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 …

Trip Back to America, Part 1

You Can’t Go Home AgainSo, as I mentioned on more than a few occasions on both the website and our You Tube channel, I had been planning on going to the US sometime this Spring to visit family and address some nagging medical issues that I had been having – primarily the brutal sciatica that I had been dealing with …

Our Adventure to Apo Island, the Philippines!

  At our weekly beach potluck in Dauin this past week, Ate Lucy (of Ate Lucy and Kuya Ron fame) asked if anyone was interested in taking a day trip to Apo Island.  We collectivley glanced over at the small, distant island which lies about 9 KM from where we sat in our breezy coconut cabana, thought about it for …

Oslob Trip, Part Two – Tumalog Falls

  Tumalog Falls Oslob, Cebu Island, The Philippines     Seeing as we were done swimming with the whale sharks at around 8:30 AM, we decided to head out to a nearby water fall.  Tumalog Falls is only a 12 minute ride from the Butanding viewing center and is accessed by a steep, paved road that lies on the western …

Trip to Oslob, the Philppines, to See the Whale Sharks

  Trip to Oslob, the Philippines to See the Whale Sharks   Well, my intrepid better half and myself finally made our way down (up, actually) to Oslob on the island of Cebu to see the whale sharks.  We had been planning to go for quite a while now – on a Monday morning as that is Michell’s day off …

Finally! SCUBA Diving Certification at Harold’s Mansion, Part 1

  OK, so after being in the Republic for over a year and promising myself time and time again that I would get my SCUBA (Open Water) certification, I finally took the time out of my “busy” schedule to actually get it done.  Shopping around a bit about town, I finally settled on Mares Dive Shop in Harold’s Mansion, a …

Mabinay Misadventure – Trip Up and Highland Resort Intro

    Here at My Philippine Dreams, we take a great deal of pride in delivering to our loyal subscribers only the very best in international misadventure.  You may have heard of our trip to Mabinay about a month ago and how it had quite possibly been our greatest misadventure to date.  No?  Well, take my word for it – …

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 …