We’ve had Curious George or if you prefer George of The Jungle, our Filipino Monkey for over three months now. The bond has grown slowly but it has grown. He has begun to relax around me now. He has seen me as the alpha for a long time but now he is beginning to cuddle and is actually trying to follow my commands.
Expats in the Philippines Archives
This expat made my Cebu experience a little easier to take by having my mail sent to a mail forwarder. When mail arrives I get an email tell me it is there. I can decide to have them open it and scan it or I can have it sent to myself or forwarded to another location. Plus you can get an address in Oregon and pay no sales tax from most vendors. Check them out.
Rather than waiting weeks for my mail to arrive by snail mail, I just pull it up on Earth Class Mail’s site and save it to my hard drive. You can also have items shredded or shredded and recycled.
Notice of Typhoon from American Embassy Came Way to Late
I’m a bit disappointed regarding the embassy response regarding Typhoon Frank as it is known in the Philippines. After arriving here, I registered with the US Department of State so I would get information the Embassy considered important.
As an American expat living in the Philippines, I feel it is important to keep up with what is going on through official and not so official sources. The embassy released an alert about 24 hours after it passed through my city. It passed through other parts of the Philippines 24 hours before that. That’s a little late.
Experience Cebu by Bus
I am amazed at how many buses there are traveling from Cebu City to Bogo City everyday. There must be over a hundred each day. Going on my walk I often see three or four. The best thing to do is get one that has limited stops, that can cut the time of your trip down quite a bit but you should expect a two hour trip give or take 30 minutes. Also if you leave from Cebu City North Terminal near the rush hour 7am to 9am you might just add an hour to your trip.