Dream House 2

Earlier I posted a story and pictures of a house build on a cliff in Angono – Binangonan in Rizal Province HERE A few days ago Flor and I attended a birthday celebration in Angono. As always I bring my camera and try to make some nice shots of the surroundings and other interesting stuff.(…)

Circus is in town, election 2010

Circus is in town, election 2010

Filipinos of all ages are enjoying the circus that has come to be known as the 2010 elections. Streets in the Philippines are decorated with pictures of the Stars, and want-to-be-stars. The biggest Filippine Circus is searching for about 17,000 new artists. And there are more than 85,000 want-to-be-stars who all want to become a(…)

maintenance and repair in the Philippines

maintenance and repair in the Philippines

Maintenance and repair in the Philippines is a thing I am wondering about a lot. If I look around at houses, streets, vehicles and actually at everything what needs maintenance, I notice that the state of most of those items is very poor. At the moment our rented house is undergoing some renovation and necessary(…)

driving in the Philippines #2

driving in the Philippines #2

Driving in the Philippines is difficult because of the fact that traffic rules and signs are merely suggestions than rules. Almost nobody is following them. This also goes for motorcycles. I wrote something on driving in manila already before, check it HERE. I have never seen so many motorcycles in the Philippines than these last few(…)

Funny Filipino writings

Funny Filipino writings

Taglish is the name of the common street-language used in the Philippines. It is a mixture of Tagalog and English. This makes this langauge sometimes difficult to understand, but it makes it most of the times funny to read. The picture (near a public toilet facility) says: E hi = just a pee: 1 peso,  Tae = (…)

easter cruelty

easter cruelty

Some people are saying that Easter in the Philippines goes with cruelty. The Filipinos themselves see it as a part of their culture and their religion. Every year on Good Friday (this year on April 2, 2010) several men are crucified in a village named Cutud some 80 kms north of Manila. This kind of(…)

Via Dolorosa in Antipolo City, the way of the cross to Golgotha

Via Dolorosa in Antipolo City, the way of the cross to Golgotha

Next week will be Holy Week again, the week before Easter. This is a special week in the Philippines and other Roman Catholic countries. In all parishes, all over the country a procession will be held along all stations of the way of the cross. There usually are 14 (sometimes 15) stations where the Passion(…)

summer in the Philippines

It’s Summer in the Philippines. What’s new about that, would you probably answer. The reason I am writing this is to tell you about what’s happening in the Philippines these days with electricity and water supply. It is very sunny every day with a few small clouds. Temperatures during the day are between 32 and(…)

renovating our house

My wife Flor and I have decided not to move to an other place, but to stay in our rented house for some time. It is a two story house, single detached which is build some 25 years ago. The house has been renovated over the years and is doing fine to our standards. It(…)

buying a used car from a presidential candidate in the Philippines

In one of the usergroups of Yahoo (Filipino-American_Network usergroup) someone posted a nice overview of the Presidential Candidates for the coming Election in the Philippines. I am not much interested in the Philippine politics, but I follow this election a little. Read for yourself, I publish the complete article here: If you were buying a(…)

having fun in Pan de Amerikana, Marikina

having fun in Pan de Amerikana, Marikina

A few days ago we were in Marikina with?a Brittish-Filipino couple. While going around we wanted to drink?something and take a little rest.?We went to Pan de Amerikana, a restaurant,?bread shop and?cafe in Marikina, barangay Conception Dos. The place is?founded?in 1950?as a bake shop where you can buy several kinds of fresh baked bread and(…)

Dutch canon found in Manila

Dutch canon found in Manila

Also in Manila seedling bank I have found a rare Dutch Canon. I know from my histoty classes when I was young and still at school that the Dutch were a nation with lots of ships sailing around the world to trade. Especially in this part of Asia. They also fought several wars against the(…)