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Reasons to Move to Davao or the Philippines

Recently many of my articles have, what might be looked at as a negative attitude about living in the Philippines. This is not what I am trying to do. What I am trying to make the readers understand life here is not the same as in America, Europe or any other “First World Nation.” There are many sites with the subject of living, retiring or just visiting the Philippines. Some of these sites make it look like it is the...

Learning and Playing Bridge

In June, I wrote an article “Interesting People and Bridge in Davao.” When I started learning, I realized it is a confusing game and needs a decent memory.  It is now seven months since I started learning and I am getting addicted to the game. We have also found more players and one of the better players is teaching some others to play. Besides the playing, you get to meet others and develop more associations with more...

Rainy Season in Davao

Rainy season, I have joked about a rainy season here. In my mind, a rainy season in Asia is what I had heard of monsoon seasons in other areas where there were huge amounts of rain and it would rain constantly day after day. In the two years living here, I have seen dry hot days and then there would be a break with heavy rains. This would happen all year long. Elena told me to her, the rainy season is January and February. I...

Offering Services in Davao

You might be wondering is this an advertisement, and maybe it is. As you can see, I have had this site for about 2 years. Originally, it was a free site on Google BlogSpot. After a year, with some encouragement I purchased a server service and registered my own domain. Now this is not the main reason for this article, but I want to explain a little history. I had dreams of making an income from advertisements on the site. I...

Motorcycle Usage in the Philippines

Here in Davao and I would guess in all areas of the Philippines, the motorcycle is the most used type of motorized vehicle. This is because it is cheaper to purchase than a car and is able to travel in bad terrains where a car could not maneuver. Online I found statistics for 2006. In this year, the number of registered motorcycles was 2,409,363 whereas the amount of cars was 792,373. I do not know if this number includes...