Category Archives: Life in the Philippines

SEEING THE DOCTOR
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SEEING THE DOCTOR

Visiting a Doctor in Dumaguete is another new experience in my continuing adventure Before going to the doctor, We’d grabbed a bite in the Jollibee. Cost me $2.50 to feed and water Daisy and me. It was good though. And so it should be for that price. Good gracious me. Inflation is out of hand. […]

DON’T KNOW ANYTHING
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DON’T KNOW ANYTHING

You Don’t Know Anything…YET. With this article I want to continue on a theme that ran in my last article about TAKING YOUR TIME. There is so MUCH about living in the Philippines that you just learn when you get here. I spent close to two years reading absolutely everything, watching all the videos from […]

AN EXPAT AND FURNITURE
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AN EXPAT AND FURNITURE

TABLE, CHAIRS, BEDS AND OTHER FURNITURE If you are from a country like mine (THE USA) one of the ideas that I think is a part of our culture is the joy of having our own place! We love the idea of having a place that we can call home to do as we please. […]

WALL AND GATES
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WALL AND GATES

Having a Wall and a Gate is typical in the Philippines Might be Good To keep People Out, but it is embarrasing when the person it is Keeping out is You You’ll recall last week Daisy and I had visited Valencia market when I got nature’s call. I was dropped at our apartment gate, none […]

THE MARKET
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THE MARKET

St. Valentine’s Day in Dumaguete – The Market Daisy thinks we should stay home. “Because so crowded.” The lady requires peace and quiet, not the hurly burly that comes with crowds celebrating. Most of Daisy’s conversations start with ‘Because.’ We aren’t sure why, that’s just the way it is. Daisy is supposed to be learning […]

PEDI-CABS
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PEDI-CABS

We are seated at a table for four, this Asian lass and I. We are in Casablanca. Not the Casablanca you understand but another spot on the planet that boasts the name. A restaurant in fact that, alas, does not have Sam playing for us tonight, there is no sign of Rick (I suppose he […]

DISCOVER THE PHILIPPINES SLOWLY
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DISCOVER THE PHILIPPINES SLOWLY

GOOD THINGS COME IN THE PHILIPPINES … TO THOSE WHO WAIT.  The longer I stay in the Philippines – and I have been here nearly six years now – the clearer it is that the happiest expats are the ones who started their visits slowly. Living in a generation that is used to instant gratification, […]

KILLING TIME IN PARADISE
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KILLING TIME IN PARADISE

You might want to read Further to understand the title “Killing Time in Paradise”, lol You are probably aware that the Philippines became a very different country on May 9th, electing a new President, Mr. Rodrigo Roa Duterte (nickname “Rody”), who positively encourages extra-judicial killings. Does this development have any implications for you and your […]

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