Godzilla and My First Philippines Earthquake

    Yesterday I had the opportunity to experience two things:  A pretty bad movie (Godzilla) and my very first earthquake.  Both were equally disappointing, and I hope to all the gods that subsequent events will be equally disappointing.  Well, at least as the earthquakes go – hopefully the movies – given time – will get better.   I had …

Flat Tires – It’s More Fun in the Philippines!!

My view while guarding the jack and jack stand. Dang, it’s hot!!  Summer has truly arrived and today it hit 92 degrees Fahrenheit.  That and a good dab of humidity made for a rather long and lazy day.  But now it’s 7 PM, and the aircon is humming, bringing down the temperature and making my electronic doo dads a little …

Back in Dumaguete!

No truth in advertising in the Philippines Well, after two months down on the beach in Dauin, Michell and I are back in Dumaguete.  I will miss the sound of the ocean and the beautiful sunrises every morning there, but after living on the beach in the Philippines for a bit, I have learned that I am the type of …

In a Philippines Prison

        Like death and taxes, it was only a matter of time before I found myself in a Philippine jail. I had spent about four hours at the land transportation office (LTO) waiting to get my Philippine drivers license when I wandered outside and noticed a squat and somewhat intimidating concrete structure directly across the road. I …

The Weather in the Philippines

The Weather A little island off of Sipalay, Negros – It’s HOT!!! As soon as I stepped off the 747 in Manila, I instantly felt the heat and humidity.  Although cliché, it literally was like stepping into a wall.  I had left Massachusetts when it was nearly freezing out, so the juxtaposition  to the tropical environment was a bit disorienting.  …