Door to Door San Miguel!

Sweet Mango Moment…  Here in the village where we live, Friday is beer delivery day. This is the day that San Miguel replenishes all the sari-sari stores…and me! Normally, the driver will park the truck and use the two-wheeled hand cart to deliver his product. Today, he must have been feeling a bit lazy because […] Read More

Real Filipino Time Scenario

Filipino Time – Unplugged! I am thoroughly convinced that just like a set of the once ever popular, now outdated Encyclopedia Britannica, there is also a complete unabridged set of Murphy’s Laws (in Filipino version) that are still effective today as always. Just as sure as the world turns, Murphy could just as well been […] Read More

Sin Tax Passes!

At the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, President Benigno S. Aquino III signed into law the Republic Act 10351, Sin Tax Reform Bill 2012. The bill is expected to raise about 34 billion pesos (about $830 million) annually from higher tax receipts on tobacco and alcohol to pay for and […] Read More