I Would if I Could

Nice ladies I’ve met this month.


Boy ain’t this virus something.  I’m sitting here looking out my window, seeing the blue sky and scattered white clouds , some trees and thinking.  I’m thinking that my ass hurts a bit cause I been sittin here so long listening to music and thinkin.  (Now Chuck, don’t change the spelling here cause I’m doin it on purpose).  You see I’m too old to run out on the street and yell “I”m tired of this shit” so I just mess up a bit of my spellin in protest.  Hell, that don’t hurt anybody and it keeps those barangay guys from beatin my ass.  COVID-19, what a pain this word has brought to the world.  Now, when this shit is over there will be books written, songs wrote, poems written and politicians talking their bull shit, that’s for sure.  Me, I’ll still be sitting on my constipated, old sore ass.  I’ll be thinking about Face Book, and that is not much to think about.  I’ll be wondering why so many people all of a sudden want to tell everybody what meals they are making for themselves.  So many of them look terrible and a few look interesting.  But I’m thinking who cares what they are eating.  Me, I’m just lookin to see something that tells me how to get rid of my constipation.  You know, during this lock in my favorite moments are when I can take one hell of a good dump.

I’m thinkin about missing my wife even though I kind of like having the whole bed to myself; and not getting up early even on the days the bed is supposed to be made.  You see, my wife is stuck in Hawaii because they close this Clark Airport down and Asiana Airlines has cancelled her return ticket twice.  Now she had to buy a ticket on PAL for 2 May, if it doesn’t get cancelled.  We call each other on messenger which is one hell of a good invention.  Man, you can actually see each other which ain’t too bad because even though she got to be a bit senior, she still looks pretty good.  Too bad I can’t say the same for myself.  She isn’t in Hawaii for pleasure she is there because she reached the age of 65.  Now please not that most of the expat men living here in Angeles City never run into this problem because they marry women young enough so that when she reaches 65 he is already long dead.  My wife was young when we met but we happen to like each other enough that we’re still together and I did not die yet.  You see, she is not a US Citizen and doesn’t even have a green card.  Hell, way back in 2011 we thought of getting her a immigration visa  but neither one of us wanted to live in the US long enough for her to become a citizen.  Now we see that was a big error in thought.  Before she turned 65 I got a notice that in order for her to keep her Tri-Care medical benefits she had to have Medicare part A and B.  (Sorry folks, this is all US stuff I am writing about).  In order for her to keep this benefit as a non-citizen she had to fill out a form and send in to Social Security for approval.  Thanks to the VA Manila outreach program they helped on this.  Her application was approved and now she has to 30 full calendar days in the US twice a year.  So she left for Hawaii on 27 Mar and return on 5 Apr.  She stayed at a hotel on Schofield Barracks, an Army Post so she could visit our son there.  Thanks to the virus she is still there. OK, I got that out of the way, sorry for long explanation but I wanted to warn those American guys coming over here to find a gal to marry to be careful on that age bit.  So, the Mrs will be back in May, hopefully and I already know that one of the first things she will be doing is (not sex) but changing the curtains.  I can’t figure out why women want to do that every six months, I figure every two years or so is good enough.

Thinkin’, still doin’ that.  This time I was thinkin’ about Las Vegas when I was first stationed there in 1962 and what a great small town it was.  I loved it there and after-a-while made it my State of residence.  It was a great place, real friendly but over the years it got bigger and bigger.  Bugsy had a great idea when he built the Flamingo and the Mafia came in and made the town.  The town changed when Howard Hughes arrived and that was the beginning of a change that changed the character of the town.  It grew but but the friendliness disappeared and it just seemed different. Now, the Virus has arrived and turned off the lights.

I arrived in Angeles City in 1977.  It was still a small City with many dirt roads, not that many places to eat, and many small bars to go to.  If you went over the Friendship bridge it was dark and spooky at night and martial law was in effect.  But the town had character that over the years has disappeared.  It is much more commercialized now but still the bars blaze with life at night.  But along came the Virus and now all is still.  I loved Vegas and I love Angeles City but even Martial Law was not as bad as this covid-19 but the many barriers that have been erected, manned by Barangay officials give’s one the feeling of a war zone without the shooting.  It feels like we are one step away from Martial Law maybe it is a rehearsal.  No liquor sales as the Government does not trust its citizens to drink at home peacefully.  I have heard of Expats going through beer withdrawal pains.  Pot bellies are diminishing. It is so quiet, imagine, no loud motorbikes with loud mufflers, no loud Karaoke music day and night, peaceful sleeping except for a neighbor that has a dog that can’t stop barking.  I just saw a news flash that the Government is running out of cash.

I was thinkin’ about the many poor here who are day laborers and now have no money and having a hard time finding food.  I think of many of the live-in bar girls who were not able to go home and have no money or very little food.  I miss seeing my friends at ThiHi  but I was able to deliver a sack of rice to them to help with their food.  I know that the owner is still trying to care for those still on board.  Naturally they are bored to death.  There is no unemployment payments in this country but food packages are delivered and some charity organizations try to help out.  It is hard to help when citizens are not allowed to leave the house.  Hopefully things will loosen up before the beginning of the rainy season.  I suppose that there will be a big jump in the baby population in the next 8 or 9 months.  I was thinkin’ how do you have sex with no touching or kissing?

I found myself thinkin’ a lot about friends, old and current that I don’t get to see now.  I don’t even bother to get dressed every day as I don’t feel like making the effort to go down and up the stairs.  I am grateful I still have a small staff that make my meals and bring it upstairs to me so I am not going out.  I try to keep in touch with people through Email, FB and messenger and sure is different from the days when I only had the old land line telephone.  The TV and computer are blessings and access to Netflix sure does fill up a few hours of the day and night. I am at that DNR age so I sure am happy when I am still able to open my eyes every morning and find I am still alive and not in a hospital.  I hurt for all those I read about being sick and dying because of this Chinese Wuhan Virus.  Yep, I am not worried about offending the Chinese Government.  I could go on a lot about that deceitful country but I will let you folks do your own research.  I will just say this, they are not to be trusted.

On a more light note I was thinkin’ about Thi-Hi and one of the ladies I spoke to before all this lock down stuff started.  Her name is Ruby Janet Barrios and she is 48 years old.,  Sadly, at that age she is still working in a bar and I hated to see that.  Now, I know I usually feature a younger lady but I figured, what the hell, maybe some senior citizens out there might want to correspond with her.  She ain’t no beauty and no dog either, she is in-between with a personality to boot.  I just hate to see this gal reach 50 and still be in the bar.  Naturally her kids are grown and on their own so no problem there.  She lived with a foreigner for years until he died and now she is still trying to make a future for herself.  I think she would make a good companion for someone.  I have a picture of her and I am hoping my Friend Chuck can insert it for me.  She is from Davao City, E-mail: rjbarrios4@gmail.com.  FB: Barrios shy.  Drop her a line, she is fun.

After writing about Ruby I don’t know why I thought of Doris Day dying at 97 years of age.  Why did I think of Ocasio Cortez AOC telling us that there is a helium shortage and soon helium filled balloons will be banned.

I got to thinkin’ about “Air Rage”.  I read that air rage is up 30% and yet some Air lines are planning to reduce space in coach (cattle car) as they try to add more seats.  Then I read that the US Government is planning to bail out some Airline Companies because the virus has caused them to lose money.  Why, when you fly domestic they could care less about your comfort and nearly charge you for the air you breathe.

I wonder how many knew that a Chinese company with close ties to the Communist Party signed a secretive deal a few months ago that gives  it exclusive development rights for the entire Island of Tulagi that has a population of only 1,ooo people.  They were shocked @ the news as there were no consultations.  The Island is in the South Pacific and served as a South Pacific Hq for Britain and then Japan before being won back by the Allied Forces in WW2.  That is not the only Island in The South Pacific they have gained rights to.

Now here is some good news.  I read that 30% of women in the Philippines watch porn, the highest percentage in the world.

Oh gosh I hate to write this one, but what the hell.  A scientific fact – a dog extracts more information from sniffing a pile of shit than a human does watching CNN.

The Mayor of Angeles City began, at last, confiscating modified mufflers on motor bikes.  This was something that should have been done a long time ago and thanks to Mayor Pogi Lazatin it has started.

For those who like to know details LGBTQIA  stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/Questioning,, intersex, asexual and the last PI pride march had 79,ooo participants.  Nothing like staying informed in this strange world we live in.

A Muslim overheard talking to a friend: “We kill them on 9/11 and they elect 3 of us to Congress, stupid infidels.”

I would so much like to write about the bars and restaurants but they all stand dark and empty.  Some places still have take-out meals like Envy and Paisano’s. I was surprised to hear today that Pure Gold is open but not sure of the hours.  I think it will take a long time before everything opens up again.  Maybe there will be a gradual opening and I hope that will be the restaurants.  It was emphatically stated by the City that the bars will not be opened right away.  I expect some bars to never open and many to be sold.  I will try to keep up with that as it happens.  I know it has been a long time since I lost wrote and I regret that.  I love communicating with the readers I still have but I find it a bit harder to type without a lot of errors.  I loved the years I had as Harry the Horse and that will never leave me.  As long as my body allows me to get up to my chair and computer I will continue to write to you via this medium.  If I happen to not wake up some day then my friend Chuck will let you know as he has access to this site.  Until that time continue to be kind to horses.

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I have been remiss in taking so long to write and I figured I better do something before we head into the holiday season and I get distracted again.  I have been through a few medical adventures since I last communicated with you.  Before the medical stuff I must admit that I did get a get a bit lazy and got hung up on Netflix.  Man, that Netflix can be addictive but better than getting hung up on drugs.  I found myself passing out on 3 different times, fortunately I was sitting each time.  Then I was admitted to Medical City for 4 days with some sort of blood infection that really weakened me.  They pumped me full of antibiotics that not only cured the infection but helped the pain go away on the infected tooth I had.  When I got out of the hospital my feet were swollen up enough to make it tough to get my shoes on.  My wife found some nice slippers that I did not remember having and put them on. The next day I had a doctors appointment and I had 3 relatives ready to help me get down the stairs.  I was wearing those nice slippers which turned out to be quite slippery because as I took my first step down the stairs my foot slid right off the step and I fell straight down on my ass and that hurt so much that over a month later it still hurts.  The reason I did not fall down the stairs and really damage myself is because the 3 guys helping me acted quickly.

Now, this Sunday we will be heading to Hawaii to attend my son’s 21st birthday.  He is in the Army stationed at Schofield Barracks and regretfully may not get a few days leave due to being on a “Project”.  He has not taken leave for nearly 2 years and it sure will be disappointing if he can’t get one while we are there.  The Army works in strange ways.  We will be flying out of Clark on Korea Airlines’ inaugural flight as they just moved to Clark from Manila.  We will return on 15 Nov, just in time for Thanksgiving and also start preparing for out Charity projects.

That is my intro and bear with me if I have typos as I do not type as well as I used to.

Closed its doors earlier this month and I will miss the place.  I watched it being built as its first Manager, Owen Dolan stayed at our Hotel for the time it was under construction.  Owen was a legend in this town as he represented the old days and had a million tales where he remembered names of bars, their owners and customers.  He was a crusty Australian who liked a beer or two and was a popular manager for the Phoenix.  Unfortunately he was accosted by thieves in his house and was murdered.  Of course, this crime was never solved and the killers are probably still out there somewhere leading a life of crime.
Fortunately for the owner, he was lucky to find an equally popular, professional manager in Mike (Pig) Evans.  I had know Mike for years and was happy to see him on board at the Phoenix.  Regretfully, the owner of the Phoenix passed away last year and his wife made a feeble attempt to keep the place afloat, but she was not up to this task.  One thing led to another and now the place has been closed up.  Regretfully, I do not know what has happened to Mike and I would like to get in touch with him.
I hate to see this historical popular properties close or change hands.  The Swagman closed and is still not operational, Randy Rams, renamed Sunset Gardens closed and only recently has been opened as a hotel under the banner of “Red Doorz” but it is not close to what it used to be.
This is old news but the ownership of Bunny Burger changed more than a year ago and I hear that the present owner is also one of the 3 lads running the VFW canteen so the food offered there must be pretty good, check it out.
Another place that keeps changing owners but still retains the same name is “Moons Bar” in Diamond Subdivision.  I played darts there years ago and found it was a place that always had great friendly customers.  I think since then they have had 3 or 4 different owners and they always have a great friendly, enjoyable guys on their pool team.

I think the Philippine Government enjoys confusing its citizens and especially tourists.  For years the P5 and P1 coins were easy to tell apart but them some wise Gov’t official decided to have a new P5 coin minted that looks very similar to the P1 coin, so much so that it was easy to give a 5 peso coin when you only meant to give one peso.  After many complaints and anger officials finally realized they screwed up so now they announced they will mint a new P5 coin that definitely will be easy to identify.  Great news!  Ah, but maybe bad news too as they announced that they will replace the P20 note with a coin.  I am not happy with that for now the change in my pocked will weigh me down a lot more.  Of course all this will take a bit of time because the people and machines that print money will be moving to Clark in the near future.  This is the first of many Government offices that will transfer to Clark from Manila.


Hey, guess what?  My first “I would if I could” in a hell of a long time. Of course she can be found at Thi-Hi (one of these days I will remember the new name).  Her name is Avanna, 23 years old and a very personable lady.  She has worked only about one month going on two and speaks very good English.  She has a young 4 year old child living in the Province.  I did not use my camera as I bought a a cell phone that allows me to take pictures and transfer to my friend who knows how to load it to this column.  Maybe one day I will learn how to do it myself.  I should live so long.

Opens in California, in West Hollywood, of course.  The cafe has a filtration system that managers say will scrub out the smoke and ensure that no diners go home high for free (shit, that messed up my plan for a freebie sample).  This place is has backers the likes of Miley Cyrus, actor Chris Rock and comedian Sarah Silverman.  The “joint” ain’t small, hell, they can seat 240 potheads at a time and can order from a cannabis menu just like a wine list.  I bet my son has already driven from Arizona to California to check it out.  I doubt that we will never see anything like this in Angeles City because the cops still like to set up people for arrest on marijuana possession.  It supplements their income.  Hey, you have to google search this Cafe and see what a great layout it is.

Apologies on this one as I am way late.  I am still adding it because he was a friend and a very loyal VFW member.  Gerald (Jerry) Prinz (WO4) age 80, passed away 26 Sep at his residence in Angeles City.  He was cremated on 27 Sep and rendering of military honors was conducted on 3 Oct.  Every time I went to the VFW in the AM I could depend on seeing him sitting at the bar reading and having his coffee.  He was one of the old timers here and may he RIP.

Many months ago I wrote about the no smoking rules established by the President of the Philippines and enforcement thereof.  For bars it was hard to put into effect because it did have a negative affect.  But I kept hearing about bars that still allowed it and I wrote that I would like to know the names of any bars/clubs that might still allow smoking.  I had one reader of this column write in to say many Korean bars allow blatant smoking.  He said he witnessed this in Korean bars named Bad Boy, Soyu, and Ace,  This was a few months ago so maybe they are in compliance now with the election of the new Mayor.  James T., sorry it has taken me so long to pass on this info.  It is not fair to fellow bar owners if most comply and adapt to less business and a few are non-compliant.

The new Mayor hit the ground running.  Right away you can see street vendors being moved, sidewalk obstacles removed, traffic obstacles removed, etc… He urged bar owners to improve worker’s quarters and for sure that is much needed.

The SEA games will be held at New Clark City athletics Stadium.  The Manila and Clark Int’l Airport authorities have assured the readiness of the two International Gateways for the expected surge air passengers arrival.  The 12 day regional games begin on Nov 30th.  We can only hope all is prepared in time as they are really going all out on the construction site.  You better believe that the automobile traffic on and off the base will be a nightmare during the 12 days of the game.

Will it really happen?  For years we have been waiting for the train from Manila to Clark.  The PI and Asian Development Bank signed a $l.3 billion loan towards the building of the Malalos – Clark Railway Project (MCRP).  The Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) with additional funding of $2 billion for the rolling stock and the railway systems. Once finished the MRCP is expected to cut travel time from Manila to Clark Int’l Airport to less than an hour.  It is projected to be partially operational in 2022
Partially?  Hell, what does that mean?  Maybe it will only be operational for 500 meters.  Partially could mean another 10 years to reach Clark or more.  I wonder how much money will disappear on this project.

POPEYES – KUYA J Group, one of the country’s (PI) fast rising food chain is investing P1.5 billion initially as it plans to build more than 100 Popeyes restaurants in three years.  There is already one located in Pasay City.

You will notice that I did not write any Political Rants though I have many.  As a Trump supporter and conservative you can guess my feelings.  I will wait and vote and hope for the best.  I am too old to do anything else.
Vina and I will be flying to Hawaii this Sunday to attend the 21st birthday of our son, Jason.  He is in the Army at Schofield Barracks. We had booked flights to Las Vegas and then on to Hawaii but after medical problems we figured it might be too hard on me.  On Sunday we will fly the inaugural Korean Airline flight out of Clark.  Before you had to go to Manila to fly Korean Air.  This will be the first time I have ever flown an inaugural flight on any airline.  We return to Clark on 15 Nov, in time to start work on our charities.
Will write again after we get back, meanwhile be kind to horses.

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It is time for me to present another one of the beautiful waitresses from the Envy Bistro Sports Suite.  Her name is Stacy, 21 years old with a 5’6″ height.  Her personality is such that even if you go in for an early breakfast feeling a bit tired, her smile will wake you up.

Soon a new menu will be published with slightly higher prices due to the increase in the minimum wage and yes, again,  to cope with higher fuel prices.  The waitresses at Envy are recipients of all benefits required by the labor department.  Check out Envy, you might get lucky and have Stacy on duty.  By the way, she is single.





2 AUG 2018

I am posting this article from Savage because months ago I read about what was going on in South Africa and Zimbabwe and was wondering why I never saw anything on the TV news stations.  I remembered when all of America protested and boycotted when against apartheid but now that whites are being slaughtered no one cares.  Strange! 

There is a genocide going on in South Africa as its leaders are set to change their constitution to legally steal white farmers’ lands and throw them out of the country.

Liberals may believe that this seizure is just, but I should caution you as to what happened when this was done in Rhodesia. Now known as Zimbabwe, Rhodesia was very similar to South Africa. Before localization occurred, Rhodesia was primarily a black nation. The Rhodesians, meaning under Cecil Rhodes, conquered the land, colonized the land, and started to farm the land. The white farmers were so productive that they were able to not only feed the people of Rhodesia, but exported to the world. Then along came Robert Mugabe, the criminal, mass murderer, who preached the same kind of hatred that’s being preached in South Africa today.

Mugabe and his cohorts kicked the whites off the land in Rhodesia, renamed it Zimbabwe so it had a local, native name. Soon thereafter, the farms all failed and Rhodesia became a basket case begging on the world stage for food.

Unfortunately, the African people have not learned from history and they’re repeating this travesty because they’re kicking the whites off the land in South Africa. Behind this movement is a prominent and close associate of none other than the great Nelson Mandela, the god of gods to the liberal class.

Murders are increasing as they’re slaughtering men, women, children, and infants in front of the mothers and mothers in front of infants. These criminals are raping the women in front of their fathers on the farms.

Now of course, you haven’t heard any of this from CNN or MSNBC. Not even Fox News will run it, but I’ll bring it to light because this is a genocide occurring in front of our eyes.

In fear of what is to come, farmers are trying to leave South Africa before they are slaughtered. Australia has granted refuge to white farmers both in the Mandela era and now. In response, liberals screamed that Australia was racist for granting refuge to white farmers inferring that they should have stayed there to be butchered.

These farmers have also appealed to Russia seeking to resettle. A delegation consisting of some 30 South African farming families arrived in Russia’s farm belt region asking the local authorities to consider resettling up to 15 white farmers or Boers as they are known colloquially. Speaking to RT, the head of the delegation said, “Moving to Russia is a matter of life and death.” The region’s Deputy Commissioner for human rights Vladimir Poluboyarenko said, “There is a plan in place to resettle up to 50 Boer families and potentially some 500 families who would arrive in Russia with their own cattle.”

Do you realize that we are going to witness an exodus equal to that of the Bible when the Jews were forced to flee to Babylon? Do you understand we’re living through biblical times? While the mainstream media, even the conservative media, is transfixed with Mueller, Manafort, and collusion, they choose to ignore this shocking abuse of human rights. No, my friends, you won’t see this on tonight’s news because as we’ve learned it doesn’t fit the narrative.
Read Newsmax: White South Africans Are Being Slaughtered and the Media Ignores It | Newsmax.com

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Our First Lady

Melania Trump

But I can’t. Would that be treason?

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