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ON TO SANTA FE #21
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ON TO SANTA FE #21

After a languid start we caught the Ceres Liner departing the North Bus Terminal at 10:20am. It was not a fun bus ride. For one thing there is an election campaign running. That means all the roads are being done up, widened, deepened, raised, repaired, sunk, over-passed or under-passed or re-surfaced as the case may […]

ATTITUDE PHASES OF AN EXPAT
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ATTITUDE PHASES OF AN EXPAT

As an expat in the Philippines I have noticed that I have gone through numerous attitude phases. When recently a friend of mine decided to throw in the towel (at least temporarily) and move back to the U.S. I realized that I am far from being alone. Adapting to a new country and its culture […]

CEBU BOUND #20
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CEBU BOUND #20

We left the apartment on our Cebu bound trip a half minute late. But it was only because I used my lifetime of experience dealing with the ladies. Daisy had a whole raft of things that ‘needed’ doing before she left the house including cooking breakfast when there was 10 minutes to go. But my […]

MOUTH SHUT ON FILIPINO ISSUES
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MOUTH SHUT ON FILIPINO ISSUES

Anyone who spends any amount of time on Expat social media forums will invariably see many posts and comments relating to Filipino issues here in The Philippines. This is probably never as much so as now, with the recent election of President Duterte and the many controversial things his administration is known for like a […]

RICE, RICE AND MORE RICE #19
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RICE, RICE AND MORE RICE #19

I’ve never eaten so much damn rice in my life. In fact, I never knew there was that much. But these characters here would eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, mid-morning snack, mid-afternoon snack and a midnight feast if they got the chance. Was a time when I was a bit extreme the other way. […]

WHY A RELATIONSHIP WITH A FILIPINA?
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WHY A RELATIONSHIP WITH A FILIPINA?

An Old fashioned Relationship Recently I realized my relationship with a Filipina seems strikingly similar to the relationship my parents had. This whole train of thought  began when a Facebook friend of mine made the following comment on his page: “Thinking how tough these girls are here. No power no problem, they know how to […]

A DAY IN DAUIN #18
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A DAY IN DAUIN #18

Tony’s Day in Dauin The three of us enjoyed the afternoon in Dauin, Pronounced ‘Dawin.’ It was a toss-up on who would have the less comfortable, back seat on the pedi. I moved fast to take it, thus displaying my male gallantry. I have to be most assertive on these matters as Daisy goes out […]

MY DAD AND A FILIPINA
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MY DAD AND A FILIPINA

Before I get into this article, let me explain that this is just a fun exercise. My Dad passed away a few years back,( several years after my mother died), and he had never been to the Philipinnes, much less had a relationship with a Filipina. He had what I think was a good relationship […]

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