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Collecting Cow Poop in the Philippines on Valentine’s Day

Collecting Cow Poop in the Philippines on Valentine’s Day

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I seriously doubt that many of my readers were collecting cow poop in the Philippines on Valentine's Day. I wonder how many people all across America were doing the same. Perhaps some couples were celebrating Cupid's Day by waiting in line for an hour (or more) at their neighborhood Olive Garden or Outback restaurant, stomachs growling, perhaps wishing they were alongside Captain Tom picking up poop. Then again, maybe not. (more…)
Living a Simple Life in the Philippines

Living a Simple Life in the Philippines

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Living a simple life in the Philippines is not that difficult, especially if you reside in a rural province like my asawa and I retired to over six years ago. My wife grew up in a nipa hut with a dirt floor. The house didn't not have any modern luxuries such as electricity and running water. Here's a look at the region of Guimaras, our island province home known for the sweetest mangoes in the world, which my spouse shared with eight brothers and sisters and her two parents, along with pythons and an assortment of lizards.   My asawa's simple life included encounters with invisible elves called duwendes and evil, shape-shifting flying demons, aswangs. It made life interesting. Now my spouse of almost 16 years and I live on a 13,500 square meter property, with beautiful blue skies and
The Hulk is Dead

The Hulk is Dead

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It might not be a pleasant topic for some: "Hulk is Dead" but unless you're Shirley MacLaine who believes her dog was once an Egyptian god, there is no denying the fact that "The Hulk" will not be roaming our premises in the Philippines any longer.  (more…)
We Missed the Police/Protesters Clash in Iloilo

We Missed the Police/Protesters Clash in Iloilo

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We missed the police/protesters clash in Iloilo. My asawa and I were shopping for plants and flowers at Robinsons Mall in Iloilo City this past Friday and Sunday. Anti-riot police officers clashed with some 800 marchers protesting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting here yesterday. (Photo Source: Panay News) (more…)
In the Philippines, Got Milk?

In the Philippines, Got Milk?

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In the Philippines, Got Milk?  Well, yes, but it is not the cold fresh milk I used to swig out of the plastic gallon container back in the States when my wife wasn't looking. I absolutely love a glass of cold milk, and it one of the little things I miss in the Philippines. (Photo source: Alaska.com) (more…)

The Resurrection of The Rooster?

THE ROOSTER CROWS AT 4AM!
When I left off yesterday with my account of my computer crashing and the files wiped out, I promised a peek at Sainted Patient Wife's latest project. Here are some photos of her latest endeavor. SPW has enlisted the help of brother-in-law Joery in hacking off pieces of an old mahogany tree to use it to make charcoal. SPW is in the photo on the right, rope in hand, trying to keep the branch Joery is working on from hitting our new roof. The road in the background is our cow poop laden subdivision road. Her Father is in the back chopping up the branches that Joery brings to him. We have been buying our charcoal for about $5 a huge bag (about 4 times the size of a big Kingsford bag), but I guess Sainted Patient Wife wants to do some economizing here. Christmas is coming up, and we want to