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Good Friday 2010

To be able to post my articles on the scheduled day and time I am writing this on Thursday morning. Today I plan to venture out and see how the beginning of the shutdown of the city is progressing. The malls will probably be crowded since there will be no shopping tomorrow on Good Friday. Tomorrow I need to get up early. A friend I made through this site is arriving from America. His plane is scheduled to land early. His...

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...

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...

Angeles Tidbits

A reader and now friend I have made through this site, at my asking, offered to write an article now and then for my site. His name is Gene Davis. Gene is an American from North Hollywood, California. He met his lovely wife while visiting Manila in 1996 and they were married in 2003 when he retired and relocated here to the Philippines. They donate their free time to their local Barangay Police. In this little travelogue,...

Photos of Kadayawan 2009

A friend of mine here in Davao went to both days of parades for this years Kadawayan and was kind enough to send me some to share with my readers. There were so many, I decided to put in a slide show for your enjoyment. Thanks Ken, I appreciate your gift.

Palawan

Here again is an article from John Ray of Palawan Anecdotes. He is kind enough to be a guest writer at times for my site. Our friendship developed back in January when, as a follower of my site mentioned he wanted to move his blog from blogspot to its own domain. With my help we registered his domain and I put his site on my hosting service. The rest is history and we have become good friends, even though we never met in...