boracay sunset
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Boracay Lady Boy Butchers Korean Tourist

Who? One Korean tourist. What? Stabbed to death by a lady boy. Where? Boracay. Why? Korean didn’t pay for “entertainment services.” “Boracay Lady Boy Butchers…

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Proper Pooch Pool Party Philippines

“Proper Pooch Pool Party Philippines” isn’t one of seven related American International Pictures beach party films from the Sixties. Former Mouseketeer, Annette Funicello, was my…

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GUIMELCO website
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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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chickens used to appease water gods in philippines
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Barangay Cop Killed Over Missing Chicken

Barangay cop killed over missing chicken: A tanod, barangay policeman, in Cuartero, Capiz was accused of stealing his neighbors’ chicken. The suspects? A father and…

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donald trump youre fired
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New Filipina Helper Fired on First Day

Our new Filipina helper was fired on her first day on the job. We had previously committed to hiring a Pinay whose mother-in-law was reportedly…

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filipino workers
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Our Filipino Workers Have Left the Building

Our Filipino workers have left the building after almost two years. Brother-in-law Joery led a crew that built a nipa hut on our property in…

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well in guimarasphilippines
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Chickens Sacrificed to Appease Water Gods at Our New Well in the Philippines

Truth? Yes, it is stranger than fiction at times. Often the limits of credibility are stretched beyond imagination in the Philippines (and in politics.) The…

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the christening
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The Christening of Merry Joy in the Philippines

I don’t hold babies. I figure they’re going to pee, poop or spit up on me.

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The Kano
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The Expat Celebrity: “He Must Be an American Movie Star!”

You can have a face like a dog’s rear end and still attract a lot of attention as an expat in the Philippines.

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Boat capsizes in Iloilo  dead  missing
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Coast Guard in Iloilo & Guimaras DOES NOT Enforce Wearing of Life Jackets

NO ONE, NEITHER A COAST GUARD OFFICER, OR BOAT CREW MEMBER, has told any passenger boarding their vessel that they are required by law to wear a life jacket.

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mushrooms in guimaras
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Walk on the Wild Side, Philippines: Of Mushrooms, Head Lice & Cute Chicks

As my wife and I were taking our walk, we spied a group of schoolgirls picking at each other’s hair.

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Our new dog shelter in the Philippines
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The Best Dog Shelter in Guimaras

it’s a dog’s life in Guimaras.

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our new home in the philippines
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Our New Home in the Philippines

We’ve moved into our new shack in the Philippines.

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Mango Mascots for Manggahan
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Manggahan 2015:Mango Mascots and Muslim Folk Dancers

I run into a group of over-sized mangoes at the Manggahan Festival.

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