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Bigby’s Restaurant

There are many restaurants here in Davao from the small road side stands to the high class restaurants in the major hotels. There are of course Filipino cuisine, and specialty restaurants including American, Indian, Turkish, Italian and many more. Quality, atmosphere and service are as varied. Even places you visit often, there can be a good night and sometimes a bad night for the wait or kitchen staff. One restaurant I have...

Poverty and Survival (part 4)

In the previous article I wrote about all the poor and unemployed Filipinos and how some do not like to work. In this installment I will discuss how some unemployed find was to earn money to support their families. One of the problems in Davao is parking, especially in places downtown. Few businesses have parking and many of the ones that do have parking limit it to only their customers which is understandable. Well, when I...

Holy Week (final episode)

I know it has been a few days since Easter Sunday.  Easter Sunday turned out like a regular day for me except Elena and the girls had not returned. I woke up, had my juice and coffee and then met a friend at BluGre Coffee. It is a nice Coffee Shop with relaxing Jazz music playing, free WiFi and comfortable seating. I then visited a friend at his restaurant and while there I received a text from Elena that they were close and...

Palace Buffet in Davao

About a month ago it was one of our nieces birthday, and as our little tradition the whole family went to a buffet dinner. There are many buffet restaurants here in Davao from the expensive in hotels like Marco Polo to very inexpensive. We have tried many and we keep end up going back to Palace Buffet. The one we go to is in the Victoria Plaza parking compound. It is clean and we serviced, there is plenty of parking and are...

Eating Healthy in the Philippines?

 have written a few articles about the healthy fresh vegetables here in the Philippines. That is true, there are many vegetables available and especially on Mindanao where agriculture is a big business. But there is a large amount of people with High Blood Pressure. At the markets, there is a fresh supply of vegetables delivered daily. If you eat at home a lot and if the person doing the cooking is educated on cooking in a...

Fruits Available in Davao, Philippines

Recently I posted an article about all the fresh vegetables available here in Davao. Well there are many fruits plentiful here too. A lot of Filipinos know the health advantages of eating fruits and vegetables. You see fruits available in the Mall markets, wet markets and even little stalls along the roads. They will be bought for a snack, to be brought home or eaten as a refresher as they are just walking long. Fruits are a...