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My move to the Philippines has been postponed a while as I told in my earlier article, “Paradise Postponed”. Rather than wait until the last minute, I am continuing to downsize and get rid of things that I know will not be needed. I have been listing things on eBay and Craigslist and have scheduled a date to take things to an auction early this fall. The question has come up … [Read More...]

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


Magic Smoke

You know what makes appliances and other electric items work, right?  It's magic smoke that is put inside by the manufacturer.  Have you ever had a small appliance that you plugged into the wall outlet and a puff of smoke came out?  If so, did you … [Read More...]


Choosing your way – Visas

One thing to keep in mind when you start thinking about moving to the Philippines is that since this is a different country you cannot just fly here and live forever. You need some sort of visa, some legal way of living in a country if you are not a … [Read More...]

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Hospitalized In The Philippines

Hospitalized In The Philippines

From time to time articles about Hospitals and medical care in The Philippines have appeared here on LIP which have been very informative. Remembering these articles sure paid off for me on my recent visit. In February 2012 I was hospitalized at … [Read More...]


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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Can you purchase land in the Philippines?


How much do squatters earn?

Do you know what a squatter is?  Some of you might not, although it is likely that most of you do know.  The reason why some may not know what a squatter is is because there really are not any (or at least many) squatters in the USA or other more … [Read More...]

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Adjusting to life in the Philippines


My Own Adjustments

"You're weird." -That's a common phrase I've heard from many back home. I think so too, well, I'd agree with it. I tend to like strange things, notice when patterns are off, and enjoy indulging in new experiences (culture and the like). So I guess, … [Read More...]


Bon Voyage…

It seems that in recent months the expat community in the Philippines is shrinking.  I personally know about a dozen expats living here in the Philippines who either have already left the Philippines in recent months, or will be doing so … [Read More...]

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Philippine Culture: Smooth Interpersonal Relationships


SIR: A debt of gratitude

Well, it has been a few days, so it seems to be time for another installment in my SIR series.  What is SIR?  If you are asking that, you must have missed my earlier articles!  SIR stands for Smooth Interpersonal Relations, and it is the foundation … [Read More...]

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