Balcony of the Beach House at Night-Chateau Du Mer Beach Resort
Last January 17 to April 10, my wife and I spent our annual snow bird vacation in my island paradise-in Marinduque,Philippines. In our retirement property, I did not have a 24 hour direct access to the Internet. However, I could go to downtown BOAC, only about a 15 minute drive to check my e-mails, manage my blogs and read FACE BOOK as well as surf in the Internet if I want to. My sister-in-law owns an Internet Cafe and for 20 pesos ( less than 50 cents) per hour, I could spend one to four hours in the Internet every day without breaking my bank account. But during the above period, I used the computer only every other day, thus I was able to cure my addiction of spending at least 6 hours per day in the computer, as what I have been doing prior to our snowbirding sojourn. I was cured with my computer addiction during this time. Now I am back to my daily routine of at least 4 hours on my PC.
When I am in the beach house and gardens, I do not feel like going to town because of the traffic, noise and the heat and humidity. In the beach house, there is always an ocean breeze during the months of December, January and February and thus no air conditioning is needed. If I get tired of gardening, I could watch TV, read or just enjoy relaxing. But, if I want pizza, hamburger or Halo-Halo, ice cream or my other favorite Filipino delicacies, then it is time to go to town.
So with this in mind ( that is no 24 hour direct Internet access and no longer addicted to my PC), I am proud to announce my top 10 favorite blogs as follows: The list are not arrange in any particular order of likes or favorites. To me the 10 are all equal in importance in my enjoyment in reading them as often as I can.
Please visit the blog sites above. It will be worth your time. Do you have a favorite blog site? Can you share!
Planning to Retire Soon!
If you are planning to retire in the Philippines soon, I suggest you visit several excellent websites on pro's and cons of retiring in the Philippines. However if you want to retire in the provinces, where life is simple, standard of living cheaper, less traffic congestion and pollution, availability of fresh seafood and vegetables compared to the big cities, my island province is the place for you! If this is your first time in my site, welcome. Please do not forget to read the latest national and international news in the right side bar of this blog. Some of the photos and videos on this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on the infringement of your copyrights. The photo above is the front yard of Chateau Du Mer-Our Retirement Home in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines