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No Philippines White Christmas in Sight

Discovered some old photos back from several years ago. I sincerely don’t miss digging out our driveway back in Central Illinois. No Philippines White Christmas…

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EXPAT Safety & Security: PHILIPPINES

For you newcomers, I’m an American expat from Central Illinois who moved to the Philippines over eight years ago. I’ve been married to a loyal,…

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“Good Day”Coffee’s Amazing Health Benefits

Years ago when I worked for AT&T back in Central Illinois, I would kick start my mornings with an icy cold can of Diet Coke….

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stunning sunset at boracay
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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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Philippines: My Top Ten Favorite TV Shows

“Philippines: My Top Ten Favorite TV Shows.” I retired to the Philippines with my lovely Filipina wife almost eight years now. During that time I’ve…

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snow days in central illinois
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Another “Snow Day” in the Philippines

I couldn’t believe my nieces and nephews in Guimaras have another holiday coming up. But I instantly guessed the reason for it. Another “Snow Day”…

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sm mall of asia
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The SM Mall of Asia Expat Experience

I’ve been writing a blog for almost seven years now. Over in Guimaras, the island province we call home, there is nothing that even remotely…

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dimple star bus guimaras to manila
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The Dimple Star Road Trip from Hell: Guimaras to Manila, Part Two

“The Dimple Star Road Trip from Hell: Guimaras to Manila, Part Two.” The madness continues. Why would any sweaty, overweight American expat in the Philippines…

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visiting American friends in Cebu
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Visiting U.S. Friends in RC Cola Country Cebu

I was quite surprised to see such a large presence for RC, Royal Crown Cola, when we were visiting U.S. friends in Cebu recently. Coke…

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our niece DenDen and my asawa at the mango terrace in guimaras
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Chinese New Year Celebration at Mango Terrace Pension Hotel in Guimaras

We kicked off the Chinese New Year with a celebration at the Mango Terrace in Guimaras. The Mango Terrace Pension Hotel, the former Shirven Hotel,…

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The Search for the Best Burger in Iloilo City

I’m always on the search for the best burger in Iloilo City. I’ve tried some beef patties, or what was passing for beef, on our…

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