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Having a Positive Attitude

This morning, Thursday, my day off, I went to Starbucks for coffee, their cranberry and orange scone and to work on this article. Just as I booted my laptop, I struck a conversation with a lady at the next table. She was from northern Nevada and was here on business. While talking of our life’s situation, she commented on the fact I was very upbeat and looked happy and content even though I was a taxi driver and just...

Returning to America

If you follow this site from the conception, I was only 54 years old when I moved here. I was a Project Manager in the residential architecture field. When the financial crisis started, the fist affected was the housing industry and then the home loan industry. At that time, I had filed for Elena’s Fiancée Visa and we were waiting for its approval. Well one day, the developer I was working for laid off 97% of their...

Change of Domestic Helper

Last September I wrote an article about us hiring a Domestic Helper. As I wrote, she was 17 at the time we hired her. There were people who say not to hire someone so young and others who had trouble with all age groups. If you hire a girl in her 20’s you can run into the trouble of them wanting to go out on their days off to drink or find a boyfriend. If you hire an older woman, you can have problems with their family...

Economic Classes in the Philippines

I have been asked by some readers to discuss the income classes (levels) in the Philippines. This is more difficult to classify since I am not an economist and have access to the incomes of the populace. As I wrote previously, Filipinos need fewer comforts as most foreigners are accustomed to needing. Just as Americans are accustomed to things Europeans are not, such as Air conditioning. Most Americans are used to bigger...

Difficult Life for Many Filipinos

What I would like to discuss here is the employment outlook for Filipinos and how hard it is to support a family. Most times when I am out, I enjoy talking to Filipinos. Because of this and my open friendly manor I have gotten to know many and about their lives.I ask questions such as their age, marital situation, number of kids and about their life. When I am at the mall to get out of the house I usually, have coffee at one...

OFW, Good or Bad for the Philippines

First, what does OFW stand for? Well I thought it stood for Overseas Foreign Worker, but from some research on Wikipedia, they show OFW stands for Overseas Filipino Worker. This group is people with Citizenship of the Philippines and lives and or work in a foreign country. According to Wikipedia there are about 11 million Filipinos working or living overseas. Some have received Residency in the foreign country. From my...