Are Chinese Tourists Uglier than Americans?

Maybe I have too much time on my hands. I read online news stories from the Philippines throughout the day. While my sexy pool boy duties have resumed again, I still find myself with lots of spare time. Consequently I have time to post stories like this: “Are Chinese Tourists Uglier than Americans?” Are Chinese … Read more

Boracay’s “Black Eye”: Slimy Green Algae Covers Beaches

white beach boracay covered with slimy green algae

Boracay’s ‘Black Eye’: Slimy Green Algae Covers Beaches” relates the impact algae had on our four-day vacation in “paradise”. My asawa and I, along with two nieces and a nephew, recently visited Boracay, touted as one of the best beaches in the world.

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Manila Relatives Hit Beach Resorts in Guimaras & Boracay

manila relatives

We recently entertained a gaggle of  Manila relatives who visited us at our new home in the Philippines and hit beach resorts in Guimaras, our island province home, and Boracay. Sister Emily and husband Joe, along with their six children celebrated Holy Week with us.

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Don’t Rely on Google Maps for Directions in Iloilo City

jaro cpu jeepney in iloilo city

Don’t rely on Google Maps for directions in Iloilo City. We wasted an hour the other morning in Iloilo looking for a company that provided swimming pool equipment. My asawa and I were shopping in the big city and decided to look for Amici Water Systems Sales and Services, Iloilo. Our crew had begun digging our new swimming pool in the Philippines and Amici was listed as a place to purchase pool supplies.

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Pretty Pinays Roam Raymen Resort in Guimaras

swimsuit beauties manggahan

Pretty pinays roam Raymen Resort in Guimaras, the island province we call home. What more could a crusty old expat who has lived in the Philippines almost six years desire? A beautiful asawa, a sunny day on the beach, a cold bottle of San Miguel Pale Pilsen and not a care in the world. Sure, I got a sunburn as I walked along the white sandy shores but it was my desire, as CEO of Philippines Plus, to get as many photos of lovely ladies as possible. It’s a sacrifice I make for my faithful readers.

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Manggahan Festival 2014 Begins in April

The Manggahan Festival 2014, my favorite annual activity in Guimaras, begins in April. The festival started in 1993 and is a celebration of the island-province’s distinction as a producer of top quality mangoes considered the best tasting in the world. The mango festival is slated to officially to run in San Miguel, Jordan, the capital, from April 20-27.Manggahan Festival dancers

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Return to the Best Philippines Beach Resort in Guimaras

Raymen Beach Resort in Guimaras. Located in a stretch of white sand and turquoise waters called  Alibihod, I’ve covered visits to this Philippines resort in past posts. Made another visit to this pocket of paradise on Mother’s Day. My asawa and relatives were accompanied by the son of Jesus, Mike (seen in the next photo closing his eyes), our neighbor that delivers our fresh drinking water. 

NoyNoy and Mike on the pump boat to Guimaras


According to my asawa, Mike is our niece April’s  “suitor,” a term used about 100 years ago in America. Noy Noy, Mike’s cousin (sitting next to Mike on the pump boat), also lives next door and came along for the Sunday holiday. 

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