Life, Death and Loneliness in the Philippines (And My New Girlfriend?)

  Note:  Photos in this article were taken last week along the Dumaguete waterfront. Open Mouth, Insert Flip-Flop So, I’ve admitted it before and I’ve got no issues with admitting it yet again:  Sometimes I am seriously clueless.  After finishing a Livestream this morning’s touching upon experiencing loneliness as an expatriate in the Philippines, I went out to run errands …

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 …

Brownout Blues, Drone (In)Decisiveness and Sponsorship Surprises

Brownout Blues You know, for someone who is supposed to have his shit together when it comes to ‘All Things Philippines,’ I still have a disturbing tendency to screw up.  As Exhibit One, let me present myself sweating out a Sunday, sitting on my bed and typing up this blog entry as a nine hour brownout slowly winds itself down.  …

LIVECAST 8.30.17: Working Remotely in the Philippines and Justice for Kian

Today is Wednesday, August 30th, 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 they call it the present! Welcome to the Philippine Dreams weekly Livecast, where I regularly attempt to address issues that could affect foreigners living, studying working, retiring or doing basically …

Life in the Philippines on a Comparative Basis – Part 2: The Bad

ON THE OTHER HAND… In the first part of Life in the Philippines on a Comparative Basis, the writer noted a good number of things that he enjoyed about living in the Philippines. In this second part, he will talk about some of the aspects of life here that he isn’t so thrilled about.  Again, minimal editing has been done …

Why Foreigners Love Dumaguete, Pt 1 of 2

Dumaguete is a groovy little city, and one that has pretty much stolen my heart.  That probably comes as no surprise considering that “Dumaguete” comes from the Cebuano term dagit – to snatch, eventually evolving into dumaguet – to swoop or take away.  And since I’ve been feeling pretty low for the past month (and it’s yet another dreary, rainy …