Heart Attacks, Snorkeling, and Difficult Neighbors, Part Two

    Heart Attacks and Snorkeling Michell called me at around 5 AM this morning from work to tell me that their manager had suffered a heart attack and they were all in the hospital. I guess it happened right in the office, and they were able to transport him to the hospital in one of the employee’s cars. It’s …

Living with Difficult Neighbors and My First Internet Drama

Living with Difficult Neighbors, Part One   All of us have one time had to deal with difficult neighbors.  Like chicken pox, it’s pretty much a universal thing.  Unlike a vial contagion, however, sometimes bad neighbors are a bit harder to shake. My history of rentals in the Philippines has been rather horrific.  Whether finding a place that’s too far from the …

Our July 2014 Budget

Howdy all, and welcome to the first post on our new website at My Philippine Dreams!  It’s still a bit bare bones at this point, but at least it’s a start in the right direction. At this point we only have a few Philippines-centric things that you can download totally free from the site, but we will have more available as time goes on. …

The Philippines Ain’t All Puppies and Rainbows, Part Two

  Well good morning, dear readers.  Yesterday was one of the hottest days that I have experienced here. What with the nice series of cooling Low Pressure Areas that had finally moved out (along with a LOT of rain) my trusty Weather App noted that it was 89 in Dumaguete, with the humidity adding to a Real Feel temperature of …

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The Philippines Ain’t all Puppies and Rainbows, Part One

I was going through videos that I had made over at our YouTube channel (Philippine Dreams), and I noticed a recurring theme emerging: That is, that I am giving the impression that the Philippines is a sun kissed, bountiful paradise possessed of only of redeeming qualities. After reviewing the videos, I decided that in the interest of depicting things as …