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Courting a Filipina

One of the readers here asked about me writing an article about courting a Filipina. This has given me some thought about how to write this article. In America and I would expect in most Western countries meeting and courting is similar. First, there are many ways someone meets the opposite sex with the thoughts of finding a mate. It can be through a friend, at your employment, in a social event or a dating site online. Fist...

You Have Changed – You are Not the Person I First ...

How many times have we heard that in our life? In our search for a relationship during our lives, we meet someone we are interested in starting a relationship. In the old days, it could be at school, at a club, a social event or at the office. We start a conversation and see if we are able to make a date and get to know each other better. In the beginning, we try to give the best impression to this person. Maybe a friend...

Traveling to the Philippines

One of the readers commented on me writing about traveling to the Philippines. Most of the readers talk about coming to the Philippines or Davao to visit a lady they met online. Most ask about Visas, Accommodations and Budget. Tourist Visa: As an American and most other countries, all you need is a passport and a return plane ticket. Once you arrive, you will receive a 21 day Visa stamped into your passport. If you intend to...

Green Card Verses ACR Card – Differences in Reside...

In The U.S. just as here in the Philippines, there are different ways of obtaining residency. Here you can receive residency from a marriage to a Filipino, by signing up for a Retirement Visa, there is even a new way if you own a business with ten or more employees. For a 13a Visa, which you receive after marriage, you apply with your wife. Most of the application is from the Filipina including a petition for your permanent...

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...

Speak English to Me

If you have read the comments, there is a newcomer here, Steve in Davao, who often comments. I know little about Steve, except he is 51 years old ,he married his Filipina wife in 2003 in the U.S., and they have a 5 year old daughter. They moved to Davao last November and are enjoying their new life here. I joked with Steve via email about his Christmas Day, with family there, how much English he heard during the day. In...