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.
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