Tag Archives: American

Life in these Islands, Part 3

Life in these Islands, Part 3

Thoughts on U. S. Elections (For a different perspective on the U. S. elections, please read “Time to pause, ponder and pray” in my other blog.) Since I happened to be in California during... 

Life in These Islands Part 1

Life in These Islands Part 1

Water, water everywhere, but…. It’s been almost a couple of weeks since the local Department of Public Works and Highways busted the water supply line of our subdivision (Beverly Hills)... 

Philippine Independence Day: June 9 or 12?

Philippine Independence Day: June 9 or 12?

Here in the Philippines, we have a three-day weekend to celebrate Independence Day on June 12. But wait a minute, isn’t June 12 on Thursday, and not on a Monday? Let’s think first about the... 

Turmoil, driving hazards, inquirers, uncertainties, etc.

Turmoil, driving hazards, inquirers, uncertainties, etc.

Turmoil: This last week has been full of turmoil in the Philippines. A former government official who has turned whistle-blower has implicated people in high places, including the First Gentleman in a... 

Pork or Chicken Adobo for Christmas Dinner

Pork or Chicken Adobo for Christmas Dinner

Filipino Christmas dinner will not be complete without adobo, pancit (noodles), and lumpia (egg roll). Below is a recipe very similar to Evelyn’s version of a healthy, Americanized version of adobo.1...