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 …

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness in the Philippines, Part 1

  One of the great things about living in the Philippines is the opportunity to learn (or unlearn) things about yourself.  Since I have been here, I have had a few epiphanies along the way – things that were actually quite obvious to any casual observer, but central to things that I couldn’t clearly see due to fracturing and imperfections …

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 …

Reasons Why You SHOULDN’T Move to the Philippines

In making a decision to move to a foreign country, one has to weigh both the pro’s and con’s.  Here at myphilippinedreams, we try to maintain objectivity and afford our viewers the information they need in considering to make such a move.  Towards that end, let’s take a look at some of the reasons why someone probably SHOULDN’T move to the …

Zumba and Getting Proper Exercise in the Philippines

  No matter where you live, maintaining some semblance of physical, mental and spiritual health is pretty important for overall well being.  It’s even more important for us older folks as our failing DNA triggers the aging process .  Although I am not yet in my Autumn years, I have been feeling my own body start to lose its once-vigorous …