What is LiP?
Well, it is the Live in the Philippines Web Magazine!
Are you tired of the rat race, the long hours, the constant running that you find in the United States, or in other Western Countries? Well, why don’t you get away from it? Think about moving to the Philippines! We can help you with that!
The Philippines consists of 7,107 different islands, each with it’s own unique flavor! Imagine the island life, with the trade winds coming in off the ocean to keep things a little cooler. Heck, even if it’s hot, that cold beer and the ocean breeze make it bearable, right?
You can do it… throw away that stressful life and move to the islands! I did it back in 2000, and I’ve never regretted it! Sure, if you are retiring that is the easiest, you have your social security and perhaps a pension from your company, you’ve got it made! But, even if you are younger, you can still make the move. Heck, I was only 38 when I moved here, and I am enjoying a great life, nothing missing!
The key is… read this website daily! Post comments on the blog, and I will reply with an answer for your question!
Lose that rat race, flee the country! Go to the Philippines!
See you soon? I hope so!
About Bob Martin
About Bob Martin, the Founder, Publisher & Editor in Chief of the Live in the Philippines Web Magazine. Bob is an Internet Entrepreneur, operating this website along with more than 100 others.
Yes, I am an American, but I have been coming to Mindanao regularly since 1990. In addition, I have lived permanently in Mindanao since early 2000, and I love it here. The thing that I hear all the time when I tell people that I live in Mindanao is that I must be scared because it is so dangerous here. Actually, that is really far from the truth. Yes, there are places in Mindanao that are quite dangerous, but the majority of the island is safe. Is it perfectly safe? No, I know of no place on the earth that is perfectly safe, do you? I have lived here for a number of years now, and I have never felt that I was in danger yet. I do try to use common sense in my daily comings and goings, though. I suppose that in these days of uncertainty that would be a sensible thing to do no matter where you live.
I have been involved in a number of different types of businesses over the years. I guess that at the root I am a retailer. I have managed a number of different retail stores ranging from small specialty shops to huge discount stores in the past. Since the early 1990’s, though, I have been self employed. In that time I have done different things. Initially I was a writer, authoring about a dozen different books that were published. Most books that I wrote were on the subject of Amateur Radio and Shortwave Radio Listening. In recent years I have sort of mixed my passion for retailing with my passion for writing and for the Internet in general. I have a number of different blogs on the Internet, as well as e-commerce stores selling different types of items on each of my websites. It is a good life, and I enjoy it very much. The kind of business that I do allows me to have free time when I want it, and also work at whatever schedule I choose. It allows me time for my wife and kids, which I enjoy a lot as well.
I guess that when you mix up all of my interests and my passions, there is only one thing that you could call me. An Entrepreneur. Yes, I am an Entrepreneur, and I love it!
Come back to the site often!
About Feyma Martin
Feyma Martin is a Columnist here on the Live in the Philippines Web Magazine, she is the wife of site Publisher, Bob Martin. Feyma is originally from the Philippines, but went to the USA for 10 years after marrying Bob in 1990.
Bob & Feyma moved to the Philippines to live permanently in 2000.
LiP features a variety of other writers who share their experiences of living in the Philippines. We currently have ten regular writers, a couple of dozen past writers, and a regular supply of guest writers. Regular writers are featured with weekly articles on the site. You can always read articles from past writers on the site, by checking on the header menu under “LiP Writers” then the “Previous LiP Writers” section.
So, welcome to LiP, and I hope you enjoy the information here and find it useful in your planning to become an expat and live in the Philippines!