Let’s Go to the …… Hospital!

Underarm boils are a pain in the …… armpit. If you have ever suffered from them, you’ll know what I am talking about. It’s no frikken fun. I had one about three years ago while living in the US and ended up in the Emergency Room after thinking that one of my lymph nodes had exploded – yeah, I get …

Somebody Has Boosted Our RUSI!!

Well, up to now, I’ve been having pretty good luck with the whole crime aspect of the Philippines.  Haven’t gotten pick-pocketed, robbed, jumped, kidnapped, burglarized or any of the other unpleasant aspects of living upon God’s Green Earth.  Coming from a rough inner city where one could hear the sounds of gunshots just about every day, living here has been a balm …

Reasons Why You SHOULDN’T Move to the Philippines

In making a decision to move to a foreign country, one has to weigh both the pro’s and con’s.  Here at myphilippinedreams, we try to maintain objectivity and afford our viewers the information they need in considering to make such a move.  Towards that end, let’s take a look at some of the reasons why someone probably SHOULDN’T move to the …

Zumba and Getting Proper Exercise in the Philippines

  No matter where you live, maintaining some semblance of physical, mental and spiritual health is pretty important for overall well being.  It’s even more important for us older folks as our failing DNA triggers the aging process .  Although I am not yet in my Autumn years, I have been feeling my own body start to lose its once-vigorous …

Badminton, the Dentist, and Moving On……

  Badminton – like virtually every sport embraced by Filipinos – is taken VERY seriously here.  I never realized how seriously until we saw some professionals playing in a tournament down at Robinson’s Mall.  My experiences with the racquet and the shuttlecock were limited to some casual play when I was a kid.  So to see actual pro’s blasting that …

Lechon Dinner up in the Province

So, one of our subscribers was kind enough to invite Michell and I up into the province to take part in a little lechon baboy (BBQ pig) family get together.  Darryl is from the US and he has been with his better half for some time now.  Right now they are in the process of clearing a huge lot of …

Dumaguete Public Market

One of our subscribers had been requesting that we do a video of the wet market for a while now.  As luck (or rampant insomnia) would have it, Michell and I were both up this morning at 5:00 AM.  Groggily asking her if she was up for coming along, she cheerfully chirped to the affirmative (she actually does chirp when …

Vegetable Shopping in the Philippines

Daro Produce Market One of the great things about living or retiring in the Philippines is the wide variety of fresh, locally grown produce that is available. The Daro produce market is a shining example of this. Open Tuesday’s and Friday’s, it provides a forum for local vendors to showcase their edible wares to the general public.  (The market is …

Be Sure To Have An Exit Plan!

The statistics for expats who move to the Philippines and actually stay there for many, many years are not an exact science.  I mean, with 94.4% of all statistics being pulled out of thin air anyways, who can really trust them?  Still – and from what I have seen – there is a definite percentage of expats who move to …

Our August 2014 Expenses

  Welcome back, fellow Dreamers.  As promised, we once again carefully recorded our expenses for the month.  One of the questions that we are asked is “How much does it cost to live in the Philippines?”  As previously stated, the short answer is “It all depends.”  If you are expecting that you will be able to take your nice slice …