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Guimaras Computer Whiz Restores Globe Internet

My Globe internet service in Guimaras was down for four days last week, Holy Week. After speaking to a multitude of Globe service representatives, I…

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Guimelco’s Greatest Grand Gaffe

Almost all of my regular readers should be aware of my longstanding gripes with Guimelco. While the local provider of electrical energy for our island…

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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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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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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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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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Top 7 Expat Philippines Retirement Problems

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…

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DenDen’s 18 Candles Celebration

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…

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Spider Derby Bettors’ Web Broken, 17 Arrested in Iloilo

I saw this story a couple of weeks ago from The Daily Guardian. Seems like cock fights are not the only thing Filipinos love to…

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Our Pretty Pinay Niece’s Pre-Debut Photo Shoot

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…

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

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…

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