Author Archives: Chris Thomas

Lupagan Private Beach

Walking amongst Mango trees A short walk from our house and entering into what is effectively someones garden of Mango tree’s, just past their house Irish pointed, with arm outstretched, exclaiming with some excitement in her voice “LOOK! the sea”. Looking through … Continue reading

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Customs & Criminology

The first of many snippets for you to view, comment and evaluate. What I am looking for in your feedback comments include your initial reaction, would you read on and any advise on what material you enjoy reading. Click on … Continue reading

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Rice Harvest in Lupagan, Philippines

How many times is rice harvested a year in the Philippines? Two or three times a year, depending on the weather. if there are lots of storms/extreme rain, just two. Usually May & October I think but as suggested this … Continue reading

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Lupagan Barangay Election Day (BSKE)

The BSKE is upon us. The BSKE is effectively a local council & youth council election day in the Philippines. A Barangay is the smallest administrative division in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district … Continue reading

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Travel in Style the Filipino Way

Getting about locally can shake those bones  I am familiar with using a TAXI and I always thought that London Black Cabs gave a bit of a bone shaking ride but the TAXI’s here take that to a new level. … Continue reading

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Moved partly for Health reasons

  Hyperbaric Oxygen THERAPY A good friend of mine told me about HBOT, although the same principal has been in use for many years for divers, as a medical treatment it seems that the majority of MS sufferers are familiar … Continue reading

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Are You Happy?

Living in a country far outweighs a vacation there  Whatever the situation I tend to see a positive side, some have said I am an eternal optimist. On days like today though I cannot stop smiling. Waking upto views like … Continue reading

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Coconut Deflection

Mangos & Coconuts can effect access Having established that there is no internet access a new plan has to be put in operation, get connected. The day of connection had arrived, 5 Filipino workmen stood in the garden and surveyed the … Continue reading

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Johan’s 70th Birthday

A great night was had by all Earlier in the day, Sat 23rd March 2018, we were invited to Johan’s 70th birthday party at a resort not far away. Among the guests  were fellow country men of Johann’s from the … Continue reading

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