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First Week Driving a Taxi in Las Vegas

First, I need to apologize for the delays of my writings here, but as you will see, the hours are not beneficial to having much of a life until I get a better shift. I will try to do my best to better chronicle my life in a timelier manner. Well, after all the paper work, drug screening, physical, studying, testing, training, I am finally a Taxi Driver.  My schedule is Saturday through Wednesday from 4:00 am to 4:00 pm. When...

Cebu and Bantayan Island Trip – part one

Recently Rob visited Cebu and Bantayan Island and sent me this story to share with you all. Greetings from sunny Cebu and Bantayan Island was a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing place.  Something you might see in a travel brochure.  I have included a few of the many pictures taken there and hope you will enjoy them.  Close your eyes and you might even hear the waves breaking at the decks edge. Getting there started with a...

Returning to America

If you follow this site from the conception, I was only 54 years old when I moved here. I was a Project Manager in the residential architecture field. When the financial crisis started, the fist affected was the housing industry and then the home loan industry. At that time, I had filed for Elena’s Fiancée Visa and we were waiting for its approval. Well one day, the developer I was working for laid off 97% of their...

Traffic in Davao

In the past, I have written many times about the crazy drivers and motorcycles in the Philippines. It is a very aggressive driving habit. I have had friends comment that if they had a car, they would be too afraid to dive here, but that is not what I want to talk about today. In the two years I have lived in Davao, I have seen an increase in construction in both commercial and residential building. There is a big project...

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...

Rainy Season in Davao

Rainy season, I have joked about a rainy season here. In my mind, a rainy season in Asia is what I had heard of monsoon seasons in other areas where there were huge amounts of rain and it would rain constantly day after day. In the two years living here, I have seen dry hot days and then there would be a break with heavy rains. This would happen all year long. Elena told me to her, the rainy season is January and February. I...