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If You’re Pregnant in the Philippines, Don’t Eat Balut

Take some advice from the crusty old expat.

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Citronella Plants Protect Our Home in the Philippines from Mosquitoes

“Citronella Plants Protect Our Home in the Philippines from Mosquitoes” is today’s topic. The Philippines Department of Health has reported a 41% increase in cases…

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Purple Unicorns Pooping Rainbow-Colored Turds

Seems like the first time I’ve ever used this title for a post. Furthermore, “Purple Unicorns Pooping Rainbow-Colored Turds” is the first time I’ve used…

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7 Incredibly Stupid Expat Blunders

“7 Incredibly Stupid Expat Blunders” is today’s topic. Expatriates, tourists, foreigners, beware. Once you leave your home country, you’re subject to a different set of…

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Simbang Gabi Kicks Off Jesus’ Birthday Party

Simbang Gabi has begun in the Philippines. This Catholic celebration kicks off Jesus’ Birthday Party in the archipelago. But don’t expect cake and ice cream…

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10 Best Places to Visit in the Philippines

“10 Best Places to Visit in the Philippines” consists of the results of over 30 websites that I scrutinized using four different search engines. The…

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“Would Jesus Ride Jeepneys in the Philippines?

“Would Jesus Ride Jeepneys in the Philippines?” You can tell a guy has way too much time on his hands when he starts asking himself…

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Top 5 Reasons for Moving to the Philippines

I’ve resided in the Philippines for over eight years now. Thankfully, by the grace of God I met a beautiful Filipina through a pen pal…

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Potential Rice Riots in the Philippines

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 was a somber day for many Filipinos. Philippine Sen. Cynthia Villar had just called for a ban on unlimited rice servings, “unli-rice,” in restaurants across the archipelago!

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In Spite of Travel Warnings, is it Still Safe to Move to the Philippines?

No matter how good their intentions when someone tells me that “we will be safe here” doesn’t exactly make me feel warm and fuzzy all over.

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Is Our Filipina Maid an Aswang?

My asawa and I retired to the Philippines almost eight years ago. We’ve dealt with a myriad of devils and demons in this Southeast Asian…

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More Female Pushers in Iloilo Peddling Shabu

“More Female Pushers in Iloilo Peddling Shabu.” In Western Visayas, the region of the archipelago we call home, 34 women have been arrested for drug dealing. The bulk of females selling shabu (meth) are located on nearby Panay Island, Iloilo province.

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Can I Be Buried in Our Backyard in the Philippines?

Most of us are going to die someday. There’s not many ways to avoid it. You might consider becoming a vampire and living as an…

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