The Philippine Dreams Gear List

I occasionally get inquiries into what I use for video and photography equipment.  Instead of fielding each question individually, I am just going to collect all the answers in one location.  That is, right here. Note that the provided Amazon links are affiliate links, and if you purchase an item through one, I get a small commission – it doesn’t …

Coping with Life in the Philippines: The Road Less Traveled

Dealing with day to day life as a foreigner in the Philippines isn’t always easy.  In fact, at times it can be downright onerous if not infuriating.  Mindless bureaucracy, widespread corruption, lagging infrastructure and chronic inefficiency all combine into a virulent morass that tends to boggle the minds of First World visitors.  Add to that mix some very real cultural …

Cooling Your Philippines Home – Artificial Shade and Polystyrene Insulation

Staying cool in the Philippines can be a bit of a challenge.  First off, it’s the tropics, and unless you’ve actually experienced that level of heat and humidity here, adjusting to it can be a bit of an ordeal.  Secondly, the way they build homes (and apartments) in the Philippines actually makes the heat even more intolerable. It’s April 8, …

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 …

So You Wanna be a Philippines Expat You Tube Millionaire?…. Pt 2 of 2

Did you miss out on Part 1 on becoming an Philippines Expat You Tube millionaire?  No worries – just click HERE to check it out.   OK, I might be just the slightest bit late in the delivery, as promised, here is the final installment of “So You Want to be a Philippines Expat You Tube Millionaire?…. Before we start, though, …

So You Wanna Be A Philippines Expat YouTube Millionaire?…., Pt 1 of 2

  Becoming an Expat You Tube Millionaire Part 1 How and Why  I like the title of this blog entry – it kind of reminds me of the “How to Live Like a King in the Philippines for only $1,000 Dollars a Month!” blurbs I sometimes see on some Philippine expat channels – a catchy phrase, but one that’s more …

Our January 2015 Philippines Living Expenses

Once again, the Dream Team has painstakingly kept track of its monthly expenses, in order to better inform our viewers as to how much living in the Philippines actually costs.  An important thing to keep in mind is that you can spend any amount a month in the Philippines.  Want a luxury five bedroom house nestled against a white sand …

House Hunting and Insomnia in the Philippines

Driving around and looking for signs is how you house hunt here.  Ain’t no Craigslist…….. We have been having a bit of a heat wave as of late, with temperatures hitting 92 during the day and only going down to about 86 at night.  Those numbers don’t sound too bad, but when you factor in the tropical humidity, it can …

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 …