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New Problems with American Television in the Phili...

Here in the Philippines, if you have cable TV there are many American television shows available, but many are old reruns. I think CNN, BBC, and Sports are the only current shows you get. You will also see the same programs playing on different channels.  With all the shows available, it does get frustrating when you see the same show over and over. To combat this problem and to see shows I miss from the US, I would download...

My New Venture

If you have been a visitor here for a while, I expect you have read my past profession was Architectural Drafting and Project Management. I have even had some construction management projects here and have started to help some foreigners design and build their own homes. In America, an architectural firm, especially in residential architecture draws the plans and elevations for construction. In house or with associations we...

Internet Slower than a Snails Pace

Since Wednesday the internet has been very slow in the Philippines. The report has been that two undersea cables were damaged and the phone companies have been trying to reroute the traffic. I have tried to enter here to reply to comments. At times, after logging in, and waiting 10 minutes, the page didn’t fully load. From fustration, I just closed the computer. It is now 9pm here and just got home from a long day at a...

Working in the Philippines if you’re a Foreigner

Many foreigners move to the Philippines for different reasons. Most are men and most are in retirement age. Maybe you just got tired of life and stress in your home country. To move here you must have some savings or pension to support yourself and your possible new wife if you’re single. Maybe you know of a lady from the internet or from a past visit. Maybe you are unattached and think; once you’re here you will find...

I was Interviewed again

  A little while back, I received an email directing me to his site, Blog Interviewer .com and offering me to be interviewed. It was not an interview as much as just answer questions and then it is posted with a screen shot of your home page. They also have something where people can register and vote on a blog. If you would like, please visit Blog Interviewer .com and if so inclined, vote for my...

Google Page Ranks

Yesterday I received an email from a friend congratulating me on having a Google Page Rank of 2. Now I have heard in the past about Googles Page Ranking. It is a way they feel the importance of a site for search reasons. A page rank is based on some algorithm that tested how many sites link back to the tested site and how important those sites are rated also. Another rating company is Alexa. These 2 are used by other sites to...