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Home Building Ideas!

By Feyma | March 16, 2007 | 2

When Bob and I went to Gensan a few weeks ago. We swing by to see our friend Mike and Greeny who lived in Glan, Sarangani Province. They just finished up building their dream house. I really wanted to talked to Greeny, since she’s the one who design their house. I was so impressed with how good the quality and how good she design the house, eventhough she’s not an engineer. She really gave me…

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Korean visitors flocking to the Philippines

By Bob Martin | March 13, 2007 | 44

Over the past 2 years or so, the statistics are showing that a lot of Koreans are coming to visit the Philippines!  I see it everywhere I look too.  I see many Koreans out around town.  I see a lot of Korean Restaurants popping up everywhere you look.  It seems that the Philippines has become a favorite destination for Koreans! Do you know what one of the biggest draws is of the Philippines for Koreans? …

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Gonna have a haircut today!

By Bob Martin | March 12, 2007 | 6

Yeah, it’s not breaking news – you won’t see the headline on CNN, but I am going to go have a haircut today. Having a haircut here is a bit different than it was in the States, and for the better too! The barbers here take the time to do the job right, and the way that you want it. And, the price is so affordable! There is one new barbershop very close to our…

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Adjusting With Family!

By Feyma | March 10, 2007 | 6

To all of you who are wondering how are you going to adjust to your family and friends when times to moved back here? I will tell you what I experienced. It was not easy though. When we first arrived here, we stayed at my mom’s house for a few weeks. My sister and her family was living there too. It was really crowded. We are waiting at that time for our rented house to…

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Final Exam

By Feyma | March 7, 2007 | 2

March is the final examination time for the most kids here in the Philippines. Our kids, they studied at Ateneo De Davao University. Starting today it’s examination time for them. Our youngest son Jared is graduating in Kindergarten. He is really studying hard. He is the number 1 in the class for math, top 5 in english. In short he is a very good student. We are proud of him. The graduation is gonna be…

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I’ve completed my annual check-in

By Bob Martin | March 6, 2007 | 19

Did you know that if you live here on a 13 series Visa, you have to go to the Bureau of Immigration and check in every year?  That’s right, every year, in January of February, you are required to go to the Bureau of Immigration and check in, which means that you go, show your presence, pay a small fee (around P300) and you are finished for the year. The 13 series Visa is a…

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Buying a computer in the Philippines

By Bob Martin | March 5, 2007 | 30

If there is anything that I buy a lot of, it’s computers!  I have a lot of computers, mostly for my business.  At least, I tell Feyma that I need to buy them for business.  If you can keep a secret, I’ll tell you…  I am just a computer addict!  I am pretty sure Feyma knows this already, but it’s always good cover to say that you need something for your business! 😉 Seriously, though, …

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Cooking!

By Feyma | March 1, 2007 | 6

When we lived in the States I hardly cook at first. Bob was the one who do the cooking. I’m just the helper in the kitchen. He can really barbeque good, he can also cooked stirfry with different kind of sauces that he put together. Little by little I was learning and tried to imitate what he was cooking. Now here in the Philippines I am the one who do the cooking. I would sometime…

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Dream Travel on a shoestring!

By Bob Martin | February 22, 2007 | 4

As I reported here a few days ago, I recently took a trip to Zamboanga City, Tawi Tawi and Basilan. I want to tell you more today. Not about my trip or the places I went to, you can read that on my other blog. What I want to tell you about is that you can do a lot of great travel around the Philippines on a shoestring budget. A while back I reported about…

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Having Massage

By Feyma | February 22, 2007 | 20

I’m not sure ladies if you’re like me, I really like to have facial massage at least twice a month. Have foot massage once in awhile. Facial massage here cost ranges from $5 to $15, foot massage cost $5, whole body massage cost $5. It so cheap here you could almost have it everyday. My mom’s here with us for quite a while now. She had stroke 3 years ago. She can’t hardly walk. If…

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What’s today?

By Bob Martin | February 20, 2007 | 16

Quiet… don’t tell anybody this, it’s just between you and I, but today is my birthday (Feb. 20). I’m not going to say how old I am today, because I’m certainly getting older. Oh, well… I guess I will. I’m 45 today. I moved to the Philippines when I was 38, and have been living a good life. Since today is my birthday, I thought that would be the subject for the day. Birthdays in…

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Back home, ready to blog again!

By Bob Martin | February 19, 2007 | 0

Sorry for my absence last week.  I just went on sort of a “whirlwind” trip to a new area that I had never visited before.  I visited Zamboanga City, Tawi Tawi and Basilan.  It was a great trip, very interesting, fun and also educational!   Because of my absence, I was unable to post anything here for the last week!  I am really sorry about that, but I hope you understand. So, this week, I hope…

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