I started writing as a journal of me, my family and my observations here. Then over time it turned into more of an information site about life in the Philippines and Davao and the cultural differences.
As I let everyone know on Monday’s article, I am planning to move back to America. Many readers would like to see this site continue. I can continue to write, some about my life being restarted in America, about the process of getting Elena to America and then the cultural and life differences she will experience in America.
What I need is Foreigners and Filipinos to contribute articles about life in the Philippines and especially Davao and cultural information about the foreigner/Filipino relationships.
I basically make no money on this site and the few donations I have received and the little I have made from advertising has not even covered the cost of keeping this site on the internet. Because of this, I cannot offer any monetary payments for writing. I will put any advertising for any sites a writer owns or advertises. This site and my writing has become part of me and I get pleasure from the many readers comments. It proves to me that there is value in American in Davao for many people.
At first, articles can be emailed to me, and once I see the author and their articles are a good fit and do not need any censor or editing, I will give the writers a direct login to the site to publish.
As you see, my articles vary about cultural differences, human interest stories, food and life issues, relationships and cautions. Recipes, native remedies and other news items are wanted. I just will not allow political writings or insulting information about Expats or Filipinos. I have many times written with respect where I could have written differently insulting people or the country. This is what I want to continue.
PLEASE HELP me keep American in Davao alive and something for all to read.