Jenny and I have been married for over eight months. I think we’ve been each other’s sanity in this half-year-plus. It’s normal for a married couple to normalize each other. This is exactly what we’ve done. Where’s our damn trophy? … Continue reading Marriage Makes You Saner, At Least Through the First 8 Months
Jenny and I are watching The Office a lot together. Neither of us had seen it before so we figured why not experience something new? Rather than do a kind deed for a stranger, we decided to binge watch a … Continue reading Jim and Pam from The Office are Horrible People and Suck at LDRs
Growing up in the Northeastern part of the United States means I’ve been exposed to just about every race imaginable. You name it, I’ve hated and been hated by someone whose ancestors came from a particular part of the world. … Continue reading Diversity in the Philippines Starts and Ends with Shirt Color
American readers: imagine lizards constantly crawling on your walls. It’s terrifying isn’t it? Life can’t possibly be worth living no matter how big your penis is. To a Filipino, lizards on the wall are nothing to cry about. Jenny’s house … Continue reading Lizards on the Walls
Hollywood got wise and started making R-rated superhero movies. It began with Deadpool in 2016 and continued with Logan this year. Jenny and I happened to watch both together. Our Deadpool viewing took place in the Philippines during our second … Continue reading I Think I Liked Logan Better Than Deadpool
Here’s something I’d never know without marrying a Filipino: Disney princesses Jasmine and Mulan are both Filipino. Well, the woman who does their singing is, at least. Lea Solanga, whom I originally referred to as Lea Solange in my original … Continue reading Filipino Facts: Did You Know Two Disney Princesses Are Filipino?
Karaoke, which in the Philippines is often called videoke, is a National past time for Filipinos. While Americans are eating apple pies and watching baseball the Filipinos are perfecting a musical craft while drunk off their ass. Like most Filipinos, … Continue reading Our First Karaoke Experience in the USA Together
If you enjoyed our recap of this season’s first episode of Game of Thrones then we encourage you to watch our recap of season seven’s second. Continue reading GoT S07 Ep2 Recap from a Newbie
We’ve watched a lot of movies recently. The four-day holiday over Independence Day provided us with the luxury of cleaning out the Netflix queue. Over that particular weekend, we watched three movies with very strong messages: don’t eat meat, don’t … Continue reading Fourth of July Movie Marathon Review: Okja, The Invitation, It Follows
In the Philippines they have these things called sari-saris. They’re stores typically attached to homes where you can buy just about any essential product needed. The Philippines has a shortage of super morbidly obese people so it wouldn’t make sense … Continue reading What I’d Do Working in a Sari-Sari Store
Jenny and I make it no secret how antisocial we are. We’d tell our friends about it, but… We’ll purposefully wait the whole day before going out or get up early to avoid people. We’re not the kind of pairing … Continue reading For Three Years, Life Revolved Around Saturday Evening
All young men fear the day when they become bald. In the Philippines, young men fear other things a lot more, but universally balding is a shared panic among male species. It’s a horrifying process. You don’t just go from … Continue reading Will You Still Love Me Even When I’m Bald?
The most annoying, reviled, and disgusting flap of skin on earth is probably Ann Coulter. After her, it’s foreskin. I’m not old enough to remember having mine. If I was Filipino, this would be different. Their men are actually circumcised … Continue reading Filipino Boys Are Old Enough to Remember Their Circumcisions
A modern-day horror movie everyone seems to enjoy is The Babadook. Jenny loves horror (she married me) so of course we watched it. Months have passed since we did and in that time I have not changed my opinion. The … Continue reading Did the Australians Ruin the Babadook?
I’ve had a few trips to the doctors lately. Before these recent outings, it had probably been a decade since I was last examined. Thankfully, no newspapers from 2007 were found in any x-rays I received. However, nothing was really … Continue reading Doctors Need Less Vacations and More Magic Wands
Louder than a flock of teenage girls and more intrusive than an Amber Alert; sometimes our phones buzz like crazy and we receive warning of a flash flood. It happened recently and aside from some wet clothes and smelling Italian … Continue reading The Average Flood in the US is a Light Mist in the Philippines
My darling wife managed to survive her first winter in the United States. It was a moderately friendly one with limited snow and warmer than usual temperatures. Next year may not be so kind. Winter is cruel and vengeful. Winter … Continue reading Jenny Survived Winter: Can She Master Her First American Summer?
Some strange level of giddiness and desperation got into us a few months ago and we did the unthinkable; we wasted money on lottery tickets. I had never purchased lottery tickets in my life previous to this. Seeing how big … Continue reading Dreams Don’t Come True: We’ve Quit the Lottery
Almost seven months ago I got married while gasping for air. It’s normal to get choked up at a wedding. My reason was a little different. My wedding was special because it was also the first time I’ve worn a … Continue reading Did I Mention I Couldn’t Breathe During My Wedding?
One constant reminder regarding the difference between the Philippines and US is how people treat the empty seat next to them. Specifically, the way we handle vacant seats on public transit. For some reason, many Americans like to guard that … Continue reading Empty Seats in the Philippines Are Treated Differently Than in the US