Tag Archive: panay island

Tito Tim’s Tulong

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ~Helen Keller~             One of the things many expats notice first, in the Philippines, is the abject poverty.… Continue reading

Budget v Actual Spending – March 2016

Budget March 2016 It has been a while since I tracked my spending.  It is a real pain the butt to write down every peso, so I do not do it often.  I… Continue reading

Bulabog Putian National Park

  Every year, for Easter, the family wants to go somewhere way too crowded.  One year we went to the island of Guimaras and climbed a hill to a big cross.  Not so… Continue reading

Sometimes what you hear… is not what is being said…

  I have lived here for 3 years now, and have picked up very little of the language.  One of the ‘pros’ on my pro & con list before choosing the Philippines was… Continue reading

Ole Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant – Iloilo

Ole Restaurant Iloilo. If you are familiar with Boracay you have most likely seen Ole. A favorite in D’Mall for many years. Well, good news Iloilo! Ole has just opened in Robinson’s Mall.… Continue reading

Manong Blas – Delivering Donations

Last month I wrote about Manong Blas.  A blind 60 year old here on the island.  Officer Alamo of the PNP made a Facebook post about him and my wife and I decided… Continue reading

Manong Blas: The amazing old blind man

I try to keep my blog fairly light hearted and fun. but today I have to turn a little more serious. This is a great story – not just about a man who… Continue reading

Filipino Art

This post is not really about anything I am doing.  It is a collection of Filipino Art, mostly by Fernando Amorsolo.  When I collected these pieces I did not pay attention to where… Continue reading

My Philippine Budget

I have been trying to post about my fun day trips, and multi-night mini vacations.  But people have asked about some of the more boring day to day life.  So I posted the… Continue reading

Boracay 2013 – The worlds #1 island

One of the biggest tourist destinations in the Philippines is the small island of Boracay.  The island is only about 7 km long so by big I mean the island gets over 1… Continue reading

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