Gordon McKissock

Gordon Mckissock, a Canadian who simply got tired of both the harsh cold winters of North America and…

About Me

Gordon Mckissock, a Canadian who simply got tired of both the harsh cold winters of North America and the breakdown of what could be considered normal family relationships, found the change of lifestyle he was looking for in the Philippines. After spending increasing amounts of time here during the winter months since 2008, he made the life changing decision in 2013 to settle here permanently with the love of his life, Shirley. The two have since got married and set up house and business in Shirley's hometown of Dumaguete City.

LUCKY LIVING IN THE PHILIPPINES
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LUCKY LIVING IN THE PHILIPPINES

Why I am Lucky ! Several years ago I made a huge decision that would turn my life upside down forever change the world I live in. I pulled out all roots to the country and life I had lived in for over 5 decades and made a move to the Philippines. After living here […]

ENGLISH IN THE PHILIPPINES
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ENGLISH IN THE PHILIPPINES

English in the Philippines English Speaking Expats do not feel the Isolation here that they would in Other Asian Countries That most locals can speak or understand some English in the Philippines is probably the second most attractive benefit of moving to this country, besides the chance to have a great relationship with a beautiful […]

FINANCIAL INSECURITY IN THE PHILIPPINES
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FINANCIAL INSECURITY IN THE PHILIPPINES

Financial Insecurity in the Philippines Paradise Turns Quickly to Hell When An Expat is Broke Financial insecurity in the Philippines is a subject that I know all too well of personally since I moved here for good. Like many Expats who have come to these beautiful shores, I thought I had it all figured out […]

SPOILED IN THE PHILIPPINES
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SPOILED IN THE PHILIPPINES

Spoiled in the Philippines Getting FAT!!! I realize I am getting totally spoiled in the Philippines and  that is translating to a very disconcerting growth in my waistline. I have been looking in the the mirror and at pictures that have been taken of me and not been impressed with the fat guy I see. […]

BUSINESS IN THE PHILIPPINES
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BUSINESS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Doing Business in the Philippines A Foreigner’s Perspective In respect to a foreigner doing business in the Philippines, I have to start by trying to dispel the belief that it is not possible for a foreigner to make money here. Whenever I have written anything about doing business in the Philippines as a foreigner, there […]

YOUR FILIPINA SUCCESS STORY
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YOUR FILIPINA SUCCESS STORY

Share your Filipina Success Story What has it been like for you Living with a Filipina? I would love for some of you other readers to share your success stories to show to all of you men out there still searching, that the the majority of us are happy beyond our wildest dreams. I am […]

FOREIGN MEN WANT IN A FILIPINA
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FOREIGN MEN WANT IN A FILIPINA

What Foreign Men Want in a Filipina What you Filipina Women may not Know! Do women here really know what foreign men want in a Filipina? That thought just struck me this morning as I sat down in front of my computer so I decided maybe I could give them a few insights. Before reading […]

MEET A FILIPINA IN PERSON
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MEET A FILIPINA IN PERSON

Meet a Filipina in Person Easier than you could imagine! Can you forego the whole online dating ritual and just hop on a plane and come over to the Philippines and meet a Filipina in person? The answer to that is a resounding absolutely! Though myself and many other foreign men have used online dating […]

EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES -PERSPECTIVE
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EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES -PERSPECTIVE

Perspective as an Expat in the Philippines Forgetting to see the Beauty I am writing this article reflecting on my perspective as an expat in the Philippines as a follow up to my previous article on what the country looked like as a tourist who was just visiting. Very quickly after I sat down in […]

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