Time to Leave Samar… Again!

We arrived back home on Christmas Eve, just this last 2017. It clearly wasn’t enough time to prepare for our annual family Christmas get-together. We did manage to have some close family over and cooked up a spaghetti dinner… what else? Here in the Philippines, spaghetti is a meal usually served on the more festive […]

Our Mysterious Tokay Gecko

Living here in Samar Island in the Philippines, I have come to know that I should expect strange things, and if I do, strange things will happen. Recently we discovered that we have a special guest living in our midst. On several occasions, I have caught the youngest of our three cats (Gadget) sitting near […]

Feast of Sto. Niño in the Philippines

Another Sweet Mango Moment Anybody who lives in the Philippines knows or eventually comes to know that January is a month-long celebration for several provinces and cities all over the country honoring the Infant Jesus. It is the Feast of Sto. Niño. Today, while spending some time with my nephew while he worked on his […]

Another “More Fun in the Philippines” Video!

There are Many Ways to have More Fun in the Philippines It’s never a surprise when a new promotional video about the Philippines surfaces. Keep in mind though that most of these promos only show the good side of life here. You have to dig a little deeper on your own to get the real […]

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 […]

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 […]

On Top of Samar in the Philippines

Why do people climb Mt. Everest? Because it is there. Why did I climb the mountain that overlooks our village of Tomaligues? Because it is here!  Well actually, I needed some photos and my nieces and nephews are always looking for an adventure with their Tito. While it’s not really a mountain, it’s definitely one […]

New, Improved, Retired in Samar – Philippines

This is a shout out to introduce the new and improved Retired in Samar blog to all my current blog subscribers and future readers. Now that my internet service has become reliable again, I hope to be a regular participant on the blog again. Watch for more articles and more photos as I post to […]

And the Blog Award Goes to……

Well, not me, I’m sure. Some time ago I apologized to my readers for my inactivity on the blog, mainly as a result of my inability to connect to the internet. It had become such an inconvenience to drive into town to an internet cafe and stand and wait in line for a computer…at the […]