We were leaving our house the other day. Another shopping trip to our local market in beautiful downtown San Miguel, Jordan in Guimaras. I happened to check our rear left tire. It was low. Took a closer look. There was a big screw embedded in the tire. As a result, we headed out to our local SeaOil station to get some air for the tire. Then we would visit our local vulcanizing outfit to have the tire repaired.
First of all, I’ve turned off the World Wide Web before I even begin this post. I don’t want this elucidation shaded by anything I see online. Furthermore, you won’t see anything from social media. I don’t subscribe to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any of the other conglomeration of social websites. Turned off and muted are all four of our televisions. Therefore, the parameters for the “Crusty Old Expat’s Eye-Opening Exposition” have been set. Let’s begin.
Our nephew Sherwin has flown the coop. The 19-year-old moved to a boarding house in Guimaras in late March. Guimaras, of course, is the island province in Western Visayas we call home. One less mouth to feed in the future. Here’s a look at “Our 1, 170 Dollar March Five-Person Philippines Budget.” March’s budget came in 15 dollars higher than February’s budget.
The Crusty Old Expat. 2018 Manggahan Festival in Guimaras. Just after midnight. Eight motorcycles had blocked in our Ford Ranger XLT. The result? “Manggahan Motorcycle Mayhem Meltdown Pt. 2.”
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 a couple.
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 married to a lovely Filipina for over 19 years. We have no children. However, we have eight canines that roam our property. Therefore, the title of this post: “Philippines Pampered Perky Pups.”
I first covered this topic years ago. “5 Awesome Reasons Why You Don’t Need a Vehicle in the Philippines.” While we did purchase a new Ford Ranger four years, we only used the local transportation modes to reach our destinations for years. However, can a foreigner or local still get by without owning their own private vehicle?
I haven’t posted any monthly budget figures for years on this website. Consequently, I thought such a post is long overdue. One of the most frequently asked questions about life in the PH is how much does it cost to live there? Therefore, without further ado, I present the following post: “American Expat PH Monthly Budget Family of Six plus Eight Dogs.”