Story in Pictures: The Tug between Light and Dark- Dusk Is Magic Time! 1

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The Dolphin Room- Aptly Named for Dolphin Sighting, High Class Back Pack Divers 3


The Dolphin Room rate check here

What’s back pack divers and dolphins have in common?

Plenty really.

The Dolphin Room is our modest priced accommodation available now. If you’re on a “back pack diver” budget but want all the comforts of a Western- style hotel room, this one’s for you.
This room is a bit smaller at 13 feet by 14 feet as compared to our Coach Room, but it has a large closet in it for all your diver luggages.

For a single person you will not want for material comforts in this room. It has all the amenities you want like hot water in a large shower room, Queen size imported mattress with ultra luxe cotton beddings. 

Who says ‘thrift’ and ‘bargain’ is synonymous with ‘poor?’ Definitely you are not. Feel like a King and sleep well- wake up around 5:00 am, open your drapery and look out the ocean.

Do you see “it?” Yeah- there are dolphin pods that come along this bay and get THIS up- close!

The Dolphin Room. You are richly deserving of all those extra pamperings we offer at the Resort, and your plushy accommodation at The Dolphin Room is not a King’s ransom but a bonus.

Hey, what else could you want? Please do tell us, we will get to it!

To-Do Land Adventures @the PALMS Mindoro, Philippines 2

Visit us at The Palms Resort Mindoro and explore caves, go rock climbing, meet the Mangyan Indigenous Peoples who have the sweetest smiles, and let them guide you into the jungles and see what you’re made of without your GPS!
It truly is falling off the edge of earth and disappearing.. however bring your gear just in case you want to get back up and join the civilised world again. Or employ the tractor beam and beam you up Scotty!
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Daring Young People to Explore Possibilities for an Enhanced Life 1

Jobs for the millennials in an ever divergent job market is not really too hot prospect-wise. Totally change your thinking and explore the possibility of travelling a beach resort scuba dive circuit as instructors/ trainers. Or totally do an about-face and turn everything you know upside down and develop a lifestyle all your own to enjoy in the atmosphere of tropical living. Root up and transplant! Contact me @The Palms Resorts Mindoro. Island Adventure, anyone? Read More…
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Outrigger Tourister and Liveaboard Cruiser at Your Service in the FUN Dept! Reply

We are looking for adventurous souls to go on our maiden voyage of the 4-ton boat you see below. The smaller watercraft will escort her.

She’s in final preps for a motor then a cabin for live aboards, then final paint.

Itinerary is The Palms Resorts- Pandan Island- Coron Bay- Puerto Princesa- then back. The voyage will take about 2 weeks. We will  be crossing the South Philippine Sea formerly known as the South China Sea.

Out on the horizon is the Mindoro Strait shipping lane which also used to be the Japanese Armada choice of waterway when they sailed off to Leyte Gulf to play cat-and-mouse with the Pacific Fleet of General Douglas McArthur during WW11.

Coron Bay is the graveyard of 3 Japanese warships and is now a top destination for hotshot wreck divers. I want to see the much-heard-of beauty of Coron Bay Lagoon where these ships lie.
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This boat is Mindoro Palms #3. She’s going to be a 4-ton outrigger cruiser when we’re done with her. She’d shed off her old skin and put on a new one.

IMG_2220 We totally gutted her, made the top wider to accommodate more load. We also made the outriggers longer and more floats to compensate. Soon we will be putting in a new R4 engine.

IMG_2208 We have an excellent boat maker in our neck of the woods. This boat was scraggly and ugly when we got it. After about a month of work, lots of hardwood, lots of marine epoxy glue and paint and soon a new engine, she’d turned into a beauty.

IMG_2206This one is Mindoro Palms #1.

Yes it does take these many people to beach this baby. Altho the new weight is 1/3 more than the old shell now she is more buoyant, carries more passengers with ease up to 10 people with no problem.

IMG_2214 She’s fast too hence the “Tourister” designation.

Here the Capt. inspects for algae and eagle’s claw, a kind of shellfish that attaches itself to the submerged part and eats up your boat. We don’t want that.

Any takers on the cruise let us know here.

I can’t wait!! I DOUBLE-DARE YOU to come with me!! Dramamine’s ready. 😉

The Palms Resort Mindoro Luxe Suite Now Open for Reservation Reply


How much- The Palms Luxury Room rate here
Shown is our signature The Palms Luxe Suite in our newly completed 3-bedroom Duplex. It is our main entry into the luxury Western- style accommodation here in the island.

We are very proud of the fact that this is the first of its kind luxury accommodation in all of Occidental Mindoro. It is highly affordable at our low offering of $109.99 or P4500 Philippine Pesos.

The first week of this duplex being available we had a full house.

We had a “show and tell” for the Vice Governor of Occidental Mindoro and his party. We heard lots of “ohhs” and “ahhs” from the ladies especially. The bathroom was the main attention- getter. It does feature a whirlpool jacuzzi, a rain style massager shower with room big enough for two.

One other feature of this luxury suite is a sun deck facing the beach. It is excellent venue for a cozy intimate party for up to ten people.

The Palms Luxe is ample room for the Executive who needs accommodation for an extended stay and for making the Resort his home base away from HQ. We can add office furniture upon request.  Please make this request as soon as possible during the Reservation process.

Contact us here for Reservations.

Adventurous Opportunities: Retire with Us and Up-Scale Your Bottomline Reply

To All My Friends– YOU ARE ALL INVITED!

I am soon to depart for the PI, my little island I am missing so much right now.

June is coming and it is start of that Equatorial weather we call MONSOON. The rains have started altho still last only about 30 minutes in the afternoon.
I am sad to leave my kiddos. I am sad to leave all of you and my interactions with you I will miss. I am sad to once again leave USA, but some things must be done. At some point somebody’s got to do it. 😉

The spirit in which I built the Resort is so that I have a place to offer my friends when they are so inclined to travel this part of the world. If and when they decide to drop by I have a place ready that I am proud to entertain you in. Living in this environment I never get tired of the wonders it showcases for us daily. There isn’t one panoramic view of the water and the sky every morning I open the doors. There is always a surprise. It is a once in a lifetime experience you ‘must’ have. This very weather I’m talking about- the monsoon, IF you are about getting close to Nature and the beauty of God’s creation I suggest you come visit us at this time. I want to share with you that ‘wonder’. Nature this up-close is just awesome!

“Up-Scale” Your Bottom Line

Consider retiring with us in the Philippines. I will help facilitate all including the legal aspects of migration. If you’ve been to my website you now know that medical concerns like doctor expertise are not a problem anymore. More and more, Physicians and surgeons are trained in the US and they shuttle here and there with ease. Hospitals for their part have medical exchanges between the two countries to facilitate treatment by a US physician. The “expertise” issue is not an issue anymore. Cost-wise it is simply a better deal for you.

Email me for any questions you may have about staying/ visiting the Philippine Islands long term. We have legal counsel to help facilitate all these for you. Living in PI nowadays is so positive overall for your bottom-line it merits at least looking into.

As for us, that is our bottom-line; live above. And it is all so doable!
The Living expense is very very minimal compared to the EU or even the US. The Life style is back to basics laid back simplicity. The environment is natural green and unspoiled.
After all your hard working days– YOU deserve all these!

Contact me here.

Mindoro Palms Beach my Private Paradise Soon to Open for YOU! Reply

Mindoro Palms Beach my Private Paradise Soon to Open for YOU!

Beach view of the Patio or I call it Porch area of our Main House. Finally looking all put-together. On the foreground is the spoiled brat hubby’s sailboat. I love the green camouflage cover of the house! Beachgoers are surprised to see a house in this spot. It’s funny when some German tourists come and sit on hubby’s boats and light a cigarette! Hubby goes batty!! 😉

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Courtyard of the Main House. To the right is the main door (not showing), to the left is my Dirty Kitchen. Suited for all kinds of party preps!

Visit our Contact Us page for more information and call us for any questions.
Come one come all!
Make sure YOU attend the Opening, and especially the Closing Party!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This is the Divers Hut. I call it that because the long wide living room area flooring is done in bamboo slats and so it perfectly accommodates divers’ wet equipments. Full bathroom with hot shower.

Wild Life on the Beach- Turtle Visits Its Birthplace! Reply

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Its been said that turtles visit the VERY beach where they were first laid as eggs by the mother. For some reason these creatures have the natural GPS encoded in their genes so they are able to hone in on that particular body of water and make that journey to lay their eggs there.

The natural processes at play here is much in the same way as another species, the Salmon. Everyone I think is familiar with the life cycle of a Salmon. When Salmon gets to maturity to spawn they go back to that source of water where they themselves were hatched. Sadly for the adult fishes, they die after assuring the continuous survival of their species.

Thank goodness, turtles don’t die after they’ve laid that first batch!

This particular visitor came around April 20. Due to its size we believe it might be in the same batch of hatchlings as the one caught and tagged a year ago. I hope s/he comes back when  I’m there so we can tag it too. It would be nice to find out how many times an individual turtle shows up at the beach.

If this one is a female and had laid eggs the nest won’t be very far from  our doorsteps.

How neat is that? 😉

pt.1 Retirement and Health Care: Comparative Emergency Room bill USA v. Philippines 5

Healthcare comparison- USA to Philippines. USA has excellent healthcare if only it stays that way AND is affordable. No more. The Philippines is emerging out of its shell in technology and medicine. Good thing as the Philippines becomes a haven for American and European tourists who then fall in love with the environment and decide to stay. One of the most important decisions these foreigners have to factor in is quality healthcare that’s affordable. In my personal experiences, Philippine medical is not bad at all.
Saint Luke Hospital is one I like very much. It is much cleaner than the one I had in California- I’m sorry to say that. Attention is immediate, at times in California you had to wait. Take notice of the amount for lab work: minimal USA= $445.00 + monthly. Comprehensive tests and lab work Philippines= $159.00 no monthly premium, no deductibles.
For exactly the same health problem in these two bills there just is no reason to pay so much! More…