Ten dollar bill
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Our 1,170 Dollar March Five-Person Philippines Budget

Our nephew Sherwin has flown the coop. The 19-year-old moved to a boarding house in Guimaras in late March. Guimaras, of course, is the island…

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Puzzling Blood Trail Haunts our Home

We’ve lived in our new home in the Philippines for over three years now. While my Filipina wife has heard laughing aswangs fly over our…

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the chocolate hills bohol
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What to do after Retirement in the Philippines?

Drink beer. Chase skirts. Start a business. Get a hobby. Travel. These are only several answers to today’s question. “What to do after Retirement in…

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American Expat PH Monthly Budget Family of Six plus Eight Dogs

I haven’t posted any monthly budget figures for years on this website. Consequently, I thought such a post is long overdue. One of the most…

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stunning sunset at boracay
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Philippines “Paradise” Regular “Joe”

Philippines “Paradise” Regular “Joe.” That’s me. First of all, I’m not a rich guy. While I enjoy a fantastically comfortable life in the PH, I’m…

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NAIA
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Boorish Foreigners Could Be Blacklisted from Philippines

I like to be informed. Back in Central Illinois I would arrive at my job about an hour early, 5:30 am, just to read my…

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Kuwaiti Beauty Blogger Promotes Filipino Slavery

The Manila Standard recently ran a story regarding a Kuwaiti beauty blogger promoting Filipino slavery. Sondo al-Qattan proclaims she will not hire a Filipino domestic…

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Grand Guimaras Garden Reflections

Grand Guimaras Garden Reflections While checking out some recycled flower pots hanging from one of our cashew trees, I decided to take the following photographs…

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