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A Call for Help – Typhoon Pablo

It has been about 5 years since the start of American in Davao. I have tried to write informative and helpful articles for my readers. I enjoy when followers of this site comment about some value they find with my posts. I try, with time permitting to answer all requests and questions with as honest information. Recently I was going to let American in Davao close since it costs money to keep the registration and hosting...

An End of Year Update

I know many of you have given up on me. I have heard from Elena there are many of the expats from Davao reading my site, even though they never let me know by comments or telling me. In addition, many would like to hear I have failed. Well life is not easy but I am surviving. It has been hard but rewarding too. I work many hours and when I can, I work six or seven days a week. It is also difficult only being able to see Elena...

Expats in Davao

Here is another article from Rob, also known as m60man. He is very good at expressing his views and I thank him for assisting me in keeping this site with writings about Davao. Thank you Jon. I just read Tom Martin’s post and his last comment rang true to me as well. Bruce met my wife and me for lunch before he left for Vegas. We chatted about many things. He was a little upset due to some expats comments, and...

Thoughts from an Expat in Davao by Steve-in-Davao

Again Steve has offered some of his words and thoughts for this site. Steve A.K.A. SteveinDavao is a regular visitor, leaves comments and thoughts from time to time and is also someone I consider a friend. Please enjoy his thoughts…. Living in the Philippines (as Expat’s) is always a trade-off. City living brings with it the conveniences of Malls, Grocery stores, hospitals and private schools, just to name a...

Expat Social Support Groups

In the past, I wrote about some Expat groups I belonged to in Davao. One of problems is in most of the groups here and in many organizations everywhere is assistance. There were a few groups I had belonged to and for different reasons I only stayed involved with one of them. It name is Friends of Mindanao. The group designed its name as not to limit its attendance to only expats. Anyone is welcome including Filipinos. The...

Laundry in the Philippines

In America, we own a washer and dryer use the laundry room at our apartment or go to the local Laundromat.  We set the water temperature, the agitation speed, put our items into the machine, close the door and let the machine wash, rinse and spin dry our clothes. Then, unless it is delicate, we put the damp clothes into the dryer and then all is left is to put on hangers or fold and put it away. In the Philippines, laundry...