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Announcing Captain Tom’s Triumphant Philippines’ Return

captain tom and barangay captain

Because of the coronavirus quarantine, I’m enjoying the upbeat benefits of the current lockdown. Our province’s ban on mass meetings such as fiestas, for instance. While I’ve opined on this topic earlier, please bear with me. I don’t get out of the house much now (not that I bore any resemblance to a social butterfly … Read more

Captain Tom vs. Trappistine Mindanao Nuns

Captain Tom was a good friend of mine. Sometimes, after quaffing too many adult beverages, I never understood a word he said. However, former American expat in the Philippines, the Captain, returned to the States years ago. He heads a graphic design company, Line of Sight Communications. Cap lived in Guimaras for several years. He … Read more

Breathtaking BPI’s Magnificent Mangoes

The Guimaras National Crop Research, Development, and Production Support Center (GNCRDPSC) is one of two agricultural centers of the Bureau of Plant Industry in the Visayas. That’s according to the official Bureau of Plant Industry BPI website. Because we had been visiting a tourism farm in nearby Nueva Valencia, my asawa wanted to stop by BPI on our … Read more

7 Best Guimaras Hotspots

Raymen Beach Guimaras

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.

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New Guimaras Hypermarket Operating on “Filipino Time”

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.”

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28-Hour Brownout Grips Guimaras

GUIMELCO website

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 company, Guimelco. “28-Hour Brownout Grips Guimaras” is the latest installment of our ongoing battle with the lack of adequate infrastructure on the island province we call home.

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Can I Be Buried in Our Backyard in the Philippines?

our new home in the philippines

Most of us are going to die someday. There’s not many ways to avoid it. You might consider becoming a vampire and living as an immortal (as long as you avoid direct sunlight and wooden stakes through the heart.) Or you could hang out with Shirley MacLaine and be reincarnated as a door knob. Me? I wonder. Can I be buried in our backyard in the Philippines?

walking down the path to our new home in the philippines

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