Some 95 years ago, January 6, 1915 a boy was born in the Philippines. His parents named him Luciano.
life in the Philippines
This post I am writing directly from Pioduran Albay. The hometown of my in-laws. This is the place where my father-in-law lives with his youngest daughter and her family. It’s also the place where we are staying right now.
Today, 60 years ago, I decided to leave my mothers womb and started to explore this world. Looking back at those 60 years, I regret the fact that I didn’t move to the Philippines earlier. I will celebrate my birthday in Pioduran, Albay. The hometown of my wife Flor and her family. I will drink(…)
Coming monday, January 4, my wife Flor and I are going to Pioduran, Albay. We are going to celebrate the 95th birthday of my father-in-law on January 6, and my own 60th birthday January 7. Already several times we have celebrated our birthdays together, and there’s no reason to change it.
Already several days a few youngsters in our neighbourhood are firing firecrackers. They start early morning and continue to do so untill in the evening. If they do it for the coming new year celebration or a belated Christmas celebration is not clear to me.
Flor and I would like to announce proudly that we also have a lizard killer. Dave from philippines plus has his mother-in-law to do so, we also have one. Not as feared as Dave has, but yet….
This time of the year a lot of Filipinos, living and/or working abroad, are visiting their home country to spend Christmas with their families. In the Philippines it is a customary that home comers are bringing presents. It is called pasalubong. These gifts are very much appreciated
After writing this blog for over one year I thought it might be time to publish a picture of myself. The picture below is taken today December 14 2009. (Now that I am writing this post, I see that I should have shaved first ) On the other hand, as an expat in the Philippines(…)
Lots of people in Europe and America are spending their vacation in a warmer and sunnier region than the one they are living in. People in northern Europe for example, like to spend their vacation in southern European countries like Spain, Italy and Greece. In America they like to go to Florida or California and(…)
Some time ago I found this little story somewhere on the internet: A Christmas Tale When four of Santa’s elves got sick, and the trainee elves did not produce the toys as fast as the regular ones, Santa was beginning to feel the pressure of being behind schedule. Then Mrs. Claus told Santa that her(…)
It’s Christmas time. In colder countries this means snow and cold weather. Not in the Philippines. It’s warm as always with temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius every day and lots of sun. Yet I spotted a snow man in the street in Marikina. “How is that possible?”, would you ask.
Marikina City has recovered from the ONDOY flooding dissaster. I wrote about it in several posts earlier. It’s Christmas time now. Marikina City has made a nice display for this event by telling the story of Christmas.