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How to Drive in the Philippines

In the past I have written about how crazy the drivers are in the Philippines. Now I want to tell you how to drive here. I basically know how it is in Davao, but it is similar all over the country. Sometimes better, sometimes worse. I will describe using the theory of being on the right side of the road, not the English system of driving on the left. Defensive driving is the key. You need to watch the vehicles in front of...

Meeting Evelyn, an OFW Follower

If your a reader here and read the comments, you will see comments from Evelyn. Evelyn is from GenSan, General Santos City, but has been working as a Caregiver in Garden Grove, California for the past 8 years. Not too long ago she let me know she was comming back to the Philippines to visit her family and wanted to come to Davao to meet me and Elena. Thursday afternoon I received a call that Evelyn was in Davao. Unfortunately...

Reporting Life in Davao, Philippines

When I first moved to Davao everything was new and there was a lot to see, learn and get used to. Now that I have been here almost 16 months, I am still learning, but the learning curve has flattened a bit. I try to find interesting to write about, but at times cannot think of things. I will not write about politics or politicians except to report about something I heard or learned. I will not discuss my opinion since it is...

Field of Dreams needs Help

I while back I wrote 3 articles about Field of Dreams, a boy’s home in Tugbok, Davao City with photos and videos. Field of Dreams was started by Lawrence Field from England. He started the Foundation, purchased the land and had built a well constructed facility to house 30 boys. There are 5 dorm rooms, each housing 6 boys in each. Each room has closets for the boy’s things, CR consisting of a vanity with sink, a shower...

Computers and Internet for Students

This morning I was reading an article on the Sun Star newspaper online. There was an article about how the Government with grants from the business sector are placing computers with Internet access into some High Schools. From my time here I have learned and seen many young Filipinos with Lap Tops and the crowds in Internet Cafes. From talking to many young people I have learned about the high level of computer, graphics and...