sunrise look from the ship on the way to Iloilo
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Guimaras Man’s Stage 4 Prostate Cancer Cure

My loving asawa went to a fiesta in Guimaras yesterday. A neighbor and two nieces accompanied her. I stayed home to babysit my father-in-law. Finally,…

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Easter Mass Trappist Monastery Guimaras
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Simbang Gabi Kicks Off Jesus’ Birthday Party

Simbang Gabi has begun in the Philippines. This Catholic celebration kicks off Jesus’ Birthday Party in the archipelago. But don’t expect cake and ice cream…

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“Would Jesus Ride Jeepneys in the Philippines?

“Would Jesus Ride Jeepneys in the Philippines?” You can tell a guy has way too much time on his hands when he starts asking himself…

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Philippines Domestic Helper Walks Off Job

Here’s a follow-up to my previous post. One late Saturday afternoon, my wife and I became a bit perturbed. Our pump for our water tank and the pump for our pool room were running simultaneously. Our full-time domestic helper “BingBing” had been instructed on numerous occasions that we did not want both of the pumps running simultaneously.

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28-Hour Brownout Grips Guimaras

I apologize to my readers. While I haven’t posted on a daily basis for years, I have been wanting to opine about our local utility…

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Search Continues for Cause of Spouse’s Ailment in the Philippines

The search continues for the cause of my spouse’s stomach ailment in the Philippines. We retired to Guimaras, our island province home in Western Visayas…

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ATM Skimmers Hit Iloilo City BDO Branch

“ATM Skimmers Hit Iloilo City BDO Branch” is today’s cautionary tale.

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our new home in the philippines
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Can I Be Buried in Our Backyard in the Philippines?

Most of us are going to die someday. There’s not many ways to avoid it. You might consider becoming a vampire and living as an…

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The Kano in Iloilo e
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Crusty Old Expat Cancels Computer God’s Visit

Who says you can’t teach an aging fossil something new? “Crusty Old Expat Cancels Computer God’s Visit” celebrates the fact that even an aged geezer…

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view from a pump boat iloilo to guimaras
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Pump Boat Preacher Has Captive Audience

In the almost eight years I’ve lived in the Philippines, I’ve made hundreds of trip from Guimaras, our island province home, to nearby Iloilo City….

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Our New Year’s Eve House Blessing in the Philippines

“Our New Year’s Eve House Blessing in the Philippines” is a remarkable literary achievement since it’s the first time in months I’ve published two posts…

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Islands Stay Hotel Puerto Princesa Review

Almost forgot the “Islands Stay Hotel Puerto Princesa Review” until one of my Canadian friends in Guimaras reminded me. My Canadian colleague freely admits to…

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Another “Snow Day” in the Philippines

I couldn’t believe my nieces and nephews in Guimaras have another holiday coming up. But I instantly guessed the reason for it. Another “Snow Day”…

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the final goodbye
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A Good Man in Guimaras is Laid to Rest

A Good Man in Guimaras is laid to rest. Our worker, Melchor Tacaisan, 42, was laid to rest this past Sunday afternoon, at St. Michael the…

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