An Expat’s Feelings Revealed!

I just finished reading a post on sub/reddit titled “What is exactly wrong with locals here?” and I must admit, based upon the thread comments, the OP of this article really struck a chord – with some readers that agreed with him and others who adamantly defended against everything he said. Below I have inserted […]

A Spur of the Moment Detour equals Another Day in Paradise.

A Beach Walk Turns Into…. Because we live less than a mile from Guam’s most famous tourist beach area, Tumon Bay, I suggested to the wife that we head down for an evening stroll along the beach and catch the sunset. This is the place where we usually do our snorkeling together. As we walked […]

What’s keeping me busy these days?

Life in the Tropics – It’s All Good. It’s been over a year already since I setup camp in Guam, and next month it will be one year for my Asawa. And you know what they say… “How time flies when you’re having fun!” It must be true because it only seems like we just […]

“SteemThat” – A Social Media site that pays!

A Plug for the Social Media That 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 […]

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 […]

“Out-of-Stock” Doesn’t Always Mean “Out-of-Stock!”

A Mango Moment Because we choose to live on an island and everything is imported (nothing manufactured), one thing that is very common is that ANYTHING on any given day can be out-of-stock (including customer service and the occasional thought process). The Omelet When we choose to eat out, like everybody, we have our favorite […]

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 […]

Come to the Philippines. But Arrive Rude… You Lose Dude!

Immigration. A much heated topic of debate these days in the United States. Actually, for well over 40 years now. They just can’t seem to fix the problem of illegal immigration. I’m leaning heavily on the idea that they really don’t want to because there seems to be an entire industry that makes money on […]

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 […]