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Anthony Bourdain: An Expat In Every Country

Last updated on: 10th June, 2018, 12:50 PM   Anthony Bourdain Is Gone Anthony Bourdain always reminded me of Frank Sinatra. Sinatra could sing anything, even “Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown” a tune way outside of his genre, because he knew that what mattered most was what he brought to a song. He saw the value […]

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Working In The Philippines

Last updated on: 3rd June, 2018, 12:01 PM   I’ve heard the same old song over and over again from expats. It goes like this, “Oh, I love living in the Philippines because it doesn’t have any of those stupid, stifling rules like that stupid, stifling government of mine back in my country.” To some […]

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Lechon Larry: Culture Clash

Last updated on: 11th April, 2018, 2:11 PM   Facebook Fodder Hot right now on Facebook and elsewhere in the Philippines are a couple of clips from an episode of 90-Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days, a “reality” show that brings together people who are pursuing partners from other countries that aired back in September […]

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Pascual Creamy Delight Yogurt: Food Finds

Last updated on: 6th April, 2018, 1:40 PM   Don’t Take Fake I normally don’t eat yogurt here in the Philippines. That’s because the yogurt available here is what I grew up calling “fake yogurt”. When I was a kid, the apex of yogurt was Dannon. Packaged in waxed paper containers, the low-fat milk yogurt […]

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How To Download Your FaceBook Archive

Last updated on: 24th March, 2018, 8:21 PM Expats need to keep careful records. We also need to keep our information easy to access and, when things go wrong, restore. Here I take a look at downloading your Facebook archive.  Facebook Data Woes Facebook has been in the bad news section lately due to a […]

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Safety And The Expat: Pay Attention

Last updated on: 11th March, 2018, 5:33 PM There is a lot of talk about whether the Philippines is a safe country for expats. The talk is usually centered around kidnappings or terrorist attacks. But there are more immediate concerns. Christmas Fire On December 23, with the sound of cash registers ringing and Christmas carols […]

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