“Out of Stock” or a “Nose Bleed”

Sweet Mango Moment I’m not sure how most Filipinos in the Philippines respond to questions in English, but here in Western Samar it seems it is easier to not respond at all or risk a “nose bleed.” The nose bleed is a metaphor for having to “think” too hard about answering a question in English […] Read More

Philippines Postal Service

 Another Mango Moment!   Today we took a ride into town for our first visit to the Calbayog City  Post Office. Up until now, we have had  literally no reason to mail  anything. Today however, I  needed to send an old-fashioned written  and signed letter.  As we entered the Calbayog Post Office building, all  I could […] Read More

Out of Stock!

ANOTHER SWEET MANGO MOMENT…. Today was a good day for picking up some much-needed groceries so we headed to town after our first cup of coffee. When we get an early start, we will usually stop in at Isla Cafe in Calbayog City for a quick breakfast before the grocery store opens where we can […] Read More

Door to Door San Miguel!

Sweet Mango Moment…  Here in the village where we live, Friday is beer delivery day. This is the day that San Miguel replenishes all the sari-sari stores…and me! Normally, the driver will park the truck and use the two-wheeled hand cart to deliver his product. Today, he must have been feeling a bit lazy because […] Read More