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The sweet life in the Philippines

Well, the topic of this article might take a little different path that you may be expecting by reading the title. It all goes back to a week ago or so when I was looking at Facebook.  A few foreigners who live in the Philippines were having a discussion that was sort of negative about the Philippines.  Most of those types of discussions really tend to bother me, because I … [Read More...]

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The Bucolic Life

Things here in Nagsanga - our barangay in Pasuquin - just don't move along as fast as the rest of the world.  If the entire world was a large Formula I auto race, … [Read More...]

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


Backward thinking

My friend, Dave, wrote an article in the past couple of days about Waiting to Retire in the Philippines.  Dave mentioned, and some of the comments got into talking about the fear that so many have of moving to the Philippines when the timing is not … [Read More...]

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Can you purchase land in the Philippines?


The best laid plans…

The best laid plans sometimes don't work out.  Even if you are vigilant about double checking your plans, following up to make sure that you are doing the right thing, etc, sometimes things just don't work out.  I got an e-mail a few days ago from a … [Read More...]


I don’t know what to do…

Helping people is something I enjoy doing.  It isn't always easy, though!  Sometimes people who say they want your help seem to go out of their way to do the opposite of what you tell them!  Then, when that doesn't work, they come back and ask you to … [Read More...]

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Adjusting to life in the Philippines


Maids and Helpers

I know a lot of folks here in the R.P. have maids, yard boys, pool boys and assorted helpers, all to ease the high pressure life we live here in the Philippines. My wife and I have never had any permanent hired help. Not because we think it’s wrong. … [Read More...]


After lunch?

If you read the things I write regularly, it should be obvious to you that I love living in the Philippines.  I love the people, I love the country.  Overall, I can think of no place on the earth where I would prefer to live.  However, that doesn't … [Read More...]

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Philippine Culture: Smooth Interpersonal Relationships


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...]


SIR: The Compadre System

The Compadre System, or the "Extended Family" is the basis of Filipino social structure.  When they say "Extended Family" that doesn't mean that there is a blood relationship, or even a marital relationship.  Some "family members" are chosen, rather … [Read More...]

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