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 …

Buying and Selling in the Philippines – Part One: Selling

As with pretty much everything else in the Philippines, buying and selling here is….different.  In this first half of a two-part article on “Buying and Selling in the Philippines,” we’ll be concentrating on selling, leaving the vagaries of buying for later in the week.  Plane Tickets are Expensive!! I try to get back to the United States every year.  It’s …

Our June 2016 Philippines Expat Living Expenses

  Life is cheap in the Philippines. As some may have noticed by now, that is meant in both a (unfortunately) literal and figurative sense.  We’ll save the literal part of it for a future blog post and stick to the figurative for the time being. A few folks asked us if we could post up more monthly living expenses …

Wedding Plans, Clomid, Money Exchange and Computer Gaming in the Philippines

Life for a foreign expat in the Philippines is pretty good and most days it truly is “sunny skies and pretty Pinays.” Yes, there are moments when the unrelenting heat, plumes of burning trash and columns of diesel fumes get too be a bit much, but overall, life in the Philippines is pretty durn good.   Wedding PlansAfter knowing Michell for …

Our October 2015 Philippines Monthly Living Expenses

As previously noted (ad nauseatingly for those who have followed our channel for a while), the cost of living in the Philippines is one of the reasons economic refugees regularly wash up on the shores of the Philippines like so much flotsam and jetsam.  The cost of rent alone is a shocker to the uninitiated, with decent house rentals going …

Giving Your Filipina an Allowance

  One things that a good number of people who have never been to the Philippines don’t realize is that a large number of the foreigners living here are paying their Filipina significant other a monthly allowance.  The purpose of this blog article is not to question to rightness or wrongness of this practice or to assert moral entrepreneurship on other …

Our September 2015 Philippines Expense Report!

“Money money money monnnnnnney!!!” It’s been a while since we last kept track of our Philippines monthly expenses, and seeing as it is something folks are always talking about (“Ned, how much does it cost to live in the Philippines?….”), I thought I would revisit it this month. Our September 2015 expenses include some medications and a doctor visits for Michell’s …