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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Tropical Storm Vinta Approaches

Last updated on: 21st December, 2017, 2:54 PM A tropical storm with the local name “Vinta” (international name: Tembin) is approaching Mindanao from the east.    Here It Comes! Public and private schools have been closed. Boat travel to Samal and Talikud Islands, across the Pakiputan Strait, has been shut down by the Philippine Coast Guard. […]

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Year End Roundup: Expat Look Back

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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Comparisons: Expat Living

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 […]

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