaurant/bar operated by our crusty British colleague, Keith.  Sporadic showers slapped me in the face as I dove for cover underneath a battered, corrugated metal roof that looked like it  had gone 12 rounds with Brock Lesnar and lost.  Buenavista Guimaras

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Can You Find Your Special Filipina on Cherry Blossoms?

Is the premier dating website, Cherry Blossoms, right for you, whether you be a single man or single Filipina? A recent remark by Lee, got me thinking. And that doesn’t happen very often. “Dave, at this point I am a little nervous to unleash ‘Baby Sister’ on Cherry Blossom. She is 19 but she hasn’t  ‘fallen off of the pineapple truck’ yet, so to speak.”  previous post regarding this Asian dating site  has generated over 100 comments thus far and contains many informative remarks from readers that have used this dating website.

Morena Cherry Blossoms girl

(Dark-skinned Filipina Morena beauty from Cherry Blossoms)

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April, Telemarketer in the Philippines

My niece April is a telemarketer in the Philippines. The Urban Dictionary defines a telemarketer as “a heartless cretin making minimum wage whose job involves calling prospective clients to sell them goods or services they don’t want, can’t afford and have no use for.”


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Cute Filipinas on Guimaras Island Hopping Tour

Cute Filipinas from Iloilo City on an island hopping tour off Guimaras.  Though I recently posted an article on this topic last month, I didn’t think my readers would object to more pictures,  courtesy of my niece,  April.  That’s her in the following photo, far right, next to the pretty pinay in blue.   

Island hoppers on the pump boat

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Johnny Cash Spotted at Guimaras’ Manggahan Festival

This post features a plethora of photos taken at the Manggahan Festival this past April in Guimaras.  A celebration of the mango is held annually at this island province which has a total population of around 153,000. That’s not including dogs,  cats,  carabaos, cows and lizards.  Life in the province is set at Filipino Time regardless of a new law recently signed by President Aquino. 

Lechon at Manggahan Festival in Guimaras

(I’ve eaten pig’s head, such as the one shown above, but only after several bottles of Red Horse.)

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More Fine Filipinas at Guimaras’ Manggahan Festival

Here’s more fine filipinas  that I observed at the Manggahan Festival held in the sweet mango province of the Philippines this past April. The young lady pictured below gladly posed for this photo as she clung to her cute baby daughter.

Manggahan Festival Mother and Child

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Manggahan Festival Adventures with the Tom Cat

No series of articles about the Manggahan Festival, held last April in Guimaras, the sweet mango province, would be complete without a post that featured my American expat friend, The Tom Cat, aka “Brother Tom.”  Tom, a bona fide Renaissance Man,    is dating LenLen,  one of my asawa’s countless relatives in the Philippines. 

San Miguel Pale Pilsen

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