Another Day in Paradise

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 […]

Looking for a Hotel near NAIA – Manila?

Budget Hotel Near Airport As much as I’ve traveled here in the Philippines, I don’t know why it took me so long to find a permanent hotel site where I can stay with confidence and relative safety. Many times I will fly in and out of Manila and I have stayed at several of 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 […]

A Good Customer Service Resolution

In a previous article titled Almost is NOT Close Enough For Me!, I explained both the old and new dilemmas I have with my old Sansui Stereo system. The repair shop here in Calbayog City I took the unit to for repair is supposed to be one of the best in town, but they did […]

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 […]

An Auto Dealer Adventure in Tacloban, Philippines

Live and Learn…Again! Several months ago, my wife and I were visiting up in Bataan Province where her sister lives and where we also have friends in and around the Subic Bay area. While there, we decided to buy a new car from Mitsubishi. We settled on a compact and sporty little G4 Mirage GLX. […]