Peter Devlin

Pasko

By Peter Devlin | September 12, 2018 | 17

‘Tis The Season Do you ever get the feeling when you wake up in the morning that today is supposed to be a special day but you just can’t think why? It happened to me a couple of days ago, on September 1st to be exact. What could it be? Surely not a family birthday or anniversary – I would never ever forget any of those. (Or at least my smartphone calendar won’t let me…

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Vendor in the Philippines

Street Vendors Lingo

By Peter Devlin | August 29, 2018 | 8

Vendors in the Philippines “Isdaaa! – Moro-Moro, Bangus, at Saka Gulay!” Sound familiar? It didn’t to me until fairly recently. Let me explain. When I first retired to the Philippines I lived in West Insular Village, a pleasant and mostly clean gated community in Davao City. A bit pricey, but that’s what you expect from mid to high-end private housing compounds here. Nothing unusual in choosing a gated community – lots of expats do the…

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Gay in the Philippines: Over the Rainbow

By Peter Devlin | August 20, 2018 | 21

Gay in the Philippines Is the Philippines Over the Rainbow? Gay in the Philippines? It’s no surprise that a service tailored to advise and assist people considering taking the plunge and coming to Live In The Philippines will be targeted by folks from all walks of life. For anyone contemplating such a move, it can be both exciting and daunting, and all manner of potential problems related to lifestyle and culture will spring to mind…

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scam or spam

You’ve Got Mail! Is it Spam or a Scam?

By Peter Devlin | August 1, 2018 | 5

Unsolicited eMail Is it a Scam or Spam? So much of our email is scam or spam. Dealing with unsolicited or junk mail is something we’ve all done for years. Time was this was mostly unwanted mailings landing on our front porch, and in the days before recycling was fashionable, they usually went straight into the bin, providing nothing of value to the addressee, and contributing to the unnecessary death of thousands of trees. Then,…

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