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 […]

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 […]

Reasons, Reflections, Time Travel, and the Final Frontier!

Reflections Because today is my birthday, and whenever I have a birthday, I like to look back and reflect. I think back of the days when I was a boy growing up, observing my grandfather ease through his remaining days. He mostly hung with the other retired guys at the soda fountain on Main street […]

Sunset in Samar

Another Samar Sunset! Many times I will receive requests for information on what there is to do in the Philippines during retirement. The simple response is – “Anything you want to do.” Without having any knowledge of anyone’s particular interests, I usually have to remind them that life here can be varied, depending on your […]

Planning on Moving to the Philippines?

Southeast Asia! If you are thinking of moving to the Philippines, know that this is Southeast Asia. Anyone contemplating a move abroad, especially to a developing country, really needs to completely research the country/city/province/area they plan on moving to. Thoroughly. And after that, they need to research some more. The very reason I say this is […]

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 […]

[Before Paradise] Simply Bittersweet

I didn’t think I would have time to write these last few days as we have been on the move from our temporary rental, then to a local Tupelo hotel, and now we are at a hotel in Memphis where we are completely staged to leave this morning for the airport. It has been a long […]

[Before Paradise] It’s Mass Chaos!

Yesterday I wrote about going back to work – fixing, repairing, installing, etc. The roof repairs have been made, the new toilet flange and bolts are in, and the electrician is coming today. Until he arrives, I’ve begun some serious packing. Up until now, we have packed things with a certain methodology; we packed all […]