A tower of speakers at the Guimaras fiesta
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Philippines Retirement Problems for Foreigners

What problems could you expect if you plan to spend your Golden Years in the PH? “Philippines Retirement Problems for Foreigners” addresses some of the…

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Manggahan Motorcycle Mayhem Meltdown

First, there were eight motorcycles involved and not two. Furthermore, five to six police officers from the Philippine National Police were involved and not just…

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Freddie and my Asawa at Ford Iloilo
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5 Awesome Reasons Why You Don’t Need a Vehicle in the Philippines

I first covered this topic years ago. “5 Awesome Reasons Why You Don’t Need a Vehicle in the Philippines.” While we did purchase a new…

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our new property in the philippines
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Homesteading 101 Philippines Property Perils

“Homesteading 101 Philippines Property Perils” is a detailed look at problems you might encounter as a foreigner when it comes to property issues. In contrast…

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Growing Cash Crop Bananas in the Philippines

We have about 25 banana plants on our property in the Philippines. They’re not trees, but “pseudostems,” made of densely packed leaves. So a banana plant is…

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DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration

While in a previous post, I wrote about “DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration Preparation,” this article deals with the actual celebration. “18 Candles” is the traditional…

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86-Yr-Old Lolo’s 1st Dentist Visit

Yes, the title is correct: “86-Yr-Old Lolo’s 1st Dentist Visit.” Lolo (Grandpa) had a bad toothache the other day. My wife gave her Father (Tatay)…

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Should You Move to the Philippines Now?

Whew! It’s an exciting time to live in the Philippines. Rumors of  coups d’éta and rising rice prices are spicing things up for this American expat in…

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Papa Prince
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Prince’s Edgy Evening Escape

A tremendous thunderstorm rolled into Guimaras the other night pouring buckets of rain faster than a petrified shabu dealer seeking to evade the police. Lightning…

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Rechargeable Fans & Light Bulbs Battle Brownouts

Guimelco, our local “service” provider for electricity secured a 100 million loan last year to completely refurbish the aging electrical grid in Guimaras. The project…

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Olivia’s Kitchen No Longer Welcoming Expats?

It was a disturbing report. A highly reliable source informed me yesterday that Olivia’s Kitchen is no longer welcoming expats. Foreigners that frequent this Guimaras…

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“Good Day”Coffee’s Amazing Health Benefits

Years ago when I worked for AT&T back in Central Illinois, I would kick start my mornings with an icy cold can of Diet Coke….

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10 Questions You Should Ask before You Move to the Philippines

What are the 10 questions you should ask before you move to the Philippines? After residing in the Philippines for over eight years now, I’ve…

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