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“Her Mother-in-Law is an Aswang”

(Aswang graphic: Travis Simmons, Author of Wyrd Fiction) We recently encountered a roadblock in our search for a new domestic helper in the Philippines. Our…

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More Pics from our 1st Philippines Pool Party

I had more pictures from our new swimming hole that I didn’t publish in my last post. So I’ve added more pics from our 1st…

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The Hulk is Dead

I’ve heard it’s best not to name any creature you plan to slaughter.

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Saving Snacks for Fernando Poe Jr.

Lolo, grandpa, my father-in-law is saving snacks for Fernando Poe, Jr. There’s only one problem with that.  Fernando, the Philippines’ greatest action hero,  is dead….

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Island Hopping Off Guimaras

Visited Raymen Beach Resort,  located on Guimaras, the sweet mango province where my wife grew up, this past Mother’s Day.  We were celebrating the birthdays…

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Trouble in Paradise: Lolo’s Plight

Lolo has finished his nightly prayers. I’m on the living room couch. It’s 11 pm, Easter Sunday.  Mosquitoes are buzzing me like unmanned drones over…

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Living in the Philippines: 3 Yr Review

My previous post listed some positives about living in the Philippines. After three years in "paradise," I thought it was time to do a review…

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The Iceman’s Story: Building Our House in the Philippines

Monty "The Iceman" sent me an email the other day along with some photos of a new house he has having built in the Philippines….

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The Iloilo City Move. Part Three. The Conclusion.

With our sofa bed on the top of our rented multicab and Guimaras porters, young Joseph and the mullet-wearing Neil, hanging on in the back,…

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Goodbye, Guimaras. Hello, Iloilo City.

My mother-in-law and my asawa were having a loud exchange outside our home in Guimaras the other afternoon. I’ve wisely learned to not attempt to…

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Tropical Beach Paradises in Guimaras

Looking for a gorgeous Philippines resort? Guimaras is your place. While waiting at the Jordan Wharf for Murray to arrive from Iloilo City this past…

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Can Tuko (Geckos) Cure AIDS?

If you're an expat in the Philippines like I am, you have undoubtedly heard the rumors spreading throughout the provinces that large geckos (called "tuko"…

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The Ant Killer of Iloilo

Ants. Thousands of them. The amount of lizard poop on our kitchen counters at "The Compound" in Guimaras has significantly decreased, but ants? They're all…

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