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New Bug Fixed

A reader and friend, Jan from Expat in the Philippines notified me the commenting portion of the site was not working. If you tried to leave a comment, and it did not work, please try again. It looks like it is working. Please notify me through the “Contact me” tab at the top of the header if you find any other problems with this site.

Excuse the Appearance – Missing Photos

Last week I upgraded the version of WordPress running this site. WordPress is the software application that this site is running. I did a backup of the system on the server, but took for granted everything was saved. I then found some problems with the new version, so I deleted everything on the server and copied my backup from my local computer back to the server. At first I noticed the theme was missing and rebuilt that...

Little League World Series and Williamsport, PA Re...

While browsing the net I noticed articles about the Little League World Series. This brought back a few memories. Williamsport is a nice and quiet town in the north eastern part of the state. It was originally a boom town for the logging industry. In the late 1800’s it was known as the “Lumber Capital of the World.” Now Williamsport is world famous as the location for the yearly Little League World Series. This year...

Made in Japan, Taiwan, Korea… now China

When I was a child, I remember when “Made in Japan” was a label and feeling of cheap, low quality merchandise. There was the “Japanese Transistor Radio.”  As I kid, we knew that anything labeled “Made in Japan” was cheap and would not last long, toys, radios and almost anything else. I remember hearing a story, but do not know if it is true that to combat the “Made in Japan” label, they renamed a city where a...

Peso Mentality for Foreigners in the Philippines

Sunday we started our day as usual, Elena left before I woke to go to Church. My alarm woke me at 7am and I had my juice and a few cigarettes in the Sala (Living Room) as I watched CNN. By 8am I was dressed and drove to the Church to pick Elena up. From there and we headed to Agdao Palengke for or meats, fish, vegetables and fruits. A friend from England has been joining us to get his provisions for the week so we picked him...