Nurses are not the only helpers in Philippine Hospitals

A watcher in the hospital!

You guys probably wonder why do you need watcher at the hospital here since the nurse will be there anyway. Well let me tell you about being hospitalized here in the Philippines. You can have as many watchers as you want during day time as long as it doesn't bother the patient, I think its allowed if you are only staying in the private rooms & suite rooms. I'm sure it's … [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...]

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Financial considerations when moving to the Philippines


Diversification for expats

Sorry, guys, but my article yesterday, Isdaan ni Bob, was my annual April Fools joke!  Yep, the truth is that I have no plans for a fish stall in Bankerohan! It is true, though, that I have been thinking of doing a more traditional, non-internet … [Read More...]

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Sending Money

Sending money to the Philippines is not difficult.  There are several websites setup for this specific purpose.  If a Filipina asks you to send her money, she probably already knows how you can send it.  If she does, that should give you reason to … [Read More...]

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Can you purchase land in the Philippines?


Rental Thoughts Philippines

As many of you already know, my wife and I rent the home we are living in right now in the Philippines.  To many Americans, long accustomed to buying more house than they can afford because “real estate always goes up” renting instead of buying is … [Read More...]

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Adjusting to life in the Philippines


Culture is important

Continuing this weeks series of articles about things I have learned about life here in the tropics, today I would like to look at culture.  In the past, when I lived in the USA, I never really thought all that much about culture.  These days, I have … [Read More...]

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Philippine Culture: Smooth Interpersonal Relationships


SIR: In Group

SIR is the basic system that guides Philippine Society, it is the foundation of Filipino Culture.  SIR stands for "Smooth Interpersonal Relations."  Continuing on with my series of articles about SIR, today I want to look at the first Value that … [Read More...]


SIR: Pakig-Uban

Last week, I introduced the new series about Philippine Culture called "SIR" which means "Smooth Interpersonal Relations."  After that, we talked about the first tenet of SIR, which is called "In Group" or Kita.  Today, it's time we move on to the … [Read More...]

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