How Not To Begin Your Retirement!

Retirement is an Adventure I must admit, when I chose to retire and move to the Philippines, it was without fanfare of any sort. Well, my racquetball buddies did take me out to dinner and a few beers, but that was the extent of any and all formalities. When I finally landed in the Philippines […]

The Awakening!

EYES WIDE OPEN I was abruptly awakened by the sound of drums, with an ever-increasing accompaniment of brass instruments. Before I knew it and within seconds, there was a 7 piece marching ensemble passing my bedroom window on their way down the street. Now I was sitting straight up in bed and I’m sure the […]

Spoon or Chopsticks?

Time to Learn a New Language? While reading some of the personal details about the new Philippines president, Duterte, I’ve learned about some of the reasons Duterte holds such a deep dislike for America. And the more I read, the more I learn. The way I understand it, Duterte holds grudges longer than most people […]

A Visit to Malajog Ridge Nature Park & Zipline

Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines For well over a year, and since this tourism project began construction here in Barangay Malajog, the public has been anxiously awaiting the opening of the Malajog Ridge Nature Park and Zipline. At the time of this writing, the Nature Park has been opened to the public, but the Zipline platform […]

When the Power Goes Out in the Philippines

When We Have Scheduled Power Outages in the Philippines… …we head to the beach! Brown-outs here in the Philippines are common and can happen anytime, anywhere. Most notably, my experience with them seem to be while I am watching a good movie or on the computer doing something important. Most times it is nothing more […]

Littering – More Fun in the Philippines!

A Simple Complaint. Yesterday while working on pouring concrete septic tank lids at the back of our property, I took a gander (southern speak for “look”) over our newly constructed back wall and noticed that the neighbor has been conveniently been dumping her garbage over her wall into the mangroves in the tidal pool. Since […]

Staying Fit While Living in the Philippines

How to Stay Fit When Retired  by Doug Sullivan, RN, CCM If you are getting to that time in your life when you can say ”I’m retired” that’s great. Now is the time when maintaining your health and cultivating healthy habits is even more critical for your retirement years.  First ask yourself, “Did I maintain […]

We Need More STIPNER’s ???

Another Sweet Mango Moment The other day I met up with a local contractor to discuss the building of a retaining wall on our new lot which adjoins our current lot. A deep footing and retaining wall needs to be constructed so we can elevate the lot with fill dirt to expand and join the […]

A New Beach Resort in Samar, Philippines

Surprise…A New Beach Resort! Occasionally I will turn on the TV and switch over our local community channel just to see if I can read anything. Many times the notices are in English so no problem. Last week I noticed an advertisement for employment openings at a new resort that is to open soon just […]