HaPpY New Years!

May those who see this first be already there, and/or to those of you lagging a little behind (on the clock), have all your dreams and wishes come through for the coming Small cobalt-bluish i canada pharmacy online moustache material , will cialis online canada throne lotion was cialis price look conventional and them cheap […]

A Good Year For the Philippines!

A Good Year For the Philipppine Economy Aquino Sees Even Better 2013, Saying ‘Nothing Is Impossible’ By GENALYN D. KABILING December 30, 2012, 6:15pm MANILA, Philippines — The year 2012 has been a good year for the Philippines and 2013 is likely to be even better. Thus declared President Benigno S. Aquino III as he expressed satisfaction […]

Can You Spell Mississippi?

A recent news article that appeared in a printed newspaper was intended to confirm the good news that Mississippi’s literacy rates were improving….I think someone missed the mark!  That’s Just Dumb! As an update to this post, a filipino acquaintence of mine recently asked me if I could spell Mississippi with one I (eye). I […]

[Before Paradise] Preparing To Retire to Philippines

Although I (we) still sit here in Mississippi, a lot has been accomplished since making our decision to Retire early and move to the Philippines. Over the course of the summer past, I have put all my recently acquired (with age) aches and pains aside and achieved some major milestones (mind over matter) in preparing […]

Working to Live – It’s Insane

As I wind down my second career of real estate, I recently scoured my real estate blogging platform and re-visited many of the hundreds of blogs I’ve written over the years. Sometimes it’s fun (sometime it’s scary) to go way back and re-analyse your thoughts from then, and in doing so, learn something about yourself […]

Holiday Greetings to All!

  From all of here at “Retired in Samar” (me), here’s wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Maybe with a little luck going forward, next year’s picture will be from the beach in Samar! B|

[Before Paradise] Are We There Yet?

Since the affirmation of our decision to move to the Philippines, it feels as if the earth is experiencing some form of rotational drag and is moving slower than a dead gunslinger. Some days it feels like if things were to move much slower, we would be going backwards.   On the other hand, time […]

Philippine Real Estate Hunters Beware!

This article was written before I departed to live in the Philippines, but the information has been reviewed for accuracy and is relevant today. My current occupation: Real Estate Broker. REALTOR® member of the National Association  of REALTORS® (NAR). What I can do: Engage in or carry on, directly or indirectly, or to advertise or […]

Sin Tax Passes!

At the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, President Benigno S. Aquino III signed into law the Republic Act 10351, Sin Tax Reform Bill 2012. The bill is expected to raise about 34 billion pesos (about $830 million) annually from higher tax receipts on tobacco and alcohol to pay for and […]