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

Should YOU Move to the Philippines?

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Updated 01-21-2020 I’m an American expat from Central Illinois who retired from telecommunications giant AT&T after nearly 30 years. I’ve been married to a lovely Filipina for over 20 years ago. We sold our home in Central Illinois in less than 30 days and moved to the Philippines in 2009. My wife spent nine years … Read more

Why Bother with 2020 New Year’s Resolutions?

This is for all you slackers, procrastinators, and other lazy folks out there. I’m with you. A new year, a new decade is almost upon us. However, today’s post, “Why Bother with 2020 New Year’s Resolutions?” reinforces my personal belief that making resolutions every year is an exercise in futility. Why Bother with 2020 New … Read more

Philippines Beauty Pageant Obsession

Philippines Beauty Pageant Obsession. I’ve already suffered through months of news coverage regarding Miss Philippines Rachel Peters. Ms. Peters is a Filipino-British model who finished in the Top Ten of the recent Miss Universe Pageant. Much to my chagrin, the CNN news report was touting the visit of the new Miss Universe Demi Leigh Nel-Peters to the Philippines.

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How to Find Your Dream Woman in the Philippines

“How to Find Your Dream Woman in the Philippines.” “Why would a guy travel thousands of miles to find a partner for life?” “Aren’t there plenty of single women you can date around here?” “Is it true? I heard you have a ‘mail order’ bride.” These are some of the questions I faced when I became engaged to my own “woman of my dreams” over 17 years ago.  

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Top 5 Reasons for Moving to the Philippines

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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 service in June of 1999. We married in January 2000 upon my first trip to the Philippines. While I occasionally might complain about the power outages, brownouts, on our island province of Guimaras, I wouldn’t trade living in “paradise” for anything. Let me present to you my “Top 5 Reasons for Moving to the Philippines.”

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