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Offering Services in Davao

You might be wondering is this an advertisement, and maybe it is. As you can see, I have had this site for about 2 years. Originally, it was a free site on Google BlogSpot. After a year, with some encouragement I purchased a server service and registered my own domain. Now this is not the main reason for this article, but I want to explain a little history. I had dreams of making an income from advertisements on the site. I...

At Your Service

I have always been the type of person that enjoys helping others. Yes, at times, because of my kindness, people have taken advantage of me. Because it is in my nature, I have trouble not being helpful, but over time, I try to be careful. With this site, and many readers, I have been asked to get information for some people, answer questions, locate items and also assist people either moving here or once here finding places to...

Affordable Accommodations in Davao

I receive emails often from readers about places to stay when visiting, planning an extended stay or actually moving to Davao. This is a difficult question to answer. There are many places here in Davao. For Hotels there are many from high rated Hotels to small inexpensive ones. If someone is planning to stay for a few days or just one or two weeks I would suggest a hotel and there are many sites that list the hotels and...

Frustration with Construction

Today again I was frustrated while trying to do something at the house. I guess first I need to explain how most houses are constructed here in the Philippines. The exterior and interior walls are made from a 4 inch thick masonry block. They are made with a low quality concrete and are not used as a structural element. There are formed and poured concrete columns and beams for structure and then the 4 inch block is more of...

Philippine Car Wash

Here in Davao there are many roadside car wash businesses. I went to Junbac’s Car Wash on Mamay Road just off of Diversion road. I remember a few months ago seeing it built. If it is morning they even offer a free cup of coffee. The whole car wash is covered with seats in the waiting area. They offer a newspaper to read while waiting too. I was surprised when I first used one. I had thought it was a bunch of people with...