Category Archives: Life in the Philippines

NOISE IN DUMAGUETE #15
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NOISE IN DUMAGUETE #15

It’s a warm one out there, 91F, +/- 33C. Same as yesterday. I love to sit outside overlooking the pool and glance up, way, way up at the coconut palms; their thick fronds stand in relief against the near cloudless deep, blue sky. There is neither pollution nor haze, the air being remarkable in its […]

BANK IN THE PHILIPPINES #14
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BANK IN THE PHILIPPINES #14

It’s hot, the Filipino sun is blazing and I regard the tempting blue of the pool. On account of no one else around I was instructed most definitely, not to venture within during she-who-would-be-obeyd’s absence.  But then, she isn’t here. She will never know. I am taken back to the disobedience of my school days […]

FILIPINA ANGEL #13
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FILIPINA ANGEL #13

  My head is in the clouds reading the biography of, ‘The Wright Brothers.’ Or at least it was. Orville had declined to take the American president for a spin on the grounds of safety when, to the audience’s horror, that very same afternoon he came a cropper, killing his passenger and almost writing himself […]

THE PHILIPPINE’S WAR ON DRUGS
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THE PHILIPPINE’S WAR ON DRUGS

The Philippine’s war on drugs is in full swing now several months after the election of their new president, Rody Duterte. He was elected in a landslide victory on an election platform that was largely focused on the end of criminality in the country which he claimed was rooted in the proliferation of the drug […]

VISA AND CURRENCY #12
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VISA AND CURRENCY #12

I  started to think about both currency and Visa today. I need to change some money. I arrived packing a quantity of US$. They were full dollars too. Years ago I kept in a savings pile at home, all the US$ that were used to pay me by American visitors, rather than change them at […]

MY PHILIPPINES ADVENTURE #11
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MY PHILIPPINES ADVENTURE #11

Some Simple Musings on my Philippines Adventure Damned if I know, is it a cultural thing or purely language? Daisy and I are having any number of laughs over each other’s comprehension. Well, actually, I’m the one with the comprehension problem. There we were having lunch and talking about the upcoming afternoon shopping trip. I […]

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