Living in the Philippines – Reasonings

Reasons Are Many… and Also Few!       First, I would like to thank my friend (and fellow blogger) John for the inspiration to write this post. Sometimes all it takes is a simple comment or a reminder by a reader, and the post-creating sparks begin to fly. And in this case, the sparks have […]

Leaving the Philippines on PAL – One Way!

If It Can Happen, It Will Happen. We purchased our One-Way tickets online through the Philippine Airlines website as we always do. I logged in with our Mabuhay Club number and booked two seats for a flight to Manila and then on to Guam. We’ve done it this way several times now for over three […]

Cost of Living in the Philippines – Another Update!

How Much Does It Cost To Live In The Philippines! I was sitting here contemplating whether I even felt like putting out a post today. Then I happened upon a Yahoo News Article that painted a rather bleak picture to anyone in the western world aspiring to live or retire in the Philippines (P120k monthly […]

Not Your Normal Holiday Season In Samar, Philippines

Normal for some maybe… The Christmas season celebrations here in the Philippines customarily extends through the “Ber months (beginning in September), but for some reason our season has seemed to be abbreviated this year. Not because there has been any shortage of enthusiasm, but I believe because the weather has kinda put a damper on […]

Full Service Gas Stations in the Philippines

SWEET MANGO MOMENT…  40 psi is the New 33 psi Today I decided to ride my motorcycle into town to pick up some fresh beans for lunch per my wife’s request. Because I haven’t used the bike in over a week, I stopped in at a “service” station to check the air pressure in the […]

Demolition of a Bahay

Just about the time we’ve grown accustomed to enjoying the features of our new home, we have come to the realization that, and in the name of progress, we must now destroy part of that which has been built. After many months of deliberations about buying a car, we finally bit the bullet and bought […]

Paradise Can Kill!

 Since the day we made the decision and began telling our friends and acquaintances that we  planned to move to the Philippines, the most common question thrown at me is – “What are you  going to do there?” My first and easiest response has always been “Nothing, absolutely nothing!”  but after a while, I began […]