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Our 1,155 Dollar February 2019 Five-Person Philippines Budget

While “Our 1,155 Dollar February 2019 Five-Person Philippines Budget” was slightly higher than January’s expenses, we did manage to cut down on some expenses in…

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Striking San Lorenzo Guimaras Windmills

First of all, I must point out that the 27 windmills in Guimaras don’t produce any power for our island province. An official from Guimelco…

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Spot Market Surge Drives up Guimelco Rates

Because our monthly electric bill had shot up over 800 pesos more, I attributed it to the fact that we had used more power last…

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sunrise look from the ship on the way to Iloilo
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Guimaras Man’s Stage 4 Prostate Cancer Cure

My loving asawa went to a fiesta in Guimaras yesterday. A neighbor and two nieces accompanied her. I stayed home to babysit my father-in-law. Finally,…

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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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Dinagyang Festival Smokers Face Jail Time

While working on an upcoming post on property perils for foreigners in the Philippines, I ran across this article in the Panay News. “Dinagyang Festival…

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5 Early Retirement Steps Philippines

First of all, I retired at the age of 57. Lots of people retire at a younger age. However, some people find it necessary to…

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Best Computer Tech in Guimaras

My World Wide Web was down for two days recently. Despite making multiple calls to Globe for assistance, I still had no internet connection. What’s…

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Upcoming 2019 El Niño Assault Predicted

The island province we call home, Guimaras, may be in for another “state of calamity.” The National Weather Service of the Philippines, PAGASA, has a dire prediction. “Upcoming…

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2018 Fallen Expats of Guimaras

Along with my brother Rick from Illinois,  I also lost three foreigner friends in 2018. Jerry, his brother Willie, and a good friend, Peter, all…

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