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7 Incredibly Stupid Expat Blunders

“7 Incredibly Stupid Expat Blunders” is today’s topic. Expatriates, tourists, foreigners, beware. Once you leave your home country, you’re subject to a different set of…

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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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Philippines Pampered Perky Pups

For you new readers out there on the World Wide Web, I’m an American that moved to the Philippines almost ten years ago. I’ve been…

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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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Our Pretty Pinay Niece’s Pre-Debut Photo Shoot

Our niece, DenDen, is turning 18 soon. DenDen is our oldest niece in Guimaras, the island province we call home. As the following pictures will…

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help wanted maid in the philippines
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Philippines: Wanted. Hard-Working Domestic Helper

After my Social Security kicked in a few years ago, I was finally able to convince my industrious asawa that we could afford to hire a full-time helper.

After all, aside from taking care of my father-in-law, afflicted with Alzheimer’s, my wife did most of the cooking and cleaning in our household. A niece and nephew have lived with us for years. While the kids can help out on the week-ends, there was no one to help my wife with all the chores during the week.

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28-Hour Brownout Grips Guimaras

I apologize to my readers. While I haven’t posted on a daily basis for years, I have been wanting to opine about our local utility…

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Search Continues for Cause of Spouse’s Ailment in the Philippines

The search continues for the cause of my spouse’s stomach ailment in the Philippines. We retired to Guimaras, our island province home in Western Visayas…

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Diagnosis Still Unknown: Iloilo Statlab Results

“Diagnosis Still Unknown: Iloilo Statlab Results.” A previous post dealt with my asawa’s recent visit to our local emergency room in Guimaras. The provincial hospital…

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Conclusion: Clash of the Filipina Maids

The 21-year-old Filipina that we were considering to hire as a part-time maid left for her home after an interview with my wife. I then…

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Sweetheart Scam: Guimaras Woman Loses 32 Million Pesos

  True Love. Sometimes its not always Cupid firing off those arrows to the heart. Occasionally it’s Lucifer himself, masquerading as an angel of light….

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Pump Boat Preacher Has Captive Audience

In the almost eight years I’ve lived in the Philippines, I’ve made hundreds of trip from Guimaras, our island province home, to nearby Iloilo City….

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Philippines: My Top Ten Favorite TV Shows

“Philippines: My Top Ten Favorite TV Shows.” I retired to the Philippines with my lovely Filipina wife almost eight years now. During that time I’ve…

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