Last updated on: 4th April, 2017, 9:26 PM Unexpected Respect On my first trip to the Philippines in 2008, my then-girlfriend (now wife) Menchu and I were in a store at a mall when I noticed a woman with a small boy near us. The boy was about 5 or 6 and he kept looking at […]
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Last updated on: 28th July, 2015, 6:01 PMYesterday, we went to the bank by taxi. After we transacted our business, we went outside to try to hail another taxi to finish our errands. While the bank is located near a major intersection and a magnet for tricycles and jeepneys, most of the taxis zooming by […]
Last updated on: 20th December, 2014, 12:04 AMIf you want it, here it is come and get it Mmmm, make your mind up fast If you want it, anytime I can give it But you better hurry cause it may not last Yes, another post with an oldies song lyric opening. This is from a song […]
Last updated on: 1st March, 2014, 2:50 PMEveryone knows by now that I try to be very positive with what I write about the Philippines. Sometimes I even hear from people who are annoyed that my “Paradise” seems so trouble-free. “Get real,” they tell me. The truth is, of course, that like every country, the […]
Last updated on: 22nd February, 2014, 6:00 PM Ode To The Filipino Napkin O square of pulp so pressed with rich design With simple sheerness much of physics you defy To many duties are you called You swath the bottle top You caress lips as stick barbecue’s […]
Last updated on: 12th September, 2013, 7:17 PMTo paraphrase the great Cottontail Smith, the only thing I hate worse than a fish bone – is two fish bones. This makes it hard on my wife Menchu who, like most Filipinos, loves her fish. She likes to tuck into her fish and eat traditionally – with […]