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Aperture5
CameraNIKON D3200
Focal Eq34 mm
ISO Eq400
Shutter1/100 s
A Chef in the Styx

Eating is my thing. As a result, I’ve become a fairly decent chef throughout the years. When I moved to the Philippines, I became a better chef, by force. Finding Ingredients In my home country of the U.S., ingredients are available to me anytime of year. Strawberries in December? It will cost you, but definitely … Continue reading “A Chef in the Styx”






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Aperture2
CameraMotoG3
Focal Eq3.64 mm
ISO Eq250
Shutter1/29 s
Carl Loses his GPS, Again

No, I was not full on Emporador and careless like the first time I lost my GPS. This time, I was just careless. In addition to the GPS, I also bought a handlebar mount bracket which wasn’t very good. On any bumpy road, the swivel ball would move and need adjustment, and sometimes the GPS … Continue reading “Carl Loses his GPS, Again”






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Aperture2.4
creditPicasa
CameraLG-H735
Focal Eq3.18 mm
ISO Eq50
Shutter1/387 s
Robbiree

There are many ways to inadvertently lose one’s money in the Philippines. One example is the fast food restaurants. At a Jolibee in Carcar, they prominently display their prices on their menu board. For P99 ($2 US), you can get a Yum-burger, some Jolli-fries, a dollop of spaghetti complete with hot dog chunks and a … Continue reading “Robbiree”






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Aperture4.2
CameraNIKON D3200
Focal Eq34 mm
ISO Eq800
Shutter1/500 s
Token Foreigner

My girlfriend lives in a small barangay (neighborhood) in central Cebu called Cagay. On any given day when I’m there, I am the only foreigner around. In the larger town of Barili, they often do get visited by other foreigners, and have some permanent residents, but most foreign visitors are to the 7-11 which sits … Continue reading “Token Foreigner”






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Aperture2.4
CameraLG-H735
Focal Eq3.18 mm
ISO Eq50
Shutter1/817 s
Camping at Saavedra White Beach

While exploring the Philippines, I haven’t found too many places to camp. There was the camping at Osmeña Peak experience which wasn’t especially pleasant. Camping at regular campgrounds can seem too run-of-the-mill; especially if, like me, you’ve spent a couple of nights at native houses, or sleeping in a hammock. However, camping on the beach … Continue reading “Camping at Saavedra White Beach”







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Carl Mann
Southampton, NY

When I packed my suitcase for the other side of the globe, I knew I was in for adventure. However fun, exciting, and enlightening it can be, the differences can be very challenging.

Thank you for joining my adventures as I try to find bliss ...in Asia.