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Fried Chicken Sandwich with BARBECUE SAUCE for Lunch

I told the ladies I wanted NO Soy Sauce or Magic Sarap served within today’s lunch here at the penthouse suite.

Our Morning in Barrio Barretto – From Our Lady of Lourdes to the Coffee Shop

We had to take the babies to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital for their checkup. Unfortunately, there were 11 babies ahead of us on the list.

Vlogging on a GoPro Hero 8 Black Vs. Full-Size Camera – Which One is the Better Option?

I decided to take my Sony FDR-AX100 with us during our nightly stroll. Would it be better to vlog and film on a proper camera rather than simply using a GoPro Hero 8 Black?

24 Hours in Angeles City, Philippines #BRINGBACKTHATCUSTOMBIKINI

This little layover took me from the Philippines Retirement Office, to Tequila Reef for some Mexican Food, to a shop that makes custom bikinis, to Margarita Station, to CPI Call Shop, and more.


My friends, the Taal Volcano is spewing ash and steam as we speak. Reportedly, there are the beginnings of lava flow as well.

BROWNOUT – NO Electricity so I’m WORKING on My Tan, DRINKING Beer, & LISTENING to Christmas Music

We got back from Manila and the darn electricity was out. Here’s a look at my activities during a day-long brownout in the Philippines.

NEVER Take the Blue Basket – Take the Big Cart – Shopping at SM Bacoor Buying Diapers

If you do any grocery shopping at the SM Supermarket, make sure you take a big cart.

Tricycle Ride to Olongapo and Walk to Land Bank on SBMA

Join us for a tricycle ride over to Olongapo. I had to hit Land Bank on SMBA and then we stopped by SM Central.

Filipina Wife #1 Goes to the Salon in Barrio Barretto

Fatima and Ate Fe went to the salon and got their hair done. Both ladies are sporting a new look.