Light from a bottle

Light from a bottle

How to change someone’s life with a plastic bottle is easy. Just check out the YouTube file below. Isang Litrong Liwanag (A Liter of Light), is a sustainable lighting project which aims to bring the eco-friendly Solar Bottle Bulb to disprivileged communities nationwide. Designed and developed by students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),(…)

welcome to the -ber months, it’s Christmas time again

Today is September 1. The first day of the months with -ber in the name. In the Philippines we call them the ber-months, which means that slowly houses and shops and malls shall be decorated with Christmas displays and lots of Christmas decorations, blinking lights and so on. When people meet they wish each other(…)

fighting corruption in the Philippines

fighting corruption in the Philippines

Fighting corruption in the Philippines has high priority. Only that way the situation for everybody will be better. (your mouse pointer over the ticker gives you more time to read these statements) [wpticker id=1] Read about the following initiative, initiated by some business people in the Philippines: INTEGRITY INITIATIVE is a private-sector led effort to(…)

thunderstorm in Manila

thunderstorm in Manila

Yesterday evening and also whole night it has been raining. From time to time accompanied by thunder and lightnings. From time to time rain was realy strong and heavy. Unbelievable that so many water can fall on the earth in so little time and on the same place. I was not able to measure it but(…)

free massage in the Philippines

free massage in the Philippines

When I visited SM Marikina just a few days ago, again I spotted something worth telling you and showing you what I’ve seen. After shopping for a while I always need to go out for a few minutes to have a smoke. I know that this is a bad habit of mine, so no need(…)

smoking ban Manila

smoking ban Manila

Now smoking on a lot of places in Manila  is not allowed anymore it is a good moment to look for alternatives. Some of the alternatives are: do not go out anymore and just smoke in your house try to smoke in the ‘forbidden’ areas, without being catched quit smoking finaly (your partner will love(…)

bad weather in the Philippines

bad weather in the Philippines

Today, and also yesterday, a tropical depression is passing the Philippines, dropping lots of rain which are causing floods, unreachable areas and several casualties. The name of this storm is: “Juaning” (international codename Nock-Ten). It is the tenth ‘typhoon’ in the Philippine area of responsability of this year and it has a diameter of 500 km which(…)

search for other house

In our search for an other house we haven’t had success yet. But we are also not in a hurry. Many thanks to the readers of this blog who are helping and giving tips. Recently I spotted this nice tree house not for from our place. But definitely this is not the kind of house(…)

turn your engine off in the Philippines

turn your engine off in the Philippines

Yesterday I wrote about an advertizing sign with wrong spelling. Today I like to write about an advertisement I saw recently in a motel. Flor and I were attending a wedding in Manila and the reception was held in a hotel. This hotel is also known in Manila as a motel and has many guest(…)

signs in the Philippines

Everywhere you are looking in the Philippines you see sign boards. Along the high ways they are the huge bill boards with commercials, in more common streets they are smaller and show shop names and the like. Lots of Filipinos have problems in spelling. They often just write what they hear or think they are(…)

buying property headaches

buying property headaches

When Flor and I moved to the Philippines in 2008 we decided to rent for some time and see if and where we were going to buy a property to live. We decided to do it this way so we were not in a hurry and could make a better decision and choose a house(…)