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Clash of the Filipina Maids

Clash of the Filipina Maids

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We've recently hired a new domestic helper for our household in Guimaras. The crusty old expat, yours truly, issued an "executive order" which proclaimed a new part-time helper was needed to augment our current staff. My “executive order” was not held up in any federal court. (more…)
New Filipina Helper Fired on First Day

New Filipina Helper Fired on First Day

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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 an aswang.  But that new domestic assistant never showed up for work. ("You're fired!" graphic source: Meme Generator) (more…)
I Join the Guimaras SWAT Team at Manggahan

I Join the Guimaras SWAT Team at Manggahan

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Decades ago I was in the United States Air Force military police. Maybe that's why I always make it a point to be sociable to peace officers no matter where I'm at but especially in the Philippines. I've met quite a few friendly police men and security guards in nearby Iloilo on Panay Island and on our own island province. So I guess it shouldn't come as a complete shock to my readers when I post a title such as the one above: "I Join the Guimaras SWAT Team at Manggahan." (more…)
I’m Adored as a Rock Star by Pretty Pinays at Manggahan 2015

I’m Adored as a Rock Star by Pretty Pinays at Manggahan 2015

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Regular readers of Philippines Plus know that I excel at doing as little as possible. I've perfected my slothfulness to a fine art after almost six years of living in the Philippines.  But retirement in this archipelago comes with a price: notoriety. Thus, many of my stalwart subscribers, especially those that have visited or who reside in the PH, will not be surprised by the title of this post: "I'm Adored as a Rock Star by Pretty Pinays at Manggahan 2015."  (more…)
Our  Isuzu D-Max 4×2 Automatic Truck Has Disappeared from Iloilo City

Our Isuzu D-Max 4×2 Automatic Truck Has Disappeared from Iloilo City

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It was to be expected. Our Isuzu D-Max 4×2 Automatic truck has disappeared from Iloilo City. My asawa received a text yesterday from Looney (Tunes), our salesman at the Isuzu dealership. "Ma'am, I'm sorry but the black 4x2 automatic D-Max is no longer available." My wife was on the front porch sorting rice (see lead photo) while Lolo carried on an animated conversation with his favorite dead relative, Fernando, so I took it upon myself to reply to Looney (and since the message was in English and not the native Ilonggo, I could actually decipher the text.) We had first met Looney when he was at Robinsons Place in Iloilo where the Isuzu dealership staff  were showing the latest models available from their establishment. One of the trucks on hand was a black D-Max Automatic Crew Cab. After
Will Lolo’s New Nipa Hut Serve as the Temporary HQ for the Tom Cat?

Will Lolo’s New Nipa Hut Serve as the Temporary HQ for the Tom Cat?

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Will Lolo's new nipa hut serve as the temporary HQ for the Tom Cat? Regular readers of Philippines Plus will know that The Tom Cat, who has spent time in the Philippines, is an American friend of mine currently living in the Sunshine State, Florida. He is engaged to one of my asawa's thousands of relatives, LenLen,  who resides on our island province. LenLen's  and The Tom Cat's touching story of how they met can be found in this post from June 2011: Romance at Raymen? LenLen and the Tom Cat  (more…)
Best Shopping Malls in Bacolod City, the Philippines

Best Shopping Malls in Bacolod City, the Philippines

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To celebrate my asawa's upcoming birthday, I had decided we should take a trip and visit some of the best shopping malls in Bacolod City, the Philippines. Now, other than working in our yard and tenderly caring for her beloved plants and flowers, my spouse also loves to shop. What better way for my beloved wife to celebrate than to go bargain hunting and picking up a new pair of shoes...or two. (more…)