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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FOREIGN LAND OWNERSHIP RESTRICTION
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FOREIGN LAND OWNERSHIP RESTRICTION

Laws Restricting Foreign Land Ownership in the Philippines hurt Ordinary Filipinos Any foreigner who has wanted to buy land in the Philippines is, or should be fully aware of, the laws prohibiting foreign land ownership. . These laws are absolute and all encompassing save for one exclusion whereby a foreigner can obtain title to land […]

EXPAT PRETENDERS
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EXPAT PRETENDERS

Who is Real, and who is just an Expat Pretender with skeletons in their closet? This is the first and only time I have lived outside my home country of Canada, so I am not sure whether this is a situation that is typical of the Philippines or rather a broader one where ever there […]

MOTORCYCLES IN THE PHILIPPINES
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MOTORCYCLES IN THE PHILIPPINES

Motorcycles in The Philippines Not What a North American is Used To Motorcycles in the Philippines are part of everyday life for the majority of both Filipinos and Foreign Expats. They are everywhere and take many different forms. You have the automatic scooters which are light and uncomplicated to drive, street-trail hybrids such as the […]

FOREIGN INVESTMENT CHANGES COMING?
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FOREIGN INVESTMENT CHANGES COMING?

Will the Philippines Now Attract More Foreign Investment? Newly Elected President Duterte May Just Pull it Off I am involved in a business in the Philippines that will thrive or die on foreign investment to this country, and during the recent elections I automatically assumed that should Duterte come to power, people might be scared […]

CHURCH WEDDING , FINALLY
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CHURCH WEDDING , FINALLY

A Church Wedding for the Filipina I Love Time to Show her I Believe in my heart that our Love is Forever A church wedding is not something that I have ever laid awake at night dreaming about. In fact as I entered the 5th decade of my life, the thought of having any wedding […]

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