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 …

Motorcycling in the Philippines: Our New Honda Click 125i

“I used to be indecisive, now I’m on not to sure….” That is one of my favorite quotes, and it goes a long way in explaining how my approach to motorbikes in the Philippines has changed over time. For those of you who have followed our channel for a while, you’ll probably know that when I first arrived here, I …

My Life in the Philippines – Continuing House Hunt

My Life in the Philippines, February 9, 2016 So, it’s 7 PM here in the Philippines, and I am kicking back on the futon in our little office writing this entry up.  Cuz somewhere along the line, someone mentioned that the whole idea of a blog is actually writing up blog entries. I sometimes forget that. Michell is visting her …

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 …

Phones in the Philippines

Phones in the Philippines   Using a phone in the Philippines is easy and cheap. Nearly all cellular communication is through text, not voice. Unlocked, dual band SIM phones will work fine here. Turn of your cellular data when you arrive!   In addition to lechon baboy and videoake, Filipinos truly love their cell phones.  Even in a country dealing …

Electricity in the Philippines, Part 2 – Generators, AVR’s and Savings

Ok, so after discussing some of the things you can proactively put into place in order to deal with power irregularities in teh Philippines, let’s take a look at some other factors.   National Power Supply The Philippines makes use of traditional power production (fossil fuel-powered stations) and also relies on geothermal and hydroelectric plants.  With the population of the …

Electricity in the Philippines, Part 1 – Brownouts….

  First off, I hope that everyone had a pleasant time over the holidays, eating good food, getting lots of rest and spending time with those you love.  Michell and I had a pretty uneventful holiday break.  She had taken a week off for Christmas, but the weather was not cooperative and we were not able to make any of …

Computers in the Philippines

  I am a big fan of computers, having been thoroughly hooked by the tech back in the days of the almighty TSR-80 and (my personal favorite) the Commodore 64.  At the time, it was mostly for gaming purposes – starting with simple DOS games (some of which we had to program ourselves) and moving on to the Dungeons and …