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Philippines: My Top Ten Favorite TV Shows

Philippines: My Top Ten Favorite TV Shows

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"Philippines: My Top Ten Favorite TV Shows." I retired to the Philippines with my lovely Filipina wife almost eight years now. During that time I've logged in countless hours of "boob tube" time scouring the vast TV wasteland. Researchers at Oregon State University did a study years ago which revealed what any red-blooded, beer-bellied American guy already knows: men are more likely to dominate use of the remote control, more likely to annoy their partners with its use, and more likely to "channel surf" - skipping from channel to channel in the endless pursuit of perfect television. I plead "nolo contender" to all of the above. (more…)
Philippines Has 5th Highest Cost of Electricity in the World

Philippines Has 5th Highest Cost of Electricity in the World

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Twenty more turbines will be put up at the wind farm in the municipality of Sibunag in Guimaras. Construction starts next month. With each new turbine generating 2 megawatts (MW), 40 MW will be added to the wind farm’s 54-MW capacity. Despite the building of new windmills in our home province and throughout the archipelago, why does the Philippines have the 5th highest cost of electricity in the world? (more…)
Survey on New Property Could Spark Turf War

Survey on New Property Could Spark Turf War

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A recent new survey on our Guimaras property could spark a turf war. My asawa and I are set to start building our new domicile on the mango island province this November and had hired a survey firm from nearby Iloilo City to do provide us with a sketch plan. We could start working on our final design plans that we could submit to Peter, a local architect and trusted relative, who could transform our rough sketches into a blueprint our construction crew could work with.   My asawa chats with a neighbor who had dropped by to check out all the activity   (more…)

Another New Project Down on The Farm in Guimaras

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Our brother-in-law, Joery, has recently completely another new project down on The Farm in Guimaras, our home province in the Philippines. Joery is our all-around general handyman and will be the foreman on our new house that we will have built on the mango province later this year. He’s the proverbial “jack-of-all-trades” and has excellent carpentry skills and is able to deal with any electrical and plumbing issues we might have. He’s the perfect choice to head our crew. The Manila Mafia, aka, sister Emily, her husband Joe, and their crew of six kids,  are coming to visit us for ten days in April. Guess where they’re staying? Yep, at “The Farm.” Here’s a look at the Manila Mafia from a few years bac...