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my favorite picture

my favorite picture

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(…)

Drivers license in the Philippines

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(…)

dream house

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.

house hunting

Yesterday we were driving around with some friends to look for possible places to buy or rent a house. We came across a subdivision named: Village East Executive homes in Angono, Rizal. It’s there where I took this picture. The view of the house and the text on the large water tank behind it make(…)

beautiful Pioduran, Albay

While walking in the surroundings of Pioduran, Albay, I have taken some shots from the beautiful scenery. Pioduran is situated on the westcoast of the province Albay. Pioduran is situated in a valley with lots of rice fields and coconut and banana plantations on the slopes of the surrounding hills. Check the picture show, click


Guyabano (labana), also called Soursop in English, is a delicious fruit from the tropics. Originating from the Amazone region, it was brought to the Philippines and nowadays grows in a lot of gardens. Guyabano belongs to my favorite fruits in the Philippines.

Comelec PNP checkpoints

We came back from Pioduran Albay on Sunday, January 10. We have been visiting family and celebrated the 95th birthday of my father-in-law and my own 60th birthday.

Santo Niño

Santo Niño is one of the religious fiestas in the Philippines. It is celebrated in almost all parishes usually with a procession in which lots of families are participating. They bring their own statue of Santo Niño and place it on one of the participating vehicles and / or to be blessed by the priest.

loaded jeepney

From Pioduran, Albay jeepneys are going in the direction of Ligao. After Ligao they continue to Legaspi, Tabaco or Polangui. It is a ride of about 40 kms through the mountains. There are not that many jeeps but a lot of passengers.

electronic chicken

e-mail means electronic mail e-commerce is electronic commerce e-load is getting electronic load on your cell phone. So e-chicken is electronic chicken ??

drinking in the Philippines

Having a party in the Philippines means drinking, aside from dancing, singing karaoke, and eating. Mostly men are drinking. I haven’t seen women drinking often. If they do: just moderately. Men like to drink untill they got drunk or even beyond. The procedure and ingredients: