Paul Thompson

Shopping at Savers Mart

Damn It’s Still Cold!

By Paul Thompson | September 3, 2018 | 23

Stuff just lasts a long time at “Casa Mayang” (My wife’s nickname) in 1998 we went to Ocampo’s Dept. Store in beautiful Downtown Olongapo here in Zambales Province, on the Island of Luzon. By the way, as it happens worldwide, with the advent of two new malls it was the death null for this very old store. My wife had never seen any freezer other than the ones she saw in the Super Market placed…

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Are these the best you have?

By Paul Thompson | August 27, 2018 | 10

HEADPHONES: Yes sir, they even have a built-in FM Radio, and volume controls for each ear. Wow, I don’t even use the radio or CD player in my car or living room as I like the convenience of the USB memory stick. Have you figured out what this is about? Back to my My/Phone, audiobook reader (I’ve mentioned in the past) I tried the little headphones that come with most cell phones including the 8…

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I Really Should Know Better

By Paul Thompson | August 20, 2018 | 16

Changing the way you look can be a good thing or not so good. In the US Navy, I was on a commissioning crew for a new ship in Norfolk VA in the 1970’s. We didn’t have much to do but hang around the barracks and sneak out as early as we could. Then one day a Master-at-Arms (Cop in Navy terms) came by saw my 3rd class Petty Officer emblem on my arm and…

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Random Days in the Philippines for August

By Paul Thompson | August 13, 2018 | 12

This is the next compilation of a few of the assorted days I’ve experienced in the Republic of the Philippines. It’s just happy noise: As a tyke in Boston in the 1950’s my four brothers and I all played in the street we lived on, we were separated by age groups as every other house had large families too. It was also the first time I heard the expression “Happy Noise” by a neighbor talking…

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And married once again.

It is not really about the Philippines

By Paul Thompson | August 6, 2018 | 22

But it is about one of the reasons I moved to the Philippines. After Hurricane Hugo requested I leave the Caribbean in 1989 I was living in Treasure Island Florida working as a manager at the ABC Liquor store and bar. As a single man and have been since 1970 when I received my most treasured item of my life, “My Divorce Papers.” While in Florida I was dating an attractive lady who was transplanted…

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Find the phone

“Smart Phone” is a Misnomer?

By Paul Thompson | July 30, 2018 | 32

Yes, there is a lot of computing power packed into those handheld devices. But a lot of social problems are there too. I was looking at my Granddaughters prom pictures, and every classmate had a phone in their hand, even while dancing. A lot of money could have been saved if they all stayed home streamed the music and were texting each other. Where I’m living in Roosevelt Bataan, there have never been and properly…

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