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Expat’s Extended Festive Walk Mall Review

Expat’s Extended Festive Walk Mall Review

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My lovely asawa and I had previously visited Iloilo City’s new shopping venue for the first time back in July. Since our local energy provider, Guimelco, had scheduled another province-wide power outage for Guimaras, we decided to return this past Saturday to the new mall. “Expat’s Extended Festive Walk Mall Review” offers new insights into this shopper’s haven. (more…)
New Guimaras Hypermarket Operating on “Filipino Time”

New Guimaras Hypermarket Operating on “Filipino Time”

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After nearly nine years of living in the Philippines, one would think I would have adjusted to “Filipino Time” by now. In some instances, I have. Nevertheless, there are occasions where this maddening Filipino custom raises my blood pressure to the upper stratosphere. Case in point, today’s post: New Guimaras Hypermarket Operating on “Filipino Time.” (more…)
The Verdict: Wife Diagnosed With Gastritis & Bile Reflux

The Verdict: Wife Diagnosed With Gastritis & Bile Reflux

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After spending an evening at Medicus Hospital with constant around-the-clock care from an attentive staff, my asawa prepared for the morning’s first procedure, an upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy. My asawa has been suffering from chronic lower abdominal pain for several months now. The latest attack forced us to take a nighttime emergency pump boat ride from Guimaras, our home, to nearby Iloilo City, which has vastly superior medical facilities than our home province. (more…)
Severe Attack Sends Spouse Back to Emergency Room Again

Severe Attack Sends Spouse Back to Emergency Room Again

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My loving asawa has been suffering with chronic lower abdominal pain for months. While I’ve attempted to persuade her to visit a doctor she has stubbornly refused. But a recent stomach pain attack could not be fended off by the pain reliever Buscopan, and necessitated another visit to our local emergency room in Guimaras, the island province we call home. (more…)
Stricken Spouse! Philippines Emergency Room Rescue

Stricken Spouse! Philippines Emergency Room Rescue

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My asawa, spouse, has been suffering with chronic abdomen pain for months. The pain, caused by “wind” according to my wife, would first be treated by a liberal dose of Tiger Balm over her lower abdomen. OTC medications like Buscopan Plus would ease her pain for awhile. But the other evening even multiple doses of Tiger Balm and Buscopan did not help. This multi-part story begins with the first installment of this tale entitled: “Stricken Spouse! Philippines Emergency Room Rescue.” (more…)
New People’s Army, Maute Terrorists: Iloilo Under Siege

New People’s Army, Maute Terrorists: Iloilo Under Siege

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TWIN TERRORIST THREATS inched closer to Iloilo City, a short 12-15 minute pump boat ride from Guimaras, the island province we call home. 40-50 armed rebels from the New People's Army, NPA, a Communist insurgency group, raided the Maasin, Iloilo police station this past Sunday. On the same day a sister of the Maute brothers, a terrorist group, and two others were arrested near the Iloilo port. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has placed Iloilo City on full Red Alert status. (more…)
Pump Boat Preacher Has Captive Audience

Pump Boat Preacher Has Captive Audience

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In the almost eight years I've lived in the Philippines, I've made hundreds of trip from Guimaras, our island province home, to nearby Iloilo City. Since Iloilo has many more shopping options than our island home, my asawa and I have found it necessary to make the 12-15 minute trip around two to four times a month. But I've never experienced what I did one junket: "Pump Boat Preacher Has Captive Audience." (more…)
The City Mall Parola Expat Experience

The City Mall Parola Expat Experience

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"The City Mall Parola Expat Experience."  A retired fart like me has plenty of time to go shopping with his asawa. I enjoy checking out new places.  Parola is located at Fort San Pedro Drive in Iloilo City. Guimaras, the island province we call home, is an approximately 12-15 pump boat ride away from Ortiz Wharf, minutes from Parola. (more…)