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Lot Leveling: A House In The Philippines

Last updated on: 1st April, 2017, 4:12 PM The Last Task: Lot Leveling As we mentioned in the concrete fence series, we had some differences with the architect who designed and built our wall. Because of that, we decided to find a different builder for the house. So the last task for the crew that […]

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Clearing Trees: A House In The Philippines

Last updated on: 6th May, 2017, 12:16 PM This is the first installment of the series on our house build in Davao City, Philippines. An index to all of the posts in this series can be found here: House Build Philippines: Index. We also built a concrete block perimeter fence. The index to all of the posts […]

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Two Gates: Swinging in the Philippines

Last updated on: 28th March, 2017, 1:39 PM We’re almost at the end of our concrete fence project. So far, we’ve covered everything from buying the lot to securing the walls from trespassers with steel spikes. This time, I’d like to show you our gates and explain how they came about. We have two gates: […]

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Boracay In January

Last updated on: 28th January, 2017, 1:41 PM In 2014, we spent a few days in Boracay with our good friends Dodong, Snookie, and Gina. Two weeks ago, we went back again with a third couple, minus our dear friend Gina. Gina passed away last year so our return trip was bittersweet.  Boracay In January? […]

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Peanut Oil Problem

Last updated on: 27th November, 2016, 3:19 PM   Not A Snob Even though I’m a white American living in the Philippines, I’m not much of a snob. I don’t live in a gated enclave. I take tricycles all the time. I have chickens in my backyard and pigs next door. I like Jollibee and […]

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