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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. […]

DUTERTE-LITTLE EFFECT ON EXPATS
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DUTERTE-LITTLE EFFECT ON EXPATS

Duterte talks a lot of crap and many foreigners want to know what is REALLY going on and how it affects everyday life for expats in this country.The brief and to the point answer is that little has changed for us here, except for perception. That perception of what is going on in the Philippines […]

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 […]

NOISE IN DUMAGUETE #15
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NOISE IN DUMAGUETE #15

It’s a warm one out there, 91F, +/- 33C. Same as yesterday. I love to sit outside overlooking the pool and glance up, way, way up at the coconut palms; their thick fronds stand in relief against the near cloudless deep, blue sky. There is neither pollution nor haze, the air being remarkable in its […]

BANK IN THE PHILIPPINES #14
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BANK IN THE PHILIPPINES #14

It’s hot, the Filipino sun is blazing and I regard the tempting blue of the pool. On account of no one else around I was instructed most definitely, not to venture within during she-who-would-be-obeyd’s absence.  But then, she isn’t here. She will never know. I am taken back to the disobedience of my school days […]

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