Some Things Change – Even Paradise!
I would first like to give thanks for all the inspiration I have received recently from many of my readers concerning our decision to move to Guam. Because of all this support, I have decided not to change the overall focus or scope of my blog. I even had thoughts of terminating the blog, but now I am inspired to add another slice of “One Day at a Time” living in the tropics. Now as I travel back and forth between the Philippines and Guam, I can describe my experiences and the many distinctive comparisons of life in my two chosen paradises.
For anyone not familiar with the flower to the left, it is called “Bird of Paradise” and is a very common sight in both the Philippines and Guam. Flowers don’t lie apparently!
While these two locations are only geographically separated by about 1,500 miles of Pacific ocean, the similarities, as well as the dissimilarities, are crisscrossed with ironies.
From this point forward, I will begin documenting another leg of my continued journey through retirement, and still from within the Domain of the Golden Dragon. I also toyed with the idea of changing the blog title, but that involves changing the site’s Domain Name and that can get complicated. It would be like getting stuck in the mud with a 4-wheel drive vehicle, as Google is in total control.
Sometimes you might notice that I might add a suffix to “Retired in Samar” title such as “Living on Guam” or “Occasionally” or “Sometimes,” but know that the Blog’s name will always remain the same, as well as the title of my YouTube channel. My Facebook page has been modified to “Retired in Samar – Occasionally” and will more accurately reflect our current adventures.
The searchable category-of-posts in the Retired in Samar blog titled “Another Day in Paradise“ will now include posts written from my more eastern location, Guam, and will be labeled as such in a sub-category called “Where America’s Day Begins.” I have also added a “Mango Moments” category, from the Guam Perspective.
I hope that my loyal readers will continue to follow me, and maybe I can pick up some new subscribers along the way… like those who may be interested in visiting or living in America’s version of Asia (Guam).
While one paradise is very affordable, the other one, not really. One place provides for a very slow-paced life, the other location… just slow. One paradise might be cleaner than the other and one might be much noisier. in the Philippines I will always be considered a guest but here on Guam, I am no longer a foreigner. Along the way I will try to best describe my experiences, with perspectives from both locations, as we commute back and forth from one paradise to the other.
The most common characteristic between the Philippines and Guam? Well, there are two actually. They are both tropical islands and both places involve fiestas and food. Kind of a win-win situation!
Thanks for reading, commenting, and your continued support!