lizard
Posted in FEATURED

Update: No more Brownouts in Guimaras?

“Update: No more Brownouts in Guimaras?” Can pigs fly? Guess I’ll find out. Another report, this time from The Daily Guardian, answers some questions about…

Continue Reading...
peso note philippines
Posted in FEATURED

Philippine Peso Tops 51:$1 Level, 11 Year Low

The Philippine peso broke the 51 a dollar level Friday. The PHP closed at a fresh 11-year low against the US Dollar. Rising tensions between…

Continue Reading...
GUIMELCO website
Posted in FEATURED

28-Hour Brownout Grips Guimaras

I apologize to my readers. While I haven’t posted on a daily basis for years, I have been wanting to opine about our local utility…

Continue Reading...
kfc first filipino colonel
Posted in FEATURED

Kentucky Fried’s First Filipino Colonel

It was around 8:00 pm on a weeknight. Despite numerous power outages from our “service” provider, Guimelco, we miraculously had electricity that evening as I…

Continue Reading...
The Kano in Iloilo e
Posted in FEATURED

Crusty Old Expat Cancels Computer God’s Visit

Who says you can’t teach an aging fossil something new? “Crusty Old Expat Cancels Computer God’s Visit” celebrates the fact that even an aged geezer…

Continue Reading...
GUIMELCO truck Guimaras
Posted in FEATURED

Guimaras Governor Gumarin’s Guimelco Gripes

THEREFORE let it be known throughout the universe. I was right about something! And the fact that the Prince of our Province echoes my exact…

Continue Reading...
solar panel
Posted in FEATURED

The Verdict? No Solar for our Philippine Home

We had been looking into solar last month. The verdict is in. No solar for our Philippine home. While we’re fed up with power outages…

Continue Reading...
GUIMELCO truck Guimaras
Posted in FEATURED

15 Brownouts in 3 Days: GUIMELCO’S Response

“15 Brownouts in 3 days: GUIMELCO’S Response.” It’s a post I hope to complete before our next power outage in Guimaras occurs.  As I feverishly…

Continue Reading...
solar panel
Posted in FEATURED

Solar Power Philippines

“Solar Power Philippines.” We’re researching our solar power options in the Philippines. During a recent trip to SM City in nearby Iloilo my asawa and…

Continue Reading...
guimelco truck
Posted in FEATURED

GUIMELCO Blames Geckos for Guimaras Brownouts

I had to chuckle in disbelief when a fellow American expat informed me that GUIMELCO blames geckos for Guimaras brownouts. We’ve had a rash of…

Continue Reading...
star fish found off raymen beach
Posted in FEATURED

What Would I Have Done Differently After 6 Yrs. in the Philippines?

I finally get around to posting the final part of a story I started months ago.

Continue Reading...
DSC
Posted in FEATURED

Living in the Philippines 6 Yr. Review

The American Expat is coming up on six years of living in the Philippines. Here’s my annual review.

Continue Reading...