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A resource guide for American expats moving to or living in the Philippines. Useful information also geared for expats worldwide.
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  • Our New Year's Eve House Blessing in the Philippines 1 week ago “Our New Year’s Eve House Blessing in the Philippines” is a remarkable literary achievement since it’s the first time in months I’ve published two posts [read more] The post Our New Year’s Eve House Blessing in the Philippines appeared first on .
  • New Filipina Helper Fired on First Day 1 week ago Our new Filipina helper was fired on her first day on the job. We had previously committed to hiring a Pinay whose mother-in-law was reportedly [read more] The post New Filipina Helper Fired on First Day appeared first on .
  • "Her Mother-in-Law is an Aswang" 2 months ago (Aswang graphic: Travis Simmons, Author of Wyrd Fiction) We recently encountered a roadblock in our search for a new domestic helper in the Philippines. Our [read more] The post “Her Mother-in-Law is an Aswang” appeared first on .
  • Islands Stay Hotel Puerto Princesa Review 4 months ago Almost forgot the “Islands Stay Hotel Puerto Princesa Review” until one of my Canadian friends in Guimaras reminded me. My Canadian colleague freely admits to [read more] The post Islands Stay Hotel Puerto Princesa Review appeared first on .
  • Filipina Relative is a Scammer 4 months ago “Filipina Relative is a Scammer” is the topic for today’s post.  One of my long-time supporters and personal friend recently asked my asawa and I [read more] The post Filipina Relative is a Scammer appeared first on . Expat Blog Awards 2012: Philippines Silver Award!

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00:56 AM March 22, 2013

One of the first expat sites I visited and one of the few blogs I still follow. Dave puts forth the every day life events of living in the Philippines with both candor and humor. A must subscribe! Also a good resource on dating Filipina women.

19:52 PM May 08, 2015

defiantly a most follow blog for anyone wanting some strait forward approach about life in the Philippines. and also if you ever consider building a house I'm sure he has a lot of first hand experiences he will gladly share. and besides he's a good old country guy from central ILL.

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