Sunday, February 19, 2012


My stint as a chicken farmer is about to end.  On the 26th of this month, I will leave my workplace- that's been my home for more than four years now.  I have decided to pursue a path that I have set aside for more than half a decade. 

Since my upcoming set up is entirely different from what it is now, I'd like to start a new journal that would fit my condition.  But before introducing my new blog to you- my beloved readers and followers, I would like to thank you for being with me amidst all the ups and downs when I started my journey as a temporary worker Down Under until the day I became an Australian citizen up to the present.  I am very grateful for all the advices that you've given, they're all valued.

For those of you who still wanted to follow my journey and a bit of my adventures in this world, I am inviting you to check my new blog, see you there!  


Monday, January 16, 2012

"No Worries!"

"'No worries' is a popular Australian response akin to 'no problems', 'that's OK' or 'sure thing'." 

An Australian pensioner fishing at Wallaroo jetty, South Australia.

Australian males' life expectancy is 78.7 years (source: here), while Filipino males' average life span is only 68.72 years (source: here).  Aussies may possibly have lesser economic worries as compared to Pinoys (I believe worrying is not good for our health), and health care is much better Down Under than in The Archipelago.

I believe that life span is also closely related to diet, but I, honestly, am not sure if there's really a big difference between eating mashed or fried potatoes and steamed or fried rice; or even the difference between drinking grape wines and coconut wines.

Oh, I have another worry...  How about the life span of those who were born as Filipinos and eventually have become Australian citizens?    


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Spreading the Words

The Chook-minder's Quill supports the Philippines' Department of Tourism campaign- "It's more fun in the Philippines!"

Ox-cart selling artisanal products...  Las Pinas City, Philippines.  April 7, 2009.

The security guard was monitoring every outbound taxi; Davao International Airport, Philippines. 

The flavourful durian!  Davao City, Philippines. 

FLAVOURS OF THE ROAD.  Traditional ice cream vending;  Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines.

So what are you waiting for?  Book your next holiday in the Philippines.  Have fun!