5,000 K oil change

When Wiser Heads Prevail

It was a Tuesday morning the second of December 2014 when our Mitsubishi G-4 Mirage finely reached 5000 kilometers, that is a milestone in our cars life or would that be a kilometerstone? Metric still confuses me. But it did take me 10 months to reach it just the same. I had been in to the dealership for the 1,000 kilometer check up where they changed the oil and just … [Read More...]

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Holiday Traditions

December is a time of year that is full of traditions.  I was recently reminded of how attached we can be to some of these.  Last month Marlyn and I rented out our … [Read More...]

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


Rental Thoughts Philippines

As many of you already know, my wife and I rent the home we are living in right now in the Philippines.  To many Americans, long accustomed to buying more house than they can afford because “real estate always goes up” renting instead of buying is … [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...]

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Exchange rate update

It has been over three months since I've written about the exchange rates between the Dollar and the Peso, and there have been significant movements since that article.  Because of this, it's time that we take another look at the topic, I think.  In … [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


Learning To Live In the Philippines

Help, I am turning into a Filipino! I don’t know what to do. This is really crazy - I mean sira ulu. No, my skin isn’t getting darker and my hair hasn’t turned black. I have been here for  over 3 years , and I still cannot speak Tagalog! Why do I … [Read More...]

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Philippine Culture: Smooth Interpersonal Relationships


Series: SIR? Yes Sir!

SIR is the basis on which Philippine Society functions.  It is the very foundation of Philippine Culture.  It is also something that most foreigners don't understand, even if they try.  I don't fully understand it, although I have a pretty good … [Read More...]


Acculturation: Transportation

OK, it's time for my third installment in my Acculturation series here on LiP.  I hope you are enjoying my articles in this series so far, and I still have a number of articles to go before I can fully explain how I have come very close to completing … [Read More...]

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