“SteemThat” – A Social Media site that pays!

Social Media Now 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 for any length of […]

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 […]

Considering a Move to the Philippines? There is much to consider.

Ah, the simple life. Tropical living, sunshine and tropical breezes, low-cost of living, fine women, cheap beer… wait, STOP!  That sounds like something a travel magazine would throw at you and while much of it might be true, there are many other considerations that should be visited before making a decision to pack up and […]

We Head Deep Into the Samar Jungle Looking For a Miracle!

Miracle Hot Springs, Samar, Philippines Some days are just ripe for adventure. This was one of those days when no one in particular, decided to round-up some family members and head up the river deep into the jungles of Samar, in search of a Miracle (personally, it was a miracle some of us even made […]

Retired in Samar Site Technical Issues Fixed. Please support this blog!

Good News! It has been a while since this site’s Contact Page has been working correctly. It seems that when I installed an update to that page a long time ago, it came with a “bug” and has not worked since. Today I was determined to get it fixed and like the heading on this […]

“Out-of-Stock” Doesn’t Always Mean “Out-of-Stock!”

A Mango Moment Because we choose to live on an island and everything is imported (nothing manufactured), one thing that is very common is that ANYTHING on any given day can be out-of-stock (including customer service and the occasional thought process). The Omelet When we choose to eat out, like everybody, we have our favorite […]

The Abstract of Time (nothing to do with Filipino Time!).

A Philosophical Concept of Abstract of Time. Have you ever felt the connection between aging and the speed of time? If you have passed the half-century benchmark of living, you absolutely have. Did you know there is actual evidence related to the general impressions of the speed of time, including theories of the purported subjective […]

Cooking it up in the Philippines – What’s For Supper?

The phrase ‘When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do‘ refers to the importance of adapting yourself to the customs of the people who are in a certain place or situation and behave like they do. … When in the Philippines, do as the FIlipinos do!” Unfortunately, many (if not most) foreigners do not subscribe […]