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Best TV Satellite System Philippines

Best TV Satellite System Philippines

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Another recent post that dealt with my favorite television programs got me to thinking. And that's not something I often do. "Best TV Satellite System Philippines": the unfiltered opinion of an American expat in the Philippines. First of all, numerous national and regional cable tv options are available throughout the Philippines. This article will focus on satellite systems available in this land of 7,107 islands. (more…)
My San Mig Light Epiphany

My San Mig Light Epiphany

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I experienced “My San Mig Light Ephipany” early one Sunday evening. Another brown out, courtesy of our local “power” company, Guimelco, had struck our sleepy island province of Guimaras. Mayberry is a boom town compared to Guimaras. Our sidewalks roll up at 6 pm. The majority of activity after the sun sets consists of tricycle drivers trolling for 10-peso-a-ride-passengers while burning up 20 pesos of gasoline in the process. (more…)
Our New Home in the Philippines

Our New Home in the Philippines

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We've moved into our new home in the Philippines. I've actually been busy and haven't updated Philippines Plus for almost three months.  This new post will show some of the latest pictures I've taken of our new domicile starting with a view of the outside of our home. We will have the entire outside of the house painted during the summer months after the rainy season has ended. The white paint seen in the photo above is a "skim coat." It took almost seven months of construction before we could move into our new abode. The house has four bedrooms and four Comfort Rooms, CR's, or bathrooms for you Westerners out there. Our new crash pad in paradise has a total of 358 square meters of living space, almost 4,000 square feet. This is the entrance to our upstairs terrace which sits
My Visit to Muslim Prayer Room at Terminal 3 NAIA

My Visit to Muslim Prayer Room at Terminal 3 NAIA

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I've never visited a Muslim Prayer Room before. In fact, I don't recall speaking to any Muslims when I lived back in the States and have only engaged a few of them in conversation since moving to the Philippines over five years ago. My knowledge of Islam is only what I get from my American news programs on our Cignal satellite system, the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and Fox News. With all the talk about ISIS filling the airwaves and other Muslim terrorist organizations, I have been akin to adhere to the adage that while all Muslims are not terrorists all terrorist are Muslims. So what in the world possessed me to actually enter a Muslim Prayer Room at Terminal  3 at NAIA and have a thoughtful dialog with them? (more…)
The Great Guimaras Ultrasound Gaffe: The Kano Loses His Cool

The Great Guimaras Ultrasound Gaffe: The Kano Loses His Cool

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If this were a website where more colorful language was allowed, the title for this post would certainly not have read "The Great Guimaras Ultrasound Gaffe."  But you can bet there were some phrases I uttered this past Saturday at a local laboratory  that cannot be repeated on this site or in front of any nuns or preachers of the Gospel. Merchant marines? Yeah, no problem. (more…)

Internet at The Farm in Guimaras

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We’ve been without any Internet service at “The Farm” on the mango province of Guimaras since moving there in mid-October of last year. I’ve had a local Internet Service Provider since 1999 when I purchased my first PC. We’ve had broad band service in the Philippines with Smart Bro beginning in August 2009. Former tenant at The Farm, The Tom Cat (more…)

Our Cignal Satellite Installed in Guimaras Part 2

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If you want to retire and live in the Philippines, be prepared for an extremely different culture than you might be used to if you come from a Western culture. “Filipino Time,” which basically means something gets done when it gets done, is in full force and ingrained in the very fabric of the nation. (more…)

Our Cignal Satellite Installed in Guimaras

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No Internet providers near our new location in Guimaras but we did bring our Cignal satellite dish and HD receiver box over in our recent move. At least we would have decent television programming to watch. Doubted that the local cable company in our mango province would be able to reach our remote location and we were extremely happy with the service we had in Iloilo with Cignal. So if it ain't broke, why fix it? (more…)