“SteemThat” – A Social Media site that pays!

Social Media Now Pays! Have you ever wished you could earn money for all that time you spend on social media online? What if Facebook had paid you for all of your posting contributions and all those likes and shares since the day you joined? If you have been with fb for any length of […]

We Head Deep Into the Samar Jungle Looking For a Miracle!

Miracle Hot Springs, Samar, Philippines Some days are just ripe for adventure. This was one of those days when no one in particular, decided to round-up some family members and head up the river deep into the jungles of Samar, in search of a Miracle (personally, it was a miracle some of us even made […]

Retired in Samar Site Technical Issues Fixed. Please support this blog!

Good News! It has been a while since this site’s Contact Page has been working correctly. It seems that when I installed an update to that page a long time ago, it came with a “bug” and has not worked since. Today I was determined to get it fixed and like the heading on this […]

Superstitions in the Far East are “Life Dominating.”

Boo! Asians are superstitious people. Islanders even more so. When a people lives in isolation they can invent some strange mystical forces that act upon their daily lives. And for many centuries, travelers from far away lands would also visit, depositing their beliefs also. The Philippines has become a melting pot of local and foreign […]

Retired and Living in the Philippines – 5 Years!

The Blog. As the Retired in Samar blog approaches its 5-year anniversary (next month), I felt it would be a good time to publish an anniversary post. When I began this blog, it was with  the intent of documenting my journey, in addition to having something to do in my retirement years, and maybe earn […]

Driving in the Philippines… Is It Really Safer Than Guam?

Driving on Guam Yesterday my wife and I were in the car heading to the gym and we both simultaneously came to the same conclusion about driver differences between the Philippines and Guam. The funny thing is that as we approached a late-model vehicle at a stop light, be both noticed the vehicle’s hatchback smashed […]

Here Comes a Real Game Changer!

Blogging For a Living? I Think Not! I first began my venture into the blogging arena back during the summer of 2009 when I was working in real estate. My blogging back then helped promote me, my brokerage, and the services we offered. My reputation online helped lead to our credibility as knowledgeable professionals. It […]

Busted in Guam!

Hafa Adai (pronounced half-a-day) The first-half of the day started out as innocent as any other day. We woke up early at 4am, cooked up some coffee, packed a lunch, then headed out. We were going on a morning hike which would take us out to the end of the harbor’s engineered breakwater which protects […]

Travel Advisory to Palawan, Philippines

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Advisory for Palawan Province United States Embassy Manila, Philippines May 9, 2017 THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION […]