Archive | Travel


Boracay In January

Last updated on: 28th January, 2017, 1:41 PM In 2014, we spent a few days in Boracay with our good friends Dodong, Snookie, and Gina. Two weeks ago, we went back again with a third couple, minus our dear friend Gina. Gina passed away last year so our return trip was bittersweet.  Boracay In January? […]

Continue Reading 0

Travel The Philippines

Last updated on: 10th August, 2016, 2:31 PM  Travel the Philippines! Beautiful beaches, swaying palm trees, fantastic exchange rate, delicious food, friendly locals, pretty girls. The Philippines has it all and it’s all just waiting for you. Who Visits The Philippines? Plenty of people! The Philippines logged over 5 million visitors in 2015! South Koreans visit the […]

Continue Reading 8

Singapore: The Yearly Exit

Last updated on: 30th July, 2016, 5:14 PM I’m here in the Philippines on a visa type called a “balikbayan”. On a “BB” visa, a foreign citizen who enters the Philippines with his or her Philippine citizen spouse is allowed to stay in the Philippines for one year. The foreign spouse must exit the country […]

Continue Reading 0

Philippines seeking to shake off job discrimination

Last updated on: 29th March, 2014, 12:20 PM“Have you ever heard anyone telling a man to have a pleasing personality?” she asked. via Looking for ‘young, female, pleasing’ applicants? Not right. As an American, I’ve often found the job ads outrageous in the Philippines. Which is not to say that such age and gender discrimination […]

Continue Reading 0

Boracay, Part II

Last updated on: 17th February, 2014, 6:23 PMSo far on our vacation to the Philippines, we’ve left Seattle, spent one night in Manila , arrived in Davao and arrived at Boracay. For this entry, I’m going to try something a bit different. Since so much happened on Boracay, from watching fire dancers to meeting family, there’s really […]

Continue Reading 5

Boracay, Part I

Last updated on: 16th February, 2014, 11:21 PMSo far on our vacation to the Philippines, we’ve left Seattle, spent one night in Manila and arrived in Davao. I’m currently still narrating  mostly in the first person, still scrambling my tenses and I’m still in bed in Davao with a mysterious stabbing pain just south of my groin […]

Continue Reading 0