The Ber Months, and it’s not even cold

The Philippines reminds of the Spanish Caribbean Islands, and South and Central America. Which has gotten me used to the Christmas Season Starting in September or as it is referred to here in the Philippines as the “BER” months? The stores that are not yet NIS (Not in Stock) will start to put up Christmas…

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New Year’s A Total Humbug

But every year I must see my (left) Granddaughter Colleen 14 and my Niece Shey 15 grow up a little more.

Manigong Bagong Taon Sixty nine of these damnable New Years Eve’s I’ve suffered through over the years, (The first few I wasn’t really that involved.) it should be revoked and Christmas should be the last holiday of the year. We should be able to just go to sleep on 31 December and wake up refreshed…

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Santa’s Jeepney

Today is Christmas Eve in the Philippines. People are out shopping, buying food to prepare for their Noche Buena, the traditional Christmas Celebration Feast in the Philippines. But, what about Santa?  Will he be pulling up in a Christmas Jeepney full of toys to keep all of the little Filipino boys and girls happy?  Well,…

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Christmas Shopping

Food is required

I can’t explain the why, but a couple of years ago Ayala Corp and SM Corp (Someone told me they were the same, but what do I know) built two new malls here in Olongapo for our shopping pleasure, and no doubt to make a few Pesos, on the positive side they brought a lot…

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Happy Thanksgiving Day

To all my Kano friends who go through the Thanksgiving predicament every year, here in our home away from home in the land of enchantment. It started out wrong a few decades ago, a thanksgiving dinner for my family who had no idea what the heck thanksgiving even was. First in the early 1990’s trying…

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