Anything Goes!

One Thing Leads to Another

One Thing Leads to Another Or…It’s Just a Case of Perfect Timing! As sure as Jupiter revolves around the sun just like the Earth, the orbit is somewhat longer and therefore takes much longer to accomplish the evolution. Sort of like the way things happen here in the Philippines. I recently wrote about the new […]

No Shortage of Strange!

Just like an any other ordinary day anywhere else in the world, I opened the spam folder in an email account I rarely use. By the looks of all the mail I have collected there, you would think I am hooked up with a Nigerian prince and all of his trustees, executors, and lawyer friends. […]

I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Out!

A Rabbit Hole! It’s what I fell into. My absence from writing about the retired life in the Philippines has been sidetracked, not by an over abundance of enjoying the retired life in paradise, but by Bitcoin! Yes, Bitcoin and all that it entails…it’s virtual currency or digital money that can be spent in a growing […]

Philippines Postal Service

 Another Mango Moment!   Today we took a ride into town for our first visit to the Calbayog City  Post Office. Up until now, we have had  literally no reason to mail  anything. Today however, I  needed to send an old-fashioned written  and signed letter.  As we entered the Calbayog Post Office building, all  I could […]

Expatriation…It Just Made Sense

A born and raised red-blooded American I am, and as most Americans, I grew up loving my country, and I still do. The eldest of 6 siblings, I grew up first, and was undoubtedly the designated test-bed child. In larger families, the first-born is usually and specifically designed for the initial research, development, testing and […]

What You Should Know About Online Incomes to Live in the Philippines

Talk is Cheap, Incomes Requires Working! When it comes to internet income generation that will provide support for living in the Philippines, there is much to be said about the success chances of making a good living online. Then again, there is a lot more to be said about the disappointing returns many individuals actually realize […]

Real Filipino Time Scenario

Filipino Time – Unplugged! I am thoroughly convinced that there is a Filipino version of Murphy’s Law in play. Just as sure as the world turns, Murphy could just as well been of Filipino descent, because the perceived perversity of the universe will just as easily catch up with you here as it will anywhere. […]

My Thoughts…Before Paradise!

Life is Free! Well, Cheaper with Age Anyway! – is an article I published in February, 2012, on my real estate blog just after we travelled to the Philippines to check on the construction of our home there. Once we returned home to the U.S., I was immediately inspired to slow down. I wrote the […]

Life in the Western Pacific and in Typhoon Alley

While I now live in the Philippines, I began my career here in the Western Pacific. At the ripe old age of 19, I was first assigned to the U.S. Navy’s then named Fleet Weather Central/Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Guam, where I began my forray into the weather business as a computer operator. Back in […]