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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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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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The Wobbly Wall

Last updated on: 14th January, 2016, 2:21 AMChina has its Great Wall. Israel has its Wailing Wall. Even old Emperor Hadrian of Rome had a namesake wall built to keep the Scots from thwacking him in the head. We had a Wobbly Wall. It was built by our wall contractors and designed by our architect. The Wobbly Wall […]

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Saving water

Last updated on: 14th January, 2016, 12:24 AMIt’s raining hard here in Davao, the first real rain we’ve had for about three weeks. I thought it rained here pretty regularly. I thought we were out of the seasonal wind flows that bring pronounced dry and wet seasons to the rest of the country’s islands. My […]

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Cutting lumber

Last updated on: 14th January, 2016, 2:21 AMOne of the unfortunate things about building a house is that the land has to be cleared. We made an appointment with a fellow who owned a chainsaw to come and cut down some of our larger trees. We’d have him come back later for cutting lumber and […]

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Concrete sandwiches

Last updated on: 14th January, 2016, 2:21 AMAt this point on the chronology of our Philippine wall project, we have about one-third of the south wall in place, we’re putting in the foundation for a part of the north wall and digging out the back third and part of the trench for the rear wall. […]

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