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Awesome Wedding Video by Mayad Studios in Iloilo City!

I thought this incredibly moving wedding video by Mayad Studios, based in Iloilo City, would be a fitting video to go along with today's post, "Eleven Years of Marriage! My Wife Should Be Put Up For Sainthood!" A BIG thanks to Kaltehitze who had sent me the link for this video some time ago, but … Read moreAwesome Wedding Video by Mayad Studios in Iloilo City!

Eleven Years of Marriage! My Wife Should Be Put Up For Sainthood!

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There's  been some talk recently of putting the late Pope John Paul II up for sainthood on the fast track.  I hope my beautiful wife, my asawa, has many years left on this planet, but when the time comes I would like to have someone in the Catholic Church put her on the fast track for becoming a saint. One miracle is required for beatification and a second one is needed for sainthood. Miracle one is that my wife managed to survive even one year with her grumpy kano husband and remain sane.  Miracle number two, the one needed for sainthood, is that she has somehow managed to stay with me an additional ten years as we celebrate our 11th Wedding Anniversary today.scan e

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Is Simplified Annulment On Its Way in the Philippines?

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Is a simplified annulment process on its way in the Philippines, one of only a few countries that does not allow divorce? A bill was filed at the House of Representatives  in the Philippines this past  Monday that seeks  to simplify the current  draconian annulment process  by including spousal violence, infidelity and abandonment as grounds for annulling marriages. This according to a recent article in the GMA NEWS online edition.Missing You.....

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Cute Filipina at SM Still Wants To Be My Mistress?

The mistress issue was back! Last month, after a cute Filipina salesgirl at SM whispered to me last month:  "I think she wants to be your mistress, Sir Dave.",  my asawa and I returned to SM City so I could send my recently completed 2010 1040 tax forms (Uncle Sam owed me a refund) from my favorite and reliable PhilPost office located on the lower level of my favorite mall in Iloilo City (yes, I possibly could have "e-filed", but I'm still "old school" on some things.)   After seeing another kano in front of me, who turned out to be Allan, an American from Los Angeles, who briefly engaged me in conversation but quickly left when his mail was cared for; I'm sure the poor guy did not have time to hear more of my long-winded stories.  Girls of Dinagyang

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Can You Live In The Philippines by Blogging? Part Two

Can YOU live in the Philippines by blogging, can you make money blogging, make enough each month to support your family in the Philippines? Here's the remaining questions and issues  from yesterday that I would like to address on this topic: "Can I start a blog? How hard is it? But I don't have any computer skills. How do I even get started?"izabelli

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Can You Live In The Philippines by Blogging?

After a recent article titled "Can You Survive in the Philippines Without a Job?", I decided to follow that up with "Can You Live in the Philippines by Blogging?" There are probably  thousands of American expats and expats from other countries living in the Philippines and blogging. "Are they making a living? Are they successful? Can I start a blog? How hard is it? But I don't have any computer skills. How do I even get started?"Joanne

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Willing Willie Dancers Are Back! Crisis in Philippines Averted!

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Willie Revillame and WWThe Willing Willie Dancers, the gorgeous ww girls, or ww.girls, are back on TV 5 after a three day suspension for  infighting among the group which included the exchange of some vicious Twitter Tweets supposedly  triggered by the addition of two new dancers to the show. No offense to any of the present crew, but I personally do not have a problem with any more Willing Willie sexy girls added to the cast. 

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I’m a Registered Alien in the Philippines.

Visited the local Philippine Immigration Office in Iloilo City this past Thursday to register as an Alien in the Philippines. Here's the official notice from the Immigration website:

ANNUAL REPORT 2011: NOTICE TO ALL FOREIGNERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

NOTICE is hereby given to All registered foreign nationals, immigrant or non-immigrant, resident or non-resident visa holders all over the Philippines, that you are required to report in person, pursuant to Section 10 of the Alien Registration Act of 1950, within the first sixty (60) days of CY 2011 at the Alien Registration Division (ARD), Bureau of Immigration, Manila, or at the Immigration District/Subport/Field/Satellite office nearest your place of residence.
Any of the following documents shall be presented by the registered foreigner during the Annual Report (AR): 1. Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) / or ACR I-Card; 2. Certificate of Residence (CR); or 3. Official Receipts (O.R.) covering previous payment of AR fee. An Annual Report fee of P300.00 and P10.00 Legal Research fee shall be paid by the foreigner.alien space troopers

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Can You Survive in the Philippines Without a Job?

I read a lot about jobs in the Philippines on various websites authored by American expats in the Philippines.  Dave Starr, for one, over at PhilsFAQs, has a lot of good material on that subject. On a recent grocery shopping trip to Iloilo City, I ran into an American expat by the name of Alex that hails from Los Angeles.  Alex has been living in the Philippines for the past fours years without a regular job.  I was eating a hot fudge sundae I had just bought from a nearby McDonald's ice cream kiosk at SM City, waiting for my wife and enjoying the scenery in the mall when I spied Alex.noy berning

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