Jason Weiland


Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About

By Jason Weiland | July 11, 2018 | 8

I used to have a standing rule. I could write or talk about any subject, but I avoided religion and politics like the plague. But, in the last few weeks, I have been educating myself about politics, and actually had an interesting conversation about religion and belief. Politics is a Minefield I am still not on solid ground about my political views. A short time ago, I would have said I am in the middle,…

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New Business, Old Business

By Jason Weiland | July 4, 2018 | 2

I recently got rid of two LLC’s that I had created for other purposes. I wished I had kept at least one, and changed the name because now I find I need another one. All the business I have been doing recently have fallen under freelance status, like writing or web design, so I did not need to declare any money through an LLC. But now I have the blog, an English tutor network, and…

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The Great Coca-Cola Shortage of 2018

By Jason Weiland | June 27, 2018 | 20

Coca-Cola Shortage in the Philippines No Coke at McDonald’s It all started over a month ago before I was to start a fast. I had a craving for a taste of Coca-Cola, and I went to McDonald’s because it is always icy and delicious. I was about to stop ingesting any sugar, so I hoped this would be memorable. As I pulled into the drive-thru I had come to know so well; I inched closer…

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My Plans for the Future

By Jason Weiland | June 13, 2018 | 12

I enjoy writing articles for Live in the Philippines because I love living here and want to share my good fortune with everyone. I was lucky(?) enough to move here and change the way I lived while I was still young. I’ve been here seven years and will only be 50 this year. I am happy that I met my wife and she stuck with me through everything that has happened since I met her.…

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Stress is Bad No Matter Where You Are

By Jason Weiland | June 6, 2018 | 1

You know me. I am the one who always talks about how I live a simple and stress-free life in the Philippines. Well, once again the universe has conspired to teach me yet another life lesson. My lesson came in the form of a newborn baby. I don’t want to brag about all the people we help. I truly don’t have a big ego. My wife and I don’t drive around Iloilo City looking for…

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Why I Am Never Bored in the Philippines

By Jason Weiland | May 30, 2018 | 2

I talked a little last week about my mental illness and touched a little on the topic of boredom and stress. Then on Friday, Bob talked quite a bit more about boredom, so I wanted to follow up even further and talk about it more because it’s important. Back when I lived alone, and I was in the middle of the worst of my issues, much of my day was spent in my dingy little…

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