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Monday – 22 Aug 2011

Monday – 22 Aug 2011


[smartads] The 14th of the 80 provinces alphabetically is it’s own island.  If you remember the pictures I put on here from when I did Region 8, then you will remember that it had many beautiful places.  It is one of the top places on my list to visit in the Philippines.,_Philippines

Biliran is a province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. An island province, Biliran lies just a few kilometers north of Leyte Island. Its capital is Naval. Biliran is one of the country’s smallest and newest provinces, being formerly a part (sub-province) ofLeyte until achieving full-fledged provincehood in 1992.

Useless Knowledge:  Giant crab spiders have such a ferocious appearance that they earned a spot as extras in the horror film Arachnophobia. These creatures, however, eat only cockroaches, crickets, and caterpillars, more than compensating for their scary appearance. Giant crab spiders are about 2 inches long, are hairy, and have noticeable black fangs and black feet. Their egg sac is the size of a golf ball.


Bagongbong Falls

21 Aug – Hits @ 0053 = 972416 = 6734.  That’s a slow night.  It must be a party night.

I did the average for the past week 14-20 Aug and it was 9043 hits.  So that is the highest average since I’ve been keeping track and I’m sure the highest for this blog, period.  Only recently has it been doing so well.

Unfortunately this will be another short post  I just finished the posts of 20 Aug and 21 Aug and after this one I’ll be caught up again.  I guess in that sense, it’s good that the posts are not that long.  I do have additional information that I did not put in the Saturday 20 Aug post because it as getting too long.  I will include that here.  After that, every bit of information I have in my notes will have been transferred to this blog.  So I hope that tomorrow will be an interesting day.  I will be in LolyKat for most of the day … there goes mouse running across the floor.  He thought he was fast, but I saw him.  He is hiding behind the box that I have my scale in.  It’s the only rodent left around here that I’ve seen for awhile.  More on that in a few minutes.  Back to the previous thought.  I will be in LolyKat for most of the day so that means I will probably have a lot of notes to take.  I hope so.  Even though it’s easier on me to have short posts, I like to do the longer ones for y’all so you can read everything at one time and not in a bunch of little stories.

When I came in to the computer room this morning, I could not get the Internet up.  It was down hard.  I had to call the service center and I just don’t like doing that.  I dislike talking to the 1st level people because all they tell you to do are things that I have tried already.  I only talk to them for a couple of reasons, besides because I have to.  The first reason is because sometimes they can reset it on that end and it will bring my system back up.  The second is because I have to talk to them before I can get a maintenance person over here.  Unless I go to the center in downtown Calbayog, I must do that anyway.  Anyway, I called them early and waited.

Around noon they called and asked if it was raining here.  Yes it is.  Well they won’t come out when it’s raining.  Well no it’s not then.  Too late.  I think they already knew it was raining anyway.  It rained all day, so needless to say, the Internet was down all day.

Mar, Ludy and Marianne stopped by this evening.  While we were talking Lita agreed that if the chance comes up, we will turn all this area into a restaurant and do away with the sari-sari store.  The food makes more money than the store and it’s less trouble.  They were telling me like it’s something I haven’t figured out already.  I guess they don’t read this blog because, if you remember, I’ve already stated that here.  I figured it out months ago and have already gotten other thoughts about the restaurant rolling around in my head.  There’s lots of space for things to be moving around up there.

Mainit Springs

Biliran Garden Resort

Biliran Garden Resort overview

I have not seen a rat in a little over a month.  I have seen a couple of mice, but they are very small.  Ever since Ado poisoned all the rats under his house, I have not seen even one.  I hope it stays that way too.  People here just ignore them, but I don’t like rats, they’re nasty.

Well believe it or not, that is all I had written down for the 21st.  I will now insert the leftover things I had from Friday, it was an overflowing day of information.

Lita found my other pair of flip flops under the bed, in a bag.  She put them there so she wouldn’t lose them, but couldn’t remember where she put them.  I guess now I can wash the ones I have had on since May.  These are the only pair of shoes I’ve worn since we returned from Hong Kong.  It’s been either these flip flops or barefoot.  The other flip flops look exactly the same as these.  They are both black Islander flip flops, except the ones in the bag are cleaner.

People, including children, walk up and down the street on a regular basis selling fish.  They carry it in a plate, not covered.  I’m glad I don’t eat fish because I don’t think I want that fish that they been hauling up and down the street, other people may look at it, pick it up, even smell it.  Plus all the diesel vehicles going by getting fumes on it.  No, I don’t think I’d eat it, even if I did eat fish.  I’ve seen at least 5 people, 2 of them children, carry fish today.

I was just carrying Casandra and I like to let her try to stand up and try to walk when I have her.  She really gives it a good try too.  When I tried to give her to Vicky, she started crying, and she likes Vicky.

Have I mentioned recently that I’d like to have a nice USDA T-Bone steak … No?  Well I would.  Or rib eye or sirloin or even a hamburger.  Just as long as it is USDA beef.

I hear there is a nice sausage shop in Angeles.  If I get a chance and I’m in that area, I’m going to find that place and try some of the sausage. I’m a bit picky about the sausage I do eat, but right now as long as it tasted decent, I wouldn’t be that picky.  I know I don’t like sweet sausage though.

Well that’s it.  That’s all the information I have written down in all my notes, except what I have for tomorrow’s post.  I haven’t touched that yet.  There are still 15 minutes left in this day, so I may still write something for those notes.  It’s also not very long, but it should be longer than these last 2 posts have been.

Since I just did the last 2 posts, you have not had time to let me know what you think about my new style of inputting the pictures.  I will do it again for this one, so let me know what you think about it, or maybe it just really doesn’t matter.  Whatever the case, I will continue to do it somehow.  I guess as long as the pictures are there, that’s all that matters.

I just realized that in my rush to get the post out, I forgot to do the links on the Useless knowledge in the last post.  Oh well, I won’t forget in this one, probably.

Useless Knowledge:  The first domain name ever registered was The domain name was registered on March 15, 1985, by Symbolics Technology, Inc.

Downtown market area, Naval, Biliran

Undiscovered Paradise

Sunset, Almeria

Salamat, Palaam

Today in Philippine History


Spanish colonial soldiers execute Filipino revolutionaries

1896 – Two days after theKataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang  manga Anak nang Bayan (KKK) is discovered by Spanish colonial authorities, Supremo Andres Bonifacio y de Castro and Emilio Jacinto y Dizon decide to use numbers instead of letters in changing the revolutionary society’s code that has earlier been cracked by the enemies during the opening phase of the Philippine Revolution against Spain; during the same day, revolutionary and Mason Faustino Villaruel is arrested and imprisoned at Fort Santiago as some 500 revolutionaries leave Balintawak for the neighboring Kangkong hamlet where Katipunero Apolinario Samson provides them lodging and food. 

1983 – Opposition leader ex-Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino II is assassinated at the tarmac of the then-Manila International Airport after arriving from the United States where he was allowed by Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos to undergo medical operation for his heart condition following his incarceration for seven years and seven months during Martial Law; the blame for the murder will be pinned by the succeeding administration of Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, Ninoy’s widow, on the Marcoses although one of the soldiers convicted for the murder will later point to businessmanEduardo “Dangding” Cojuangco, Ninoy’s cousin, as the real mastermind for the dastardly killing.

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Texan in the Philippines