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Moving to and Living in the Philippines

As I stated on an earlier post, I want to write about my thoughts on the Moving to and Living in the Philippines. There are many reasons why someone wants to move to the Philippines and there are many I probably have not thought of. One of the main reasons is the cost of living here. Yes, in most areas, the cost of living here is cheaper such as foods, housing, public transportation and the other items needed to live. Even...

Welcome to the new home of American in Davao

As you now know, since you are here, American in Davao has its own domain and site. It is no longer on Google Blogspot. I never thought I would develop so many readers and I am thankful for all you who have continued to visit my humble site. This site is a work in progress. I will continue to work on the design and look of the site. Please bear with me. I am new to WordPress and am feeling my way around. I look forward to...

English in the Philippines

I know I have touched this subject in past articles but I thought I should post something I just wrote for the “Living in Davao” yahoo community website. There was an American and English Teachers discussing employment possibilities here in Davao. The discussion went to different directions. One was “the Queens English” used in England verses “American English” used in America. Then there was talk about...

Reflections of a Retired Priest – Philippine...

A few weeks back, a friend of mine, Thomas Martin wrote 2 articles for my site. His thoughts and insights are open, honest and interesting. Well, as you now will find out, Tom is a retired Catholic Priest from Texas. For his own reasons Tom moved a few years ago to the Philippines. From the first moment I met him, I felt a comfortable and trusting friendship. I do not know if it was because of my site or just the need to have...

Moving to and Living in the Philippines

I am working on an idea I have about moving and living here in Davao and in the Philippines. There are many areas to write about and give my views. Relationships, housing, people, money, banking, friendships, driving and many others. As I work on these articles I realize I have only lived here a little longer than a year and my views are from my observations. There are people here who have lived here longer and have different...