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Crusty Old Expat’s Antisocial Ways

Crusty Old Expat’s Antisocial Ways

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Anyone that knows me wouldn’t be surprised by the title of this post: “Crusty Old Expat’s Antisocial Ways.” It doesn’t bother me that I’m probably the only person in the Philippines that isn’t on Facebook. We rarely have friends over. Pool parties are limited to close relatives now. And I haven’t been shopping in nearby Iloilo City for weeks. (more…)
Moron Screws up His Internet Account

Moron Screws up His Internet Account

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The cancellation of the visit from our island province's resident computer god saved me a few pesos.  Panoy, is known throughout the land of sweet mangoes, Guimaras, for his computer savvy. The tech wizard could have solved my problem with Globe quicker than a young boy can wipe snot off his nose with a shirtsleeve. (more…)
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: Guimaras Mountain Resort

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: Guimaras Mountain Resort

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My lovely asawa and I recently witnessed a St. Valentine's Day Massacre at the Guimaras Mountain Resort. OK, I, confess. Maybe only a few turkeys and chickens were actually sacrificed for the buffet dinner. However, Valentine's Day, 1929,  in Chicago, produced a very "Bloody Valentine." Seven members of “Bugs” Moran's gang were gunned down. The slaughter was attributed to rival gangster Al "Scarface" Capone. (more…)
Filipina Relative is a Scammer

Filipina Relative is a Scammer

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"Filipina Relative is a Scammer" is the topic for today's post.  One of my long-time supporters and personal friend recently asked my asawa and I for some assistance. Seems like my comrade's older brother in the States was looking to communicate with a Filipina.  My colleague was wondering if my spouse had any female relatives his brother could chat with. (more…)
More Pics from our 1st Philippines Pool Party

More Pics from our 1st Philippines Pool Party

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I had more pictures from our new swimming hole that I didn't publish in my last post. So I've added more pics from our 1st Philippines Pool Party. Last weekend saw our Guimaras relatives frolicking in our new lagoon. Even Lola, my mother-in-law got into the act! Thankfully, Grandma, seen in the next shot,  did not wear a two-piece string bikini. (more…)
Cebu City: The Queen  City of the South

Cebu City: The Queen City of the South

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Cebu City: The Queen City of the South. My lovely asawa and I recently returned from a short vacation to do some shopping and to relax in the famed "Second City" of the Philippines, the oldest city in the archipelago. While I haven't done anything to earn a sabbatical, my spouse has. My wife has been dealing with the construction of our new home in the Philippines for almost six months now, and needed a break, even though she would never admit to that.  (more…)