Home again, but still not fully recovered

Home again, but still not fully recovered

Yesterday I was released from the hospital again after being there with Dengue fever. According to my physician I was fit enough to go home and recover at home. What I understand from this Dengue fever is that it lowers the platelets in the blood. How and why ? I do not know exactly. What(…)

Dengue fever, I am admitted in the hospital

Dengue fever, I am admitted in the hospital

A few days already I am not feeling very well. I have fever, bad appetite, sometimes some head ache, dry mouth and tired all over my body. Not really symptoms for Dengue fever. So I just stayed home taking medicins for the fever to go. After a few days the situation didn’t improve so I(…)

medicines in the Philippines and drug stores

medicines in the Philippines and drug stores

Costs for medical treatment and drugs are high in the Philippines. Especially “branded” drugs are very expensive. When you need medicines in the Philippines you just go to one of the many drugstores and buy them. Often you do not need a prescription. Or at least you are not asked for it. Only drugs like(…)

Male Date Rape Drug

Male Date Rape Drug

Police are warning all men who frequent clubs, parties and local pubs to be alert and stay cautious when offered a drink by any woman. A date rape drug on the market called “Beer” is used by many females to target unsuspecting men. The drug is generally found in liquid form and is now available(…)

decoration for your garden wall

My wife Flor and I we both like nice things in and around our house. We like nice decoration inside but also outside in the garden. Some time ago we were driving through a subdivision somewhere in Cavite when we suddenly spotted a wall around a house which was very nice decorated. Of course I(…)

abandoned vehicles

When a car doesn’t run anymore it will be repaired (fixed) so it can be used again. The same goes for tricycles, jeepneys and everything else on wheels with an engine. The problem however is that the owner sometimes doesn’t have enough funds to have the vehicle repaired at once. Vehicles like that are just(…)

Philippines and religion and texting

The Philippines is a religious country. Most of them are Christians. On the internet I found a funny warning / anouncement. The real reason is to warn people not to use the cell phone while driving. In the Philippines you see many people using their cell phone while driving a car and even on motorbikes.(…)

funny joke found

funny joke found

This joke I have found on the Internet. Gloria Arroyo, George Bush and Hu Jintao all die and go to hell. While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for. The devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth. Hu Jintao asks to call China and talks for(…)

Weekend in the Philippines

Weekend in the Philippines

Many Filipinos and their families like to spend a day in one of the many malls in the Philippines. They prefer the weekend to do so. Saturdays and Sundays are the top days in every mall. Especially the weekends around ‘pay day’. Filipino parents treating their children and themselves and are spending much of their(…)

Saturday morning at Salcedo market, Makati

Every Saturday morning until 2 PM a market is held in Salcedo Village, Makati. The market is known among many foreigners, especially those living in the area. There are several stands where one can buy fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs, fresh fish and other items. Many sellers are offering freshly cooked food. European, American and(…)

Typhoon season in the Philippines

Every year a large number of typhoons are passing the Philippines. Some hit the country bad others weaken before they can do any damage. The one passing last few days was called Domeng. Until today we had 4 already, not bringing much damage but just lots of rain and some flooding on lots of places.(…)

small corruption in the Philippines

small corruption in the Philippines

Corruption in the Philippines is a large problem and integrated in the society for years. Everybody seems to accept it. The ‘bigger’ corruption can be found in the government offices and the house of representatives, and even in the senate of the Philippines. Many ‘officials’ are corrupt and get money that is not actually theirs,(…)