Video-The Philippines Pedicab

If you have never experienced “The Ultimate Transportation System” then you have never been to the Philippines. I’m not talking about fancy subway systems like the London “Tube” or the Japanese “Bullet” trains that speed you to your destination. I’m not even talking about the average subway system in any large metropolitan area. No. I’m […]

Video – The Philippines Sari-Sari Store

If you have been to the Philippines, you know what a Sari-Sari Store is. It is the Philippines version of a neighborhood convenience store. These stores are an important economic mainstay of almost all neighborhoods in the Philippines, and sometimes you will see several on the same street, and occasionally, even right next-door to each […]

Video – Ciriaco Hotel & Resort, Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines

Occasionally, my wife and I will head to town early in the day to take care of some business or do pick up supplies and we always make a stop that includes coffee and breakfast and Wi-Fi fix at a local coffee shop, Isla Cafe in Calbayog City. Upon arriving this day, we were told that […]

Video – The Sands of Tomaligues, Samar

  Since moving here to Samar in the Philippines, we occasionally make the 50 meter walk from our home to the ocean where it becomes a world of adventure at low tide. We can literally walk for several kilometers and enjoy all that nature provides. This day, we took our beach chairs and coffee with […]

Video – Building a Home in the Philippines

In other articles in this Blog, I described our decisions leading up to acquiring property (real estate) and building our home over the long-term, in order to be ready for our retirement when that time came. It turns out it worked better for us this way as the economic climate in the U.S. forced us […]

Video – Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Missed Us!

This is an older video I shot on November 8th, 2013, as Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) made its closest approach to Calbayog City, Samar. Although our area suffered little damage, our neighbors to the south were not so fortunate. Most damage in our area was limited to thatched roofs, loose tin panels, and banana plants. […]

Video – The Bamboo Craftsmen in the Philippines

Since I first arrived in the Philippines back in 1983, I’ve always been amazed how so many crafters made their living in wood carving, furniture making, etc. As an apprentice cabinet-maker when I was young, I was exposed and trained to use many power tools and machines to accomplish the job. To this day, many […]

Video – Our Fiesta Parade in the Philippines

Our village (Barangay) of Tomaligues holds their annual fiesta in February. Here is a quick look showing the little parade that was put together in celebration of the village’s Patron Saint.

Video – Calbayog City; NW Samar State University

Northwest Samar State University The class of 2014 has walked the stage and our niece, Geline, happily received her diploma. This video shows the inside of the Calbayog City Sports Arena during the final preparations for Northwest Samar State University Commencement Exercises, held this past April 25th. There were over 1,100 graduates and the crowd was […]