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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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Don’t Look Back

Last updated on: 19th October, 2017, 3:11 PM Don’t Look Back I made a mistake last night. For a reason I can’t remember, a name popped into my head. Maybe I’d seen it while reading. Maybe it was mentioned on the TV show I was watching. Whatever made it rise up in my brain like […]

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The Exchange Rate: Do’s And Deceptions

Last updated on: 20th August, 2017, 12:01 PM Exchange Rate: Money For Something The exchange rate is easy to understand. It’s basically how much of one currency can be purchased using another currency. As I write this, one US dollar can buy 51.42 Philippines pesos. That rate is very important to expats. Most of us […]

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Blogging Is Hard

Last updated on: 31st July, 2017, 2:58 PM A famous writer once said that he constantly met people who gushed, “Oh! I’ve always wanted to be a writer!” What they really meant, he said, was that they really want to have written. People want to be famous authors like they want to be famous singers. […]

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Wheelchair Hailer

Last updated on: 28th July, 2015, 6:01 PMYesterday, we went to the bank by taxi. After we transacted our business, we went outside to try to hail another taxi to finish our errands. While the bank is located near a major intersection and a magnet for tricycles and jeepneys, most of the taxis zooming by […]

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