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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...

Expats in Davao

Here is another article from Rob, also known as m60man. He is very good at expressing his views and I thank him for assisting me in keeping this site with writings about Davao. Thank you Jon. I just read Tom Martin’s post and his last comment rang true to me as well. Bruce met my wife and me for lunch before he left for Vegas. We chatted about many things. He was a little upset due to some expats comments, and...

Thoughts from an Expat in Davao by Steve-in-Davao

Again Steve has offered some of his words and thoughts for this site. Steve A.K.A. SteveinDavao is a regular visitor, leaves comments and thoughts from time to time and is also someone I consider a friend. Please enjoy his thoughts…. Living in the Philippines (as Expat’s) is always a trade-off. City living brings with it the conveniences of Malls, Grocery stores, hospitals and private schools, just to name a...

Quitting Smoking – Trying Again with Chantex (Cham...

I inhaled my first cigarette on New Year’s Eve when I was thirteen years old.  Sure, I smoked longer, by drawing the smoke into my mouth and blowing it out, but for me, the actual inhaling counts as being a smoker. I do not remember if it was peer pressure or just seeing everyone else smoking and wanting to feel grown up that started my smoking. Over time, especially when I tried to quit or cut down, I would realize there...

Leaving Davao – What I Will Miss – and What I Will...

I have been thinking about this subject, and how to write it. As many of you know, I have lived in Davao for over two years.  As in any place, you live, at first, it is new and over time, it is just normal to live there without much thought. Because of this, in the past, there have been times I had trouble finding topics and information to write. So, with my leaving, I was thinking about things I will miss and things I will...

Laundry in the Philippines

In America, we own a washer and dryer use the laundry room at our apartment or go to the local Laundromat.  We set the water temperature, the agitation speed, put our items into the machine, close the door and let the machine wash, rinse and spin dry our clothes. Then, unless it is delicate, we put the damp clothes into the dryer and then all is left is to put on hangers or fold and put it away. In the Philippines, laundry...