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Why I Married a Filipina? (part 2)

  In part 1 I mentioned how I started using the internet to look for a future wife. At first I was in communication with ladies from China and Thailand. Some had a knowedge of english, but most had very little or none at all.  I then realized from my past, that English is/was taught in the Philippines. From then on I concertrated my chat with Filipinas since they knew English. Over a few weeks I found a few ladies I was...

Building a House in the Philippines

  Many of us dream of building our own house in the Philippines. The first step is finding a lot. That is easy, there are Real Estate agents to help, sub-divisions all over or just drive the roads and look at the posted signs. You do need to keep in mind, there are some scams where people are selling lots with phony titles. You need to have someone to go to the government office and make sure the title is legal. You also...

Official Brownout/Blackout in Davao

This week we have been experiencing many “Brownouts”, In the Philippines, when the power goes out it is called a Brownout where in other countries it is called a Blackout. Well today we heard there is a scheduled power outage tomorrow, Saturday March 28 to support “Earth Hour” for public awareness of Global Warming. Here is the report from Davao Light’s web site: Davao Light sounds off Earth Hour on March 28th At...

American in Davao’s 2nd Month Anniversary

Well, here it is, March 27th and American in Davao is still here. When I decided to move to the Philippines, I thought it would be a nice idea to start a blog to document and journal my thoughts, experiences and observations. I get a free blog on Goggles Blogspot. It was easy to get, and they had some nice templates to use. Since I am not a programmer, I never changed the template and just concentrated on the articles and ads...

How to get along in the Philippines

I have written about being a foreigner here in the Philippines. There are many do’s and don’ts and many more I have not even learned yet. As you know if you read my articles, I try to learn cultural differences and try my best to understand when I am at home and when I am out in public. Recently I made a new friend. I will not mention his name or where he is from because it is not needed. He is a larger man and very open,...