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Motorcycle Usage in the Philippines

Here in Davao and I would guess in all areas of the Philippines, the motorcycle is the most used type of motorized vehicle. This is because it is cheaper to purchase than a car and is able to travel in bad terrains where a car could not maneuver. Online I found statistics for 2006. In this year, the number of registered motorcycles was 2,409,363 whereas the amount of cars was 792,373. I do not know if this number includes...

Getting Older

As we get older, our hair starts turning gray, hair stops growing where we want it (on our heads) and starts growing where we do not (our back, ears and eyebrows) When we read, our arms are getting shorter, the print is shrinking or our glasses get thicker. Also at times we get forgetfull and our memory wanders with lost thoughts.  

A Mans World

This morning I was joking with a friend, Bob Martin of Live in the Philippines about plumbing problems. I joked he could just be like Filipinos and pee on the wall. I also used an old joke of mine “I believe in Equal Rights for Women” in the Philippines. Women should be able to pee on a wall on the side of the roads. Bob then replyed with a funny link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fDZs-dc5kA Then I found this...

You Know You are a Filipino if….

A friend I have made from the internet and Blogging is a man John Ray. He is a teacher in Palawan. He is trying to improve his and his wife’s life with also Blogging. He has an interesting site Palawan Anecdotes. He writes about some interesting things in his life or observations. I am going to help him move his Blog to his own domain by putting it on my Server. As we all know life is hard and salaries are low in the...

Why I Live in the Philippines

While trying to think of something to write about I received this from a friend. I know it was compiled with humor and no malicious feelings. I hope all will enjoy this with the humor as it was intended. When I travel, people often ask me why I live in the Philippines ? Well here it is…..It is the only place on earth where…… 1. Every street has a basketball court. 2. Even doctors, lawyers and engineers are...

Amusing Tales While Visiting Manila

Elena and I have made a few short trips to Manila and had some funny and interesting happenings while there. Last summer Elena and I had to go to Manila. We had used a small bag to check in with the airline but had a backpack to carry on with meds, a book and incidentals. When we were returning, I accidently packed my toiletry bag in the backpack. While going through Security at the airport, the man at the X-ray scanner...