Because we’ve been unhappy with the lack of adequate parking at Guimaras’ New Site Market, we’re purchasing more of our vegetables in nearby Iloilo City. Ukay-ukay stalls selling used clothing crowd out the parking spaces at our island province’s former premier market. The sale of used clothing in the Philippines is supposed to be prohibited. However, this particular regulation doesn’t seem to apply to Guimaras.
While returning from a trip to Iloilo City to buy a hand pump for one of our wells, we made several stops before going home. As I waited in the New Site Market in San Miguel, Jordan, my asawa parked our Aurora Blue XLT Ford Ranger in front of one of the ukay-ukay (used clothing) stores now crowding the market area. Since I’m a retired old goat, I’ve got plenty of free time, so I whipped out my Sony CyberShot camera and began taking some digital photographs. The following pictures prompted today’s post: “Lawbreakers & Other Guimaras Scofflaws.”
I wanted to give my readers a list of the “7 Best Guimaras Hotspots.” First of all, these are all family-friendly locations. While some expats I know, like “Bit” Davis, a happy-go-lucky single guy from Devil’s Foot, Wyoming, occasionally hits the KTV bars, we’re leaving such establishments off this list.
It was around 6:30 pm on a Tuesday. My wife had taken our Aurora blue Ford Ranger to nearby San Miguel, Jordan in Guimaras. Guimaras is the island province in the Philippines we moved to nine years ago. I was parked on our couch watching television when our 20-year-old niece Shaina walked in with her phone: “Tita Daday wants to talk to you, Uncle Dave.” (“Tita (Auntie) Daday” is my wife’s nickname. In the Philippines, if you don’t have a nickname, you might not be 100% Filipino.)