My Relationship is Over!

Getting Around – It Was Easy Then    There was a time when I really enjoyed riding motorcycles here in the Philippines. Actually, I still do. It is the easiest and quickest way to get around… when it is not raining. Though it is not necessarily the safest. There is nary a day goes by […]

What You Should Know About Online Incomes to Live in the Philippines

Talk is Cheap, Incomes Requires Working! When it comes to internet income generation that will provide support for living in the Philippines, there is much to be said about the success chances of making a good living online. Then again, there is a lot more to be said about the disappointing returns many individuals actually realize […]

No Dr.’s Appointment – No Complaints!

Around the world, there seems to be no shortage of complaints when it comes to health care providers, customer service, and complaints surrounding appointments and waiting times to see your doctor. Generally speaking, in the U.S. anyway, if you want to see a specific doctor, you usually need to make an appointment. Like many others, […]

Impending Danger on Philippine Streets

There are dangers lurking, waiting to claim the next victim, and I warned them! Today I finished working on the yard outside our  compound and while sitting down to rest, I took in  and enjoyed all the children playing on the street.  Until some would ride their bikes past me (with some  three and four […]

Retire Early in the Philippines? – You Will Need a Plan

A facebook friend of mine recently posted his thoughts about how “most people believe  they need to be rich to retire young.” He went on to say “They don’t. Many people have  retired in their 40’s or 50’s without being rich; but neither were they poor. The net worth  you are going to need will […]

Our First 30 Days in Samar

Posting this in retrospect, we have now been in the Philippines for just over 30 days. A few days ago, I asked my wife “when does retirement begin?” and she responded “I think at this rate, never!” I will explain…since being here, there has been no laying around in some beach side hammock spread between […]

[Before Paradise] My Resignation!

This was my resignation posted on my Active Rain ( http://activerain.com website for real estate professionals) Page! After a productive 12 years in real estate, I have made the difficult decision to retire again. During my short but fulfilling second career, I have enjoyed some really good times in real estate, and like many others, […]

[Before Paradise] Simply Bittersweet

I didn’t think I would have time to write these last few days as we have been on the move from our temporary rental, then to a local Tupelo hotel, and now we are at a hotel in Memphis where we are completely staged to leave this morning for the airport. It has been a long […]

Bureau of Animal Industry, Philippines – Beware of New Scam!

Recently I posted an update on the trouble I was having getting connected with the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) in Metro Manila. It seems their published email address is no longer valid, has been changed, and a possible oversight by the BAI by not updating that address on their website may have led to […]