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A Call for Help – Typhoon Pablo

It has been about 5 years since the start of American in Davao. I have tried to write informative and helpful articles for my readers. I enjoy when followers of this site comment about some value they find with my posts. I try, with time permitting to answer all requests and questions with as honest information. Recently I was going to let American in Davao close since it costs money to keep the registration and hosting...

A new beginning for AmericaninDavao.com

As my readers know, 2 1/2 years ago I moved back to the US. I was invited to restart my life in a productive way. I moved to Las Vegas and was employed as a Taxi driver. The shifts are 12 hours a day and it is hard to write about my life here working these hours. I am doing well and received a promotion to Road Supervisor. With this I am on a 2 way radio where I can hear and talk to all the drivers on a Supervisor Channel. I...

Elena’s Second Week in Vegas

As of this writing, it is now ten days since Elena arrived in Las Vegas. We have been to Walmart’s a few times buying things she wants for the apartment and herself. Elena enjoys how the store has so many types of items including a food market. I asked her of her feelings about Las Vegas. Her comments are: “Las Vegas is WOW.” The streets are so wide with many lanes. Even when traffic is bad, it is better than in...

Elena Finally Arrives

Elena finally arrived here Tuesday August 9th. Her flight arrived at 6:30pm and everything went fast through Immigration and Customs. At 7:15pm Elena walked out of the terminal and into my arms. As we left the airport I drove Elena up Las Vegas Blvd to see the hotels, then we stopped at the super market to pick up necessities for the next morning. Wednesday morning we went to a mall for Elena to have her first experience at a...

Almost to the end of the Final Chapter

It has been a long time since I wrote anything here. As I had apologized before many times, one reason is the long hours I work and on my free time catching up on chores and much missed needed sleep. About me, I was working the 5:00am to 4:30pm shift, which I liked, since it is almost normal working hours. Then in June when they rebid all the shifts, I am now on a 3:00am to 2:30pm shift. I still have Thursdays and Fridays as...

We are on the last Leg

Well all, the time is getting close. When we got her approval from the National Visa Center, we were told Elena had to bring two items with corrections. Then looking online at the the Travel.State.Gov site, we saw Elena needed to go in advance for her medical exam at St. Lukes. To make sure everything was complete and forwarded to the Embassy by her interview, Elena flew to Manila the last week of April for her Medical and...