Jack Emery

Shipping containers and cats, an update

By Jack Emery | April 7, 2017 | 5

This is an update to a couple of posts that I wrote shortly after my wife and I moved here to Davao six years ago, one about shipping a 40 foot container and one about importing our cat. The initial motivation for this update was that I received an email from Art Haddow, a shipping company CEO whom I highly recommended as someone to contact about shipping a container to the Philippines. It seems Art is…

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5 Years in the Philippines

By Jack Emery | June 22, 2016 | 28

Note from MindanaoBob As I have previously announced, this is the 10th Anniversary of LiP, and I have invited back some previous writers on the site to give us an update about how they are doing, what they are up to and how their lives are going.   In that interest, I would like to welcome back Jack Emery.  Jack wrote on LiP for a while, and I see Jack face to face from time…

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Also Lupad

People do not “lupad”

By Jack Emery | November 19, 2014 | 11

Along the usual route of my daily walk, my neighbor, Joe, an elderly Filipino, is often sitting in a chair just outside his gate, having a late afternoon coffee. I usually stop for a moment to chat. Good chance to practice some Bisaya (the local language here in Davao). A few days ago Joe mentioned that he and his wife were going to Manila. So, in my usual “talk like Tarzan” version of pre-kindergarten Bisaya,…

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Adventures in Lodging

By Jack Emery | December 11, 2011 | 21

Today we have a Guest article from Jack Emery.  Jack has been a LiP contributor in the past, and is here to tell us of another of his adventures since living in the Philippines.  Thank you for your contribution, Jack!  I always enjoy reading your articles.  MindanaoBob This month marks the end of our first year living full time in Davao. When we came here from Arizona we bought a round trip ticket, thinking that…

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I know there’s water down there somewhere!

By Jack Emery | May 16, 2011 | 35

Back when we lived in southeastern Arizona, a well driller showed up one day in a vacant lot near a trail where I used to go for walks.  Always fascinated by things mechanical, I watched the operation for a while, and chatted with the driller. The equipment consisted of a large truck with a rotary drill rig mounted on the back.  As I recall, the driller was only there for a couple of days —…

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You load 16 tons, and what do you get

By Jack Emery | February 16, 2011 | 86

Shipping containers. Tax exemptions. One of the questions that comes up when you start thinking about moving to the Philippines permanently is: what do you do with all your stuff?  Over the years, most of us accumulate large quantities of furniture, appliances, electronics, books, tools, etc.  Do we store it? Give it to the Salvation Army? Hold a giant yard sale? Cram it all into balikbayan boxes? It’s common knowledge that you’re entitled to bring…

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