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As I wrote previously, I am now having regularly scheduled get-together times twice per week here in Davao.  On Mondays, I am at Blugre Coffee Shop in the Landco Building from 8am until 11am.  On Thursdays, I am at Tata Benito’s Coffee Shop on Legaspi Street from 8am until 11am.

I started doing this a week and a half ago.  Last week it was quite slow with just one visitor each day, but this past Monday was really the first time that we had a much bigger group.  Six people showed up for the get-together at Blugre on Monday.  A few of them were folks that I already knew, but there were also a couple of new people that I met for the first time.  We all had a great time getting to know each other, and actually we ended up going until past 11:30 before breaking up, so we were certainly enjoying each other’s company.

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It’s great meeting like that, especially when new folks show up, because getting to know LiP readers really opens my eyes to new perspectives, and I enjoy knowing new people and forming new friendships.  I want to encourage anybody who reads this to come and join us at one of our get-togethers.  I hope we can build this up to a regular meeting that will always have people attending.

I may be making adjustments to this schedule as time passes and I can see how attendance is, and such, but for now I will leave the schedule as is until we can see how it goes.  For example, I have thought of going only once per week, and I have also considered changing the Tata Benito’s location because I had problems with Internet access there last week.  But, we’ll give them another shot or two to see if it improves.

Anyway, please join us if you are able to!  If you are not located in Davao, please keep the meeting in mind for when you do visit Davao!  Another thing I might do is set up meetings in other places like Cebu, Manila and other larger Cities in the Philippines where I would go from time to time for a get-together with readers.  Is there any interest in doing that?  If you are already living in the Philippines, would you be interested in such a meeting in your city?  Let me know!

Thanks to everybody who has joined me for coffee so far, and I look forward to a steady stream of others who would enjoy getting together for a good talk!

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Bob Martin

Bob Martin is the Publisher & Editor in Chief of the Live in the Philippines Web Magazine. Bob is an Internet Entrepreneur. Bob is an American who lived in Mindanao from 2000 until 2019. Bob has now relocated back to the USA.

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Paul
Paul
11 years ago

Hi Bob – How about a potluck picnic on your IGaCoS property? I'll bring the bugguong (bagaoong terong). 😉

brian
brian
11 years ago

Wish i was still in Davao Bob , would love to also meet some of your loyal readers!! Maybe once a month you could meet at Brians Diner…that was a home run on your favorite diner spots.!!!

Keith
Keith
11 years ago

Morning Bob, these meetings sound great. My wife and I have wanted to meet you in person for almost a year now. It seems living this retired life we are busier than ever. We just took our first Scuba dive trip around Samal Island. We will make time to come and sip a good cup of coffee with you and meet other readers. Take care and have a nice morning.

MindanaoBob
11 years ago

Hi Keith- I am also looking forward to meeting you as well. I haven't made it over to Samal lately, but if I do, I'll text you.

tonka ( larry l. dav
tonka ( larry l. dav
11 years ago

hi,bob hope to have coffee with you in july around the 26th my wife sister lives in davao. me,my wife vivian, and my daughter hannan. my wife lives in mati enjoy your work on the web

Henry
Henry
11 years ago

Hi Bob,
Looking forward to my return trip next month. I will see you the week of April 12th.

megre3
11 years ago

Hi Bob-
We will be there to join you this coming August, around Kadayawan sa Davao. Glad to join you for a cup of coffee. We will be 3 pax to join you.
See you soon. Have a fantastic day. Say Hi to your lovely wife Feyma and wonderful kids.

Klaus
11 years ago

Hi Bob – great to know, that more visitors are showing up. I try to catch you again next Thursday. Yeah, and see you (and Feyma) tomorrow for lunch… Take care.

jean-louis
jean-louis
11 years ago

hi Bob,
yes , it would be a great idea to set up other get together in Manila or Cebu.One of the most frustrating thing in reading your blog is that it is difficult to meet you without making the trip to Davao.
Take care.

johnray
11 years ago

Bob, I am your regular reader..hehehe..but I hope someday you could visit Palawan…it would be really nice to have coffee with you and at the same time get to know you better. Hey happy weekend..

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