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Philippines Stinky Cockfight Crowds?

Our new domestic helper was trying to give “Lolo,” Grandpa, a shower the other morning. Lolo, afflicted with Alzheimer’s, lives in a nipa hut behind…

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Unearthly Quiet Settles over our Island Province

The kids are gone. Because our niece and nephew had to register for school yesterday, their summer vacation with us is over. The kids have…

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86-Yr-Old Lolo’s 1st Dentist Visit

Yes, the title is correct: “86-Yr-Old Lolo’s 1st Dentist Visit.” Lolo (Grandpa) had a bad toothache the other day. My wife gave her Father (Tatay)…

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“Good Day”Coffee’s Amazing Health Benefits

Years ago when I worked for AT&T back in Central Illinois, I would kick start my mornings with an icy cold can of Diet Coke….

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How to Find Your Dream Woman in the Philippines

“How to Find Your Dream Woman in the Philippines.” “Why would a guy travel thousands of miles to find a partner for life?” “Aren’t there…

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Philippines: Wanted. Hard-Working Domestic Helper

After my Social Security kicked in a few years ago, I was finally able to convince my industrious asawa that we could afford to hire a full-time helper.

After all, aside from taking care of my father-in-law, afflicted with Alzheimer’s, my wife did most of the cooking and cleaning in our household. A niece and nephew have lived with us for years. While the kids can help out on the week-ends, there was no one to help my wife with all the chores during the week.

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Is Our Filipina Maid an Aswang?

My asawa and I retired to the Philippines almost eight years ago. We’ve dealt with a myriad of devils and demons in this Southeast Asian…

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Conclusion: Clash of the Filipina Maids

The 21-year-old Filipina that we were considering to hire as a part-time maid left for her home after an interview with my wife. I then…

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Clash of the Filipina Maids

We’ve recently hired a new domestic helper for our household in Guimaras. The crusty old expat, yours truly, issued an “executive order” which proclaimed a new part-time helper was needed to augment our current staff. My “executive order” was not held up in any federal court.

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The Island Hoppers of Guimaras

Island hopping and spending a relaxing day at the beach can be enjoyed all year round in the Philippines.

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The Latest Update: Building Our New Home in the Philippines

The roof problem has been fixed and work continues on our new home in the Philippines.

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Realizing the American Dream in the Philippines

Living the “American Dream” in the Philippines

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A Valentine’s Day Tribute to my Sainted Patient Wife

Happy Valentine’s Day to my beloved asawa.

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