The Exchange Rate: Do’s And Deceptions

Last updated on: 20th August, 2017, 12:01 PMLike it? Share it! Exchange Rate: Money For Something The exchange rate is easy to understand. It’s basically how much of one currency can be purchased using another currency. As I write this, one US dollar can buy 51.42 Philippines pesos. That rate is very important to expats. […]

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Blogging Is Hard

Last updated on: 31st July, 2017, 2:58 PMLike it? Share it! A famous writer once said that he constantly met people who gushed, “Oh! I’ve always wanted to be a writer!” What they really meant, he said, was that they really want to have written. People want to be famous authors like they want to […]

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Garden Philippines: Part 1: Making Space

Last updated on: 19th July, 2017, 9:21 AMLike it? Share it! In an earlier post, I told you how we took down the chicken coop and will now turn the space it occupied into several garden plots. Garden Basics We’re using 4-inch concrete hollow block to contain our garden soil. We have to use soil […]

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House Plans: A House In The Philippines

Last updated on: 2nd August, 2017, 4:24 PMLike it? Share it! This is the third installment of the series on designing and building a house in the Philippines. An index to all of the posts in this series can be found here: House Build Philippines: Index. We also built a concrete hollow block perimeter fence. […]

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Gate Repair: A House In The Philippines

Last updated on: 9th June, 2017, 12:42 PMLike it? Share it! We’re at the end of our concrete fence project. So far, we’ve covered everything from buying the lot to fabricating and installing the gates. This time, I’d like to show you those gates and the terrible state they were in once we’d hustled the wall […]

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