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Grand Guimaras Garden Reflections

Grand Guimaras Garden Reflections

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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 of my better half's spacious garden.  If you live in the Philippines, we moved here from Central Illinois almost nine years ago, you can have a garden 365 days a year. For a gardening fanatic like my wife, seen in the next photo with her long-sleeved work clothes, it's a dream come true.  (more…)
10 Questions You Should Ask before You Move to the Philippines

10 Questions You Should Ask before You Move to the Philippines

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What are the 10 questions you should ask before you move to the Philippines? After residing in the Philippines for over eight years now, I’ve encountered several expats that sometimes find themselves in dire straits. Whether it be financial, relationship or health issues, take stock of the following questions and determine your own personal readiness for a move to the Philippines. (more…)
Expat Healthcare in the Philippines: Are YOU Prepared?

Expat Healthcare in the Philippines: Are YOU Prepared?

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A serious topic for today's post: "Expat Healthcare in the Philippines: Are YOU Prepared?" Do you think that if you move to the Philippines and become ill that the Philippine government will help you out? You're not in Kansas anymore, Pilgrim. YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR ANY CONTINGENCY BEFORE MOVING TO THE PHILIPPINES. There's no safety net for foreigners in "paradise". (more…)
Personal Safety in the Philippines

Personal Safety in the Philippines

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"Personal Safety in the Philippines" is a topic I cover extensively in my E-book, "The Philippines Expat Advisor." So when I perused the latest online edition of The Panay News, a story about a young Japanese man who was robbed in downtown Iloilo, it intrigued me. (more…)
What’s Your Plan for Moving to the Philippines?

What’s Your Plan for Moving to the Philippines?

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Chances are if you're reading this article, there's a strong possibility you're considering retiring to the Philippines. What's your plan for moving to the Philippines? I hope you have one. Moving to this archipelago of 7,107 islands without a detailed strategy once your boots hit the ground is about as smart as tugging on Superman's cape. If you believe you can find a job in the Philippines, even though you might have a skill such as a carpenter or a plumber, I want whatever you're smoking. Moving here with unrealistic expectations and no guaranteed source of monthly income is a gargantuan mistake. Frankly,  you can save yourself a lot of grief and stay put. (more…)

Globe WiFi Installed in Guimaras: Miracle at The Farm

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Globe WiFi installed in Guimaras: it's our miracle at "The Farm." After eight months without an internet provider at our rural location on the mango island province, we finally have access to Al Gore's World Wide Web. And it all came about strictly by accident when my 10-year-old HP computer that I shipped to the Philippines almost five years ago, went dead on me. Not only did I not have internet, I also did not have a computer to download any new stories for the website that I could transfer to my flash drive and take to the local internet cafe.  ​ (more…)