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Quality of Health Care in the Philippines

By Luke | December 3, 2018 | 9

My friends and family back in the USA have asked me several times to return to the USA due to my age and health care here. I worked in hospitals for 35 years on the West Coast of USA and was a patient in several hospitals over my 71 years to date. In the hospital as a patient in 6 of them in California and Maryland state with things ranging from broken bones to cancer…

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Communication- Phone and other while living in the Philippines

By Luke | November 21, 2018 | 2

When I lived in California communications was easy. I would pick up a phone, landline if I was at home or in the office, or Cell phone if I was traveling (no answer, no problem just leave a message).  Or if need be to send an email with attachments if it was work related and I needed to share documents. I did not use Facebook much as I did not need to most of the…

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Battle of the Bugs and Pests

By Luke | November 7, 2018 | 6

When I was growing up, insects allowed me to be entertained for many hours. I would watch them, look at their lives as they busily went about their tasks, ants at first, then many others ending I think with spiders, especially the Tarantulas. I had several as pets much to the displeasure of my mother that would find them in my room or in my clothing. But in time, I found that my thinking turned…

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A Day at the Beach

By Luke | October 26, 2018 | 2

Yesterday morning as I was having my morning cup of coffee, my sweet wife came in and asked if I would like to go to the Beach, it was Sunday so the beach would have a lot of visitors. My only question was what time are we leaving. After breakfast, we piled into the car and off we went with my wife driving.  Badiangon beach here we come. This beach has done wonders for my…

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My Generator

Emergency Generators in the Philippines

By Luke | October 19, 2018 | 6

I live in a small city here in the Philippines and yes we have, as they are called here Brownouts, a lot of them. Since the first of the year, our longest blackout was a little over 3 days due to downed lines. At least that is what I was told. If you couple this with the fact that many weeks our home is without public utility power for 1 to 2 hours at a…

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Is My Life Really Different Here

By Luke | October 5, 2018 | 12

Well, different is really hard to define. But I do not have to deal with cold, snow or ice, the only ice I have here is in my glass with my morning juice, and here or back in California, my sweet wife would be at my side making sure my needs are met. My morning coffee is good where ever I am and each day is a blessing to be enjoyed to the fullest. My…

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