Patrick Duffey

I am what I am is what I am~ what you are…. Or what?

By Patrick Duffey | September 7, 2018 | 6

The clouds dance for me The air sings The waters massage me The people warm my heart Nature is my eye-porn! I wasn’t born here,  I betcha die here. A very long time ago I left Southern California; I was still 15 years old then when I felt stagnant, unprogressive and hiked high to San Francisco. High unto the mountain peak, I was lost; I couldn’t get my bearings of north- south- east or west?…

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Sowing the seeds

By Patrick Duffey | August 31, 2018 | 5

One of the things I really enjoyed having around here in the land of smiles is enrolling people and engagement. Sometimes I would tell the cashier that they have the most beautiful smile on this island and they light up. You never know about the other person’s circumstances if they’re having a really rough day, if someone died or their car broke, someone else got in a wreck, if their dog died, they’re losing their…

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Good Pacmanship

By Patrick Duffey | August 21, 2018 | 0

Of course, it is not right to be here and not to watch the fight of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao in the local gathering hall of refreshments at the sports bar IT Park in Cebu. Just an hour ago before the fight started, a handful of tables are taken in this 2 story complex big screens all throughout the area. Since we are too early we can still watch a few other fights before the…

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New Chapter Called Life Part 3

By Patrick Duffey | August 14, 2018 | 0

My son John and I get restless and bored often while waiting for our friend at “Filipino time” so we run away and get lost on purpose. We grab a jeepney and tell them to take us to the end of the line as far as they go. We leave the city and we climb and we climb around, twist and turn through valleys and past multiple waterfalls down into canyons. My kid is 12…

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A New Chapter Called life – Part 2

By Patrick Duffey | August 7, 2018 | 1

If you want to know where your heart is… Follow where your mind wanders So, let’s get back to the last year of 2017, during my son’s first vacation in the Philippines, he is now old enough to get the grasp of being here and to make him understand the feeling of what drives me to keep coming back again and again instead of other countries I could have gone to. This is more of…

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A new chapter called life

By Patrick Duffey | July 17, 2018 | 3

Going through the motions in the struggles of everyday life just to lay my head down to dream ~ to escape ~ to relive that the precious memories and moments past times and future goals of being back in the Philippines is my happy place in the United States. I’ve been asked to write again and while honored, I am very reluctant because I have no drive nor compassion or inspiration. I can only do…

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