Questions Galore from Viewers

It’s another episode of the Expat Answerman Video Cast today! No monologue today, I have several viewer questions that I want to address! We start out today’s show with a question from an anonymous reader! He is wondering about bringing a laptop or other electronic device to the Philippines. The difference in voltage concerns him…

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Online Buying in the Philippines: Lazada vs. AliExpress

Online Buying in the Philippines Safe places to make online purchases in the Philippines If I need to buy something, I would much prefer online buying! It seems that most people feel that way too, online shopping is just so convenient. Given the recent popularity of online buying venues! eCommerce seems to be the way…

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Being Broke in an Expat Destination

Expat Finances

I am an optimist by nature. I tend to look at the good side, or the positive side of life. Even if I know that I am in a bad situation, I try to find the positive part of it if at all possible.  I have had one time during my expat life in the…

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I’m heading to Matina Market!

I decided to take a little trip to the Palengke this week.  Palengke is the Tagalog word, in Bisaya it is the Merkado.  In English it is the Public Market!  The market in the Philippines is the life blood of many towns.  You go there to buy just about anything you might need in your…

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Trip to the barbershop… want to come along?

I have a little project that I have been working on for the past couple of months.  I want to provide more video content on this website.  I am not an expert, or anything close, in terms of doing video, so I have to learn.  Over the past few weeks, I have been buying some…

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A guided tour of Davao City

Carlos Celdran does Davao, Episode 1 During my years of living in the Philippines, I have lived in two different cities.  We lived about 2 years in General Santos City, and for the past 14 years we have lived in Davao. I have to admit, I really consider myself to be a Dabawenyo now after…

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