“Citronella Plants Protect Our Home in the Philippines from Mosquitoes” is today’s topic. The Philippines Department of Health has reported a 41% increase in cases of dengue fever in the….
Years ago when I worked for AT&T back in Central Illinois, I would kick start my mornings with an icy cold can of Diet Coke. There was a drive-up coffee….
After being diagnosed with gastritis and bile reflux, my asawa was ready to be discharged from Medicus Hospital in Iloilo City. This post, “PhilHealth Contribution=$300 ER, Hospital Bill,” reveals how….
I was severely constipated several months ago and felt I needed to share that information with my readers. Why I was compelled to dump such a load and make it….
Iloilo to Boracay: The American Expat in the Philippines. Apologies for not having any recent posts but my lovely asawa and I, along with niece Shaina, and sister Marjorie, who….
I was in my early 40’s before I went to my first nail salon. A Vietnamese family operated the clip joint at a strip mall in Springfield, Illinois. A female….
Our pool project progresses in the Philippines. It’s been a month since I first gave an update on this major undertaking at our new home in the Philippines. Our five-man….
Our pet pool project progress in the Philippines continues despite the tragic loss of one of our most dependable and trusted workers.
We are moving ahead with the new pool construction, having hired a new worker, a relative, of course. Our worker, who recently lost his life, is being buried today,
Our workers recently completed a new terrace project at our home in the Philippines. My asawa had wanted the terrace, nearest the nipa hut my father-in-law lives in, to have….
We quickly purchased two round trip tickets and soon boarded the Weesam Express. The waters were rough that day. In the first time in over six years of living in the Philippines and riding banca boats and ferries, I felt my myself becoming seasick about 45 minutes into the 90-minute trip.
“No, we’re going to the hospital now!” I exclaimed. “We’re not going to wait until morning!”
According to the national weather service, this ongoing El Niño will be among the strongest, if not the strongest, to ever hit the Philippines.