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Retirement Resolutions

Last updated on: 21st August, 2018, 3:13 PM Many expats make resolutions before they retire. We say we’re going to get into shape, eat healthier, or develop a hobby. After all, retired doesn’t mean dead! But do we follow through? I haven’t, so far. And that bothers me. The Trouble At Home Part of the […]

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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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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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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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