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Best TV Satellite System Philippines

UPDATED 02-12-2020 First of all, why doesn’t the Cignal Care Live Chat option work? It used to. Consequently, I tried calling the two toll-free numbers…

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Should YOU Move to the Philippines?

Updated 01-21-2020 I’m an American expat from Central Illinois who retired from telecommunications giant AT&T after nearly 30 years. I’ve been married to a lovely…

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Why Bother with 2020 New Year’s Resolutions?

This is for all you slackers, procrastinators, and other lazy folks out there. I’m with you. A new year, a new decade is almost upon…

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Filipino Man Prepares His Own Casket

As a result of a recent news story from the Philippine News Agency, “Filipino Man Prepares His Own Casket,” I felt inspired to write this…

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If You’re Pregnant in the Philippines, Don’t Eat Balut

Take some advice from the crusty old expat.

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Coast Guard in Iloilo & Guimaras DO NOT Enforce Wearing of Life Jackets

UPDATED SEPT. 19, 2019 COAST GUARD IN ILOILO AND GUIMARAS NOW ENFORCES THE WEARING OF LIFE JACKETS In fairness to the local Coast Guard, I…

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Food Tourism Drive “Eats. More Fun in the Philippines”

First of all, who can argue with a campaign that features food? I certainly can’t. Therefore, this new effort by the DOT, “Food Tourism Drive…

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Want to Spend Six Years in a Philippines Jail? Commit Adultery.

You CAN go to jail in the Philippines if you commit adultery!

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Cheapest Money Transfer Services

So you moved to the Philippines. Congratulations. Therefore, you might need a way to obtain cash from your home country. Hence, today’s post: “Cheapest Money…

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Why Did Jesus Never Get Married?

Another reason to find my loving spouse a shopping buddy. A recent trip to SM City found me in a usual position. On my fat…

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Our Filipino Nephew Passed on Old-School Circumcision

Our nephew, Jorealle, is going to be 13 years old next month. Because the young lad tends to attract the ladies, he was dubbed the…

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Guimelco’s Greatest Grand Gaffe

Almost all of my regular readers should be aware of my longstanding gripes with Guimelco. While the local provider of electrical energy for our island…

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Causing a Filipino to “Lose Face” Can Cost You Your Life

Most of my readers are probably already familiar with the concept of “saving face” in Asian culture. Before I retired to the Philippines over nine…

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Free Super-Fast Internet Coming to Philippines

“Free Super-Fast Internet Coming to Philippines.” What have you been smoking, dude? Is this more “fake news” being perpetrated by Facebook?

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