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(…)
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(…)
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(…)
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(…)
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(…)
We visited the Manila Seedling bank a few days ago. The Manila Seedling bank is a kind of shopping center along EDSA in Quezon City, where one can buy plants, flowers, and many colorfull orchids. I will write a story about it later. Aside from plants and flowers some stores also offer ornaments for the garden and(…)
Some time ago I was standing on a street corner in Marikina City and take pictures of passing jeepneys for my blog about this typical public transport.Check that post here. On a certain moment I was turning around and saw a little girl holding and watching (her fathers) bicycle. Without her noticing me, I took(…)
When a foreigner wants to drive a car or motorcycle in the Philippines, a drivers license is needed. This can be the original (foreign) drivers license in the first 90 days of his or her stay in the Philippines. An Expat in the Philippines, who mostly lives here permanently has to take care for a(…)
Last week we were in a restaurant overlooking Manila: Cloud9 at Antipolo along Sumolung High Way. In this large place a painter found a place to have his atelier (studio) and his galery. I am a admirer of good art especially painting. That’s the reason I paid a visit to this atelier and had a nice(…)
We went taking pictures from Manila’s skyline from the hills in Antipolo and surroundings. Antipolo is about 25 kms east of Manila. Hills go up untill 400 meters.
San Miguel pale pilsen is the best beer in the Philippines. Maybe one of the best lager beers in the world. It is my favorite.
In Binangonan, Rizal, close to Antipolo and Cainta in the hills, we came across this beautifull house. Actually we were looking for a nice spot to take pictures overviewing Manila. The house is build along a dusty non-paved road. It is a large house with a magnificent view over Manila and Laguna lake.