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7 Incredibly Stupid Expat Blunders

“7 Incredibly Stupid Expat Blunders” is today’s topic. Expatriates, tourists, foreigners, beware. Once you leave your home country, you’re subject to a different set of…

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Puzzling Blood Trail Haunts our Home

We’ve lived in our new home in the Philippines for over three years now. While my Filipina wife has heard laughing aswangs fly over our…

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Mikey Bustos Filipino Mythical Creatures Rap

Mikey Bustos is a Canadian-born Filipino YouTube star. He’s known for his hilarious tutorial and song parodies about being Pinoy.The particular video I’m featuring today…

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Road Repaired! A Big Thanks to Guimaras Governor Gumarin

Our muddy road, replete with ruts deeper than Bill Gates’ pockets, has finally been restored to drive-able conditions. “Road Repaired! A Big Thanks to Guimaras…

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Cheap TV in the Philippines: ABS-CBN TVplus Black Box

Regular readers of “Philippines Plus” know your author, the crusty old expat, is a cheap son-of-a-gun. Sure, we might be paying big bucks for our…

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The SM City North EDSA Expat Experience

“SM City North EDSA Expat Experience” relates our latest shopping adventure in the Philippines.  It was a chaotic shopping trip. I was almost convinced Filipinos…

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Living a Simple Life in the Philippines

Not much cow manure on our new road nor much traffic unless it’s time for the local schools to begin their morning classes.

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The Great Guimaras Ultrasound Gaffe: The Kano Loses His Cool

My patience was sorely tested this past Saturday.

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American Expat’s Return to America

I haven’t back in five years and I’m only returning to visit my Dad.

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They Called Me the Fat Americano

My asawa went to our local Generics Pharmacy in Guimaras a few weeks ago to buy me some pain medication. I’ve stopped by our local…

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A Return Trip to the Emergency Room in Guimaras, the Philippines: Part Two

I was sitting in the emergency room at our provincial hospital in Guimaras, where my asawa had accompanied me on a return trip to determine the severe pain I was experiencing.

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Rebirth of The Shirven Hotel in Guimaras in the Philippines

Regular readers of this website, and those that have been with me since the early days of “The Rooster Crows at 4am!,” will know that…

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Lolo’s Easter Sunday Intervention

Lolo (Grandpa), my father-in-law who resides in the mango province of Guimaras, has a duwende problem. Lolo lives  in a house that was moved on…

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