Mango Moments (PI)

Not So Crowded Skies Over the Philippines

An Airborne Mango Moment   I must say, between Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines, CP is much more punctual. During my return from Manila to Samar, my first flight of the day was from Manila to Cebu on the Airbus 320 (about 1h10m) and the only problem I encountered was that the seats do not […]

Permanent Residency in Philippines – Annual Reporting

The Annual Report Once again, it was time to report to our local BI office for my Annual Report requirement. As a “permanent resident” and an ACR-I Card holder (which states permanent), a holder of this status is required to physically report annually to their local BI office, during the first 8 weeks of the […]

A Mango Moment!

Superstition or Stupidity! For the last 6 months, we have been involved with a construction project here at the property. I may have mentioned in another post previously that we purchased the lot that adjoins our property and have been busy expanding our slice of paradise. I have made a series of videos titled “Expanding […]

Getting Vocal with a Local!

Some Days, It’s Just Not That Easy! This morning I decided to just turn off the TV and shed all the negativity that is emanating in every direction from the U.S. election on almost every channel. So I head to town with my wife for a few hours just for a little chill time, taking […]

Spoon or Chopsticks?

Time to Learn a New Language? While reading some of the personal details about the new Philippines president, Duterte, I’ve learned about some of the reasons Duterte holds such a deep dislike for America. And the more I read, the more I learn. The way I understand it, Duterte holds grudges longer than most people […]

Beer Shortage in the Philippines?

A Serious Mango Moment! Last week my friend John was complaining that he had not seen the San Miguel beer truck in over a week. He doesn’t get out much so I just figured he has simply missed it. Sitting in his den at his computer perch, the only way he would see the truck […]

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 […]

Not in Stock!

Not in Stock! Today while having coffee in town with my friend Carl, I had to tell him about my funny “omelet” story at this same place. One day, my wife and I came in for breakfast and she ordered eggs, bacon and toast and I ordered an omelet with toast and coffee. After ten […]

Filipino Size 10 Please!

Mango Moment Just the other day, I accompanied my nephew to one of the local variety stores here in Calbayog City. He was looking for a new pair of flip-flops. While he shopped for his shoes, I browsed around the store looking at everything and when I finally walked over to the shoe section, a […]