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Top 7 Expat Philippines Retirement Problems

Top 7 Expat Philippines Retirement Problems

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Are you considering the Philippines as your retirement destination? I’ve lived in the Philippines for over nine years now. I’ve been married to a lovely Filipina for over 18 years. As a result, I’ve gained some insight over the years regarding life in “paradise.” Consequently, I’ve decided to write this post to help inform future retirees: “Top 7 Expat Philippines Retirement Problems.” (more…)
DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration

DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration

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While in a previous post, I wrote about “DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration Preparation,” this article deals with the actual celebration. “18 Candles” is the traditional Filipino coming-of-age observance for a young woman’s 18th birthday. DenDen is our niece in Guimaras, the island province we call home. (more…)
Our Pretty Pinay Niece’s Pre-Debut Photo Shoot

Our Pretty Pinay Niece’s Pre-Debut Photo Shoot

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Our niece, DenDen, is turning 18 soon. DenDen is our oldest niece in Guimaras, the island province we call home. As the following pictures will attest, she has grown into a beautiful young woman. At age 18 a Filipina will have a coming-of-age celebration, a debut, an “18 Candles” ceremony, if you will. (more…)
Rudy Giuliani Playbook: Over 7,000 “Loafers” arrested in Metro Manila

Rudy Giuliani Playbook: Over 7,000 “Loafers” arrested in Metro Manila

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While waiting for my favorite Filipino television show, “Ang Probinsyano,” to begin, I’ll flip to TV Patrol news on ABS CBN so I don’t miss the start of “The Provincial Man.” Now if ABS CBN’s shows would adhere to a strict schedule and time slot, I wouldn’t have to switch to the network so I don’t miss the start of Coco Martin’s action show. However, this is the Philippines and even the network programs are on “Filipino Time.” (more…)
Grand Guimaras Garden Reflections

Grand Guimaras Garden Reflections

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Grand Guimaras Garden Reflections While checking out some recycled flower pots hanging from one of our cashew trees, I decided to take the following photographs of my better half's spacious garden.  If you live in the Philippines, we moved here from Central Illinois almost nine years ago, you can have a garden 365 days a year. For a gardening fanatic like my wife, seen in the next photo with her long-sleeved work clothes, it's a dream come true.  (more…)
Manggahan 2018 Sizzles! Street Dance Competition

Manggahan 2018 Sizzles! Street Dance Competition

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It's the 25th Silver Anniversary of the Manggahan Festival in Guimaras, the island province we call home. Manggahan is the annual celebration of the mango. Guimaras Mangoes are the sweetest in the world and known for its sweet-sour taste. Frankly, if any province in the Philippines, claims to have sweeter tasting mangoes, they have been consuming way too many bottles of Red Horse Beer. "Manggahan 2018 Sizzles! Street Dance Competition" is the first in a series of posts that deal with my adventures in this year's Mango Land celebration. (more…)