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Month: October 2018

Crafty Fartsy Opens in Bacolod: Party Events & Personalized Gifts

Crafty Fartsy? Good question. Who are they or what is it? And what does it/they do? Luckily I’m in a position to tell you. It specializes in,  and I quote from the Facebook page, ‘Personalized Products Free Personalization! Make any celebration better with personalized party supplies, gifts & more!’ It’s operated by my wife Zabrina. She works closely with good friend Shar Mayne who operates Michs N More Events and Coordination. It specializes in party events and poses this question with the solution: Planning a party and need something unique?  We can help you, we are your one stop solution to your events and party.  Together, they provide a one-stop solution for all party needs whether a birthday, Christening, small corporate functions etc. They are…

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British Grub For Brit Expats in the Philippines

I was delighted to come across a sauce, I mean source of British grub for Brit expats here in the Philippines. It’s a website run by another British expat from Leyte. No problem though as he arranges shipping through LBC. Funnily enough, HP sauce can be bought in many supermarkets here. But the guy in Leyte stocks a lot more foodstuffs that all Brits are familiar with. Most of it seems to be from Asda, Lidl, and other UK supermarkets. No matter, it appears to be a good selection right across the board. The prices are reasonable too. I think I’m lucky. I can eat the local food and find most of it delicious. I was the same in Thailand and come to think of…

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Bacolod Bicycle Lanes – Will They Work?

That’s a good question: will they work? I’m talking about the new Bacolod bicycle lanes project. I hope they do partly because they have cost P62M (about 1.1M USD). That’s a lot of money to spend on some yellow lines painted on the road. However, the main reason I hope they work is to make the roads here safer for all users including cyclists and there are many of them in this country. You see the serious ones every day of the week clad in Lycra furiously pedaling away on their top-end machines. Here is one reason why the good intentions are immediately dismantled by selfish car drivers. Take a look at the picture below. You can immediately see what the problem is and how…

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