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Quitting the Rat Race & Waking Up to the Roosters

Quitting the Rat Race & Waking Up to the Roosters

THE ROOSTER CROWS AT 4AM!
Welcome to my first blog. "The Rooster Crows at 4am!" This blog will be a chronicle of moving from the United States to the Philippines & the extreme change in lifestyle for one like myself, a 57 year old white male, married to a beautiful Filipino, Melinda, (almost 9 1/2 years now) and retiring after almost 30 years with AT&T. I live on the island of Guimaras now, a rural province near the larger island of Iloilo. Moved here in mid-July 2009. (more…)

Meet The Compound Crew!

THE ROOSTER CROWS AT 4AM!
Meet "The Compound" Crew! Thanks to  Lance the Canadian for suggesting that I bring back this feature,  a short bio of the cast of characters at "The Compound", our home in the municipality of Jordan on the beautiful mango island of Guimaras in the Philippines.  Some mug shots of "The Crew" are included. We're currently living in Iloilo with our twin nieces April and Michelle, and niece Shaina and Sharwen.  Here I am on the right, "The Kano", Dave DeWall, the author of this blog, retired from AT&T in Springfield, Illinois in the USA after almost 30 years of "work." Now living like a king in the Philippines.  The photo above was taken in front of Metro Bank in Iloilo City in 2009.    The next ...