Utilizing Leverage in Relationships – I Just Can’t Do It

I have these times in my life when something pretty important happens and it stays with me for a long time.  Usually, it’s not actually the actual external event that causes this baggage but my internal reaction to the situation. I guess that’s only normal and part of being a regular, run-of-the-mill human being… Anyways, let’s get down to it. …

Mabinay Misadventure – Trip Up and Highland Resort Intro

    Here at My Philippine Dreams, we take a great deal of pride in delivering to our loyal subscribers only the very best in international misadventure.  You may have heard of our trip to Mabinay about a month ago and how it had quite possibly been our greatest misadventure to date.  No?  Well, take my word for it – …

Navigating the Treacherous Seven C’s of a Relationship

I might just have the best possible girlfriend in the world. Or – short of that- at least the best possible luck that allowed me to meet the best possible girlfriend in the world. And – to tell the truth – it really was just blind, dumb luck. It wasn’t because I was excessively handsome or overly witty or irresistibly …

Computers in the Philippines

  I am a big fan of computers, having been thoroughly hooked by the tech back in the days of the almighty TSR-80 and (my personal favorite) the Commodore 64.  At the time, it was mostly for gaming purposes – starting with simple DOS games (some of which we had to program ourselves) and moving on to the Dungeons and …

Our Philippines Wednesday Weekly Wrapup

It’s 5:30 in the morning, and I know I have said it before, but it’s definitely one of my favorite times of the day.  It’s cool this morning (around 78 F) and the last vestiges of last night’s breeze are still puffing through the windows.  And aside from the crowing roosters (which I actually don’t mind at all), there is …

Cursed in the Philippines???

  I have been having a bit of bad luck as of late. A string of it. Actually, a veritable deluge of it. Now don’t get me wrong – I am not, as a rule, superstitious. But after counting up the number of misadventure that I have been having as of late, I am starting to think that something is …

Houses in the Philippines: External Differences

Things are different here in the Philippines. It’s just the way it is. If you are thinking of retiring or working in the Philippines, it’s good to know just what some of these differences are. In our last video we looked at some of the historical factors that have affected the contemporary courting system, which is a bit different than …

Courtship in the Philippines: Past and Present

We get asked a lot of questions about relationships over here at myphilippinedreams. In fact, that and “how much does it cost to live in the Philippines” seem to be the two biggest inquiries to the tireless (trackless) minds of the Dream Team. We’ve done a few videos on relationships already (videos are noted below), and in this entry, we …

Our September 2014 Expense Report

    We get asked all the time how much it costs to retire or live in the Philippines.  Most of these are from people considering retirement to someplace other than Florida or the Mediterranean or just folks who have the capacity to work via the internet and are looking for more exotic locales to do so in.  In order …