Busted Again!

Good Luck, Bad Luck? If you did not read my previous post – “Busted in Guam“, now is a good time. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Just as every day has two halves, this day was no different. That morning was like having a near miss of sorts, and the afternoon… well, it went something like […]

Not So Crowded Skies Over the Philippines

An Airborne Mango Moment   I must say, between Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines, CP is much more punctual. During my return from Manila to Samar, my first flight of the day was from Manila to Cebu on the Airbus 320 (about 1h10m) and the only problem I encountered was that the seats do not […]

My Bucket List is Minus One!

One Down, More to Go!       According to the Urban Dictionary, a “Bucket List”  is a list of things to be done before one dies, and is derived from the term Kicked the Bucket. We all have this propensity to look back on our lives and say “I wish I would have done this […]

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 […]

Paradise Has Changed – Not the Blog!

Some Things Change – Even Paradise!    I would first like to give thanks for all the inspiration I have received recently from many of my readers concerning our decision to move to Guam. Because of all this support, I have decided not to change the overall focus or scope of my blog. I even […]

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 […]

Philippines… Not a U.S. Concern!

  PH not a ‘country of concern,’ says US State Department Ron Gagalac, ABS-CBN News Posted at Feb 02 2017 08:06 PM The US State Department today clarified that the Philippines has not been marked by US authorities as a “country of concern,” which means Filipinos can continue their travels to and from the US, […]

Getting Vocal with a Local!

Some Days, It’s Just Not That Easy! This morning I decided to just turn off the TV and shed all the negativity that is emanating in every direction from the U.S. election on almost every channel. So I head to town with my wife for a few hours just for a little chill time, taking […]

Foreigners are Jittery in the Philippines

Nervousness in the Air. I get asked the question all the time. Has President Duterte’s turn on America had a negative impact on retirement here. For the most part, no, it has not. Duterte, the strong-fisted ruler that came to power during the last national election in May of this year (2016), has made some […]