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Champagne, Sweet Or Dry?

Last updated on: 28th December, 2017, 9:00 PM One of the things we expats have to learn is that tastes here differ. Sweets For The Sweet Here comes New Year’s Eve and there I go to the store to buy a bottle of champagne to toast the new year with. Except, this year, it’s going […]

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Payback Dilemma

Last updated on: 26th October, 2017, 5:53 PM William Shakespeare wrote, “Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend.” That’s our payback dilemma today. Friend And Helper We first met a fellow I will call “Manuel” (not his real name) when we began building our house over two years […]

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Don’t Look Back

Last updated on: 19th October, 2017, 3:11 PM 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 my brain like […]

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The Exchange Rate: Do’s And Deceptions

Last updated on: 20th August, 2017, 12:01 PM 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. Most of us […]

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