I’m getting more and more tired of American malaise when it comes to green and energy efficient technology and medical solutions. No matter what solutions I look into — solar, wind, hydroelectric, dam-powered, or skunk spray steam utilization (a joke, I think) — the cost of living in the U.S. – and the rest of the civilized Western world for that matter — just makes it too gosh darn costly to do anything progressive.
It started out with me looking for new cities and counties to live in. Foolishly thinking that a tax code here or a city ordinance there would make a difference in money that would allow me to pursue my ideological goals. When that beared nothing but rotten fruit, I started to look into different states in the U.S. Well, it turns out that they all suck. Well, at least for green energy purposes. So, more and more lately I’ve started looking into new countries.
I started out with Africa thinking there’d be a lot of sun. Which is true, in fact. But, well, you know. Something just tells me that wouldn’t work out well in the long run. It’s a shame really but hey. So then my thoughts turned to Asia and I started exploring my options.
First off the list were hyperexpensive urban areas like Singapore, Hong Kong, and so forth. Australia doesn’t count and neither does Russia. I know a little Spanish from high school and junior college (well, at least I think I still know some, maybe), so I decided to delve into the Phillipines. Manilla has all the sizzle of the city with none of the countryside steak — open air, land for my gizmos – that would make this lifestyle possible. So, I started delving into other cities and found a place called Batangas City which as it turns out is well known for its resorts and vacation spots. Hmm, a natural fit, it’s. A good idea too, it’s. There seems to be a good bit of property available on the beach front, and the city itself is nearby. There’s 300 thousand or so people in the city too, which — even in a second world jungle city — is big enough where you can find most things you need and are looking for. My mind is nearly settled at this point. Weather looks great too, except for those pesky typhoons. So that means I’ll have ample space and energy for the solar panels, and who knows maybe with the typhoons I’ll be able to make some hydroelectric windmills. Hey, there’s an idea….