Archive for February, 2022

Happy Valentine’s Day + REO Brothers’ awesome cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence

REO BROTHERS doing a great cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Sound Of Silence. Check it out.

Saw this on youTube… Wow! Spot On!

Video below is by the REO BROTHERS, a Philippine band , ( real brothers ) that covers pop classics, like those by the Beatles, Beachboys, etc. Their cover songs are spot on ! ( And LIVE, of course ) I’m sure our Baby Boomers will feel nostalgic.Please check this out.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Lonesome Hearts

This is a reblog  of my 2013 Valentine’s post.  This is just my fun take on heartbreaks, unrequited loves, and rejections.  Shed some tears then  move on, ladies. It’s not the end of the world.


.Are you alone ?



.Have you been friend-zoned ?


Did you let him know of your feelings , but you were rejected?



So, your maiden’s feelings and pure heart  have been hurt.


You don’t have to do that !!!!!! Get off the rails !






Bam ! An uppercut ! You wish you could do that, huh.


You can  talk to me, you know.  Let it all out. Cry.


I feel you, sister.


I know it’s hard but get a grip on yourself, mull it over and meanwhile …….


.Are you done ? Well then , let’s move on, shall we ?. We lonesome singles should stick and do stuff together. Let’s be happy in our misery.


You’ll forget, sooner than you think, I guarantee that, and then you’ll laugh it off.


And you’ll wonder, why the heck did I ever get attracted to this guy?


* walks off *

Let’s just go watch The Notebook.



Unpleasant and sad topic, but this is reality: Last will and Testament

I know discussing my parents’ last will and testament is such an unpleasant topic, but , I guess this is something we cannot avoid. I just want to share my thoughts , you know.

My parents are planning to retire soon and wish to spend the remaining years of their lives in the Philippines. Why the Philippines and not the US ? The foremost reason is financial. They say they cannot live comfortably on their Social Security pension here in the US. If they bring their dollars to the Philippines, they will live very comfortably, and can even afford to employ 2 caretakers aka household helpers. Now, just in case something happens to them while still living in the US, this is where the “living will ” comes in. My parents own 2 houses here in the US… and it’s only now that they’re disclosing how much money they have in the banks. Not much, but still substantial. They also have so many properties in the Philippines, mostly real estates with buildings on it, like our house, a vacation house on Boracay Island ( internationally famous resort island ) and a townhouse. They have already told us the beneficiaries of the properties will be the three of us siblings, all together. My sister will check out the website Legal Zoom, an internet law firm that specializes on living wills. Ahhh, it’s so complicated, and so unpleasant.

Photo below is our property on Boracay Island, 7 bedrooms, 5 toilets/bath, etc, which my siblings and I are planning to covert to Airbnb and to build a coffee shop in front.

Boracay Island:

Interior of our house in Boracay Island

Rooftop with a million dollar view of the sea

The house used to have a South Korean tenant, but left when the pandemic happened. The new tenant, a local, is renting the first floor, the one with a small kitchenette, but the rest of the house has been vacant for 2 years. We plan to convert it to Airbnb, and build a small coffee shop in front.

Do you know that all incomes earned by Americans, worldwide, should be disclosed to the IRS, and are taxable? We can circumvent this by applying for dual citizenship ( be a Filipino citizen without renouncing American citizenship ). This way, we can avoid Double Taxation because a treaty had been signed between the Philippines and the US wherein income earned in the Philippines by an American citizen ( though disclosed to IRS ) will not be taxed by US goverment ( though we heard the state like California will tax us. Ugh.

So, frankly, do you think we’re dreaming ?

Sorry I think I’m blabbering. Just my thoughts.

Oh, the possibilities !