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  • Fear Martial Law is Coming to the Philippines August 14, 2016
    I don’t know if martial law is coming to the Philippines but I think it is more likely than not. It all stems from the new President, Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. He is not a “do nothing” president that is for certain. He is bringing changes within the Philippines and doing it in a […]
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  • Place to Go in the Philippines – Bohol August 5, 2016
    There are many places I’d like to go in the Philippines that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to see but I can tell you about them. If you are not here, you may not know about these places at all and you can add them to your list and perhaps to tell me […]
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  • Frustrated in the Philippines June 20, 2016
    The Philippines is more laid back, that is good for me. I’ve learned to be a little more laid back but right now, I’m not too laid back ha ha. I’m okay really but a bit irritated. This time of the year it is not uncommon for my doctor to be gone for a month […]
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  • You Can Run but there is No Hiding from the IRS May 2, 2016
    The IRS is being asked to police far more than taxes these days. As a citizen of the USA, even if you move to the Philippines or other foreign country, you still have federal obligations and the IRS is often used to enforce them. Congress seems determined to increase the power and reach of the […]
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  • Expat in the Philippines Journal Last Quarter of 2015 March 16, 2016
    This was an anxious period for me. It all started when I went to the ATM to withdraw money to pay my bills and to live on. When I tried, it showed my balance was zero but I had just sent a sizeable amount of money to my Philippines BDO bank account. Read the Rest of […]
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  • That’s Not How we do it in my Home Country February 28, 2016
    I hate to hear those words. No it’s not how we did it in the USA but the obvious response is, “I’m not in the USA.” Why be here if you want to do it like your home country. Sometimes, I feel it too. I don’t say it out loud but today I thought it […]
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  • This Blog is Offensive February 23, 2016
    “Do not excessively annoy and do not be easily annoyed.” Long before there was an Internet we had what we called Bulletin Board Systems or BBS. There were two major networks, FidoNet and Alternet. Fidonet had one rule and it is stated in the first sentence of this article. Read the Rest of this Article The […]
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  • Say Something Nice or Remain Silent February 18, 2016
    I hear so many foreigners come to the Philippines and complain and then complain some more. They complain about the Philippines and they complain about other foreigners. This is a human trait and it is a hard thing to fight. I find myself doing it, rarely but I do fall into the trap just like […]
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  • Living in the Philippines for 8 Years February 9, 2016
    As of yesterday, February the 8th I have lived in the Philippines nine years.  Even with life’s problems it has been the best nine years of my life. Jessie has been a big part of that and things are better between us. Though this morning, I was really stressed out because her kids need to […]
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  • Sending Money in the Philippines — It can go Badly October 6, 2015
    On the second of October 2015, I sent myself money from my USA bank account to the Philippines. Just like I have been doing for the last seven years. The last six, have been to my bank account. Everything appeared to be normal but there was one early warning sign. I usually get notices on […]
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