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Mikey Bustos Filipino Mythical Creatures Rap

Mikey Bustos Filipino Mythical Creatures Rap

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Mikey Bustos is a Canadian-born Filipino YouTube star. He's known for his hilarious tutorial and song parodies about being Pinoy.The particular video I’m featuring today is all about legendary beings that roam the Philippines. Some people say that these so-called mythical creatures can even been seen today, especially if you have a “Third Eye.” (more…)
Guimaras Ambulance Pee Patrol

Guimaras Ambulance Pee Patrol

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It was around noon this past Tuesday, October 30th. My asawa was navigating our Ford Ranger. An ambulance, with lights flashing, was approaching from behind. My wife pulled over as the the emergency vehicle sped past us. Little did we know at the time, however, that this was the "Guimaras Ambulance Pee Patrol." (more…)
The Verdict: Wife Diagnosed With Gastritis & Bile Reflux

The Verdict: Wife Diagnosed With Gastritis & Bile Reflux

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After spending an evening at Medicus Hospital with constant around-the-clock care from an attentive staff, my asawa prepared for the morning’s first procedure, an upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy. My asawa has been suffering from chronic lower abdominal pain for several months now. The latest attack forced us to take a nighttime emergency pump boat ride from Guimaras, our home, to nearby Iloilo City, which has vastly superior medical facilities than our home province. (more…)
Philippines Rainy Season Officially Begins

Philippines Rainy Season Officially Begins

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The rainy season has officially begun in the Philippines. PAGASA, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration made the announcement on Tuesday, May 30. Last year’s rainy season began six days earlier on May 24. PAGASA is the national weather bureau of the Philippines. (more…)
Teen-Age Filipina Beauties

Teen-Age Filipina Beauties

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Our niece DenDen is one of the "Teen-Age Fililpina Beauties" featured in this post. Den recently competed in the "Search for Mr and Miss YES-O-MODEL 2016. " YES-O is an acronym for The Youth for Environment in Schools' Organization. The competition was held at our niece's high school in Guimaras. (more…)
The SM City North EDSA Expat Experience

The SM City North EDSA Expat Experience

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"SM City North EDSA Expat Experience" relates our latest shopping adventure in the Philippines.  It was a chaotic shopping trip. I was almost convinced Filipinos in Manila had started their Christmas shopping early. After all, the Philippines has the longest Christmas season in the world and begins September 1st. (more…)
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…)
It’s the Day of the Dead in the Philippines

It’s the Day of the Dead in the Philippines

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It's two days before All Saints Day, or “Araw ng mgba Patay”, the celebration of the Day of the Dead as it is called in the predominantly Catholic Philippines, and observed by Catholics worldwide. My wife, her Mother, sister Alida and our niece Michelle traveled to Jordan Municipal Cemetery in Guimaras to pay our respects to relatives that have long since left this earthly domain.  (more…)