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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...

Craftsman and Construction in the Philippines

In a past post “Man Viruses Machine” I wrote about the lack of modern technology in building. That is not completely true. But a lot of the craftsman does not have the luxury to afford a lot of the tools we take for granted in the States. Recently we needing some cement work and some tiles. The man we met through a friend is mainly a carpenter. But because most tradesmen need to work in other areas to complete a job, he...

Man Verses Machine

As much as I enjoy living in the Philippines there is something that keeps reminding me of the difference between here and back in America. In America and I would think most developed countries modern machines and technology has replaced a lot of manual labor. Because of the overpopulation here and the minimum wage you see more people doing jobs that can be done faster with machinery. One example is where we live. Down the...