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Restaurants in Davao

There are many places to eat in Davao, from the small Carenderia to the more upscale restaurants that have a more international type cuisine. Because of watching our spending, we try to stay away from the more expensive restaurants but we still eat out at times and still can find a good meal. I am from New York and as most have heard, New York has a style of pizza that is famous. I know people from Chicago will say their Deep...

Kadayawan Festival 2008

Every year in Davao is the Kadayawan Festival. KADAYAWAN is a festival of thanksgiving for bountiful harvest and tribute to its colorful tribes in Exotic Mindanao. A celebration that interfaces the three aspects; tribal, industrial arts and entertainment. The festivities will be highlighted by the floral float, street-dancing competitions and exhibits showcasing the island’s tourism products and services....

Meeting Foreigners In Davao

I have now been here almost 9 months and have had a lot to get accustomed to. I also belong to 2 Foreigner organizations. One is called Friends of Mindanao. It is a group that is organized as a networking group. They also look for ways for the members to help local charitable associations. At most meetings there is a speaker. It might be a member to speak about there occupation in their home country and what they did. Other...

Frustration with Construction

Today again I was frustrated while trying to do something at the house. I guess first I need to explain how most houses are constructed here in the Philippines. The exterior and interior walls are made from a 4 inch thick masonry block. They are made with a low quality concrete and are not used as a structural element. There are formed and poured concrete columns and beams for structure and then the 4 inch block is more of...

Foreigners

At times I find it difficult to think of things to write about. At first everything was new to me, plus I had all day, every day to write. Now I am getting used to things around me and prefer to stay away from political talk since I did not create the system and do not want to offend anyone writing about it. I was also hoping that from comments I would find other things to write, but most of the comments are just about that...