Our niece DenDen is one of the “Teen-Age Fililpina Beauties” featured in this post. Den recently competed in the “Search for Mr and Miss YES-O-MODEL 2016. ” YES-O is an….
“Beguiling, Bewitching Boracay Beaches” features some of the most beautiful sunsets I ever witnessed in my lifetime. My lovely asawa (wife) and I, along with two nieces and a nephew,….
Captain Tom and his amazing mohawk took time off from his thriving graphic design business, Line of Sight, to visit a Guimaras fiesta in Buluangan, the Philippines. Tom has been….
My asawa and I recently visited the “Queen City of the South” and visited the new SM Seaside Cebu. It was an amazing adventure in shopping. This Super Mall, the….
We quickly purchased two round trip tickets and soon boarded the Weesam Express. The waters were rough that day. In the first time in over six years of living in the Philippines and riding banca boats and ferries, I felt my myself becoming seasick about 45 minutes into the 90-minute trip.
The crusty old expat and his patient wife return to the Queen City of the South for some R&R.
My asawa and I toured beautiful, bewitching Bohol the other week visiting the famous Chocolate Hills and other local tourist sites such as the Loboc River. It was a whirlwind….
Our tour guide, led by Dennis and accompanied by “The Captain”, our driver, picked us up promptly at 7:00 am. “American Expat Adventures: Underground River Puerto Princesa, Palawan” was about….
Not much cow manure on our new road nor much traffic unless it’s time for the local schools to begin their morning classes.
“I will go wherever you go,” said my amazing asawa.
It’s time for another look at our new garden in the Philippines. Along with our major swimming pool project and brother-in-law Joery’s painting of our new home’s exterior, my lovely….
The Ferry boat to Cebu: the expat adventure continues. My wife and I were on a well-deserved vacation (well, for her anyway) to the Queen City of the South, Cebu…..
Yes, you, too, Pilgrim, could be a rock star in the Philippines!
Soulful Sunsets in Beguiling Boracay: This crusty old expat has never experienced such beautiful settings of the sun in the 64+ years I’ve lived on this spinning globe called Earth…..
We were given the red carpet treatment at a local fiesta.
What would possess me to go to SM City the day after Christmas?
Hanging out with Papa Duck at Manggahan.
I hereby officially declare, Papa Duck, the new “King of Karaoke” onGuimaras Island.
Flame It! Burger in Cebu City. One of my Favorite Burger Joints in the Philippines [Flashback* 05.22.2014]
I’m a Midwest boy that loves his burgers and fries. As an American expat living in the Philippines for almost five years now, I’ve had my share of burgers. Crave….
Bacolod to San Carlos City. My wife and I had boarded a Ceres bus in Bacolod which was headed to the ferry located in San Carlos City. We had front….
First of all, sorry for being such a stranger to all in recent months, but since our move here December 12 2012, we have been pretty busy building our dream….
Ages differences do not matter much in the Philippines.
After living as an American ex-pat in the Philippines for nearly three years, I’ve had several close encounters with balut, a fertilized duck embryo that’s boiled alive and eaten in….
My brother-in-law in Guimaras goes Native American.
Bacolod City is known throughout the region as the “City of Smiles.”
Recent posts on younger Filipinas with older guys and how to meet your special someone on Cherry Blossoms has prompted me to write today’s article. Don’t know why I’ve never….
Nipa huts are found throughout the rural provinces.
The sun was setting on the Philippines resort, Cabaling Beach in Guimaras. We were wrapping up a birthday celebration at this local tropical beach, and after consuming a few of….
Here’s a recent comment from faithful reader and supporter, Monty Man: “My wife and I started two small businesses in Nueva Ecija and employ the family members so that they….
Turning over the reins to a younger generation It’s been an awesome past 12 years. However, it’s time to move on and let a younger man take over this website…..
I first posted this story on December 3, 2014. It no longer appears on this website, but, being in a nostalgic mood, I decided to re-publish it today. It deals….
DISREGARD LAWS IN THE PHILIPPINES & FACE THE CONSEQUENCES For some reason, whether it be arrogance or plain stupidity, some foreigners in the Philippines believe they are above the law…..
30 YEARS OF MANGGAHAN, RISING, REVIVING, REBUILDING Frankly, I was as happy as a skunk in a perfume factory when I checked the Guimaras Province Facebook page. For those of….
As a result of living in the Philippines for almost 13 years, I have an accumulation of knowledge regarding life in “paradise.” While I’ve written about moving to the Philippines….
Philippine Supreme Court, SC, Rules Islamic Conversion Doesn’t Shield One from Bigamy Charges The Philippine Supreme Court dictates converting to Islam doesn’t spare an individual from being charged with bigamy…..
SEXPATS TAKE NOTE! PEDOPHILES BEWARE! President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure raising the age of sexual consent from 12 to 16 years. Signed on March 4, 2022,….
While a recent Philippine Bureau of Immigration, BI, Press Release reveals international travel to the Philippines surges, algae problems plague Boracay visitors. More than 40-percent Increase BI has been processing….
The Philippine government opened travel to fully-vaccinated international travelers from visa-free countries on February 10, 2022. The Dept. of Tourism, DoT, reports that 7,000 visitors have arrived in the archipelago….
Children of Filipinos also do not need return tickets Good news for travelers returning to the Philippines. No return tickets are now necessary for Balikbayans, foreign spouses, and children of….
UPDATED 02-03-2022 I’ve lived in the Philippines with my awesome asawa since July 2009. My only duties involve boiling hot water for our morning coffee in our dirty kitchen. I….
What You Should Know Before Moving to the Philippines 10. You may only bring up to 10,000 USD into or out of the Philippines. A person may only carry up….
BRUNCH ALL-DAY, BOOZE BREAK, & TATTOO SATURDAYS MAKES ESPASYO’s PUB + CAFÉ THE BEST BISTRO IN TOWN Whether you’re a Filipino or foreigner, you’ll find a warm welcome at Guimaras’….
Foreigners with Tourist Visas Still Not Allowed. “Beginning Feb. 16, 2022, proof of full vaccination shall be made a requirement for entry of all foreign nationals allowed to enter the….
Here’s a recent Press Release from the Philippine Bureau of Immigration regarding unvaccinated foreigners and current COVID-19 restrictions.
PH Peso Drops Past 51 Level for First Time since March 2020 Some financial analysts were predicting the Philippine peso would weaken to the 51 per US dollar back in….
Some single guys out there might be having a problem. Their Filipina sweetheart they have chatted with online and have come to visit in the Philippines have been scamming them…..
There is no divorce law in the Philippines. While there have been attempts over the years to pass a divorce law, none have seen fruition. Aside from Vatican City State….
You CAN go to jail in the Philippines if you commit adultery!
I was quite surprised to see such a large presence for RC, Royal Crown Cola, when we were visiting U.S. friends in Cebu recently. Coke products and Coke-sponsored signs for….