Philippines (Mis)Adventure: Top Box Rack Kawasaki Rouser 200NS

  Pretty but not Practical – Story of My Life…. I’ve had the Rouser 200NS for about three months now.  To date, I am loving the bike (excellent engine power, bright HID headlight, sexxay ass looks and super-sticky brakes) but its been a bit difficult to fully appreciate as without some sort of storage, it’s not that practical.  A top …

Sunny Skies and Pretty Pinays – Beauty in the Philippines

  Note: This blog entry supplements the video I did a while back on Beauty in the Philippines. You can see the full video below. Filipinos are some pretty damn fine looking folks – from exotic Pinays with long silky hair and even longer legs to smoldering Pinoys with equally luxurious locks and bedroom eyes, it’s not a wonder that …

Giving Your Filipina an Allowance

  One things that a good number of people who have never been to the Philippines don’t realize is that a large number of the foreigners living here are paying their Filipina significant other a monthly allowance.  The purpose of this blog article is not to question to rightness or wrongness of this practice or to assert moral entrepreneurship on other …

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 …

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 …

Local Philippines Trike Driver Returns 45,000 Pesos Worth of Gadgets

  What a gorgeous – and I mean GORGEOUS – day here in the Philippines.  The “cold” and dreary weather has finally moved out, and the sunny skies are back.  And I think today maxed out at about 84 degrees with very little humidity. Absolutely stunning. We made the most of it and headed down to Dauin.  One of our …

Filipino Society – Taking a Look at Amor Propio

OK, I’ll be the first to admit that no one likes their culture being examined too closely – especially when it is being done by a pretty clueless outsider.   Americans in particular, get a little peeved when foreigners comment on things that are going on within American society.  But, if we are going to come to a better understanding of …

Flat Tires – It’s More Fun in the Philippines!!

My view while guarding the jack and jack stand. Dang, it’s hot!!  Summer has truly arrived and today it hit 92 degrees Fahrenheit.  That and a good dab of humidity made for a rather long and lazy day.  But now it’s 7 PM, and the aircon is humming, bringing down the temperature and making my electronic doo dads a little …