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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

MY PHILIPPINES ADVENTURE #11
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MY PHILIPPINES ADVENTURE #11

Some Simple Musings on my Philippines Adventure Damned if I know, is it a cultural thing or purely language? Daisy and I are having any number of laughs over each other’s comprehension. Well, actually, I’m the one with the comprehension problem. There we were having lunch and talking about the upcoming afternoon shopping trip. I […]

CREEPY CRAWLY PESTS
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CREEPY CRAWLY PESTS

Creepy Crawly Pests Not the place to be if you are Squeamish about Pests Having grown up and lived most of my life in Canada, where the cold harsh climate half the year keeps most manner of small pests in check, I have had to adapt to a different reality now that I live in […]

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 […]

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