Children showing me around

It has grown – Can you Help?

By LeRoy | September 14, 2018 | 14

In the past, I have mentioned briefly about a project that I started about 11 years ago this September.   Bob has invited me to give an update. I was asked if I could tutor a niece who was having problems with her schoolwork.  At the time, my schedule was very flexible and she had access to her aunt’s computer, so we agreed on how the online tutoring was to work.   They made the assumption that…

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How many children do you have?

By LeRoy | October 19, 2016 | 4

In most countries this is an easy question. In the Philippines as well as other Asian countries this can be a little harder to answer. Bob and I have talked several times about something I have been doing that makes that question a little harder to answer. He said I could talk about it in an article for him. I know that many of you that live there or have family there do similar things…

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Happy 10th anniversary!

By LeRoy | June 11, 2016 | 12

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 LeRoy Miller.  Over the years, LeRoy has been a regular and consistent contributor to the site.  Thank you…

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From Scotland to the Philippines

By LeRoy | April 25, 2016 | 21

The Accident in Sindangan Bay I had enjoyed an email correspondence with the late Norman Sisson about our mutual love of history.   I had a DVD of photos that I was to bring him on my next visit about some Philippine history.  Since that will not happen, I will share with you. The story begins in 1894 with a ship.  She originally was named the SS Clan Mackay, built on the River Clyde for the Clan Line. She sailed with…

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Travel, the Expat, and Touchstones

By LeRoy | December 9, 2015 | 6

Touchstone; noun. Among other definitions, “A fundamental or quintessential part or feature,” in context often used as a foundational part of life. We often hear people that seemingly cannot exist without that one particular food, recreation, or item that is so important to them. “I just cannot find XYZ anywhere,” and then that lack seems to tarnish the rest of their experience. I have a few things that have been a part of my life…

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Who is likely to make a good expat?

By LeRoy | October 14, 2015 | 41

Who is likely to make a good expat? “An expatriate (often shortened to expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship. The word comes from the Latin terms ex (“out of”) and patria (“country, fatherland”).” Dictionary definition. I realize that this is more facts and figures and less entertaining than some articles, but grab a cup of coffee and let’s look at the subject. First, I…

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