Monday, December 18th, 2017

Our Philippine House building project.  The accidental bodega and laundry.  First of all, in the Philippines a “bodega” refers to a warehouse or storage area.  We built our carport using …

We could not resist starting to plant trees and shrubs on our lot even though a final site plan has not been done or even the final amount of filling determined.  This is because we pass through Villa, Iloilo every time we travel from Iloilo City to Tigbauan and Villa is the garden of Iloilo.  Villa is blessed with superb soil.  This has resulted in  thriving, pervasive plant, shrub and tree growing vendors practically everywhere in Villa.  How can one drive past all these beautiful flowering plants and not want to take some home?  We could not.  Here’s a tally of what we’ve planted so far. Manila (Christmas) palms Royal palms Bougainvillea (lots!) Batuan http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/fresh-batuan Allmanda aka Golden Trumpet, Yellow Bells Indian Mango (from a pit left by workers) Carabao Mango Flame Tree (Delonix regia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Poinciana  Ours is tiny.  We are sad to note that most of the beautiful flame trees which graced General Luna Street in Iloilo City have been cut down to make way for a “flyover”. Malunggay (Moringa oleifera) http…

This beautiful temple is located on Rizal Street in…

Books, art and antiques in the heart of Intramuros. It would be easy to spend a day browsing at the Silahis Center and Tradewinds Books, 744 Gen. Luna, Intramuros, 63-2-527-2113 and 63-2-527-2112.  

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