How Not To Begin Your Retirement!

Retirement is an Adventure I must admit, when I chose to retire and move to the Philippines, it was without fanfare of any sort. Well, my racquetball buddies did take me out to dinner and a few beers, but that was the extent of any and all formalities. When I finally landed in the Philippines […]

Busted Again!

Good Luck, Bad Luck? If you did not read my previous post – “Busted in Guam“, now is a good time. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Just as every day has two halves, this day was no different. That morning was like having a near miss of sorts, and the afternoon… well, it went something like […]

Busted in Guam!

Hafa Adai (pronounced half-a-day) The first-half of the day started out as innocent as any other day. We woke up early at 4am, cooked up some coffee, packed a lunch, then headed out. We were going on a morning hike which would take us out to the end of the harbor’s engineered breakwater which protects […]

My Bucket List is Minus One!

One Down, More to Go!       According to the Urban Dictionary, a “Bucket List”  is a list of things to be done before one dies, and is derived from the term Kicked the Bucket. We all have this propensity to look back on our lives and say “I wish I would have done this […]

New Haircut in the Philippines

Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Barber Gone… ? Back in my home country, the U.S., it seemed like I was in a constant search for a decent barber, or just on who could remember me after a half-dozen visits and how I liked my hair to be cut. From barber shops to hair salons […]

Me and my Vulcanizer

Here in the Philippines, the “vulcanizer” is a household name. Almost everyone that lives in the Philippines has had some experience or been affected by a flat tire of some kind, whether it be on their own vehicle or while riding a trike or jeepney or any other kind of vehicle used for transportation. When you […]

U.S. Will Create New Jobs in the Philippines?

Top US Defense Company to Open Mega Factory in Batangas: 60,000 Jobs Expected? 10/22/2014, Tokyo, Japan | The Chinese Government is in panic mode following the announcement by  Admiral James Elroy, Commander of the Pacific Fleet, that a top U.S. Defense Contractor has acquired 50 hectares (123.5 acres) of land somewhere in Southern Luzon, the Philippines. […]

Torpedo Boats of Samar, Philippines

A friend of mine recently asked me if I would be interested in getting together for a planned day trip to Paranas, Samar for a day-long wild boat ride up and down the Ulot River where you can put your courage through the test altogether while enjoying the beautiful deep jungle flora. You will also […]

How To Ruin a Good Woman!

It’s been nearly 18 months since we retired and relegated ourselves to a quiet life in Samar Province in the Philippines. Since arriving here, generally speaking, life has been pretty laid back and relaxing. And also wonderfully restful in the sense that when you don’t feel like doing something (anything), you just don’t do it. […]