Philippines: “Hotter than a Pepper Sprout”

I was listening to a CD the other day. Yep, The Crusty Old Expat does not have any MP3’s or any of those other high tech gadgets. The song “Jackson” popped up. The searing hot weather and high humidity gave me the inspiration for this post’s title with help from Johnny and June. “Philippines: Hotter than a Pepper Sprout.” C’mon, if I have to quote the whole line for you, you’re not a die-hard Cash fan, right?

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Philippines Rainy Season Officially Begins

our new water tank in Guimaras

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.

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You’re NOT in Kansas Anymore, Toto! Brian Purrone, Jr.

guest post

A warm welcome to Brian Purrone Jr., a new guest contributor to Philippines Plus. Brian is  43 years old and works as an industrial millwright in the very cold and wet Oregon. He started to travel to the Philippines in 2013 and has visited twice. On his last trip he met his   beautiful fiancée Joycel  who just recently landed here on a K-1 Visa! Congratulations, Brian and Joyce! Thanks to Brian for the following article and he promises to share some of his stories regarding the K-1 Visa process. Please leave a comment and welcome Brian to the fold.

Brian and Joyce

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“Where’s Dave?” Manggahan Festival 2013

Arrived in the sweet mango province of Guimaras on Sunday morning, April 14. Looking forward to hooking up with my American expat friend, the Tom Cat, and sharing a “few” bottles of San Miguel Pale Pilsen.  Tom was already at the celebration on Saturday and had participated in the 3rd Manggahan Fun Run Sunday early Sunday morning. I don’t know how you can call running in extreme heat and humidity, “fun,” but my  tall lanky amigo does.  Not me. I’d rather sit in the shade with a couple of cold beers. 

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