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Martial Law in the Philippines

Last updated on: 30th May, 2017, 5:54 PM   Because a few of you have asked about it, here’s my take on martial law on Mindanao. Martial Law Declared On May 23, Philippines President Duterte put the Philippine island that I live on under martial law. The declaration of martial law was in response to […]

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Saving water

Last updated on: 14th January, 2016, 12:24 AMIt’s raining hard here in Davao, the first real rain we’ve had for about three weeks. I thought it rained here pretty regularly. I thought we were out of the seasonal wind flows that bring pronounced dry and wet seasons to the rest of the country’s islands. My […]

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Wine in the tropics

Last updated on: 28th January, 2015, 2:55 AMWhat do I know about wine in the tropics? Not enough! After relocating to Davao, my limited knowledge of wine has turned into a whine. Mystery of the grape I’m a beer and old-timey cocktail guy. Give me a Scots Ale, a fine Pilsner or a dry martini […]

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Say cheese in the Philippines, Part 2

Last updated on: 23rd January, 2015, 2:05 AMIn “Say cheese in the Philippines, Part 1“, we talked about the lack of cheese making in the Philippines. We found that there has been at least one yummy local cheese made here for a while. We also got introduced to Malagos cheeses, but only briefly. So let’s continue […]

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Arriving in Davao City

Last updated on: 16th February, 2014, 8:33 PMLess than two hours after leaving Manila, we’ve touched down in Davao City.  I’m still in pain and as I pull the bags from the baggage claim carousel and push the baggage cart out the front entry and up the ramp to where we’re met by our friends […]

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Durian – delectable or diabolical?

Last updated on: 9th October, 2013, 7:46 PMAndrew Zimmern spit it out and his dislike of it led him to call it unhealthy. Anthony Bourdain loves it. What is it? The Durian fruit. The spiky green footballs filled with creamy arils hold the title of “World’s Stinkiest Fruit”. They thrive in various countries in Southeast Asia […]

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