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Selling Our House In Davao City

Last updated on: 28th February, 2020, 5:09 PM After four years living in it, we’ve decided to sell our house and lot in Davao City. Hold on – we’re not leaving the Philippines. We’re not leaving Davao City, either. If we can help it, we’re not even leaving the Toril area. Our circumstances have changed […]

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Cultural Bias: Expat Life

Last updated on: 16th August, 2018, 8:19 PM Many assumptions we make don’t matter much at the end of the day. For the expat, cultural bias can be awkward, amusing or even deadly. Cultural Bias Cultural Bias is one of those bugaboo terms that freaks everyone out.  I think the term can be pretty simply […]

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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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Payback Dilemma

Last updated on: 26th October, 2017, 5:53 PM William Shakespeare wrote, “Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend.” That’s our payback dilemma today. Friend And Helper We first met a fellow I will call “Manuel” (not his real name) when we began building our house over two years […]

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