They Speak Waray!

How to Speak Waray For many years I have stood firm in my convictions that I do not need to learn another dialect in the Philippines when the “national language” is Tagalog and everyone is supposed to speak Tagalog. I mean why should I struggle to learn more (Waray) than I need to going forward, […]

Climate Change in the Philippines!

A Sunday Solar Event. You are probably asking yourself, “Did I miss something?” Is the climate changing in the Philippines? Yes, It usually does!  Because it is another scorching afternoon here in the Philippines, this post could be more aptly named A Sunday Scorcher, but that doesn’t have a very pleasant connotation to it. Besides, […]

The End of a Blog?

Not So Fast! First things first, I need to apologize to all my valued visitors and blog subscribers for the disruption of my service. My site was hacked a little over a week ago and the result was that all visitors were being redirected to various porn sites. Last week, I posted this on Facebook: […]

A Waterfall Visit

A Visit to Tarangban Falls Friends of ours had some visitors from California come to town and asked if we wanted to join them on a hiking adventure to a local area waterfalls. Challenge accepted!  It’s not like I have anything better to do. Teri was just coming off a sinus malfunction and she wasn’t […]

Foreigners and Minor Children

Hi Ho, Hi Ho… … it’s off together we go!  Sometimes when my wife needs something from the market, we might both hop on the motorcycle to head out to get what she needs. We take the bike because it is quicker and more efficient to get to where we are going. Sometimes I might […]

Zumba, Video and Some Sexy Laundry!

Another Mango Moment! This evening I dropped the Mrs. off at her ZUMBA dance session and I cruised through town shooting some video clips for a project I’m working on. At the south side of town, I dropped in on my friend UJ and had a beer at his “UJ’s Bar.”  Well, it’s not really […]

Philippines and Anti-Begging Laws

Anti-Begging Laws In a country that boasts a population of over 101 million people, of which over 25% of the population lives below the poverty line (based upon a monthly per capita income of P10,534), it is not a big surprise to see beggars in the streets of nearly all cities and villages throughout the […]