Discover Samar… Before Others Do. Too Late!

We’ve Come A Long Way Baby! I’ve probably talked at length about Calbayog City in the past, in person, in videos and on this blog. I’ve done my best to help promote it to visitors and tourists alike. Actually, someone from Manila contacted me once about a video I produced  [It’s Where We Live – […]

First Guam Mango Moment!

My First Guam Mango Moment! It’s a Saturday morning and there is nothing special going on, so my wife suggests we go to the gym for an early morning workout. Then we could pick-up some groceries on the way home. So I had a cup of coffee, drank my protein breakfast and we were out […]

Leaving the Philippines on PAL – One Way!

If It Can Happen, It Will Happen. We purchased our One-Way tickets online through the Philippine Airlines website as we always do. I logged in with our Mabuhay Club number and booked two seats for a flight to Manila and then on to Guam. We’ve done it this way several times now for over three […]

A Retired in Samar Merger

A Merger of Information. It took me a while to get it accomplished, but I seem to have it all set up and running. Finding the right plugin that would allow me to post my YouTube channel as a gallery on the Retired in Samar blog site took me some time to find, and when […]

Small City, Small Yard, I Need Another Island!

Small City. This morning I was awakened by my wife who had to remind me to get up and get ready to go to the airport. I looked at the clock and exclaimed “But it is only 5:30 and the plane don’t land until 6:45!” She then says, yes but you need your coffee to […]

Biringan City – A Tale? or Truth?

BIRINGAN – HIDDEN CITY OF THE PHILIPPINES. On the island of Samar in the Philippines, is hidden a city called Biringan. Its inhabitants are free to travel abroad. But not just anyone from the outside world can visit Biringan. One must be invited. You could drive to Biringan City, but only if you are lost. […]

Cave Dwellers?… or an Endangered Species?

We Must be an Endangered Species! When our nephew shows up to cut our grass and wash the car and do other things that my wife says I have no business doing (you don’t hear me complaining!), I know it is either Saturday or Sunday. It also provides me with an opportunity (50/50 chance) to […]

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 […]

Fiesta Time!

Fiestas in the Philippines are held to celebrate a patron saint or to mark the passage of the seasons, depending on which part of the country you’re in. The Philippine fiesta is part and parcel of Filipino culture. This past week has marked the beginning of the SARAKIKI-HADANG FESTIVAL in Calbayog City where we live […]