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Don’t Look Back

Last updated on: 19th October, 2017, 3:11 PMLike it? Share it! Don’t Look Back I made a mistake last night. For a reason I can’t remember, a name popped into my head. Maybe I’d seen it while reading. Maybe it was mentioned on the TV show I was watching. Whatever made it rise up in […]

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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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