Extreme Noise Pollution in the Philippines

In weighing out the pros and cons of making a permanent (or even temporary) move to the Philippines, one always has to keep in mind the pollution.  And I’m not talking here about just the garbage that tends to congregate just about everywhere in the cities nor am I referring to the great plumes of black diesel exhaust and smoldering, …

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 – …

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 …

Let’s Go to the …… Hospital!

Underarm boils are a pain in the …… armpit. If you have ever suffered from them, you’ll know what I am talking about. It’s no frikken fun. I had one about three years ago while living in the US and ended up in the Emergency Room after thinking that one of my lymph nodes had exploded – yeah, I get …

Somebody Has Boosted Our RUSI!!

Well, up to now, I’ve been having pretty good luck with the whole crime aspect of the Philippines.  Haven’t gotten pick-pocketed, robbed, jumped, kidnapped, burglarized or any of the other unpleasant aspects of living upon God’s Green Earth.  Coming from a rough inner city where one could hear the sounds of gunshots just about every day, living here has been a balm …

Godzilla and My First Philippines Earthquake

    Yesterday I had the opportunity to experience two things:  A pretty bad movie (Godzilla) and my very first earthquake.  Both were equally disappointing, and I hope to all the gods that subsequent events will be equally disappointing.  Well, at least as the earthquakes go – hopefully the movies – given time – will get better.   I had …

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 …

Back in Dumaguete!

No truth in advertising in the Philippines Well, after two months down on the beach in Dauin, Michell and I are back in Dumaguete.  I will miss the sound of the ocean and the beautiful sunrises every morning there, but after living on the beach in the Philippines for a bit, I have learned that I am the type of …