Teeth Cleaning is More Fun than a Root Canal in the Philippines!

Greetings, loyal readers.  Today is July 28, 2016.  It’s a Thursday, and I’m a wee bit stressed.  Thankfully, the source of the stress is what I call a “First World problem,” and it basically has to do with deciding on what kind of scooter to buy – a Honda Beat or a Honda Click. Ah, decisions, decisions, decisions….. Before I …

Our June 2016 Philippines Expat Living Expenses

  Life is cheap in the Philippines. As some may have noticed by now, that is meant in both a (unfortunately) literal and figurative sense.  We’ll save the literal part of it for a future blog post and stick to the figurative for the time being. A few folks asked us if we could post up more monthly living expenses …

Life and Death in the Philippines

Driving down the boulevard the other afternoon, I noticed yet again the number of unsolicited smiles sent my way.  From the folks in our neighborhood to strangers out on the street, that big Filipino smile is something to behold – a blazing ray of sunshine that seems to light up their whole face.  At one point, I passed two women …