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Manggahan 2015:Mango Mascots and Muslim Folk Dancers

Manggahan 2015:Mango Mascots and Muslim Folk Dancers

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I confess. I did have one bottle of San Miguel Pale Pilsen before I took the following picture.  It was so hot that the roosters were using oven mitts to pick up worms from the ground. I was hot and sweaty and sweltering in the mid-morning sun. Yes, dear reader, I quaffed another early beer but please note that this is a rare exception for me and one usually only practiced when our mango festival in Guimaras makes it's annual appearance. Of course, if certain Floridians are in town, I have been known to quench my thirst with an adult beverage at an earlier hour also. By the way, if anyone would care to share, what time do you personally think is a reasonable time to have your first beer? There's no right or wrong answer in my books, but I'm curious as to what time your "happy hour" mi
I’m Adored as a Rock Star by Pretty Pinays at Manggahan 2015

I’m Adored as a Rock Star by Pretty Pinays at Manggahan 2015

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Regular readers of Philippines Plus know that I excel at doing as little as possible. I've perfected my slothfulness to a fine art after almost six years of living in the Philippines.  But retirement in this archipelago comes with a price: notoriety. Thus, many of my stalwart subscribers, especially those that have visited or who reside in the PH, will not be surprised by the title of this post: "I'm Adored as a Rock Star by Pretty Pinays at Manggahan 2015."  (more…)
I Award the Barangay Queen Her Trophy at Local Barangay Fiesta

I Award the Barangay Queen Her Trophy at Local Barangay Fiesta

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Celebrity status in the Philippines is a phenomenon many foreigners will encounter in the archipelago. Some expats, like Tom Ramberg over in Gen San, is often the recipient of wolf whistles from appreciative Filipinas whenever he steps out in public.  I've been chased and screamed at by pretty pinays as I sat in the rear of a jeepney or tricycle in Guimaras, my island province home. Every time this event occurs I check my barn door to make sure it's closed. It always is so I can only assume that the young ladies were either stoned on shabu or flirtatious Filipinas from the local KTV bars. (more…)
Will Lolo’s New Nipa Hut Serve as the Temporary HQ for the Tom Cat?

Will Lolo’s New Nipa Hut Serve as the Temporary HQ for the Tom Cat?

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Will Lolo's new nipa hut serve as the temporary HQ for the Tom Cat? Regular readers of Philippines Plus will know that The Tom Cat, who has spent time in the Philippines, is an American friend of mine currently living in the Sunshine State, Florida. He is engaged to one of my asawa's thousands of relatives, LenLen,  who resides on our island province. LenLen's  and The Tom Cat's touching story of how they met can be found in this post from June 2011: Romance at Raymen? LenLen and the Tom Cat  (more…)
The Tom Cat and Fearless Frank Frolic in Florida

The Tom Cat and Fearless Frank Frolic in Florida

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Spoke to The Tom Cat the other day while I still had my magicJack which is due to expire soon. But since I can only renew my subscription with them using credit cards, which I do not have, I won't be able to continue their service.  Tom had emailed me a few photos, which he has given me permission to publish on Philippines Plus, so I wanted to share them with my readers. I've given this post the title of "The Tom Cat and Fearless Frank Frolic in Florida." Though "frolic" might be inappropriate for a couple of guys approaching their mid-Fifties, I'm feeling in a generous mood today. The Tom Cat with his boat, "The Ark."   (more…)
Outtakes at Outpatient Services at Guimaras Provincial Hospital

Outtakes at Outpatient Services at Guimaras Provincial Hospital

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While waiting at the Guimaras Provincial Hospital for over four hours last week, I had plenty of time to take some candid shots with my Samsung Galaxy Tablet and include these pictures in my outtakes at outpatient services. Even though I've been in the Philippines for over five years now, I still have a problem waiting for any long period of time. And to me, sticking around over four hours to see a doctor fits that category. But since the visit was free, I didn't complain that much until the last hour. (more…)

Sexy Filipinas and Daring Dancers at Manggahan

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Sometimes it's tough being an American expat in the Philippines. I'm married to a lovely, loving, loyal Filipina wife and surrounded by some of the most beautiful exotic women  and sexy girls on the face of this whirling globe we call Earth. I'm treated like a celebrity and have absolutely no household chores. We have a maid now. While I'm not living in paradise, I'm not too far from it. We even have less brownouts since moving back to Guimaras, our home province, last October, than we ever had before. What more could I guy want, other than a COLD bottle of San Miguel Pale Pilsen.     (more…)

Beauties & the Beasts: The Kano and Papa Duck Hit Manggahan

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Beauties & the Beasts: The Kano and Papa Duck Hit Manggahan. OK, maybe that title post isn't fair to my American expat friend. I hope PD, who along with Asawa Anne, recently paid a visit to "The Farm" in Guimaras, doesn't mind. To be honest, I drank a LOT more bottles of San Miguel Pale Pilsen when The Tom Cat and I used to hang out at the annual mango mash and I would become even more obnoxious than usual. I doubt that Papa Duck and I ever drank more than two bottles of beer any night we attended the festival.  From the swimsuit competition for Mutya ng Guimaras, Pearl of Guimaras, beauty pageant   (more…)

Papa Duck: The King of Karaoke

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I hereby officially declare, Papa Duck, the new "King of Karaoke" onGuimaras Island. PD and Asawa Anne visited my spouse and I at "The Farm," and we had the pleasure of the couple accompanying us to the recent Manggahan Festival. That's Papa Duck in the lead photo belting out "Hotel California" by The Eagles over at theKookoonips outlet at the mango fiesta.  ​ (more…)