Our July 2014 Budget

Howdy all, and welcome to the first post on our new website at My Philippine Dreams!  It’s still a bit bare bones at this point, but at least it’s a start in the right direction. At this point we only have a few Philippines-centric things that you can download totally free from the site, but we will have more available as time goes on. …

The Philippines Ain’t All Puppies and Rainbows, Part Two

  Well good morning, dear readers.  Yesterday was one of the hottest days that I have experienced here. What with the nice series of cooling Low Pressure Areas that had finally moved out (along with a LOT of rain) my trusty Weather App noted that it was 89 in Dumaguete, with the humidity adding to a Real Feel temperature of …

Fearless (and Peerless) Michell the Mighty Spider Hunter!

Running around nekkid as usual….. I got no problem admitting I’m a pretty tough guy. (Can you hear the sarcasm?)  I’ve been around the block a few times, and there’s not a lot in this world that actually frightens me. That said, we just put up a video in which one of my (many) fears is explored in harrowing detail. …

Finally saw my first turtle, diving certification and monthly budget

Well, it’s a rather soggy Sunday afternoon, and my lazy butt has just noticed that I haven’t put up a new blog post in quite a few days.  I had – at one point or another – made a solemn oath that I would put more effort in maintaining my blog, but once again, my “Squirrel!” level of attention (that’s …

Birthday Lunch and Puppy Misadventures

Well, I just put up a video on Youtube entitled “Mistakes I Have Made in the Philippines” and coming back to put up the video embedded above, it made me think about one of the good decisions I made since being in the Philippines. Shortly after arriving in Dumaguete, I was having a coffee at MacDo (just as I do …

Shopping at Hypermart and birthday parties

Some viewers had been asking about shopping in the Philippines, so Michell and I took some video last week at Unitop (a local department store specializing in cheap, Chinese imported goods) and the Hypermart supermarket located just a short distance up the hill from Robinsons Mall. Hypermart kind of reminds me of shopping at a Costco in the USA.  The …

Why I moved to the Philippines

A few subscribers over at our Youtube channel had asked why I had made my move to the Philippines.  I hadn’t actually thought about it in a good long while (over seven months), but I found it pretty easy to list out the reasons why I made such a drastic relocation.  Basically it came down to: 1. Restlessness/itchy feet2. Occupational …

Shopping Expedition to Unitop, Dumaguete

Well, Michell and I had a few things to pick up for the house (little plastic shelves to organize stuff under the kitchen counter tops, extension cords, an AC adapter, and some planter pots for our garden) so we decided to head into Unitop, a local department store that sells very cheap products from China.  I actually like Chinese-made stuff, …