Planning to Visit the Philippines Soon?

There are hundreds of tourists attractions in the Philippines. But as a lover of the Island of Marinduque (Home of the Morions and Heart of the Philippines), I am indeed partial to its beauty, charm and its friendly and hospitable residents. Therefore, help me achieve my dream of seeing this island becomes a world tourist destination, by telling all your friends and relatives about this site. Welcome, to you all, new readers and faithful followers of this site! The photo above is Poctoy White Beach in Torrijos, Marinduque with beautiful and majestic Mt Malindig in the background. Some of the photos and videos on this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on infringing your copyrights. Please do not forget to read the latest National and International news in the right side bar of this blog!

Monday, October 16, 2017

My Pineapple Plant in the US and in the Philippines

My pineapple plant grown from the commercial fruit I purchased from the grocery here in the US. Will it bear fruit before the winter Season? This potted pineapple plant greet visitors as it is located in our entrance patio!

This skinny pineapple plant in my garden in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines is starting to bear fruit. I also started it from commercial pineapple fruit I purchased in the public market in Boac. For other tropical fruits in my garden in the Philippines visit:

For more information on pineapple culture also visit:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Old and Recent Photos from My Album

Carenna In Red -First High School Homecoming, October, 2017. Carenna is 14 years old and my youngest grand daughter. She is the only daughter of my youngest daughter-Ditas

Carenna and Date-High School Homecoming, October, 2017

At our 60th Wedding Anniversary, May 8, 2017

Our Wedding Day, Boac, Marinduque, Philippines, May 8, 1957. Photo taken at the Residence of Macrine's parents-Bernardo Jambalos, and Elena Nieva Jambalos

My First Visit in New York City, 1960

Our First House in US with the 4D's, Platte Woods, Missouri, 1967

Me with Auring Aro and Virgie Aguilar, University of Illinois Cafeteria, Chicago, 1961

Macrine's BS Nursing Graduation, Pinole California at our Ramona Residence, 1981

Cadena de Amor Celebration, University of the Philippines,Diliman, 1953

Macrine's 81st Birthday at the Rehab Facility, Fair Oaks, Caliofornia, 2017

The David Jamily Katague Clan, 1946

Katague Clan-Barotac Viejo, Iloilo, Easter of 1949

Monday, October 9, 2017

My Best Buys of the Week-Mangoes and Kahlua

Red mangoes and Kahlua were my best buys of the week- two purchases I made with the promotion of Buy One, Take One Free!

Kahlua with equal amounts of Half & Half in ice cubes is the after dinner drink that Macrine and I enjoyed very much.

For the six varieties of mangoes commonly available in US, read:

For additional recipes and other mixed drinks with Kahlua read:

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Pleasure of One Hour Full Body Massage

In my recent posting I listed that one of the luxuries in life that Macrine and I are enjoying is our monthly one hour massage in the privacy of our bedroom. It is a bit expensive( extra fee for home service) but it is worth it. Today after my massage I felt so good and has plenty of energy to write this post.

Our excellent and capable massage therapist is Mark Richards. First he does the back, the legs, the feet, the arms and finally the neck and shoulders. Mark Richards could be reach at Natural Healing and Massage, Sacramento( 916-620-5003). I highly recommend him if you reside in the Sacramento area. Here's his website:

The following video below is almost identical to what our massage therapist does

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A Third Indian Casino Near Us Approved by Governor Brown

Wilton Rancheria Resort and Casino

Yesterday, Governor Brown approved the Wilton Rancheria Resort and Casino in Elk Grove, Ca. This will be the 3rd Indian Casino about 25 miles away from our residence. The completion date is scheduled for 2020.

For details read:

In the meantime, Macrine and I are enjoying our weekly escapade for gambling and dining either to Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln or to Red Hawk Casino in Placerville. During the last two weeks, we have enjoyed the gambling and dining amenities at Red Hawk.

Last week Macrine won $100 in the slots and I lost $30. However, My card has been upgraded to Platinum. It meant more benefits and higher promo free plays. I received $60 free play at Red Hawk and only $15 free play at Thunder Valley.

Last week we dined at KOTO restaurant. David ordered steak and shrimp. He said it was the best steak he has tasted for quite a while. We ordered the fried Calamari appetizer and it was good. However for our main dish. Macrine and I ordered the Beef Enchiladas. The sauce was too salty and the beef was dried and hard. There are 4 other restaurants in the Casino, including the Buffet, more expensive than the Buffet at Thunder Valley.

I think we will continue patronizing Red Hawk instead of Thunder Valley this month because of the free play I will be receiving each week.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Cravings for Pinoy Dishes Satiated Last Week

Last week Macrine and I had cravings for Pinoy Dishes. It was satiated when my two sisters-in-laws visited us and brought with them two dishes-Kare-kare( spiced blood pudding) and Adobo sa Gata na Manok( Chicken adobo in coconut milk). Yesterday, Macrine and I went to our Favorite Filipino grocery food in McCleland Air Force Base. We purchased dinugu-an ( blood pudding), chicken tinola, beef steak, beef caldereta ,pancit and lechon. For more details on the above dishes visit my site as follows:

Today, I have a cravings for oysters: I will purchased fresh oysters today and prepare Oyster Rockefeller. The recipe and method of preparation is describe in my account as follows:

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