Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Our emergency lighting! Emergency lighting. A couple a months ago we moved from Iloilo City to Tigbauan, Iloilo.  That gave us a new electric power supplier.  In Iloilo City we had “PECO” – Panay Electric.  In Tigbauan we have “ILECO”.  ILECO has proved to be far less reliable and that’s not to say that PECO was so great.  Some of the outages have been long — many hours.  We bought a kerosene pressure lamp (similar to a Coleman lamp in the U.S.) for another purpose but it’s proved to be so useful during the night time power outages in …

When we moved to the Philippines from the U.S. we shipped some of our household goods, including some antique table lamps.  We threw out the lamp shades thinking it would be easy to buy new ones in the Philippines. We ended up settling in Iloilo City.  We looked everywhere trying to buy new lamp shades in Iloilo.  It seems that table lamps are not used so much in the Philippines.  The only way we could buy a shade would be to buy a lamp and …