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  1. A Rant About The New Antibiotic Prescription Enforcement

    Glad that you're feeling better Dave. I feel that I'm a pretty good judge of my body, and at at times on what meds I need for certain maladies that occasionally occur too. So far this has worked for me.
  2. Caring for a very Poorly Dog

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved dog Shadow, Jack. It's hard to lose a good friend and family member. Good memories to keep. RIP Shadow
  3. Oh I'm sorry old55!! I thought you meant a mall here! I'm sure there would be a lot of judgemental murmuring or hostility---maybe right to the couples's face. I still hold true to the idea that famous people can do what they want, and that's fine for many. That's in the west and here in the Philippines.
  4. I don't know Old55--68 isn't like 80 and 35 isn't like an 18 year old. Here at the malls in Cebu you see many older guys with a gal about that age with a stroller or a small mestizo looking child in tow. It doesn't faze me, but I'm not sure how that would be looked upon by Filipinos or other foreigner observers. Movie stars, performers are in their own rarefied universe. and anything that they do seems to be acceptable to the general public it seems. Look at sixtyiish Dra. Vicki Belo the famous Filipina celebrity plastic surgeon had a child through a surrogate with her thirty something husband- to- be famous doctor celebrity Hayden Kho. Recently married in Paris with a huge extravaganza. The young daughter and parents have millions of happy and supportive. FB followers Not quite the age of Billy Joel, but similar.
  5. Opinion of Filipino Men??

    Well said Steve. Many true thoughts. I hope that we meet in the future too Steve. We share very different but similar circumstances in some ways. Fondly, Queenie
  6. Opinion of Filipino Men??

    An incident that happened yesterday left made me feeling sad and upset. After a funeral of an older member of my husband's clan, a smaller offshoot group of family met at a favorite aunt's house for some food and drink, after the long day. Many were first cousins and people that we've known for a long time. One female cousin younger than me, started to cry off and on because her husband, who is already a big drinker and gambler, had taken up with a gal that seemed to be more of a mistress type situation that required money from their bbq business oftentimes. Some of her fellow female cousins laughed at her tears and said that she was being silly or just exaggerating, while some males quietly told her that she should pick herself up and move on as she was a nice person. Granted there is dysfunction in this group with drinking issues, but this couple have lovely respectful children together and a long history that seemed to have true affection. She confided in me that she'd not bother with another Filipino partner, and hoped to resurrect and old foreigner flame because it would be a nicer/kinder relationship. I felt sorry for her that she was in such pain that I could see in her face.
  7. An exotic flower makes a natural curtain!

    Not yet Gerald, but I'm waiting...
  8. Life in paradise

    I too miss the seasons of New England sometimes. The frequent rains and lack of consistent sun since July have really slowed down my bright flowering plants and trees. Some days the scenery of mostly green isn't to my liking. The cooler, breezier weather I'm hoping for next month will be here soon I hope. Maybe more sun. Paradise I don't think so, but having many benefits I'd say for the most part. It's all give and take I think.
  9. An exotic flower makes a natural curtain!

    Ohoh Jack that wouldn't do! The thing about this vine I've read is that every part of the plant is poisonous to some degree, so it probably wouldn't be good to grow near dogs/cats or children that might chew or eat flowers or plant parts.
  10. I haven't heard anything about that Gary. They're planning on starting a seaplane business to quickly fly tourists who are pressed for travel time, to beaches and attractions in the north and south of Cebu.
  11. Halloween Display

    JD, at Gaisano Metro lately the staff was having a little trouble setting up some ghoul hands and pitchforks among the Christmas decoration displays.
  12. An exotic flower makes a natural curtain!

    Hi SonJack, I've seen shorter dahlias for sale in garden places here, so they must have some varieties growing here. I've never seen any pom pom dahlias like those. Back in the States I used to grow some big flower dahlias called dinner plate dahlias. If you come across any varieties, let us know..
  13. Halloween Display

    I agree Mike. Maybe also in these troubled times, adults might view the extravaganza /excess of Halloween as the ultimate excuse to escape many stresses. Much under the guise of "doing it for the kids." https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2012/10/24/halloween-adults-costumes-elvira-mistress-of-the-dark/1593177/
  14. Halloween Display

    Out here in the province Halloween is still unfamiliar, as the religious holiday traditions of All Saints Day and All Souls Day are huge. In larger towns and cities in the north, like in Cebu City many malls encourage children to dress up and can go around getting candy from many stores. Maybe some rich subdivisions people might host Halloween parties or trick or treating in Cebu City. Most mall activity/events would be held before All Saints/ All Souls Day though, out of respect for the religious traditions. At many malls, that might be the only time they are closed for the holiday in the year. I suspect that this man being an American, is carrying on a tradition that he had back in the States, at great cost I'm sure. I'm amazed at how big the Halloween spending and extravaganza continues to become there!? https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/21/halloween-spending-slated-to-hit-record-9-point-1-billion-nrf-says.html
  15. An exotic flower makes a natural curtain!

    The frequent rain has turned my gardens into a green jungle! Here are some more shots this morning of the vine, as it takes over on it's own. It has climbed trees too!