A Return to Fantasy Island?

Alternate Paradise!       After traveling to Guam last month to set up homestead in what will become our “alternate paradise,” I will be traveling back to Samar next week to pick up a few things, namely some clothes, some personal items, and the Mrs. (being the most important obviously). We plan on spending some time […]

Please, Don’t Listen to Me!

Anybody that has spent any length of time in the Philippines knows that while Filipinos can excel at many things, they can be really bad at others. Habitually bad! I haven’t really figured this out except that once Filipinos learn how to do something, there is no teaching that dog a new trick. In other […]

Quiet Please! I’m Living in the Philippines

Time for More Quiet! From time to time, life in the Philippines can be peaceful and rather quiet. Many times though it can be annoyingly noisy. When so many people are accustomed to live in such cramped conditions, they grow up with an adaptation of living like noisy sardines in a can. These days though, […]

Home Maintenance in the Philippines

After only 9 months of use, both shower valves (Chinese made) failed and had to be replaced (leaking). So, after a quick trip to town to get two new valves, and a little elbow grease, the job is done… all before 8am. Now, what time is that fiesta today?

The KIDS HEART, Calbayog City, Samar

Calbayog City – The KIDS HEART is a collection of young Calbayognons who desire to help bring about a marked difference in the lives of the underprivileged kids living in Calbayog City. The organization seeks volunteers and generous hearts who want to make a difference, to raise funds for the benefit of the kids, and […]