Money Exchange Tips – EAM

Recently, I got a voicemail through SpeakPipe (if you have a question for me look for the orange button down near the bottom of this post and you can also leave a question for me through SpeakPipe) from Mr. Jay Stainback.  Who is Jay Stainback?  Well, Jay is Mr. Peanut Butter in the Philippines! Seriously, Jay has written a number of guest articles here on LiP, and that is … [Read More...]

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Persona Non Grata

Persona non grata in simple terms means “An unwelcome person” or the Australian translation “You’re no longer welcome in our country so pack your bags and leave you … [Read More...]

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Ninoy Aquino International Airport


A few days ago, my friend posted a news article on Facebook about how NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) is no longer the worst airport in the world. He … [Read More...]

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A Calamity Averted

ca•lam•i•ty (kəˈlamədē) Noun: calamity; plural noun: calamities An event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a disaster. It was a Tuesday morning … [Read More...]

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Financial considerations when moving to the Philippines


Prepare yourself

It's time to get ready.  You should always be prepared.  Don't say that you had no warning, because the alarm bells are sounding, sirens are wailing and emergency lights are flashing. No, there is not a fire.  The police are not looking for you, … [Read More...]

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Philippine Dual Citizenship Guide

Adjusting to life in the Philippines


Driving in the Philippines

A week or so ago, LiP writer, John Miele wrote an article about driving in the Philippines.  He told how driving here is like swimming in a school of fish.  Well, I have been driving here in the Philippines for nearly 11 years now, and to be honest, … [Read More...]


EXTRA! – A Cry For Help

A "discussion group" friend and I are in need of YOUR HELP. Though we’ve never met in person, our friendship exists nonetheless.  We watch out for each other and mutually try to solve our problems.  We trust each other.  We’ve been successful with … [Read More...]

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Philippine Culture: Smooth Interpersonal Relationships


SIR: Pakig-Uban

Last week, I introduced the new series about Philippine Culture called "SIR" which means "Smooth Interpersonal Relations."  After that, we talked about the first tenet of SIR, which is called "In Group" or Kita.  Today, it's time we move on to the … [Read More...]


Cultural Adjustment

Since it's Friday, today I'm featuring my column from SunStar Davao Newspaper.  While my LiP Web Magazine is targeted toward foreigner readers who have an interest in visiting or living in the Philippines, my newspaper column is targeted at Filipino … [Read More...]

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