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My Second Anniversary

You might ask what Anniversary. It is not of my marriage to Elena, which will be this summer; it is my second anniversary living here in the Philippines. On December 6, 2007, I walked off the plan in Davao and started my new life. Now, you will be thinking, what changes have occurred, well many? Living here is a constant adjustment and learning experience. There is the culture, the food, the driving and the daily living in a...

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...

Jobs and Self Improvement in the Philippines

Here in the Philippines, if you are out and around town you meet Filipinos at different employment levels. Most you meet are clerks, waiters and support staff. Then as you get to meet and talk to people you get to know more from all walks of life.  Some are just comfortable with their lives and some who try to improve. The problem here is they have to make a decision and work hard on their own to improve. Yes, the friends...

Domestic Help Update

With my article about our domestic helper and then in the article “At yours Service” I mentioned about our helper and about the three girls Elena’s sister-in-law brought to Davao for friends of hers needing help at home. Our helper is working out better than I expected. She works hard, is friendly and sociable and even will joke with me.  While at home on her day off, she still does household chores. Since she does not...

Domestic Help in the Philippines

With our 2 oldest nieces in review school for their board exams in nursing and our youngest niece in 3rd year of nursing school, Elena decided to hire a maid or helper to assist her with taking care of the house. In America, if you need assistance with the house cleaning, most average families hire a cleaning lady or company to come once a week, or twice a month to take care of the heavy cleaning. These people come to your...

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...