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Crusty Old Expat’s Eye-Opening Exposition

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…

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Our 1,170 Dollar March Five-Person Philippines Budget

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…

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Manggahan Motorcycle Mayhem Meltdown Pt. 2

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…

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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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Freddie and my Asawa at Ford Iloilo
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5 Awesome Reasons Why You Don’t Need a Vehicle in the Philippines

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…

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American Expat PH Monthly Budget Family of Six plus Eight Dogs

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…

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Guimaras Ambulance Pee Patrol

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….

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Should You Move to the Philippines Now?

Whew! It’s an exciting time to live in the Philippines. Rumors of  coups d’éta and rising rice prices are spicing things up for this American expat in…

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Iloilo City’s Best Auto Parts Supply Store
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The Ford Ranger Mash-up

Our Ford Ranger was struck by a truck in Guimaras recently.

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Iloilo City’s Best Auto Parts Supply Store

We’ve had our Ford Ranger truck for over three years now. During that time we’ve never had to purchase any auto parts or accessories for…

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CONCLUSION: Philippines Vehicle Registration Ruckus

CONCLUSION: Philippines Vehicle Registration Ruckus. My asawa and I were heading out to our local Land Transportation Office, LTO, in Guimaras. After being told by…

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Philippines Vehicle Registration Ruckus Pt. 3

“What do you mean our registration ended in March?” My significant other was on the phone with an insurance agent. The agent, “NicNic” has just…

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