A few weeks ago a typhoon rolled through the Philippines. My area missed the worst of it, however, we did receive some severe rain which showed me my roof needs some work done. About an ounce or two of rain dripped into our new 55 inch TV. When I say new… I mean less than […]
It seems like every day it gets hotter and hotter. Right around now, I would have thought we’d get… I don’t wanna use the word cold, so I’ll use the words cool enough. Every year, the “-ber” months (September onward) usually bring a lot of rain and decent temperatures. This year, we’re already well into […]
A few days ago, Mexico was hit by a strong earthquake, I think it was an 8.3. The earthquake caused a tsunami that could hit the Philippines. There were a couple things that kinda shocked me when it happened. To be honest, I didn’t expect anything to happen. This has happened before, back when the […]
Have you ever heard the nursery rhyme “Rain Rain, Go Away”? Well, I have a theory that all that rain people are wishing would go away ends up here in the Pacific Northwest. For the past couple weeks it’s been raining non-stop. I’m not the type who hates rain, actually the opposite, I love rain, […]
Well, it is already March! That means a couple of things that are different here than in other parts of the world!
Firstly, it is now summer! That’s right, it is summer in the Philippines! Summer here starts in March and runs through around the beginning to middle of June. That means that school is out for the year, and a new school year will be starting in June.
When the kids are home from school, other things change in the Philippines too! For one thing, the Internet changes a lot! The Internet? You are probably wondering what changes about the Internet. Well, like I said, starting this month, the kids are out of school. They are home all day, or if not at home a lot of them are in Internet Cafes around the country. Imaging thousands (millions?) of kids playing bandwidth intensive computer games all around the country! Well, imagine further just how much of the (already limited) Philippine Internet bandwidth is consumed by those kids all playing video games! Let me just say that for those in the Philippines who already have a troublesome Internet connection, it can become almost unusable during the summer months.
A couple weeks ago we got quite a bit of snow. We had about a foot, which certainly isn’t a record amount, but it was enough to keep us in the house for a while. We expected it to last a few days at worst, but it ended up lasting about a week or so. […]