“The Compound” on the Edge of a Jungle in the Philippines. The living is easy. Among our neighbors are cows, sheep, dogs, goats, and lizards. Oh, and laid back Filipinos and Filipinas. I call our place “The Compound” but do not be alarmed by that. It’s just that we have 12 relatives living here. My … Read moreThe Compound on the Edge of a Jungle in the Philippines!
Albert’s Motorcycle Center is located at the end of the dusty, cow poop-laden subdivision road near our home at “The Compound.” Albert’s wife was a sponsor at the second wedding The Sainted Patient Wife and I had in San Miguel where we live. He jogs every morning around 5:30, and I see him sometimes on … Read moreThe Incident at Albert’s! A Rooster Crows at 4am! Exclusive!
Loud Relatives Bearing Bananas! It Must Be Sunday! Early Sunday morning at “The Compound” on Guimaras island in the Philippines. Loud talking outside my bedroom window which faces the front yard. It’s Sunday. Has to be some loud relatives that bring in some fruits or vegetables from their farms. Soon The Sainted Patient Wife is … Read moreLoud Relatives Bearing Bananas! It Must Be Sunday!
Looks like The Bonehead is going to need an operation. When I had my kidney stone attack last month the ultrasound revealed a polyp in my upper abdomen that the doctor said would have to be removed. I have been in Iloilo this week trying to find any hospitals that will take my Blue Cross/Blue … Read moreOperation on The Bonehead!
The Sainted Patient Wife, pictured along with her two year old niece, JalAmiel, would NOT be allowed in as an employee of SM Department Store in Iloilo’s SM City Mall. She is not wearing any makeup. Plus, she is 46 years old which is WAY too old to work at SM. Good thing she doesn’t … Read moreSecurity Guard Checks Your Makeup at the Door!
Here’s a recent photo of me standing under a mango tree in the front yard of “The Compound.” Notice the barred window behind me? Yeah, every window and door has that security feature. And all our womenfolk are armed with huge, sharp bolos. We have a private army of 12 relatives. I’m the leader of … Read moreThe Bonehead Under the Mango Tree!
Walking home from my daily morning jog, I noticed a hearse parked in front of our local repair shop. The back of this vehicle is encased in glass so you can see the coffin as it passes by. White, and not black, seems to be the popular color for our local carriers of departed souls. … Read moreLocal Funeral Home Has A “License Embalmer.”
Been off the computer for a few days, have not been getting my comments updated, but I am working on that today. Was in Iloilo at SM City the other day. The Sainted Patient Wife was taking our little niece JalAmiel to some kiddie rides, and I stopped at this one store to buy a … Read moreMeet Pinky from SM City in the Philippines!
Sainted Patient Wife and I dropped by a local restaurant the other day after paying our electric and water bills (for a total of $46 USD, not bad for a household of eight people.) Once a month we stop by to pick up some smoked oysters from Lisa’s Talabahan. Get five heaping bowlfuls of the … Read moreLet the Bloodletting Begin!