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Christmas with AdoboHamburger

Last updated on: 27th December, 2018, 2:25 PM Christmas is always the most fun time of year in the Philippines. It begins in September and builds until Noche Buena – the traditional Christmas Eve meal. Christmas Giving Each year that we’ve been here in the house we built, we’ve given gifts to the families that […]

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Tropical Storm Vinta Approaches

Last updated on: 21st December, 2017, 2:54 PM A tropical storm with the local name “Vinta” (international name: Tembin) is approaching Mindanao from the east.    Here It Comes! Public and private schools have been closed. Boat travel to Samal and Talikud Islands, across the Pakiputan Strait, has been shut down by the Philippine Coast Guard. […]

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Boracay In January

Last updated on: 28th January, 2017, 1:41 PM In 2014, we spent a few days in Boracay with our good friends Dodong, Snookie, and Gina. Two weeks ago, we went back again with a third couple, minus our dear friend Gina. Gina passed away last year so our return trip was bittersweet.  Boracay In January? […]

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With sympathy and hope

Last updated on: 1st February, 2015, 2:48 AMOn January 25th, 44 members of the Philippine National Police force’s elite Special Action Force lost their lives while on a mission against a notorious terrorist bomb-maker. The nation was thrown into a terrible state of mourning and the hearts of my Filipino friends and family members were […]

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All Saints Day

Last updated on: 23rd October, 2013, 8:28 PMI read today that the President of the Philippines, Noynoy Aquino had declared that October 31st would not be a holiday in the Philippines. Feeling pretty smug, I told my wife while we chatted online during my lunch time that “Halloween wasn’t going to be a holiday this […]

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Stretching out

Last updated on: 24th March, 2013, 11:33 PMThere it is, the road ahead. What’s on it? Where does it lead? Those are things we’ll never know from this vantage point. Only traveling down that road will answer those questions. When I got the idea for, I thought that it would be easy to post […]

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