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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...

Birthday Celebration at Blue Jazz Beach Resort, Sa...

  This year was a special treat. Our nephew Peter, who is currently a 4th Marine Engineer, was home on his vacation. It was also special since on October 23rd was his 26th birthday. To celebrate his birthday, besides dinner and cake, that next Sunday the whole family spent the day on Samal Island at the Blue Jazz Beach Resort. In the past, we have gone to two other beach resorts but nothing like what Blue Jazz offers....

My First Trip to General Santos City

As mentioned in my article about meeting Evelyn, a Filipina from General Santos City, and her invitation to Elena and me, we went to see her, her friends and her city on Thursday. Evelyn had a whole day planned for us and wanted us to arrive by 8 am. I set the alarm on my cell phone for 4 am, but for some reason it never went off. So Elena woke me at 4:50 and we rushed to get done and get on the road. We hit the road about 6...

Oktoberfest in Davao, Philippines

Last Saturday evening some friends and I went out to Felis Resort in Matina Applaya. Felis is a nice resort on the water. It has a pool, restaurants, rental cabins, and entertainment areas. Places to relax with a nice ocean breeze and a view of Samal Island. The reason for this night was an Oktoberfest party. The association Friends of Mindanao has a good relationship with Bong, the owner, so we got free entrance. I was...

A Day at Costa Marina, Samal Island

Last week was my friends Luis wife’s Venice’s Birthday and invited us to join his family to go to Costa Marina Beach Resort on Samal to celebrate her special day. So last Wednesday morning we drove to Luis, loaded him, Venice and all the food into the car and drove to the wharf where you get the boat to the Resort. Once there we met up with Venice’s mom, sister, brother and he sisters little boy. One the boat...

Adventure to the Island City of Samal

Last Sunday there was a planned trip to Samal Island, officially The Garden City of Samal. The trip was a planned outing of “Friends of Mindanao” one of the foreigner groups I belong to. Oneof the members, Chris has a large ocean front lot and house which he uses on weekends. The plan was we would have the services of a jeepneys owned by one of the members brother-in-law. We were to meet at 6:30 in the morning at the...