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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...

A Sign of Kindness – School Supplies for “My...

In the past, I wrote about a friend of mine, Tom Martin. Tom also comments here every so often. He is also known as Father Tom since he is a retired priest. For all the time I have known Tom, he has always wanted to help people and families in a charitable way. He gives of his heart, soul and pocket and most of the time, what he gets back is hurt. He has been insulted when he gives and gives and then when he offers advice and...

Day Two of Rob and Lyn’s Adventure on Bantayan Isl...

Last Friday I published part 1 of Rob and Lyn’s trip to Cebu and Bantayn, here is the conclusion. I hope you all enjoy his story. I awake early, 4:58 am, I am back on the deck with a cup of coffee enjoying the breeze waiting for sunrise.  Lyn joins me and we have a good laugh that it is still another hour or better before sunrise. Who cares, we can take a nap later in the afternoon. Just enjoy the breeze and fresh air. ...

One Day to Go – My Last Day in Davao

Well all, it is Monday, May 4th and I have one night left in Davao City. I have packed, organized, adjusted and now waiting for my flight tomorrow in early evening. Friday evening one couple Elena and I am friends with invited us to their house for dinner. I felt bad we never got to socialize this way in the two years I have lived here and known them. I realize a lot of the problem is his wife was in Germany a few times for...

Short Time and so Much to Do

When this is posted, it will be less than a week before I leave Davao and so much to do. I am writing this on Sunday. When I moved here over two years ago I had shipped many of my belongings and had all my clothes packed for almost a month before I left and just kept out things for daily clothes and last minute packing of my toiletries. This week I have to box my desktop computer and some of the things I want to bring back. ...