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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 […]

PHILIPPINES OR THAILAND ?
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PHILIPPINES OR THAILAND ?

Right from day 1 when looking for a place to explore in Asia the two choices that immediately came to mind were either Philippines or Thailand. Initially my leanings were Thailand based on the visions I had in my head of beautiful exotic Asian women amid a lush tropical jungle paradise. These images were more […]

THE PHILIPPINE’S WAR ON DRUGS
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THE PHILIPPINE’S WAR ON DRUGS

The Philippine’s war on drugs is in full swing now several months after the election of their new president, Rody Duterte. He was elected in a landslide victory on an election platform that was largely focused on the end of criminality in the country which he claimed was rooted in the proliferation of the drug […]

VISA AND CURRENCY #12
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VISA AND CURRENCY #12

I  started to think about both currency and Visa today. I need to change some money. I arrived packing a quantity of US$. They were full dollars too. Years ago I kept in a savings pile at home, all the US$ that were used to pay me by American visitors, rather than change them at […]

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. […]

WHAT’S ON OFFER IN THE PHILIPPINES
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WHAT’S ON OFFER IN THE PHILIPPINES

Girls and Relationships in the Philippines Shortly after coming to the Philippines for the first time in 2010 and discovering that a wide range of attractive girls were interested in me, I started to feel very confused. What are these girls really offering? I asked myself. Sure they are sexually willing, but what kind of […]

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