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.  …

Why Foreigners Love Dumagute, Pt 2 of 2

In our first installment of this groundbreaking two-part series on why foreigners love Dumaguete, we looked at expatriate camaraderie, ideal city size, good food, pleasant weather and – most importantly – the people of Dumaguete City.  Now, since we’re all here, let’s take a look at the ‘Final Five’ reasons why the City of Gentle of People really rocks.  (I …

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 …

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 …

I’m Still Alive and This Week’s Philippines in Photos 6.7.1.7

I’ve been busy with a bunch of content contracts over the past few weeks, so I haven’t been able to do much in the way of You Tube videos or posts on  this site.  There is real irony in being a content writer – you are always doing content for other people’s websites and when business is busy, you don’t have …

Philippines Photo Montage 9.22.15

    Date:  Tuesday, 9.22.15Weather:  Frikken gorgous – 84 F, nice cool shower rolled through a few hours ago…Reading:  Stormrider by David GemmellDaily Accomplishment:  1 hour nap. Welcome to another entry in our Philippines Photo Montage series, where I pass on to our loyal viewers a number of (usually blurry) photographs that I have snapped as I meander through a …

Philippines Photo Montage 9.9.15

I try to remind myself when I am out and about to capture some of the sights that I come across.  I mean, with all the advances in cell phone camera technology and a desire to show off the many facets of the Philippines, why shouldn’t I?   I have done Philippines photo montages before on the site, and since …

Philippines Photo Montage 6.11.15

  Howdy, my fellow dreamers and welcome to yet another Philippines Photo Montage.  You might have noticed that we haven’t been putting up as much content on our website as I would actually like to have up, but between zipping around for the house construction, feverishly finishing up my own expat guide to the Philippines book (at 50,000 words, now), …