Mango Moments (PI)

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, […]

Now Serving Coffee…After Hours!

My wife approached me yesterday and informed me that we needed to donate coffee to the barangay for their security detail. I asked “what security detail?” and she explained that for several months now, our barangay has 3 roving patrols and one supervisor that stay awake and patrol our village streets all night, watching over […]

Impending Danger on Philippine Streets

There are dangers lurking, waiting to claim the next victim, and I warned them! Today I finished working on the yard outside our  compound and while sitting down to rest, I took in  and enjoyed all the children playing on the street.  Until some would ride their bikes past me (with some  three and four […]

Home Maintenance in the Philippines

After only 9 months of use, both shower valves (Chinese made) failed and had to be replaced (leaking). So, after a quick trip to town to get two new valves, and a little elbow grease, the job is done… all before 8am. Now, what time is that fiesta today?

Borrowing Babies in the Philippines!

We went to town (Calbayog City) and kidnapped our grand-niece this morning and brought her home. Needless to say, I didn’t get anything accomplished the rest of the day! We ransomed her back to her parents later in the evening for a freshly baked rice cake from a local bakery. We are currently planning further […]