Month: December 2008

The Value Of A Relationship

Something surprised me this week due to a few things happening to a friend of mine. Someone who has done everything he could to bring his fiancee to him. He had gone through the process of helping family, visiting the…

Christmas Eve in the Philippines

Today we had a native turkey and April tried best to make it as a traditional Christmas as possible. We had gravy, stuffing and all the trimmings even the turkey tasted good.. but whats a Christmas in the Philippines without…

So Whats with Minglanilla?

A lot of people may wonder I live in Minglanilla over other locations within Cebu. Well there are several reasons. Firstly April’s family are here, aunts,uncles,parents,cousins something i never had when i grew up due to my parents moving around…

What is a V – Hire??

You may hear me say V-Hire a lot regarding how to get to places. Basically its a minibus. Normally a Toyota or similar branded vehicle with Aircon and used a lot for commuting from town to town or taking the…

Sumilon Island – (near Oslob Cebu)

Off the town of Oslob near Cebus southern tip is Sumilon Island it has a Marine Sanctuary, nature park,lagoons,caves, boating cottages. It is 125 kilometers from Cebu City and is in close proximity to Dumaguete.  Unspoilt beaches of pure white sands…

Badian – Cebu

 Badian is located 97.6km Southwest of Cebu city. Badian came from the name of a plant  called “badyang, which was once abundant in the area. The “g” was eventually dropped and the “y” became “i” as the Spaniards found it…

Argao

Argao is situated 67km south from Cebu City. The name Argao goes back to during the Spanish period and belived to have come from the tree “sali-argaw” that grew in abundance in the coastal area of that time. Argao itself is made up of plains and…

LPG Gas Cylinders

LPG Cylinders are one of the most commonly used sources of GAS for cooking in the Philippines. Ive only recently had a problem with one due to an elastic band being used as a rubber seal. Which has the potential…