Mango Moments (PI)

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 […]

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 […]

No I Can’t – Yes I Can!

ANOTHER SWEET MANGO MOMENT…  Occasionally, there is a need to keep the banana grove in our back yard in check. Today I removed 5 banana plants from the yard. They grow faster than weeds and they can get really messy and if allowed to get out of control, can become more of a nuisance than […]

Curious Kids in the Philippines!

SWEET MANGO MOMENT! Several weeks ago, I was lubricating a couple of padlocks with some WD-40 and a young fellow watching me asked “What seems to be the problem?” I told him there was no problem and tried my best to explain that I was just using the oil to keep the locks from rusting. […]

I Found Scenery at Alona Beach, Bohol, Philippines

Sweet Mango Moment…. During our recent Island hopping adventure, we visited Cebu, stayed in Bohol at the Sun Avenue Hotel close to the waterfront, and visited Panglao Island. In Bohol, after visiting the Chocolate Hills, and Tarsier Conservatory, we had lunch on the Rio Verde Floating Restaurant on the Loboc River, and then visited the […]

Full Service Gas Stations in the Philippines

SWEET MANGO MOMENT…  40 psi is the New 33 psi Today I decided to ride my motorcycle into town to pick up some fresh beans for lunch per my wife’s request. Because I haven’t used the bike in over a week, I stopped in at a “service” station to check the air pressure in the […]

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 […]

A Home Veterinary Visit…or Sales Pitch?

My wife recieves a text message from the local Calbayog City Veterinarian and it states that she (the Vet) has a kitten that we might be interested in. So my wife arranges for a visit the following afternoon. She will bring the kitten to our house so that we could see it. She says it […]

No Dr.’s Appointment – No Complaints!

Around the world, there seems to be no shortage of complaints when it comes to health care providers, customer service, and complaints surrounding appointments and waiting times to see your doctor. Generally speaking, in the U.S. anyway, if you want to see a specific doctor, you usually need to make an appointment. Like many others, […]