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

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

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A  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. (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…)

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…)

“Where’s Dave?” Manggahan Festival 2013

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Arrived in the sweet mango province of Guimaras on Sunday morning, April 14. Looking forward to hooking up with my American expat friend, the Tom Cat, and sharing a "few" bottles of San Miguel Pale Pilsen.  Tom was already at the celebration on Saturday and had participated in the 3rd Manggahan Fun Run Sunday early Sunday morning. I don't know how you can call running in extreme heat and humidity, "fun," but my  tall lanky amigo does.  Not me. I'd rather sit in the shade with a couple of cold beers.  (more…)