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The Covid-19 Clearinghouse Post

Last updated on: 10th August, 2020, 5:36 PM I won’t rehash all of the things we know about the virus that has had the world in its grip for months now. Information – good information, true information – is available elsewhere on the Intertubes (as I call the internet). Another thing I won’t do (much) […]

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Making Corrections

Last updated on: 9th August, 2020, 9:01 PM Before we become expats, we brave souls who leave home for the wilds of the parts barely known make plans and promises. We think we know what it will be like to live in our place of choice only to find out months or years later that […]

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Selling Our House In Davao City

Last updated on: 18th July, 2020, 4:53 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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