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MindanaoBob, lives in Davao City, Philippines
MindanaoBob, lives in Davao City, Philippines

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Queue Carly Simon: “Anticipation, Anticipation Is making me late Is keeping me waiting.” Many of you, dear readers, who have completed their trek to the Philippines in search of that “better life,” know the feeling.  Those of you with firm plans for…
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My Jeepney Ride Was it fate? Last week I took a ride on the jeepney, perhaps it was a “fateful Jeepney ride”. Maybe not. Let me tell you what happened. My wife is abroad Feyma is in the USA right now, as are two of our sons, Aaron and Jared. So, I am left…
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On another occasion, we were drinking coffee at the Mall. Arik always seemed to appear a half hour late for our meetings. We had met 6 years ago, and I had found his talks so compelling, I practically begged him to give me more. He was rather secretive…
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In the end, it was a question of heels. If she could just find a decent pair of high ones, Miss Caridad believed, she might have a shot at winning. So, Ivy, my sweet and generous wife, lent her a pair that we thought might fit the bill. And that’s how we…
High Heels - Live in the Philippines
High Heels - Live in the Philippines
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Before I moved to the Philippines, my friends would question why I was moving to a 3rd World Country for retirement. It seemed they thought it was a crazy idea. I also read an abundance of information from websites, newsletters, books and anything I could…
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I recently got rid of two LLC’s that I had created for other purposes. I wished I had kept at least one, and changed the name because now I find I need another one. All the business I have been doing recently have fallen under freelance status, like…
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My dear wife, Marlyn, looked across the table at me and said, a matter of fact, “We will have rice.”  It seemed that she was stating the obvious since we typically have rice with most meals. On top of that, it was breakfast time and we were in her…
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She was 16 when her 18-year-old sister went from Samar to Angeles City to be a Cam Girl. By the time she was 17 the invitations from her sister and an older woman “relative” were coming regularly. She had already quit school after “Year 2,” the equivalent…
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Philippine Food Shopping Shopping in a Small City Doing Philippine Food Shopping is not the same as in the US or Europe, especially if like me you are living in a small city. In bigger places like Manila, Cebu, Davao or Cagayan de Oro things are a little…
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I was born and raised in an Irish Catholic section of Boston called Dorchester; the other major section for the Irish is called Southie (South Boston) where many of my cousins lived. An old joke about us Irish; “Do you know what a seven-course dinner in…
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