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 …

Badminton, the Dentist, and Moving On……

  Badminton – like virtually every sport embraced by Filipinos – is taken VERY seriously here.  I never realized how seriously until we saw some professionals playing in a tournament down at Robinson’s Mall.  My experiences with the racquet and the shuttlecock were limited to some casual play when I was a kid.  So to see actual pro’s blasting that …

Vegetable Shopping in the Philippines

Daro Produce Market One of the great things about living or retiring in the Philippines is the wide variety of fresh, locally grown produce that is available. The Daro produce market is a shining example of this. Open Tuesday’s and Friday’s, it provides a forum for local vendors to showcase their edible wares to the general public.  (The market is …

Mang Inasal and Going Under the Knife

            I love Mang Inasal.  I say that without reservation and with absolute conviction.  I am not certain of too many things in life, but one thing I am certain of, is that this tidy little Filipino fast food chain has – hands down – the tastiest chicken I have ever eaten.  Better than Chooks …

Michell Answers Viewer Questions, the Weather, and Staph Infections…

  Michell Answers Viewers Questions Michell is taking some time on our Youtube channel to answer some questions posed by our subscribers, many of whom are thinking about retiring in the Philippines. It’s one thing for my (mostly) ignorant ass to spew off advice based on my “experiences” (or – as I see them – misadventures) in the Philippines, but …

Ask Michell and A Plague of Boils Upon You!!

Well, someone mentioned that Michell is getting more comfortable in front of the camera, so I asked her if she wanted to do her own video, and she replied to the affirmative. Actually, it’s common knowledge that Filipinos tend to be pretty comfortable in front of any camera. (Bit of an understatement, that.) We were shooting a comedy video surreptitiously …

Hitting the Weights at World Fitness, Dumaguete

          I have been a pretty avid gym guy for over twenty years.  When I was 18 I was a rather waifish 160 pounds and, after joining the army, I started hitting the gym in order to put on some size.  From there it went to powerlifting, but now that I am 46, I usually just …