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Retiring in the Philippines 2019

Ferdinand Marcos. Imelda’s 3,000 pairs of shoes. “Thrilla in Manila.” Seems like that’s about all I knew about the Philippines until I started writing to…

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Remarkable Risk Takers, Achievers & Positive People

“Remarkable Risk Takers, Achievers & Positive People.” It takes a certain amount of moxy to leave your home country and move to the Philippines. First…

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Stark Raving Mad Lunatics Move to the Philippines

Seems like the past ten years have gone by swiftly. I moved to a “paradise” called the Philippines almost a decade ago. My loving Filipina…

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Live on 250 US Dollars a Month in Guimaras Paradise

250 smackers. That’s all it takes to live on Cloud Nine. Utopia. Bliss. Heaven. Call it what you like. A recent poverty estimate revealed that…

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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