I’ve Been Scammed! – Life in the Philippines

I Dropped My Guard! Just when you finish bragging on the honest and friendly people who surround you in your everyday life, someone finds a way to get your money! I’m not blaming anyone in my inner circles, nor am I blaming anybody from my area or my city. I don’t know who did it, […]

A Call-Out to Filipinos Overseas!

PHILIPPINE-AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP DAY! It’s only been a couple of days since the 4th of July (Philippine-American Friendship Day) and I have been seeing this post make its way around facebook and some online Filipino and expat forums. I thought it would be nice to share. Obviously written by a Filipino patriot but the actual author’s […]

Celebrating the Holidays, Both of Them!

Let’s Party! Just over a week ago, a local expat (Aussie) and friend who lives here in Calbayog asked if anyone knew whether the Americans where planning anything for the 4th of July holiday. No sooner than the day after he suggested it, it was quickly determined that any get together should be located in […]

Cost of Living in the Philippines – Another Update!

How Much Does It Cost To Live In The Philippines! I was sitting here contemplating whether I even felt like putting out a post today. Then I happened upon a Yahoo News Article that painted a rather bleak picture to anyone in the western world aspiring to live or retire in the Philippines (P120k monthly […]

Shopping at Super Metro – Calbayog City, Philippines

Super METRO Update. Well, it has been just over 4 months now since the Gaisano Super Metro Hypermarket opened it’s doors to Calbayog City. I’m sure it has been a rough ride for many company employees (and the management) but things are beginning to feel almost normal inside these days. The lines, while still long […]

A New Day, More Rain and a New World Order

A New Day We woke up this morning like every other morning, wondering what the agenda holds for this day. It’s not often that we do any out-planning, unless there is an event, party or fiesta… or a scheduled power outage (see my latest video). Anyway, a small-scale weather disturbance located to our west has […]

Brownout in Style!

Brown Outs – In Tailgating Fashion! I’m sure all my American readers know what tailgating is. And maybe some Aussies and Europeans do also. And for the sake not taking sides in the BREXIT argument, I will put the U.K. in their own category (lol). Tailgating is typically is a term that describes someone driving […]

ISKOLAR Scholarships, Philippines – It’s Not Easy!

ISKOLAR-Calbayog Scholarships Since arriving here to live during the early summer of 2013, one of our nieces has been placed on the endangered species list, or so it seems. Since she has graduated from high school (under the old 10 year education system) in 2014, she has only been making rare appearances these days. Reason? […]

Mall of Asia, UBER Manila, and a First Flight!

  Subic Bay to Manila We left Subic Bay, after a three days of hanging with friends and seeing some sights we hadn’t seen in years, and headed for Manila for a one-day layover before our flight back to Samar the next morning. We bused it from Olongapo to Manila and once we arrived at […]