Love Radio


In most other countries, like the U.S., people listen to music through the internet, there are now even internet radios or streaming services. Here, however, old fashion radio is still commonly used, just like TVs (I've heard that a lot of people are cutting the cable because using the internet to watch their favorite shows is better for them). Because a lot of people don't … [Read More...]

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    For everything bad , mezcal, and for everything good, too- traditional Mexican saying. Until recently, it was hard to find mezcal and when you did, it was usually in restaurants specializing in traditional Mexican food. Now, this ancient drink has made a comeback, steadily re-entering mainstream Mexican culture. Mezcal tasting events, like the one held […]
  • Joe January 24, 2015
    Although I have lived in two different places in my life as an Expat – South Africa and the Philippines, the Philippines has been my long term expat destination.  I lived in South Africa for only 2 years, while I have lived for 15 years now in the Philippines. I have been living in the […]

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Long posting again, but I hope this information is helpful. I have noticed that many people ask regularly on this blog how much it costs to move here. Well, we arrived here in mid-April of this year, and, nearly five months in, we are just about done … [Read More...]

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As many of you may have seen a few days ago, when I made a post on the blog about housing options the question came up about how to control squatters if you buy property and are not present in the Philippines.  Well, I am certainly not an expert, but … [Read More...]

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Yesterday, November 1, was Araw ng mga Patay, a major holiday in the Philippines.  Literally translated, Araw ng mga Patay means "Day of the dead."  Additionally, November 1st is All Saints Day in the Catholic Church, which is all related to Araw ng … [Read More...]

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