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Angelica – an Interesting Little Girl (revised)

About a week ago, I needed something welded. With all my contacts, a welder was not on my list. A friend was visiting and when I mentioned my need, he informed me of a welder in his neighborhood. I followed him home and we stopped at this neighbor around the corner from his house. The man and his family live in a small home down a walkway from the street. He does not have a welding shop. Instead, he has an empty lot with a...

A Filipino HERO, a world HERO

Again Steve sent me an article he wrote. It is about the CNN Hero Awards. This subject has been covered on some other sites, but Steve adds some of his thoughts to share and asked me to publish it on my site. So here it is. A Filipino HERO, a world HERO, by Steve in Davao Last night I watched the CNN HERO Awards hosted by Anderson Cooper. The Christmas season reminds us that we need to help and serve as much as possible. The...

A Home for Those with Ambition – Panacan, Da...

There are many charities here in Davao as there are all over the Philippines. Most of the charities are for the small children or the people of an older age. In the past, I have writing about the Field of Dreams boy’s home that is doing wonderful work for young children. Well, through the Expat group, Friends of Mindanao I learned of and visited a wonderful and different concept for a well needed charity. This is Balay Sa...

An Expats Experience with Private Schools in Davao

One of the readers here is “Steve in Davao” who offered to write an article about enrolling his daugheter in school here in Davao. I usually give in introduction, but he included it in his article. I thank Steve and offered him to write more for this site in the future. Steve’s daughter is enrolled in one of the better private schools in Davao. I hope someday someone will write about public schools here for...

How life is different living in the Philippines (F...

What do I mean “life is different”; well there are many things that are different. There are some similar things but overall, even the similar things have a different twist to them. The best I can use to describe is things are 180 degrees opposite than life in America. Family dynamics are so different. In America you have your immediate family, mother, father, brother and or sisters. Sometimes your close with them and...

Nurses Paying for Training in the Philippines

If you have followed my site from the early stages, you know I have 3 nieces living with us. All 3 are in College studying to be nurses. One of which graduate this week. Actually today is her pinning ceremony. It is a proud day for us which will continue through Wednesday when she graduates. I do not know if there are so many people that go to college here to be nurses because of the inherent kindness of Filipinos or because...