Foreigner Gossip in the Expat Community – Give it a Frikken Rest…..

Some of you who have been following the channel for a while know that a friend of ours was tragically (and brutally) stabbed to death in June of 2016.  The murder occurred during a house invasion/robbery while our friend and his American wife were house sitting in Dauin.  It was a horrible situation for all involved, and one that really …

Viewer Comments/Questions and Answer LIVECAST from 9.27.17

  Today is Thursday, September 27, 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 it’s called the present!  Or at least so I am told…. Welcome to the Philippine Dreams bi-monthly subscriber comment and question Livecast, where I regularly attempt to make half-hearted …

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 …

The Three Biggest Dangers to Foreigners in the Philippines

      Living in a foreign land can be a wondrous and liberating experience.  Traveling thousands of miles across the globe and tasting what life has to offer with all the five senses is truly one of the greatest natural highs there is.  Even so, in being so far from the conventions of our home nation and thoroughly immersed …

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 …

Finally! SCUBA Diving Certification at Harold’s Mansion, Part 1

  OK, so after being in the Republic for over a year and promising myself time and time again that I would get my SCUBA (Open Water) certification, I finally took the time out of my “busy” schedule to actually get it done.  Shopping around a bit about town, I finally settled on Mares Dive Shop in Harold’s Mansion, a …

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness in the Philippines, Part 2

  In the first part of this groundbreaking (yawn….) two-part series, I talked about my visit to Flip Flops restobar and the epiphany I had regarding old age and partying (living life) like it’s 1999.  Like I said in that post, one of the things I really enjoy about living in the Philippines is the opportunity to learn things about …