Having my 13g visa helps me feel relaxed!

Why a 13a Visa might be right for you

Over the past couple of weeks, Dave Starr has done a nice job of looking at different visas that you can have that will allow you to stay in the Philippines for the long term.  A while back, he looked at the Balikbayan Privilege program (many call it a Balikbayan Visa - including me - but the true and proper name is what Dave uses, the Balikbayan Privilege), and soon he will … [Read More...]

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Marking Time

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Financial considerations when moving to the Philippines


Philippine financial matters

Over the weekend, I read an interesting article from Dave Starr on his site entitled "Philippine Family Matters."  I was so happy that I decided to take the time to read the article because of several reasons.  Firstly, it drove home something that I … [Read More...]

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Can you purchase land in the Philippines?


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


EXTRA! – A Cry For Help

A "discussion group" friend and I are in need of YOUR HELP. Though we’ve never met in person, our friendship exists nonetheless.  We watch out for each other and mutually try to solve our problems.  We trust each other.  We’ve been successful with … [Read More...]


Swimsuit Issues

“Where are you from?”, the beautiful young bikini-clad lady asked me as I stood on the beach with my two young sons playing in the Dumaluan Beach sand at my feet. After answering the young lady’s question, an innocent casual conversation was started … [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...]


SIR: Ulaw or Hiya

For today, we will delve back into SIR: Smooth Interpersonal Relations, the foundation of Filipino society.  For todays specific topic, we will look at Ulaw (as it is known in Bisaya areas) or Hiya (the Tagalog equivalent) which is another very, very … [Read More...]

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