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Why Live in Davao

I have written the reasons for leaving America for Davao City in the Philippines, but I have not written why. Besides the obvious, I have no job and my fiancée lives there, why move to a “3rd world country”? Well, yes, you can live comfortable on a lot less then in America, but there are other advantages. The fist advantage for me is Elena’s family. Currently she has 3 nieces living with her while they attend Nursing...

Murphy’s Law Strikes Again

Well, as I have been talking about, I am trying to sell my home and get ready to move to Davao. Thursday morning I had a carpet cleaning company come to remove all the stains and nicotine from my carpets. I was a smoke for over 40 years, but have stopped since last February. While the man was working on the living room carpet, he asked if I wanted the sofa moved and cleaned under it. I said “sure” and the helpful...

More Cleaning and Trashing

Well, here is another week. Last weekend my realtor had an open house and there were 5 people looking. So far no body has called to make an offer. In the mean time, I am continuing to go through things, dividing into 3 groups. There is the things to be packed and shipped or to bring with me, things I will need if a job offer comes that I will accept and last things to give/throw away. My realtor told me, if I want, I can move...

Packing and Trashing

Well, even though I have my options open in case a job opportunity comes along, I am preparing myself to move. I have found a Balikbayan shipper. That is a shipping company that has a flat rate for volume, not weight. So, I have been packing things I want to bring instead of buying again there. Also I want things that are familiar to me. There are also mementos, photos, albums, and personal items of my past. There are other...

Why Leave Florida,USA for Davao, Philippines

This is the beginning of the saga of Bruce and Elena, an American man and a filipina lady. I will use this blog to journal my life and experiences moving to and living in the country of my loving woman. To start off, for about 3 years I have tried to bring my fiancee Elena to America. Well for reasons I do not want to discuss here, the American Embassy has been holding things up. I have visited the Philippines 3 times. First...