the dirty kitchen
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Dirty Kitchens in the Philippines

UPDATE Dirty Kitchens in the Philippines Perhaps I’m becoming more “Filipino.” Because I moved to the Philippines over 10 years ago, I have to wonder…

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balut
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If You’re Pregnant in the Philippines, Don’t Eat Balut

Take some advice from the crusty old expat.

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citronella plant philippines
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Citronella Plants Protect Our Home in the Philippines from Mosquitoes

“Citronella Plants Protect Our Home in the Philippines from Mosquitoes” is today’s topic. The Philippines Department of Health has reported a 41% increase in cases…

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“Your Beard Doesn’t Look as Crappy”

Rather than allow our eight canines to bite some workers coming to our property yesterday, I was outside taking some of our pooches inside our…

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the sunset
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7 Reasons Why American Expat Plans to Stay in Philippines

“7 Reasons Why American Expat Plans to Stay in Philippines” is a self-examination. As I turn off my Jango internet for the day, I pause…

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Iloilo City Man Survives Aswang Attack
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Vampire Dogs Roam Two Guimaras Barangays

When my wife came home after visiting a neighbor, I was intrigued. The latest local newsflash involved a couple of “vampire dogs” in our area….

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guimelco
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Guimelco’s Greatest Grand Gaffe

Almost all of my regular readers should be aware of my longstanding gripes with Guimelco. While the local provider of electrical energy for our island…

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Ang Probinsyano
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Will ‘Ang Probinsyano’ Bite the Bullet after May 2019 Elections?

“Ang Probinsyano” starring Coco Martin, is the only Filipino show this American expat watches. “Showtime” is the only other Filipino show we ever view. My…

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Iloilo Eats: Bigby’s Bombs Out, Zark’s Burgers Rocks

Thursday. Guimelco, our so-called “power” company in Guimaras, announced an 8-hour brown out from 8 am to 5 pm. My lovely asawa and I decided…

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Papa Prince
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Prince’s Edgy Evening Escape

A tremendous thunderstorm rolled into Guimaras the other night pouring buckets of rain faster than a petrified shabu dealer seeking to evade the police. Lightning…

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Grand Guimaras Garden Reflections

Grand Guimaras Garden Reflections While checking out some recycled flower pots hanging from one of our cashew trees, I decided to take the following photographs…

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New Guimaras Hypermarket Operating on “Filipino Time”

After nearly nine years of living in the Philippines, one would think I would have adjusted to “Filipino Time” by now. In some instances, I…

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New Gaisano Mall Iloilo City’s Ho-Hum Experience

I’m cognizant of the fact that I’m negative at times. I’m not the official cheerleader for the Philippines Tourism Department. It’s my goal to present…

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