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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...

How life is different living in the Philippines (L...

I have written in the past about construction techniques here and I am not going to go through it again but use the technology to talk more about living conditions. Here in most homes there is no weather proofing around doors and windows. There are no thresholds at entry doors. Metal window frames do not have rubber seals. They do not even have drain holes on horizontal sliding windows for water to leak out when it rains. In...

History of Architecture in the Philippines

I have been asked to write about the history of the Philippines, Mindanao and/or Davao. All I could do is the same as you since you are reading this on the internet and can search and read just as I can. One thing, because of my background, that interests me is the Architecture of the Philippines. The original peoples used native resources to build their homes. These were made from bamboo and wood and long grasses for...

The Good and Bad Working in the Philippines

As I posted a while ago, I am now working here. I am doing AutoCAD drafting for an Engineering and Architectural Firm. The main workload is outsourcing for projects in America. Most of them are Motels such as Comfort Inn, La Quinta, Holiday Inn. The funny part is the Filipinos work on the American projects and me, an American do the Local projects. I am currently working on 3 houses. The Architect loves the way I use AutoCAD...

I Got a Job

Last week a friend of mine called me for an interesting proposition. He is involved and soon to be a partner with an Architectural and Engineering Firm here in Davao. They are in need of someone to help get some drafting for about a month. The pay is not much but it gets my foot in the door and hopefully it can grow to a higher position for a better salary. My friend would like to have me support him with his marketing role....