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An End of Year Update

I know many of you have given up on me. I have heard from Elena there are many of the expats from Davao reading my site, even though they never let me know by comments or telling me. In addition, many would like to hear I have failed. Well life is not easy but I am surviving. It has been hard but rewarding too. I work many hours and when I can, I work six or seven days a week. It is also difficult only being able to see Elena...

More About the Difficult Life of Filipinos

Last week I wrote an article “Difficult Life for Filipinos” where I discussed the low wages and how difficult it is to survive, but they do. As an American, even when we have a low income, the condition of our life is much better in most cases.  As Americans, we have a level of comfort we need to live and things we will not accept. Besides that, there are health codes and building codes to make sure the conditions are...

Traveling to the Philippines

One of the readers commented on me writing about traveling to the Philippines. Most of the readers talk about coming to the Philippines or Davao to visit a lady they met online. Most ask about Visas, Accommodations and Budget. Tourist Visa: As an American and most other countries, all you need is a passport and a return plane ticket. Once you arrive, you will receive a 21 day Visa stamped into your passport. If you intend to...

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...

At Your Service

I have always been the type of person that enjoys helping others. Yes, at times, because of my kindness, people have taken advantage of me. Because it is in my nature, I have trouble not being helpful, but over time, I try to be careful. With this site, and many readers, I have been asked to get information for some people, answer questions, locate items and also assist people either moving here or once here finding places to...

Living in Luxury in the Philippines

Living in Luxury? What does that mean? A while back a commenter said something that had bothered me. He said when he retired, he could live comfortably in America or he could live in luxury in Davao. He said, to him, it was a no brainer. In other words living here was the best decision. I have spent many hours at different times on this philosophy. In America I have lived well at times and there have been times I have lived...