Livecast 8.25.17 – Avian Flu and Another Bloody Week in the Drug War….

[Don’t want to read the article?  Watch the video instead.] Today is Friday, August 25, 2017, the first day of the rest of our lives…  Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift – that’s why they call it the present! Welcome to the Philippine Dreams weekly Livecast, where I make at least a half-hearted attempt …

This Week in the Philippines! News and Happenings that Can Effect Expat Life – October 13, 2016

Here are three more incidents taken from the local headlines that involve expatriate life in the Philippines.   Note that the “This Week in the Philippines” Livecast returns tomorrow morning (Friday) at 9 AM local time (that’s October 13th 9PM Eastern Standard Time).Three South Koreans Shot Dead in the Philippines Three South Korean nationals were murdered this week in Pampanga, …

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 Kid’s Super Awesome Jollibee Party!

  The kids in our little neighborhood are pretty awesome.  We met them all months back when seeing a bald, pink Kano mowing the lawn piqued their curiosity and trumped their natural shyness.  Since then, they have been coming by every day, hanging out, playing in the yard (they’ve pretty much killed our lawn) and taking part in Michell’s afterschool …

Our Adventure to Apo Island, the Philippines!

  At our weekly beach potluck in Dauin this past week, Ate Lucy (of Ate Lucy and Kuya Ron fame) asked if anyone was interested in taking a day trip to Apo Island.  We collectivley glanced over at the small, distant island which lies about 9 KM from where we sat in our breezy coconut cabana, thought about it for …

Our Community Support Projects Donation Tracking

Updated as of February 11, 2017   Follow the kids’ house construction costs!  http://myphilippinedreams.com/kids-house-construction-costs/ We have a Paypal Donation button on our website for those who feel like remunerating us for the value provided by our blog and YouTube channel and also to help with operating (hosting, etc.) costs.  Since we are not a charity, I take most of that vast …

Our 2014 Philippines Christmas Party

  It started simply enough. One day, while mowing our rather diminutive lawn, I noticed that some kids had gathered outside our gate.  Thoroughly Filipino, they were a curious lot, and the first question they had for me was “Are you sick?”  Not feeling particularly ill, I realized they had asked this question because I had no hair, which is an …

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 …

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 …