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Life is what you make it.

This morning I received an email from someone with Expat Interviews website. She notified me of someone who left a long negative comment about his views of life in the Philippines. Unfortunately he lives in Angeles City. While running an errand this morning I was reminded of this story from olden times: An older man was traveling from one village to another on foot when he encountered a younger man coming towards him. The...

A Filipino Philosophers thoughts on “Poverty...

If your a follower here you know my connection with John Ray of Palawan Anecdotes. John Ray wrote the following article and sent it as his thoughts after reading my series “Poverty and Survival”. John Ray is a English Teacher on Palawan and his insite and thoughts of being a Filipino, the trials and lifes lessons, and living in the Philippines is very thoughtful. I hope you enjoy his article. He has been away for...

Why I Married a Filipina? (part 1)

Someone recently in a comment asked about why I moved to the Philippines. I guess he did not read my early posts so I will explain again here. First I will explain why I looked at Filipinas for my possible bride. Then I will continue to describe the history of me and Elena.As I typed this history I noticed it is getting long so I will break up this to a few posts. It was the year 2004, I had been single for years and not much...

Reflections of a Retired Priest – Philippine...

A few weeks back, a friend of mine, Thomas Martin wrote 2 articles for my site. His thoughts and insights are open, honest and interesting. Well, as you now will find out, Tom is a retired Catholic Priest from Texas. For his own reasons Tom moved a few years ago to the Philippines. From the first moment I met him, I felt a comfortable and trusting friendship. I do not know if it was because of my site or just the need to have...