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Berry, Berry Ready

Last updated on: 19th November, 2018, 9:54 PM Cranberry sauce. You can’t call yourself American and not have it somewhere on your Thanksgiving table. What is that stuff? I think most people know what cranberries are and how they taste. Even here in the wilds of the Philippine jungle (haha!) cranberry juice is available. European […]

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First Bottling Day: Homebrew Philippines

Last updated on: 23rd October, 2018, 5:12 PM My first homebrewing day had gone well if a little shaky. My first bottling day was worse. Ready? Steady? What? I set up everything in advance for Bottling Day. I had a draining rack to drain out the excess sanitizer from the bottles. I had space for […]

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Walls and Drainage: A House In The Philippines

Last updated on: 1st October, 2018, 9:26 PM The walls continue to go up as some of the roof drainage system goes in. We even get a little electrical work done. Drainage Having lived in Seattle which is famous for being a very wet place, I thought I would be ready for rain in the […]

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First Brew Day: Homebrew Philippines

Last updated on: 12th September, 2018, 1:53 PM The photo above is the building block of many great beers: malted barley. I tried my hand at making beer with a homebrew beer ingredient kit from the U.S.  The Beer Bug I lived in Seattle before moving to the Philippines. One of the things Seattle has a […]

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Septic And Walls Started: A House In The Philippines

Last updated on: 25th August, 2018, 4:09 PM After a few courses of concrete hollow block were on the wall footers, the house began to take shape. The septic tank started to shape up as well. Septic and walls The exterior walls went up before the crew began on the interior walls. While one part […]

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Retirement Resolutions

Last updated on: 21st August, 2018, 3:13 PM Many expats make resolutions before they retire. We say we’re going to get into shape, eat healthier, or develop a hobby. After all, retired doesn’t mean dead! But do we follow through? I haven’t, so far. And that bothers me. The Trouble At Home Part of the […]

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