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“Norse Gods,” “Vancouver Scott,” & Jehovah’s Witnesses: 2020 Annual Report Iloilo Immigration

First of all, my SEO, Search Engine Optimization, hates long titles such as “Norse Gods,” Jehovah Witnesses, & Vancouver Scott: 2020 Annual Report Iloilo Immigration.  Because I didn’t want to leave anything out of the title regarding my annual visit to our local Iloilo Bureau of Immigration Field Office, I decided to go with the … Read more

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 our home in Guimaras. Guimaras is the island province we call home. Seems like my father-in-law didn’t want a shower that morning. Which leads us to today’s post: “Philippines Stinky Cockfight Crowds?”

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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 been with us the past five weeks. The Annual Manggahan Festival has ended. An unearthly quiet settles over our island province of Guimaras.  Silence permeates our home.

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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. There was a drive-up coffee shop on Sixth Street in Springfield only a few blocks from my work. But I didn’t want to miss out on my free parking spot on the street. There were no parking meters five blocks from my job, so I never stopped for a cup of “Joe.”  I wasn’t about to pay 30 bucks a month for a parking spot on a lot. Plus, a coffee would have cost me about two or three bucks back then, too lavish for my tight-fisted ways.

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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 plenty of single women you can date around here?” “Is it true? I heard you have a ‘mail order’ bride.” These are some of the questions I faced when I became engaged to my own “woman of my dreams” over 17 years ago.  

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