A Return to Fantasy Island?

Alternate Paradise!       After traveling to Guam last month to set up homestead in what will become our “alternate paradise,” I will be traveling back to Samar next week to pick up a few things, namely some clothes, some personal items, and the Mrs. (being the most important obviously). We plan on spending some time […]

I’ve Got Something to Tell You!

Retreat! It’s what one does when the going gets overly tough, or the outlook in a given situation becomes bleak or filled with uncertainty. In General George Armstrong Custer’s case (famous American Calvary commander), an early retreat prior to the Battle of Little Bighorn, which cost him his life, would have had a significant impact […]

Immigration News and Update

You report, or we deport! Bureau of Immigration lays down law to foreigners Posted By: M G Martin January 31, 2017 THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has warned that foreigners who fail to report for annual registration will be deported from the Philippines. The strict policy comes as the BI confirmed that the application deadline […]

A Visit to the ER in the Philippines

Always Be Careful. When working around the house and the yard, I have learned to be especially careful to take things safe and slow. Simple injuries like burns, scrapes, cuts, and even severe contusions, can be cause for concern. While living in the Philippines, westerners can be exposed to many foreign bacteria that our immune […]

A Retired in Samar Merger

A Merger of Information. It took me a while to get it accomplished, but I seem to have it all set up and running. Finding the right plugin that would allow me to post my YouTube channel as a gallery on the Retired in Samar blog site took me some time to find, and when […]

Pokemon Go in the Philippines, Nope!

I Shall Return! Okay, I should have made that proclamation before I left, but I really didn’t go anywhere. Maybe my readers think I have been all wrapped up playing Pokemon Go here in the Philippines. Nope!  (Rumor has it that servers here in the Philippines have been all but shut-down because of the Pokemon […]

A New Day, More Rain and a New World Order

A New Day We woke up this morning like every other morning, wondering what the agenda holds for this day. It’s not often that we do any out-planning, unless there is an event, party or fiesta… or a scheduled power outage (see my latest video). Anyway, a small-scale weather disturbance located to our west has […]