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Helping Someone in Need on Panabo

In a country where there is so much poverty, disabled or just indigent, it is difficult to help everyone. But it is a wonderful thing when you can help someone. Well a month or so ago, my wife Elena came to me. A good friend of hers, Virgie, called her about a situation that maybe we could help. Virgie’s sister-in-law Nalita has a 20 year old daughter, Estella, who suffers from severe Cerebral Palsy. The girl’s father,...

My First Thanksgiving in the Philippines

Being American I love Thanksgiving with all the foods. I love turkey, dressing/stuffing, and especially pumpkin pie. As you know I live in the Philippines now and to Filipinos, the 3rd Thursday in November is just the 3rd Thursday in November, just as in all other countries in the world. Well, one of my friends Louis mentioned he wanted to do a REAL Thanksgiving. There are Butterball and Norbest frozen turkeys...

Happy Thanksgiving to All

Well, I am in the Philippines but being an American it is the Thanksgiving Holiday today. For Americans it is a wonderful holiday to get together with friends and family. Because of this, Thanksgiving is the most traveled holiday in America. It is a day of thanks. Whether you’re American of from any other country or culture, we all have something’s in our life to be thankful for. It might be a family member who raised...

My Birthday at Marco Polo Hotel, Davao

A few months ago, Elena my wife took the years membership of their “Privilege Card” at the Marco Polo Hotel here in Davao. With it came one complementary night in the hotel. Elena decided she would take me there for my birthday. We also decided to invite a few friends to meet us there for dinner to help me celebrate. So, on the afternoon of November 12th we packed up a few things and headed off to the Marco Polo Hotel...

Birthday Party at Field of Dreams

I know it looks like I am always going and then writing about Field of Dreams. Lately it feels like it. Now that is not a complaint, I love visiting there. Last Sunday, November 9th we were invited to go back for another nice reason. One of the Directors Glyn Lao invited us to attend her son Marvin’s Birthday Celebration. Glyn had told us about it at the Homes Anniversary party. She felt it was a nice way to bring a party...