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If this is your first visit, welcome! This site is devoted to my life experiences as a Filipino-American who immigrated from the Philippines to the United States in 1960. I came to the US as a graduate student when I was 26 years old. I am now in my early-80's and thanks God for his blessings, I have four successful and professional children and six grandchildren here in the US. My wife and I had been enjoying the snow bird lifestyle between US and Philippines after my retirement from USFDA in 2002. Please do not forget to read the latest national and International News in this site . I have also posted some of my favorite Filipino and American dishes and recipes in this site. Some of the photos and videos in this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on infringing on your copyrights. Cheers!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Selected Photos from our 2014 Snowbirding Year in the Philippines

Chateau Du Mer Sunset from the Balcony of the Beach House, 2014, Boac, Marinduque, Philippines

Our 90-day winter sojourn this year in the Philippines, ended last week. It was a very memorable one not only because the beach house was fully booked for the Holy Week, Moriones Festival, but I was able to visit the Institute of Chemistry at the UP Diliman campus the day before our return to the US. During that visit I was able to take photographs of the DONOR WALL sponsored by the UP Chemistry Alumni Foundation. The wall listed my name as one of the DONORS in 2008. It meant that my name is there for posterity and indeed very glad I made a donation to the Foundation in 2008. The selected photos are as follows:
Donor Wall with my name, Institute of Chemistry, UP, National Science Complex, Diliman, QC

One of the many dishes that our cook had prepared with our Avocado and Chicos harvest as Desserts
Macrine celebrated her 78th Birthday on March 26 with a simple lunch attended only by close relatives
One of the many pictures I took with new fence and sunset One of the several orchid photos I took, This one is Princess Mikasa, one of my Favorites. One of the many Moriones Festival pictures I took. This one is with Roby Montellano and his fellow Morions.One of the many sunsets photo from the balcony of the Beach House
One of several minor projects I have for the improvement of CDM/ This one is a small Virgin Mary Grotto and Rock garden by the Side of the Main house and Garage.
Last but not least is the photo of Me and Yong Nieva ( Macrine's first cousin) at the Chapel of the Amanah Forest Preserve Resort in Cawit, Boac, Marinduque

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