Get Ready to Register Your SIM Cards. SOON!

If you live in the Philippines, get ready for…  … Less Freedom and More Paperworks! In many countries around the world, telecommunications consumers can buy prepaid SIM from retail marketers without having to present any form of identification and with little or no paperwork. Personally, I have always thought this was a great freedom… pay […]

In All Fairness, I need a Harley Davidson. Just One!

Another Mango Moment! I’ve been working on the Mrs. now for years, laying the groundwork for the day I spring it upon her that it is time for me to buy a Harley Davidson. I’ve had a lifelong dream of owning three big-boy toys and have already accomplished two of them… a sailboat and a […]

My Apologies! I feel sooo…

…Duh! I while back (a month or so ago) I mentioned in a blog post that I had enabled commenting for all posts. I had turned it of well over a year ago because of the spam attacks the site was receiving, which eventually led to this site being hacked, nearly loosing years worth of […]

An Expat’s Feelings Revealed!

I just finished reading a post on sub/reddit titled “What is exactly wrong with locals here?” and I must admit, based upon the thread comments, the OP of this article really struck a chord – with some readers that agreed with him and others who adamantly defended against everything he said. Below I have inserted […]

A Spur of the Moment Detour equals Another Day in Paradise.

A Beach Walk Turns Into…. Because we live less than a mile from Guam’s most famous tourist beach area, Tumon Bay, I suggested to the wife that we head down for an evening stroll along the beach and catch the sunset. This is the place where we usually do our snorkeling together. As we walked […]

What’s keeping me busy these days?

Life in the Tropics – It’s All Good. It’s been over a year already since I setup camp in Guam, and next month it will be one year for my Asawa. And you know what they say… “How time flies when you’re having fun!” It must be true because it only seems like we just […]

“SteemThat” – A Social Media site that pays!

A Plug for the Social Media That Pays! Have you ever wished you could earn money for all that time you spend on social media online? What if Facebook had paid you for all of your posting contributions and all those likes and shares since the day you joined? If you have been with fb […]

My Own Personal Golf Driving Range in the Philippines!

A Genuine Mango Moment! As many of my readers already know, we shipped most of our personal belongings to the Philippines when we retired. Golf clubs included. Because we live on the island of Samar, and the closest golf course to us would be in Tacloban, Leyte, some 3 1/2 hours away, I have not […]

The Best Attractions in Manila

Come to Manila Manila may be one of the more easily misunderstood capitals in the world. Some might learn that it’s in close proximity to the gorgeous island getaways of the Philippines, and be surprised to learn that it’s a big city. Others might be aware of its reputation for casino resorts and be surprised […]