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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...

Reasons to Move to Davao or the Philippines

Recently many of my articles have, what might be looked at as a negative attitude about living in the Philippines. This is not what I am trying to do. What I am trying to make the readers understand life here is not the same as in America, Europe or any other “First World Nation.” There are many sites with the subject of living, retiring or just visiting the Philippines. Some of these sites make it look like it is the...

Dynamics of Filipina/Foreigner Relationships

The subject of the dynamics and attitudes of relationships between Filipinas and Expats is something I have thought about writing for a while but was not sure how to approach the subject. There are differences in all relationships no matter if you are from the same country, same culture, same racial background, same age range or any mix of them. Here you mostly see older retired men with young women. It is not just expat men,...

Christmas Party at Agdao Market for the Children

As I have written in past articles, we have developed a friendship with the young children at the Agdao Public Market. Most of these children go to public school, but on weekends work at the market selling little bags of Calamansi and assist shoppers carrying their purchases. The money they earn is used for their lunches and cost of school projects. Many of these children might miss meals during the week since their parents...

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...

Christmas Season has Started in Davao

If you are not in the Philippines, you will ask what I am talking about. It is only early October and in America you are just starting to plan for Halloween. Then there comes Thanksgiving and then finally Christmas. In the Philippines September starts the Ber season. That is because the all the month’s end in Ber and that is what marks the coming Holiday season of Christmas. The stores are already displaying and selling...