Alan Schmidt

Time in the Philippines

By Alan Schmidt | July 26, 2018 | 8

My entire life of almost 60 years has always been based on Time. From school early in life of always having to be on time and attend events on time. Then in the Military, I had to learn a different time from the normal am and pm. It was called “Military time” and it went from 0001 to 2359. Then my career as a Police Officer it was depending on the time for when to…

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Expensive Tourist Visa Denial

By Alan Schmidt | July 19, 2018 | 15

Hello, Everyone I wanted to share my first and last experience of attempting to get a Tourist Visa for my Wife Gellie after our wedding in June 2015. Shortly after our wedding in June, I was eager to make all the necessary preparations to take my New Bride back to the USA to Michigan to meet my family. I was so excited and very happy. After several weeks of planning, I started the process. Checking paperwork required, making an appointment…

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Ways to Save some Pesos!

By Alan Schmidt | July 12, 2018 | 5

Today as I was thinking about what topic to discuss I was out with my wife at the local market and it all of a sudden dawned on me?? I am not sure if my other half never realized this or just did not want to put forth the effort. I noticed that every time she would go to a vendor and buy something she would just ask the price and then pay. I asked her why did she…

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Tips on Finding a Wonderful Filipino Wife

By Alan Schmidt | June 21, 2018 | 18

Greetings everybody, I was thinking about what to write this week that would help other men coming to the Philippines looking for Love.    My first Love of the Philippines and the Filipino people and especially Filipina Women was while I was serving 20+ years in the US Navy. I was deployed to Subic Bay at the Air Station of Cubi Point in the 1980’s.   Olongapo City was my first introduction to Filipinas and…

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Transportation and Driving in Cebu

By Alan Schmidt | May 11, 2018 | 15

Greetings everyone that is thinking of coming to Cebu for a visit or even move here to this Beautiful Island. I have lived here almost 4 yrs now and have seen many mistakes that foreigners make or even Filipinos that are not from Cebu make upon their arrival in choosing their transportation and driving needs. First let me start from arrival at the Airport for your trip to the North or South of Cebu City.…

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Medical Care for Foreigners

By Alan Schmidt | April 26, 2018 | 31

Hello, everyone, my name is Alan Schmidt and I am a 20+ year retired U.S. Navy veteran and also a retired police officer. My first time in the Philippines was in the 1980’s when I was deployed to Subic Bay which is approximately 60 kilometers North of Manila. This where I came to Love the Filipino’s and their values of family. Then in 2012, I had a terrible divorce after 29 yrs of marriage. For…

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