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American Expat’s Positive COVID-19 Benefits

As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown across the Philippines, there have been some positive developments. There are no more loud fiestas with music blaring in the wee hours of the morning, for instance. Guimaras’ Biggest Party Canceled Another tradition, however, is falling by the wayside in Guimaras, the island province we call home. The … Read more

SEA Games Snafu, Sex Videos, & Sunflower Pickers Arrested

The American Expat in the Philippines is multi-tasking today. Because I’ve finished all my “chores” today, I’ve already read my daily dose of local and national newspapers in the Philippines. Hence, today’s post, “SEA Games Snafu, Sex Videos, and Sunflower Pickers Arrested” covers three topics I’ve been following. SEA Games Snafu Let’s start with the … Read more

Are Chinese Tourists Uglier than Americans?

Maybe I have too much time on my hands. I read online news stories from the Philippines throughout the day. While my sexy pool boy duties have resumed again, I still find myself with lots of spare time. Consequently I have time to post stories like this: “Are Chinese Tourists Uglier than Americans?” Are Chinese … Read more

Captain Tom vs. Trappistine Mindanao Nuns

Captain Tom was a good friend of mine. Sometimes, after quaffing too many adult beverages, I never understood a word he said. However, former American expat in the Philippines, the Captain, returned to the States years ago. He heads a graphic design company, Line of Sight Communications. Cap lived in Guimaras for several years. He … Read more

Move to the Philippines from USA: 5 Basic Steps

Move to the Philippines from USA: 5 Basic Steps

First of all, you need a passport to travel out of the United States. But you already knew that, right? However, you can move to the Philippines from the USA without a visa. The Bureau of Immigration lets you stay for up to 30 days.

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Simple Man. Simple Life.

American expat in the Philippines. A Simple Man. A Simple Life. No one has threatened to kill me recently. I’ve only had to yell at one jeepney operator blocking our main street in downtown San Miguel, Guimaras, the other day. No trips to nearby Iloilo City in about a month. I wish I could report more exciting events but I can’t.

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