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Texas Hold-Um in Davao, Philippines

I personally enjoy a game of Poker. In my life I have played as a kid with my friends, as I older gone to a friend’s house for a poker game. For a while we even had a monthly poker game. In those games it was dealers choice, 5 card draw, 7 card stud, even stranger games like Hi-Low, 7 Card No Peek Well now the big thing is Texas Hold-Um. This is a game where you get 2 down (hole)cards and 5 community cards are dealt up in...

Christmas at Field of Dreams Boys Home

On Saturday, December 13th I again went with the Davao Area Expat Association to visit the Boys Home, Field of Dreams again in Tugbok, Davao City, Philippines. As I have mentioned in past articles the DAEA has a connection with the home to help and support in our small way. This trip was to give the boys a Christmas Party. A little History of Field of Dreams: The home was started by an Englishman Lawrence Fields. He started...

Helping Someone in Need on Panabo

In a country where there is so much poverty, disabled or just indigent, it is difficult to help everyone. But it is a wonderful thing when you can help someone. Well a month or so ago, my wife Elena came to me. A good friend of hers, Virgie, called her about a situation that maybe we could help. Virgie’s sister-in-law Nalita has a 20 year old daughter, Estella, who suffers from severe Cerebral Palsy. The girl’s father,...

Birthday Party at Field of Dreams

I know it looks like I am always going and then writing about Field of Dreams. Lately it feels like it. Now that is not a complaint, I love visiting there. Last Sunday, November 9th we were invited to go back for another nice reason. One of the Directors Glyn Lao invited us to attend her son Marvin’s Birthday Celebration. Glyn had told us about it at the Homes Anniversary party. She felt it was a nice way to bring a party...

Field of Dreams 1st Anniversary

If you read my Blog, last June I wrote an article about Field of Dreams Boys home in Tugbok, Davao City, Philippines Field of Dreams is a boys home in Biao Guianga, Tugbok District in Davao City, Philippines.It is a well built, well maintained hope for 30 boys that are either orphans, displaced, or from family’s that just cannot take care of them. The Home is a modern masonry building that is clean and well cared for....

Field of Dreams

One of the Expat organizations I belong to, Davao Area Expat Assoc. had a trip to visit Childhope Field of Dreams Children’s Home in Biao, Guianga, Tugbok District of Davao City a week ago. The Field of Dreams Foundation is a registered charity here in the Philippines founded by Lawrence Field. They have 30 boys there from the ages of 3 to 16 years old. The boys are either abandoned or orphaned. You can read more about the...