[Before Paradise] Lost and Found

When the packing begins, you just never know what you might find packed away in the attic or in the bottom of a closet or elsewhere. While going through some stuff in my closet this week, I found several odds and ends and things that I really have no use for anymore, and one thing […]

[Before Paradise] Liquidating is Not That Easy!

Not much has been accomplished here in Mississippi since last week….except a lot of rain. I guess in one way that is similar to the Philippines – it’s wet! But the weather has turned cold and so has the real estate market.  We have had no showings of our house for a couple of weeks […]

Pimp My Jeepney! [Video] Jeepney Art Festival

Jeepneys are the most common form of public transport in the Philippines. In the city, jeepneys crowd the streets and are usually packed with many passengers. This is one of the cheapest ways to get around if you live in the Philippines… almost anywhere you want to go in the cities, you can get there […]

[Video] A Trek to Pinipisakan Falls, Samar

Another TREXPLORE Adventure brought to you by Joni Bonifacio of Catbalogan, Samar. Joni and his experienced crew of explorers takes you on an expedition to one of Samar’s most wonderful and serene secret locations. Have you discovered Samar lately?

Marriage (Honeyko) Point Scoring System

If you are a male in a relationship with a woman, you understand the ‘Demerit System’ that applies. I know that all married men will attest to some real wisdom in this post… …In the world of romance, one single rule applies: MAKE THE WOMAN HAPPY! Do something she likes, and you get points. Do […]

Philippines Takes Top Spot in Business English

I can attest that in my most recent line of work, I received a lot of orders which originated from call centers in India, and many times, had a hard time understanding things. Although this is not exactly New news, it’s recently making headlines again, so I thought I would provide some information on the […]

Philippines – Becoming Eco Friendly?

Some 10,000 volunteers from Olongapo City, Subic and Zambales gathered to participate in the yearly coastal clean up. The coastal clean-up started with only 600 volunteer four years ago but has been a successful activity ever since. Although it cannot be officially programmed and planned as an annual event, Mr. Jun Avecilla, organizer of “Subic […]

[Before Paradise] Sold It!

SOLD! One thing’s for certain…some things will just not fit in a Balikbayan Box. After two garage sales and the sale of a lot of junk, I finally got rid of a really large item that no longer had any use for. My trailer. Just like everything else that needs to be gone, Craig’s List […]