Dogs In The Philippines


You will find many pure bred dogs in the Philippines, which you will find in your home country. Including the Siberian Husky, Rottweiler, Doberman, Pomeranian, Chow and so many more.

The native dog to the Philippines is the Askal. Some foreigners and Filipinos refer to the Askal as a street dog or a mongrel, however, some Askals are loved as pets in homes. They come in all sizes and colors. Some Askals are part pure bred and others are a mixed up breed of dog.

Meet My Dog: Tasha

Without a doubt, the best dog I ever owned is our Belgian Malinois, Tasha. She was EZ to train and we got her when she was a puppy. She is 6 years old now. She sleeps a lot in the day time and is fully alert a night time. The entire night!

We never have a problem handling and controlling Tasha. She responds positively to our verbal commands and she is highly intelligent. In our subdivision compound, Tasha has a lot of running around room. She will just take off and start running within our gated family compound. From one end to the other. Plenty of energy. Other than a skin disorder, Tasha has been in perfect health.

Tasha is a very affectionate, playful and sensitive dog but not to strangers, however, she has never bitten anyone. She is very kid friendly and tolerates hot weather just fine. We keep plenty of water available for her. Quick on her feet, Tasha had captured and killed a couple of rats, which were outside but within our compound.

House Dog vs Outside Dog

The Beligian Malinois is not a giant dog but a little large to be a house dog. We allow Tasha inside our house but she does not linger long. She prefers the outdoors. We do not keep Tasha caged but her dog house does have a door which we can latch from the outside. We put her up when strange people, to her but not to us, come to our house. Her dog house is not enclosed to make her too hot.

This morning when I woke up, Tasha was sleeping in the open, right under the sun! She can come and go concerning her dog house but she only goes in when we need to put her up or when it is raining. She hates fireworks and wants to come into our house when she hears them.

Overall, I think Dog is people’s best friend. Will Rogers, an American Cowboy, Philosopher, Humorist, Performer and Writer once said, “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went!”

I hope to see you one day, somewhere…all around Bacolod.

Your Amigo,

~ Gary ~

Jubert Bellita: Tattoo Artist

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Last Monday afternoon, I dropped by my friend’s Tattoo Studio, Red Chair on Mango Avenue, in Cebu City. Red Chair Tattoo Studio can be accessed by entering the All Stars Sports Bar and going upstairs. They open at 1pm. I had an appointment with Jubert Bellita to do a makeover with a 23 year old tattoo, which I got in Ft Walton Beach, Florida. The tattoo is an Asian Tiger with the scenery of a palm forest and a red sun. Jubert is an excellent tattoo artist, known in the Visayas, Philippines, and I highly recommend him.

A Tattoo With Rock n’ Roll!

Once Jubert was set up to begin work on my tattoo makeover, I requested “My Sacrifice” by Creed to be played for my listening pleasure. Jubert was also my personal DJ, as he set up a good playlist. The tattoo makeover took a little over one hour once the actual work began.

Contact Information

You can contact Jubert by his cell phone number: 09433498409. I highly recommend making an appointment because if you walk in the Red Chair Tattoo Studio, you may be waiting for hours to get a tattoo. It may be impossible on that particular day, as Red Chair Tattoo Studio is often popular and busy. However, walk-ins are very welcome and if the artists are busy, you can make an appointment in person, while you are already there.

I have known Jubert, the other artists and the owners of Red Chair Tattoo Studio for 2 years.

A big thank you to Drago Art, for the Asian Tiger photo on the cover of my article.

I hope to see you one day, somewhere…all around Bacolod.

Your Amigo,

~ Gary ~

 

Izumi: The Real House of Ramen

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Can you believe that there is a place you can go, if you are a little run down on your soul and you want authentic comfort food? I  can tell you right where to go. Izumi Ramen House, which I call The Real Ramen House. Their Ramen is the real deal! Izumi is located in the Nolan Building on BS Aquino Drive in Bacolod City.

My family and I dined at Izumi Ramen House yesterday and we all enjoyed it. We ordered their large # 1 Ramen Bowl and my wife & I shared it. Four Thumbs up! After all, 2 people only have 4 thumbs total, di ba, so Izumi gets the highest rating from us.

Our 11 year old son was with us and a Filipino friend as well. We also ordered Japanese Dumplings and BBQ Pork on Skewers. All were very well pleased with their food and we were indeed hungry.

Cold Beer! Yep, Izumi has ice cold San Miguel Pilsen.

I Think I’m Turning Japanese

Not exactly but do you remember that song by the Vapors from 1980? I certainly do! Hey, I am age 62 now but I can take a licking and keep on ticking! And you can believe that!

I have been to Japan a number of times over the past 30 years and I lived in China while working as an English Teacher for 9 years. Personally, I prefer Japanese Food to Chinese Food. Moo Goo Gai Pan is a Chinese-American dish but you will not find it anywhere in China. Believe me, as I looked for it. I love Moo Goo Gai Pan!

I find Ramen as good Comfort Food. It is alright if you slurp the noodles and the soup! Go all out, have fun and check out Izumi Ramen House. Once you do, you will never eat instant Ramen again. It will not be Lucky Me but Lucky You!

I hope to see you one day, somewhere…all around Bacolod.

Your Amigo,

~ Gary ~

A Basket of Deplorables Propel Donald Trump To the White House

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In my article today, the cover photo is of several different baskets of design, colors and size. I did this for a reason. Diversity!

Last September, Hillary Clinton stated that half of Donald Trump supporters were a Basket of Deplorables. She went on to say we were racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic and Islmaphobic. I’m afraid I got some bad news for Hillary. Her comments were part of the reason she lost the election. Hillary’s words propelled Donald Trumps to turn out at the polls and vote for Donald Trump as the next President of the United States of America.

Hypocrisy At The Highest Level

You see, the Democratic Party prides themselves in being Liberals and Progressives. Same Sex Marriage, Abortion, LGBT Rights, Civil Rights, Unisex Public Restrooms, Beholders of Atheists, Socialism are part of the party platform. However, if you do not support their agenda, you are a basket of deplorables. That is not democracy and  it is actually un-American.

The Republican Legislators in the 1960s are the ones who voted to push passage of the Civil Rights Act. Many Democrats were Segregationists and Racists, who voted against the Act. Fact Check it!

Look at the Inner Cities of America. With the first Black American President in office for the past 8 years, why are there still Ghettos? Hell holes in reality. With prostitutes and drug dealers on almost every street corner and where gangs control the turf. With unemployment among Black American and Latino males pushing 60%. Something is wrong with that picture. Democratic Party Mayors have ruled Chicago my entire lifetime! Same as in other large cities with large Black American and Latino populations. Time to change that and President Donald Trump will change it. It is one of his priorities. The Democrats want to keep Black Americans and Latinos down at the bottom so they will depend on them for Social Welfare and thus keep voting for the failed Democratic Party Ideology.

President Donald J.Trump will drain the swamp in taking on the Washington Cartel.. It is time for real change and no longer hoping you will have a little bit of change…in your pocket. Dream Big! Your future is only limited by your imagination. America will be great again! Americans will be proud again! America will be safe again!

Myths About Republicans

We are not all racists but racism exists within both parties. I lived in Alabama and attended high school 1968-1972 there. A number of my male classmates were racists. One of my female classmates was a very beautiful Black American. I liked her and talked to her a few times. I was confronted and threatened if I continued talking to her. I could not take on the KKK, so, I stopped talking to her and avoided her. As I look back, I realize, it was a form of Domestic Terrorism!

One of my friends in Cebu City, Trish, refers to herself as “the most beautiful Lady Boy in Cebu.” Her orientation does not cause me to not like her. I enjoy her company and even enjoy lunch with her from time to time. I am not ashamed to be seen in public with her, however, some people talk bad about me. I am not concerned about them, their misconceptions or their thoughts. I am a Maverick. If I like certain people, I like them and no one can tell me otherwise. It is my decision alone.

I have no problem with the religion of Islam. There are 2 Mosques in Bacolod City, where I live. The Muslims in our city are not Radical Islamic Terrorists. They are business people for the most part, who play a large role in community building and in nation building. God bless them!

I have far more Filipino friends than I have American or other expat friends in Bacolod City. I did not move to the Philippines to hobnob with foreigners. My Filipino friends are in all walks of life. Vendors, employees, farmers and in Govt. I never think of their status other than they are my friends. And you can believe that!

I have been a Born Again Christian since 1972, however, it is not my job to condemn anyone. If I like ya, I will be with ya. If I do not like ya, I will not come around ya!

In the meantime, I hope to see ya one day, somewhere…all around Bacolod.

Your Amigo,

~ Gary ~

It’s A New Day

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Americans kicked over the table, stood up against the biased media, against both Party’s elite and they elected Donald Trump as the next President of the United States of America. Mike Pence is the Vice President of the United States.

I advised people weeks ago not to call the election yet for Hillary and the rigged system. Americans abolished the rigging. There is a real Patriotic Movement in America and America will be great again! Americans told the establishment, the special interest groups and the corrupt politicians that they are sick of them and they took their country and the White House back. God bless America! God bless Americans!

The Domestic Policies and the Foreign Policies of a Republican President and a Republican majority in the House and Senate will affect expats living in the Philippines. Donald Trump has the Trifecta! The perfect Mandate of the people. We The People!

Time to drain the swamp and build the wall!

Donald Trump’s Policies with the Philippines will affect the country, regardless of who likes it. There is a new Boss, who will be in the White House in January. Donald does not take crap from anyone!

Why Donald Trump Won

I have Filipino friends in the Philippines, who are journalists. I told them for months that Hillary Clinton will not win. Why?

Hillary’s Middle East policy while she was Secretary of State, set the Middle East on fire. Libya, Iraq, Syria and she supported the Iran Nuclear Deal, giving Iran nuclear weapons in 10 years.

Hillary Clinton ignored 600 email from Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi, Libya, asking for more security. What happened? Ambassador Stevens and 3 other Americans were killed by terrorists, including 2 Navy Seals. Hillary Clinton lied to the American people, including the family of the murdered Americans, by blaming the death of the Americans on a You Tube Video. Why? Hillary and Obama said Libya was a success and there were not any terrorists in Libya. Four Americans being murdered by terrorists in Libya did not fit the White House narrative, so initially, there was an attempt to cover it up. A Congressional investigation uncovered the truth.

Hillary Clinton received a subpoena from the US Congress to turn over all her email, which were on an illegal private server, not  a dot Gov email address as well. What did she do? Hillary deleted all her email and used Bleach Bit to erase any trace of the email. Hillary’s aides took hammers to multiple Blackberry’s to destroy them. All that is Obstruction of Justice.

While under an FBI investigation, Hillary’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, met privately on a plane with DOJ Secretary Loretta Lynch. Bribe? More Obstruction of Justice in the very least.

Hillary lied to the American People. She lied to Congress and she lied to the FBI. Perjury!

Donald Trump will make America great again. All the criminal politicians will be held accountable by the new Admin Attorney General.

The majority of Americans are not as stupid as the Democratic Party thinks they are. I hope all the celebrities keep their word and move from the USA if Donald Trump is elected. Good riddance and do not let the door hit you in the azz on your way out! Donald Trump is indeed elected as new President.

I hope to see you one day, somewhere, all around Bacolod!

Your Amigo,

~ Gary ~

Lost Island of the Philippines

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I took several Philippines Studies courses at UP years ago and I had never heard of San Juan Island, Philippines, until this week. Some say that the island vanished like Atlantis. Kinda far fetched.

Alex R Castro is a historian and museum curator at Holy Angel University in Angeles City. You do not have to buy a book to read his very interesting story online about the Island that vanished in the Philippines. San Juan Island, aka the Phantom Island, lost for a century, has been rediscovered.

Century old maps of the Spanish, Portuguese and Jesuits clearly show San Juan Island, off the coast of Mindanao. It is too large of an island to just vanish off the face of a map. Alex R Castro, with the help of others, discovered what happened to the Lost Philippines Island of San Juan.

Believe It…Or Not

My interest was sparked and I did a little research for myself. From what I gather, San Juan Island was inhabited by Negritos from the Philippines and Indigenous people from Indonesia. San Juan Island was governed by the Manila based Spanish Captaincy of the Philippines.

To make a long story much shorter and without going into greater detail. San Juan Island was taken over in 1899 by the German Empire. In 1914, the Japanese took over San Juan Island from the Germans, during WWI, and they took over other islands in what is now Palau. During WWII, the USA captured San Juan Island and Palau from the Japanese. Today, San Juan Island is known as Sonsorol of Palau. After a terrible typhoon in 2012 and an evacuation, Sonsorol/San Juan Island is inhabited by only 42 people in one village.

The mystery of Lost San Juan Island of the Philippines is solved.

I hope to see you one day, somewhere…all around Bacolod.

Your Amigo,

~ Gary ~

What’s For Breakfast?

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Expats living in our area still enjoy their Fruit Loops, Cherrios and other breakfast cereals with milk. I do not remember eating those past being a teenager. As I got into young adulthood, that type of breakfast no longer appealed to me. Our son eats several brands of the American style breakfast cereals but he prefers the ones made locally, by Milo and Nestles. He is 10 years old.

I like variety at every meal but I know some people, foreigners included, who can eat the same thing day in and day out for breakfast. I am not the traditionalist who must have ham or bacon and eggs for breakfast. Unless we are traveling, breakfast is always at home.

The cover photo of my article is Biscuits and Gravy. My all time favorite breakfast and brunch. I sometimes make Sausage Gravy to eat over biscuits but plain gravy is fine with me! Anytime.

I keep tortillas in the freezer and I enjoy a breakfast burrito but not every morning. I do not always include meat in the burrito. I am fine with scrambled egg, cheddar cheese, onion and tomato, with salsa.

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SOS is another old time favorite that my dad taught me how to prepare many years ago. My version in the Philippines includes deli corned beef because I have not run across chipped beef. Sometimes, I follow the World’s Greatest Navy Recipe and I use ground beef, tomatoes and onions to make SOS.

Rolled Oats is a simple stand by, with fruit. I pay less than P100 per bag for Australian Harvest Rolled Oats at SM and at Lopues. Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats are now almost P300 per bag. Forget that. When they were first introduced at Metro, they were much cheaper. I recently bought a bag of Golden Oats for P48. I tired it once and did not like it. At least it came with a free plastic drinking glass with a lid.

Avocado with an egg and toast is a good breakfast to me.

We have a 2 sided waffle iron and we can make both pancakes and waffles on it.

I have not completely shut out the Filipino style breakfast. The only fish I like for breakfast is fried catfish with grits.

Arroz Caldo, Lugaw, Pan de sal with Peanut Butter or Pineapple Jelly, Corned Beef with over EZ egg on rice, Tapa or Tocino with egg and rice, all work for me…but not everyday. I do not really care for the local Chorizo or Longaniza that I have tried. Not very much but I will eat it. It seems like the sweet Longaniza I used to buy in Manila was much better. In our area, the Negrense Chorizo is more popular than Longaniza. Often times, it contains too much fat for my liking. The Chinoy Longaniza is too hard and too salty for my taste.

I am no stranger to eating chili or fried chicken or pizza for breakfast. Tuna Salad on Toast was today’s breakfast.

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Potatoes for breakfast is a favorite! Hash Browns, Home Fries, Rosti, Potato Rounds with fried Onions. I like them all. Tater Tots have been out of stock at K-Mart for several years now. I like them as well but I doubt I will ever see them again.

While growing up, my Mom would sometimes prepare breakfast food for supper. I thought it was cool. We had to be the only family who ate scrambled eggs, bacon, fried potatoes and biscuits for supper. That was my thinking back then.

Regardless of what we eat for breakfast, it is best not to skip it.

If you have any unusual or unique breakfast dishes that you enjoy eating, I would like to hear about it. I am always looking for new things to eat for breakfast. Or anytime for that matter.

Don’t forget…eat your breakfast.

I hope to see you one day, somewhere….all around Bacolod.

Your Amigo,

~ Gary ~

A Filipino Way of Life

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Last weekend, we headed south about 25 km from Bacolod. One of my brothers in law had contacted us about fresh live sea crabs for P250 per kilo. He helps his girlfriend operate her restaurant in a fisher folk village. They buy their seafood direct from fishermen. A number of people go to the restaurant because it has a good view of the sea and Guimaras Island, which looks like a large crocodile in the distance. They also have some of the cheapest prices for ice cold beer.

We left home in Bacolod around 1pm. When we arrived at the fishing village, the fisherman was just going out to check his crab nets in his motor boat. I got a cold one and watched the fisherman from a distance. He went out in his boat about 1 1/2 km and he began checking 8 or 10 crab nets he has. It took him a couple of hours to get his catch of crabs and re-bait his nets.

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Several children were playing a game in the sand, using the larger bottle tops from soft drinks, placed in a drawn square in the sand with a stick, and smaller crowns from beer and soft drink bottles. Each larger bottle top children were able to hit, after throwing their crowns at them was theirs. At the end of the game, whoever had collected the most large bottle tops was the winner.

I also watched our son playing tag with two girls on the beach. They ran around for about an hour. One girl is about our son’s age and the other one was about 6 years old but she could run fast! We had to ask them to take a break long enough to drink bottled water. They were having a blast!

When the fisherman returned to shore, a number of children ran up to his boat to see what he had. A number of adults also walked out to take a look. He had a mess of crabs!

There were 6 of us and my wife boiled the crabs in the restaurant kitchen. She used the Zatarain’s Crab Boil that I took along. Everyone compliment the flavor of the craps that was enhanced by Zatarain’s, which is a little spicy. I had fresh boiled sweet corn with the crabs and others had rice, of course. I had forgotten to bring the Sweet Chili Sauce but the crabs were still very good. Others used coconut vinegar as dipping sauce for the crabs.

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I really enjoy going to the fishing village on Sunday afternoons and we go as often as we can. My wife, our son and our best friend Randy also enjoy it. Randy has to drive back to Bacolod because it is usually dark when we return home. I do not drive at night.

We are friends with a number of people who live in and around the fishing village. I enjoy the atmosphere very much. Cool sea breeze and watching life going on with the Filipinos who live there. It is about as laid back as it comes! The people do not complain about anything and they are really happy every time we see them. They do not create cares or create worries that do not exist or fret over things they can never change. They have the wisdom to know the difference!

The people in the fishing village eat from the sea, they have free range chickens and there is always rice. There are a number of cashew trees right there in the village and many more coconut trees. The children do not spend hours with electronic gadgets but they know how to really play together. They create their own games. In my opinion, the people, young/old/middle age know how to really live and be happy. Their happiness is contagious to those who can really see and who are open minded. I already know this and I have for years. I only wish more expats and visiting foreigners can experience it.

I hope to see you one day, somewhere…all around Bacolod.

Your Amigo,

~ Gary ~

Filipinas in the Philippines

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The days of so called mail order brides have long been over. You can forget about that and I never liked that term, as it is degrading to women in the Philippines. Most women in the Philippines have never been for sale and I know. I have 30 years experience in the Philippines.

Women in the Philippines should not be viewed as being your slave, your servant or someone who will do everything you tell them. This is not reality and it is against the law. Abuse of Human Rights is a crime.

The Times, They Are a Changing

Many of the younger women in the Philippines cities are not the same as my Filipina friends when I first lived in the Philippines in 1986. They are not the same as when I lived here in 2000 and they are not the same as when I visited every year in the 1990s and leading up to when we moved here in 2009. I have seen a big change during the last 7 years. What the old GIs tell you about women in the Philippines is not true today. Times have changed and so have many women. Raise your hands and praise the women!

For one, we see more younger women in the Philippines with colored blonde, brown or red hair. Have seen several with green, purple, blue or pink colored hair! We see many more tattoos on younger women. We also see many more younger women drinking Red Horse or San Mig Light in public. We see many more younger women here smoking in public. We can say, this is progressive!

There are many call centers in Bacolod City, which is a mid-size city. It seems many younger women and men, in our area, head to the resto bars once they get off work in the morning hours.

I am not condemning anyone, however, I am relating what I see in our area. Also in Cebu City. Not just isolated incidents but most all the time. The older women in the Philippines, those age 30 and above, seem to be more Conservative. At least in public. You cannot paint all women in the Philippines with the same brush.

Social Changes

As I related, many of the younger Filipinas are undergoing social changes.

I will not stereotype all women in the Philippines but there is a generalization, which is true for many, age 30 and above. Maybe for some still in their 20s as well, depending on their location in the islands and their life experiences. This is about the Virtues and Values of most women in the Philippines and their role in Filipino Culture.

I think many foreign men have problems with a Filipina wife because they want to force their Culture upon them and they are not willing to embrace their wife’s Culture as well. It has to be a 2 way street, in my opinion, and this has worked for my wife and I. Compromise, give and take. Your way or the highway does not work in the Philippines. Once you are in the Philippines, you are in your wife’s country!

Regardless of the the Macho Man images among men, women run the family unit and control the finances. I fully accept this and my wife really does well with it all. Yes, my wife is from the Philippines. The family is the main unit in the community and the woman ultimately holds the power, even if behind the scenes. They have considerable authority. The Authority always wins! Like Southern Women and I am from the South, Sweet Home Alabama, Filipinas usually get their way. However, there is a greater equality among men and women in the Philippines in the work force and in politics than in most Asian countries.

Annulment and divorce are seen by many as destructive to the family and this is why it is not so easy in the Philippines to get an annulment and divorce does not exist.

Unlike in China, children who are girls are viewed by most as important and they are cherished as much as boys. Sometimes, even more so. As many of us know, there have been 2 Women Presidents in the Philippines and there may well be a 3rd in 2016. We shall see in May.

The Evil That Men Do

There is still a human trafficking problem in the Philippines and while it has not been wiped out, there is a war against it. What is sad is that some of their own country folk are exploiting women and girls. Prostitution, sex slaves, forced work in cyber sex dens and other degrading terror. It is a form of terrorism that we often do not read about. These recruiters and handlers prey upon the poor women and girls and in the Philippines. Sometimes, even their own relatives! And you can believe that! This does not just happen in the Philippines but also in many countries. I think there is a special place in Hell for such people.

International Filipinas

Filipinas not living in the Philippines and those who were born and raised in other countries have some different aspects about their roles in society. Many Filipinas have lived and worked abroad a number of years. My wife lived and worked abroad in 3 different countries for almost 15 years, so she has a broader perspective in her views than many women who have lived all their lives in the Philippines. There is a difference but they are still Filipinas. Praise well deserved to all of them.

I’ve had Filipina friends in 3 different countries and while there were differences, they all still had the same basic core Values and Virtues.

All Around Bacolod is not a dating site and we do not have lists of women in the Philippines, who are looking for foreigners. Please do not ask.

I will be honest. Many foreigners come to the Philippines in hopes of meeting their lifetime partner. Others come here with less honorable intentions. It can be a slippery slope. To all Filipinas, please be careful! All foreigners are not gentlemen and honorable. Beware!

I hope to see you somewhere, one day…all around Bacolod.

Your Amigo,

~ Gary ~

A Speakeasy in the Philippines

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Speakeasy is an English word in the Philippines that has evolved from its original meaning in America. Nowadays, it refers to an upscale Resto Bar & Grill. The speakeasy has fabulous food, a large variety of alcoholic beverages, designer coffee drinks, smoothies & shakes and specialty ice teas. They may or may not have live entertainment. Most at least have piped in music on their sound system but not too loud. Jazz and Latin are popular music in a speakeasy.

Last year, I went to a Sports Bar in Cebu City for the first time since the year 2000, while still in Florida. The Sports Bar’s patrons are 99% foreigners. Their menu is 100% pure pub grub! Buffalo Wings, Pizza, Burgers, bowls of Chili, Potato Logs with Bacon and Sour Cream, Jalapeno Poppers and Chili Cheese Fries. That’s it! Take it or leave it.

Tapas Bars

Las Flores, Bar Pintxos, and Txacho are 3 examples of a modern day Speakeasy in the Philippines. As found in Cebu, Manila and Bacolod. You will not find pub grub there. You will find skewers of Padron Peppers and Chistorra Sausage, Sauteed Chorizo with Pearl Onions, Mushroom and Ham Croquettes, Garlic and Parsley Grilled Squid, Shrimp Gambas, Ham with Goat Cheese and Artichoke Hearts, Grilled Oysters, Platters with fresh sardines, olives, quality cheese, salami and other cold cuts, as well as other similar dishes. It costs more than pub grub but not an arm and a leg more. I refer to this type food as Tapas. No full course meals in a speakeasy. Order several tapas, something good to drink, kick back, relax and enjoy. You will not spend $50 or $100 in a speakeasy in the Philippine unless you just want to.

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Spanish Red Wine, Craft Beer and Imported Beer are the drink promotions in a speakeasy. You will not find San Miguel Pilsen or Red Horse. You will find Paulaner Pilsner from Germany and Estrella Galicia Lager Beer from Spain. As well as many other imported beers, craft beers and selected imports on tap.

I think you will find at least one speakeasy in every mid size and large city in the Philippines.

I hope to see you one day, somewhere…all around Bacolod.

Your Amigo,

~ Gary ~