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...]

From earlier this week

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...]

What do you need to do to move to the Philippines?



  CAUTION:  HARD HAT AREA.  Protective headgear required beyond this point. STOP!  Don’t come here – stay away.  I’ll only say this one more time – DON’T! I’ve been perusing the Live in the Philippines articles and their associated comments … [Read More...]

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Financial considerations when moving to the Philippines


Financial Considerations

Yesterday, Rusty wrote an article about sending money to the Philippines by a number of different methods.  He pretty much covered all of the money remittance services, so I won't be going into that.  However, a number of questions have already come … [Read More...]



For at least a year now, most, perhaps nearly all of the world has been mired in a deep recession.  People in most parts of the world are really suffering.  Jobs are being lost and new jobs are scarce.  People in many parts of the world, especially … [Read More...]

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Can you purchase land in the Philippines?


So you wanna buy land?

Last year, I wrote about a problem that we have on a small piece of land that Rebecca purchased. What originally should have been a relatively straightforward property purchase has turned into a real, God-awful mess and has become far more … [Read More...]

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Adjusting to life in the Philippines


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...]


Sleeping in the Philippines

Sleeping in the Philippines?  Sounds kind of boring!  I want to talk about something a little more exciting! Well, I am sure you do.  But, stop and think about it.  Sleeping is something that we must all do.  Some sleep more than others, but we … [Read More...]

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Philippine Culture: Smooth Interpersonal Relationships


SIR: The Time-Event Concept

Last week, when I wrote in my continuing series about SIR (Smooth Interpersonal Relationships), by foundation of Filipino Culture, I said that I had only one more aspect to cover, and asked if anyboyd could guess what it was.  I was surprised that … [Read More...]

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