In the Philippines

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Considering a Move to the Philippines? There is so 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 […]

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 […]

Would Multi-Culturalism Survive Asia? I doubt it.

Reflections and Realizations. Have you ever just sat back and reflected on things? Your car, your house, your job? Your past? Or how about something greater?… your life, your family, maybe even your country? Sure you have – everybody does it from time to time. It is a natural thing to do. Reflection is a process of […]

Is Philippine Airlines Troubled?

During the last two years, we have experienced nothing but grief when using Philippine Airlines’ (PAL Express) when traveling between Calbayog City and Manila. Our last three experiences with that carrier resulted in two lengthy delays and one early morning flight cancellation where we were bused (rushed) to Tacloban to catch the early afternoon PAL […]