Last updated on: 16th December, 2017, 5:15 PM It’s funny how life seems to move so slowly until you pause for a year end review. Looking back over 2017, I can see a lot happened! Travel Boracay In January In January, we went back to Boracay for the third time. We stayed at the end […]
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Last updated on: 20th November, 2017, 3:42 PM Constantly comparing your old home to your new one can make you grumpy and bring you grief. We can’t help making comparisons, though. Just be sure you’re not comparing apples to oranges. Apples To Oranges A widely used expression is “comparing apples to oranges”. It means, when […]
Last updated on: 10th November, 2017, 5:53 PM The reply, “No stock, sir.” is a common one in the Philippines. At least, it is outside of the National Capital Region. What’s an expat to do? Butter Battle I was raised eating margarine. Back in the day, the fat in butter was said to be bad […]
Last updated on: 30th May, 2017, 5:54 PM Because a few of you have asked about it, here’s my take on martial law on Mindanao. Martial Law Declared On May 23, Philippines President Duterte put the Philippine island that I live on under martial law. The declaration of martial law was in response to […]
Last updated on: 4th April, 2017, 9:26 PM Unexpected Respect On my first trip to the Philippines in 2008, my then-girlfriend (now wife) Menchu and I were in a store at a mall when I noticed a woman with a small boy near us. The boy was about 5 or 6 and he kept looking at […]
Last updated on: 26th April, 2016, 2:56 PM Moving to a foreign country like the Philippines provides you with a rush of new experiences. The food, the drinks, even the personal products likes soaps and toiletries present new choices every day. After the rush wears off a little, you might find yourself longing for some of the things […]