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Our Pretty Pinay Niece’s Pre-Debut Photo Shoot

Our Pretty Pinay Niece’s Pre-Debut Photo Shoot

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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 attest, she has grown into a beautiful young woman. At age 18 a Filipina will have a coming-of-age celebration, a debut, an “18 Candles” ceremony, if you will. (more…)
28-Hour Brownout Grips Guimaras

28-Hour Brownout Grips Guimaras

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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 company, Guimelco. "28-Hour Brownout Grips Guimaras" is the latest installment of our ongoing battle with the lack of adequate infrastructure on the island province we call home. (more…)
Diagnosis Still Unknown: Iloilo Statlab Results

Diagnosis Still Unknown: Iloilo Statlab Results

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“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 on our island province is ill-equipped to handle major medical emergencies. It doesn’t even possess a working ultrasound machine. (more…)
Pump Boat Preacher Has Captive Audience

Pump Boat Preacher Has Captive Audience

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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. Since Iloilo has many more shopping options than our island home, my asawa and I have found it necessary to make the 12-15 minute trip around two to four times a month. But I've never experienced what I did one junket: "Pump Boat Preacher Has Captive Audience." (more…)
Philippines: My Top Ten Favorite TV Shows

Philippines: My Top Ten Favorite TV Shows

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"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 logged in countless hours of "boob tube" time scouring the vast TV wasteland. Researchers at Oregon State University did a study years ago which revealed what any red-blooded, beer-bellied American guy already knows: men are more likely to dominate use of the remote control, more likely to annoy their partners with its use, and more likely to "channel surf" - skipping from channel to channel in the endless pursuit of perfect television. I plead "nolo contender" to all of the above. (more…)
Our New Year’s Eve House Blessing in the Philippines

Our New Year’s Eve House Blessing in the Philippines

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"Our New Year's Eve House Blessing in the Philippines" is a remarkable literary achievement since it's the first time in months I've published two posts in the space of three days. With two birthday parties, Christmas and the aforementioned blessing, I've actually been somewhat busy. Regular readers of "Philippines Plus" know that I excel at doing nothing. But that hasn't been the case as of late. (more…)
New Filipina Helper Fired on First Day

New Filipina Helper Fired on First Day

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Our new Filipina helper was fired on her first day on the job. We had previously committed to hiring a Pinay whose mother-in-law was reportedly an aswang.  But that new domestic assistant never showed up for work. ("You're fired!" graphic source: Meme Generator) (more…)