I saw a piece of news over this past weekend that was rather shocking to me. Apparently, a website called the Guide to Sleeping in Airports did a survey recently. In this survey, Manila’s International Airport, NAIA or Ninoy Aquino International Airport, was ranked as the 5th worst airport in the world. Honestly, I am […]
Archives for April 2011
It’s been awhile since I have posted a Dear Feyma letter here. I just didn’t go through a lot of my emails yet. But I had this email that caught my attention. “Dear Feyma, I am a Pinay. An OFW working in the Middle East. I just got back from a month of vacation there […]
The Philippines is a tropical country, and a developing nation. That means that there are a number of diseases and bugs that can easily make you sick here, and you might not even know it. For the last ten days or so, Juanito had a bad cough. He was a little feverish, and was showing […]
Out of stock is a catch phrase for just about anything you need and can’t find. It’s a term I use a lot (jokingly) since I first arrived here. I caught on to how it works back in the early 1990’s. You could be in a large grocery store see the young employee stocking spam. […]
After a long school year, it’s always good to take a break, thankfully summer has just begun. We are just a few weeks into summer, and it is a constant up and down roller coaster ride, first the Japanese earthquake, then Jared’s birthday, add the XBox360 getting fixed, again, and of course, what is summer […]
In 2003, I bought my Mazda Pickup second-hand in Davao. I was about 9 years old at the time and ever since it came into my possession it has really had a hard life and has been abused most horribly. On many occasions it has been well over loaded with not only dive gear but also with the divers also, they way I use a pick up is as a working vehicle and not a pose mobile. If my wife takes the pick up on a plant hunting expedition for the garden then the poor thing will really get abused.
When I first got it the last owner had it all repaired and repainted and it really looked good having a nice silver paint job but now it needs a bit of love and attention in order to keep it road worthy. He had something to do with pineapples so the base of the rot was already started.
The original body, which was in a very poor state and not worth repairing so I decided to scrap it and have a new one constructed made from angle iron and marine plywood. This was a very simple job and in fact I had it made in a tricycle builders shop. I was thinking that the builder would so an average job but to my surprise the work was excellent and the body lasted about 4 years until now it has rotted out once again and needs to be replaced.