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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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Where Has All My Butter Gone?

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 […]

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Martial Law in the Philippines

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 […]

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Shipping To The Philippines: Packages From Home

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 […]

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This is my life

Last updated on: 6th December, 2014, 8:45 PM  Got a call from an old friend We used to be real close Said he couldn’t go on the American way Closed the shop, sold the house Bought a ticket to the West Coast Now he gives them a stand-up routine in L.A.   Those of you […]

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