Insulin in the Philippines

Insulin in the Philippines

I have been diabetic for almost 25 years now.  Type 2 diabetes.  Usually, for type 2 diabetics, we control our blood glucose through diet and oral medication.  However, if you have been a type 2 diabetic for a long time, it is common that you will end up having to use insulin, because the oral medications and diet will no longer be completely effective in controlling your blood … [Read More...]


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


Thoughts about moving

The other day, I got an e-mail from a friend.  He is thinking of making the big move to the Philippines, and he had some questions to ask me.  His questions primarily were about the age old decision of whether you should move all your stuff with you … [Read More...]


How much did it cost to move?

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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Financial considerations when moving to the Philippines


The Money Tree

Last week, Feyma wrote an interesting article about family demands for money and such. Feyma and I got married nearly 18 years ago now, and in that time, I have seen so many examples of Filipino families thinking that the money supply was endless now … [Read More...]


Prepare yourself

It's time to get ready.  You should always be prepared.  Don't say that you had no warning, because the alarm bells are sounding, sirens are wailing and emergency lights are flashing. No, there is not a fire.  The police are not looking for you, … [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...]


The Condo Craze

The big thing in Davao these days seems to be Condo units.  They are being built all over town.  Most of these condo developements involve multiple buildings too.  What I have seen around town are condo buildings that are between 4 levels and 6 … [Read More...]

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Adjusting to life in the Philippines


Can you handle the noise?

The Philippines is a noisy place, I don't think anybody can argue against me on that.  As I am sitting here at my desk writing this post, over the last five minutes I have heard all of these sounds outside my window: A rooster next door has been … [Read More...]

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Philippine Culture: Smooth Interpersonal Relationships


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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