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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

Plan Hard to Relax Easy in the Philippines

It may come as no surprise that two of my favorite childhood books were Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. And for years, watching all those episodes of Gilligan’s Island probably anchored my need for adventure. All too often we see westerners come from all walks of life to settle here only to be […]