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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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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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