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Causing a Filipino to “Lose Face” Can Cost You Your Life

Most of my readers are probably already familiar with the concept of “saving face” in Asian culture. Before I retired to the Philippines over nine…

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Free Super-Fast Internet Coming to Philippines

“Free Super-Fast Internet Coming to Philippines.” What have you been smoking, dude? Is this more “fake news” being perpetrated by Facebook?

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American Expat in the Philippines: Companion Guide to The Ph Expat Advisor

    This companion guide to my first book about the Philippines, “The Philippines Expat Advisor,” is an eclectic mix of stories, tips and general…

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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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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…

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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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statlab iloilo
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Diagnosis Still Unknown: Iloilo Statlab Results

“Diagnosis Still Unknown: Iloilo Statlab Results.” A previous post dealt with my asawa’s recent visit to our local emergency room in Guimaras. The provincial hospital…

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mang inasal unli rice
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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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kfc first filipino colonel
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Kentucky Fried’s First Filipino Colonel

It was around 8:00 pm on a weeknight. Despite numerous power outages from our “service” provider, Guimelco, we miraculously had electricity that evening as I…

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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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a look at our pool and our new home in the philippines
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Can Foreigners Own Property in the Philippines?

Want to start a fistfight with your expat friends in the Philippines? Start discussing the issue of foreign land ownership in the archipelago. Like religion…

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Guimaras Mountain Resort
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St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: Guimaras Mountain Resort

My lovely asawa and I recently witnessed a St. Valentine’s Day Massacre at the Guimaras Mountain Resort. OK, I, confess. Maybe only a few turkeys…

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Guimaras Mountain Resort
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Expat Hangout: Guimaras Mountain Resort

“The Kano,” aka, “The Anti-Social Blogger”,  has actually been quaffing a beer or two with fellow foreigners lately. Our stomping grounds? A new expat hangout,…

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