Paul Thompson

The Maytag Man, the loneliest Guy in Luzon

By Paul Thompson | June 11, 2018 | 19

This could also include Visayas and Mindanao but here on liP the responses I receive I’ve found that to not be true, as perfection reigns supreme outside of Luzon, as I learned last week when I spoke of brownouts on the Philippine archipelagoes. But this does occur on the “Big Island” Here on Luzon washing machines are still not in vogue, I purchased a New Maytag in Olongapo in 1995 and found that there was…

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We’ll leave the light on for you

By Paul Thompson | June 4, 2018 | 30

It was a bright sunny day when I flew into the Philippines from San Francisco on my way to meet a ship in Dubai UAE. I had five days to kill before I had to check on to the ship. (USNS Mars T-AFS-1 which was formerly the USS Mars.). It was 1993 I was still single earning a great wage and banking my Navy Retirement checks since 1986. Using an old Boston expression; “Fat dumb…

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It Was About Time I Did It

By Paul Thompson | May 28, 2018 | 25

Last year after spending a year thinking about it, once more at age 70, I applied for my VA benefits, after ignoring them for the past 32 years I tried 10 years ago and received the bureaucratic stonewalling and run-a-round, reaching a point where I packed up my tent and went home. Thinking I’ll wait until there is a new group in Washington. I retired from the US Navy in 1986, I was healthy and…

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Paul Thompson - is he drinking beer or having computer trouble?

A Free Ride in the Philippines?

By Paul Thompson | May 21, 2018 | 17

My granddaughter started when she was four years old taking ballet lessons, (Not her idea) But, I was at all her recitals no matter how exciting they were. But she was cute and tried very hard at it. It just didn’t work out. (Sadly no beer was sold at ballet recitals) Her next foray was into music and which was the Violin that came and went so fast I never even made it to her…

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100% Philippine Fun

By Paul Thompson | May 14, 2018 | 30

I was here in the Land of Enchantment (Philippines) in the 1970’s and again in the 1980’s but in the 1960’s I was in New England, Europe, Northern Europe the Caribbean and South and Central America. But then in 1993 I moved to the Philippines full time, I married and raised two daughters and I’m blessed with a granddaughter (Age 15) and a grandson (Age 6) during this time I have noticed things that are…

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Paul at Disney World FL

The Adobo Twins

By Paul Thompson | May 7, 2018 | 10

On the 5th of March in 1960 in Samar Philippines, the Adobo twins were born. And were named Maria & Clara, it is unknown if the name came from the famous dress that is traditional to the Philippines, or the famous Sangria of the same name? Now for the odd part, Clara was born a few minutes prior to Maria, or was there confusion on the part of the midwife? But if Maria is really…

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