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 […]

A Filipina and a Cheesesteak!

While visiting Guam this week, we stopped in at the Air Force Base Exchange Food Court one day for lunch. After living in the Philippines for nearly 3 years, it was an easy lunch choice for me to make…I was having a Philly Cheesesteak! My wife decided on Popeye’s Chicken so as she walked over […]

Culture Shift Ahead …Be Nice!

Have you ever jumped into a bathtub full of water before you check the temperature with your big toe? Most people wouldn’t but there will always be a select few that will. Would you ever consider just upping and moving to a different country without first investigating the customs and it’s culture? Believe it or […]

Planning on Moving to the Philippines?

Southeast Asia! If you are thinking of moving to the Philippines, know that this is Southeast Asia. Anyone contemplating a move abroad, especially to a developing country, really needs to completely research the country/city/province/area they plan on moving to. Thoroughly. And after that, they need to research some more. The very reason I say this is […]

Sunrise, Tennis and the Vulcanizer!

I woke up early this morning as yesterday I accepted an invite for an early morning tennis game. I don’t normally get up before  sunrise (at least out of bed) although the local roosters all take their turn at trying. Most days I can hear them early on but my body  just doesn’t respond. Anyway, […]

To The Philippines With Love!

Many times I’ve written and attempted to describe the differences between the cultures of the Philippines and the west, specifically the U.S. where I am from. Some articles come easily while others have been a struggle searching for the right way to convey my thoughts on culture, family, values, expatriation and all that stuff.  While […]

Philippines Ready for Divorce?

I recently published a post on the re-focusing on the topic of divorce in the Philippines…my ideas and take on this included. If you missed that post you can visit it here – Divorce in the Philippines? Really? Since the battle on reproductive health is over, some lawmakers believe that the time is ripe to […]

Divorce in the Philippines? Really?

Since August of 2010, HB No. 1799, “An Act Introducing Divorce in the Philippines” has been sitting on the shelf. House speaker Feliciano Belmonte, who supports the bill, says now that the RH (Reproductive Health) bill has been approved by both chambers, a new focus has been shifted to the topic of the validity of […]

Marriage (Honeyko) Point Scoring System

If you are a male in a relationship with a woman, you understand the ‘Demerit System’ that applies. I know that all married men will attest to some real wisdom in this post… …In the world of romance, one single rule applies: MAKE THE WOMAN HAPPY! Do something she likes, and you get points. Do […]