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JalAmiel, Our Miss 2018 United Nations Niece

JalAmiel at The Shirven in Guimaras

Our niece, JalAmiel, has been picked as “Miss 2018 United Nations” to represent her class for a fundraiser.  JalAmiel is leading her schoolmates in an effort  to raise funds for some much-needed school improvements. I’m hopeful my faithful readers over the years can help out. 

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The Return of the American Ambassador to the Philippines

guimaras school function

“The Return of the American Ambassador to the Philippines” again drew the attention of a moderator at a local school event in Guimaras.  Our niece and nephew were going to participate in an all-day event at their elementary school and though I tried to keep a low profile, my presence at the event did not go unnoticed.

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A Kapre Lives in Old Mango Tree in my Asawa’s Elementary School Yard in Guimaras

Jeff MD Kapre e

Kapre lives in an old mango tree in my asawa’s elementary school in Guimaras, the island province of the Philippines we call home. According to Wikipedia, a Kapre is a Philippine mythical creature that could be characterized as a tree demon. It is described as being a tall (7 to 9 ft), dark, muscular creature. Kapres are normally described as having a strong smell that would attract human attention. After a sweaty day in the archipelago, I sometimes have a strong smell that repels human attention.

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