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Pascasio Departure

  I learned only yesterday, from Cathy, that she and her whole family would be going to stay with her mom down in Southern Leyte for awhile, probably until December.  Now I knew that a couple of times they were talking about moving there, but n...
by Texan in the Philippines on Aug 16, 2014

A Ticket to Ride – Part 2

  So continuing from Part 1, we have decided that Guam is our best option, instead of Korea, since we don’t want to take a chance of not getting out at all.  So know my focus is on getting us from here to Guam the easiest, most economic...
by Texan in the Philippines on Aug 8, 2014

A Ticket to Ride – Part 1

  We’re at that time of year now that the wife and I need to leave the Philippines for at least a day.  Being here in balikbayan status, it is necessary.  This year we have to something a little bit unique.  Unique enough that I hope we...
by Texan in the Philippines on Aug 7, 2014

Hanging with Dude & Mate at Demetrius

  Yesterday afternoon around 4:15 I went to Calbayog Proper (downtown) with Lita to get some money.  Unbeknownst to her at the time, I had a hidden agenda.  She had already told me that after we get the money that we would separate so she coul...
by Texan in the Philippines on Aug 2, 2014

Monitor Monitors

  Y’all may remember that I wrote a story about my monitor going out the other day.  If you don’t remember, here is a link to the post so that you can read it.  Go ahead, read it.  I’ll wait here until you are done.  Of cou...
by Texan in the Philippines on Aug 1, 2014

I’m Monitoring It

  On 22 July I was up early, I’m talking 0500 early.  I don’t know why, I just was.  I decided that I would do some work on my http://ujspaceabaseinfo.wordpress.com/ blog. I usually have 2, and even sometimes 3, screens open at the...
by Texan in the Philippines on Jul 23, 2014

Samantha’s #2 Birthday Party

Although this subject was brought up in  Zine #77 , I said I would go into more detail of it, so here it comes.  I’ve got no notes for this so it’s all coming from memory.  Not always a good idea for me to go by memory, but since it w...
by Texan in the Philippines on May 14, 2014

Plugging the Links

I decided to make a post just to let y’all know about all the Facebook pages, groups and other blogs that I think could be beneficial to some of y’all out there.  Of course most of them are mine, so all I’m doing is making sure tha...
by Texan in the Philippines on May 3, 2014

Samelco Power or Not

  The end of April/beginning of May has not been a good time for keeping the electricity on around here.  Today is Thursday, 1 May, and so far this week we have had 4 brownouts.  Brownouts, for those that may not know, are what they call black...
by Texan in the Philippines on May 1, 2014

OJT for Grace

  I suppose that most of y’all know that Lita and I only have 1 son, no daughters.  Our nieces here in the Philippines, Juvic and Grace are the closest we have to daughters.  Well today I got a little taste of what it’s like when o...
by Texan in the Philippines on Apr 23, 2014

Ba-ning

  I’ve got a story to tell.  Within this story there is insight on how things work here in the Philippines.  I’m sure this story is not unique and many expats that live here have experienced something similar to this.  I do not have a pic...
by Texan in the Philippines on Feb 25, 2014

20 Questions with Reverof Apilado

  Back on my questions for the children around here on their birthdays.   I thought I had already done Reverof, but I can’t find it in the posts anywhere.  I know I’m getting close to a year since I started all this.  I looking f...
by Texan in the Philippines on May 30, 2013

Attention All Filipino Cashiers

  This post was conceived because of a recent event that I experienced in downtown Calbayog City.  It’s not the first time that it has happened to me and most likely will not be the last.  It has not only been cashiers in Calbayog City e...
by Texan in the Philippines on May 1, 2013

My Bad, I Caused the Brown Out

Okay, I confess that it’s possible.  The brown out that we had this past Tuesday morning from 0625 to 0645 was probably my fault.  How could it possibly be my fault, you might be asking yourself?  Well it’s probably because I can’...
by Texan in the Philippines on Apr 23, 2013

The Philippines are Progressing, Most Filipinos are Not

  The intention of this post is not to make anybody mad.  I’m just expressing my opinion as I see it.  I hope that the Filipino community will take heed and maybe this will be a little wake up call for someone that will someday make a di...
by Texan in the Philippines on Apr 22, 2013

Juvic’s Job Offer

by Texan in the Philippines on Mar 28, 2013

Texan in the Philippines Sucks

  Things are not going well for the Texan in the Philippines.  It’s nothing that can’t be corrected but something, I don’t know what, but something is going to have to be done.  Let me start at the beginning because it sucks...
by Texan in the Philippines on Mar 16, 2013

Which John is the Biggest Loser?

  In view of the recent deaths of a Filipino family member and my best friend I have made up my mind to lose some weight.  I know that I have said that before and have not done so since our return from Texas in July.  With all the deaths that...
by Texan in the Philippines on Feb 28, 2013

To Know Me Could Be Fatal

  Everyone out there that knows me might want to disassociate themselves from me for awhile, especially if you are of the superstitious type.  It seems that people that are close to me are dying.  First it was Khany, now my best friend BJ (Bar...
by Texan in the Philippines on Feb 17, 2013

To Know Me Could Be Fatal

  Everyone out there that knows me might want to disassociate themselves from me for awhile, especially if you are of the superstitious type.  It seems that people that are close to me are dying.  First it was Khany, now my best friend BJ (Bar...
by Texan in the Philippines on Feb 17, 2013
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