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Our Water Conservation Project in the Philippines

Our water conservation project in the Philippines will recycle rainwater from our dirty kitchen roof along with one side of the roof from our new home. We’ve added a 2,000 liter stainless tank along with our former 1,000 liter tank in an effort to reduce the effects of the ongoing El Niño currently slamming the Philippines.

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How BDO Fixed Our Dollar Account in the Philippines


BDO, Banco de Oro, is the largest bank in the Philippines. It belongs to the SM Group owned by billionaire Henry Sy. In previous comments to a post regarding a dollar account my asawa and I were trying to open with Banco de Oro, I had threatened to close our account with the banking giant and go to BPI, Bank of the Philippines. But there’s a possibility that BDO has fixed our dollar account in the Philippines. Maybe. How? Let me tell you the story, O True Believer (as I borrow heavily from Stan Lee.)

The Bonehead & the bank guards

Hanging out with Metrobank guards. I’ve never hung out with BDO security yet.

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Better Quality of Life in Iloilo

Ilonggos enjoy a better quality of life, at least in two targeted areas,  compared to other provinces in Western Visayas, the region of the Philippines my asawa and I reside.  That’s according to a 2009 Human Development Index study recently released by the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) published in  the Sun Star Iloilo.Chinese New Year at The Atrium in Iloilo City

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Early Retirement in the Philippines


Are you saving for retirement? If you’re reading this website, chances are you’re planning an early retirement in the Philippines or you already live in this archipelago of 7,107 islands in Southeast Asia.  But you need money to survive, right? Most people don’t want to run out of cash or blow their savings in a few short months and get stuck in a strange foreign country. But it happens.DSC

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