Michell and Dina’s Spaghetti-Fest for the Homeless

  Like many cities and towns across the Philippines, Dumaguete has it’s fair share of poor and homeless adults and – more breathtakingly – children.  You’ll see the true level of poverty and helplessness pretty much as soon as you land in the country, with Manila possessing some truly massive squatter areas that survive off of the monstrous city landfills. …

The ‘Mythic Allure’ of Westerners in the Philippines, Pt 2 of 2

  Welcome back, loyal readers!  In this second part of our two part examination of the “mythic allure of Westerners in the Philippines,” we are going to look at some more justifications and rationalizations that we use to explain why us foreigners have a lovely young Filipina by our side.  This one has caused quite a stir in the comments …

The Mythic Allure of Westerners in the Philippines, Pt. 1 – Money!

  Living, working or studying in the Philippines has its fair share of ups and downs.  Here at myphilippinedreams, we put a good amount of effort into showing both sides – the good AND the bad – so that our viewers can get a better feel for what life here really is like.  One of the upsides of living here …