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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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Another Guimaras Domestic Helper Bites the Dust

It’s a recurring theme in our island province. Yes, “Another Guimaras Domestic Helper Bites the Dust.” We’re losing our sixth household assistant in the past…

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New Philippines Domestic Helper Hired!

Run naked through the streets and shout it from the housetops! “New Philippines Domestic Helper Hired!” OK, you might want to skip that running naked…

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Despite Increased Risk, Sister-in-Law Stays in Kuwait

The Crusty Old Expat was saddened to hear of the torture and death of a Filipina, a domestic helper in Kuwait, who was from Sara,…

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Kuwaiti Beauty Blogger Promotes Filipino Slavery
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Sister-in-law banned from Working in Kuwait?

Sister-in-law banned from working in Kuwait? That’s the question swirling around our household recently. My wife’s younger sister Marjorie (seen on the left) has been…

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Dengue Fever Fells New Maid

“Gloom, despair, and agony on me. Deep, dark depression, excessive misery. If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.Gloom, despair, and…

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