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Bob & Feyma Martin - 28 Years of Marriage

I’ve fallen in Love again

By Bob Martin | August 9, 2018 | 41

Yes, it truly happened I have fallen head over heels Feyma left the Philippines in May, she is working in Alaska right now. Well, maybe I should say that she is in Alaska, but leave the working out! She is employed, but they work when there is fish (she is working at a Seafood Processing plant there). This has been the worst year for Alaskan fishing in several decades from what I have been told.…

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And married once again.

It is not really about the Philippines

By Paul Thompson | August 6, 2018 | 22

But it is about one of the reasons I moved to the Philippines. After Hurricane Hugo requested I leave the Caribbean in 1989 I was living in Treasure Island Florida working as a manager at the ABC Liquor store and bar. As a single man and have been since 1970 when I received my most treasured item of my life, “My Divorce Papers.” While in Florida I was dating an attractive lady who was transplanted…

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Do I like Durian?

By Bob Martin | August 3, 2018 | 4

Does Bob Martin like Durian? You Better Believe I do! I have kind of let the cat out of the bag already on articles these past days. Mostly due to comments that already said that they know I like Durian. But, just for confirmation, yep! I love Durian! Didn’t like it at first I had never tried Durian back in the 90s when I would travel here to the Philippines every couple of years. When…

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Yummy berries are everywhere

Cold summer so far in Alaska

By Feyma | August 3, 2018 | 1

Alaska is Cold this Year Different from when I was here last year Since arriving here in King Cove, I’ve been trying to walk as much as I can with my boys, Aaron and Jared. I try to do my routine walk here even it’s cold. It’s supposed to be summer weather here but the way the weather is here right now, I don’t see its summer here. The weather changes a lot. As I…

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OK, Jay, Here are my Answers

By Bob Martin | August 3, 2018 | 15

Jeepney Code of Honor My Experiences A couple of days ago, Jay Stainback had an article here on LiP entitled “Jeepney Code of Honor“. In the article, he spoke of things that he had witnessed on his Jeepney ride, and as he often does, Jay asked some questions at the end of the article. I enjoyed Jay’s article, but I did not leave a comment. I wanted to comment, but I decided to write a…

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There are even Durian Statues in Davao

Durian Lover: This is the Guy!

By Bob Martin | August 2, 2018 | 0

A real Durian Lover Few Westerners are Durian Lovers Want to see a real Durian Lover? Watch the video above. I know westerners whom I would consider a durian lover, but this guy takes the cake. Look at the sparkle in his eyes when he eats durian! To me, this is the sign of a real durian lover. Knows his stuff I can also tell that over the years this guy has eaten (more than)…

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Are you willing to try durian?

Willing to try Durian?

By Bob Martin | August 1, 2018 | 3

Willing to try durian? If not, how do you know you don’t like it? If you don’t like a certain food there is no reason you should eat it! But, what if you have not tried a food and you “think” you don’t like it? Shouldn’t you at least try? Are you willing to try durian? Well, it is certainly a personal choice, no doubt. In the end, if you criticize durian simply based on…

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Taste Test of Durian

Hatred of Durian

By Bob Martin | July 31, 2018 | 13

Hate Durian? These people sure do! Hatred of Durian is a real thing! Remember yesterday, I told you that durian evoked either love or hate! The love vs. hate debate is a strong one when it comes to Durian! Watch the video at the top of this article and you will most certainly see the hatred of durian in action! These folks seem curious about durian, but in the end, without a doubt, they have…

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Durian Lover will eat this up

Durian Week on LiP

By Bob Martin | July 30, 2018 | 16

 Durian Week It is Durian Week on LiP It is Durian Week here on Live in the Philippines. The King of Festivals is quickly approaching in Davao City: Kadayawan. Kadayawan is a super festival in Davao City. It is a harvest festival, this time of year is when there is a bumper crop of fruit in this region. Most fruits here in Southern Mindanao grow all 12 months of the year, but the biggest…

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Find the phone

“Smart Phone” is a Misnomer?

By Paul Thompson | July 30, 2018 | 32

Yes, there is a lot of computing power packed into those handheld devices. But a lot of social problems are there too. I was looking at my Granddaughters prom pictures, and every classmate had a phone in their hand, even while dancing. A lot of money could have been saved if they all stayed home streamed the music and were texting each other. Where I’m living in Roosevelt Bataan, there have never been and properly…

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Girls on a Jeepney

It happened again! I met another girl on the Jeepney!

By Bob Martin | July 28, 2018 | 18

Girl on the Jeepney This girl on the Jeepney was a cutie too! Well, indeed, on Thursday this past week, it happened once again. Yep, I met another girl on the Jeepney! And, I can tell you, this girl on the jeepney was a real cutie. This time, I did not sit far away, she was actually sitting right across me, I could reach right out and touch her, and being honest, I did! I…

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We arrived on this small plane

Working in Alaska

By Feyma | July 27, 2018 | 21

I am back! Back to LiP and Back to Working in Alaska Hello again everyone. Just wanted to update you guys on my stay here in Alaska. I am Working in Alaska. To be honest, there are so many Filipina in Alaska! As you guys might know, I’ve been working here in Alaska since the summer of last year. This year I came back again to work for the summer which is the salmon season…

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