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Philippines “Paradise” Regular “Joe”

stunning sunset at boracay

Philippines “Paradise” Regular “Joe.” That’s me. First of all, I’m not a rich guy. While I enjoy a fantastically comfortable life in the PH, I’m no “Fortunate Son.” I ain’t no millionaire’s son.

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Tansyong, Best Thin-Crust Pizza in Guimaras

After a good juicy burger, a tasty palate-pleasing pizza is #2 on my favorite foods list. Since retiring to the Philippines over nine years ago, I’ve been hard-pressed to find a good pizza on our island province of Guimaras. Until now: Tansyong, best thin-crust pizza in Guimaras, if not the best pizza overall on the whole island.

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Olivia’s Kitchen No Longer Welcoming Expats?

It was a disturbing report. A highly reliable source informed me yesterday that Olivia’s Kitchen is no longer welcoming expats. Foreigners that frequent this Guimaras eatery have been tagged as “complaining and too aggressive.”

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New Gaisano Mall Iloilo City’s Ho-Hum Experience

I’m cognizant of the fact that I’m negative at times. I’m not the official cheerleader for the Philippines Tourism Department. It’s my goal to present my personal perspective as an American expat living in the Philippines in an objective manner. I’ll give credit where credit is due. When something stinks, like the wastewater pipelines buried in Boracay beaches, I’ll address those issues, also. Therefore, I present the following post: “New Gaisano Mall Iloilo City’s Ho-Hum Experience.”

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Manggahan Festival 2018 Street Dancers Sizzle

Celebrating the Silver Glory of the Manggahan Festival in Guimaras were “The Kano” and “The Sainted Patient Wife.” “Manggahan Festival 2018 Street Dancers Sizzle” was a delightful treasure to behold. While my wife is the resident disco dancer in our family, I do not have any rhythm whatsoever. I’m a white guy. White guys can’t jump and white guys can’t dance.

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PNP Profiling/Protection Program for Foreigners in Guimaras

Philippine National Police Guimaras

Two of my foreigner friends on our island province of Guimaras were recently visited by law enforcement officers from the Philippine National Police. “What was the reason for the visit?” one of the expats asked? He was informed that the call was only for the protection of foreigners in Guimaras. 

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Crusty Old Expat’s Antisocial Ways

Anyone that knows me wouldn’t be surprised by the title of this post: “Crusty Old Expat’s Antisocial Ways.” It doesn’t bother me that I’m probably the only person in the Philippines that isn’t on Facebook. We rarely have friends over. Pool parties are limited to close relatives now. And I haven’t been shopping in nearby Iloilo City for weeks.

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American growing marijuana busted; Guimaras next PDEA target?

A November 26, 2017 Panay News article reported Philippine antidrug officers pounced on an alleged pot plantation in San Enrique, Iloilo.  45-year-old American national Ryan C. Roxas was busted for growing marijuana. Could our island province of Guimaras be the next PDEA, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, target?

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No more Brownouts in Guimaras?

GUIMELCO truck Guimaras

“No more Brownouts in Guimaras?” Was some reporter over at the Panay News attempting to get their name entered into a “Tokhang” drop box? “Operation Tokhang” is the Philippine National Police’s campaign against illegal drugs.

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