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, […]

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 […]

My Blogging Life is Evolving – Philippines

Start a Blog and Move to the Philippines … and document all the adventures (and mis-adventures) heretofore and hereafter, to entertain the world, er…well, those few that would be interested anyway. Blogging, It seemed easy enough. Actually it has always been easy up until recently. It has been nearly three years (July 3rd) since we […]

I Live in the Philippines and I VLOG!

What To Do? Many times on this blog I have suggested that if anybody should come to the Philippines to live, they must have something in mind to keep them busy. Living a sedentary lifestyle in general is not very healthy. Living a sedentary lifestyle in the Philippines can be even more unhealthy and can […]

Zumba, Video and Some Sexy Laundry!

Another Mango Moment! This evening I dropped the Mrs. off at her ZUMBA dance session and I cruised through town shooting some video clips for a project I’m working on. At the south side of town, I dropped in on my friend UJ and had a beer at his “UJ’s Bar.”  Well, it’s not really […]

U.S. SECDEF to Visit Philippines in April

U.S., Philippines agree on 5 base locations under EDCA Reuters Posted at 03/19/16 4:46 AM WASHINGTON – The United States and the Philippines have agreed on five locations for U.S. military facilities in the Philippines under a security deal agreed amid rising tensions with China, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. U.S. Deputy Assistant […]

Foreigners Warned About Elections

Foreigners Warned not to Meddle in Elections By Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 14, 2013 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – Foreigners were warned yesterday against interfering in the campaign for local and national posts in the May elections. In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said they will investigate complaints against foreigners […]

Things That Make the Philippines Go ‘Round!

Life in the Philippines …can be loads of fun. It can also be a bit strange!  Many foreigners who have been visiting these islands for years, and especially those who are permanent residents, know just what to expect from everyday life here. There is a myriad of weirdness here that can both amaze and amuse […]

Bureau of Immigration Update

Bureau of Immigration Update was posted and received via social media this date as follows: ANNOUNCEMENT The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will continue processing the pending applications for re-stamping of the implementation for permanent resident visas under Republic Act No. 7919 (RA 7919), otherwise known as the Alien Social Integration Act of 1995. Furthermore, BI […]