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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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scam or spam

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

By Peter Devlin | August 1, 2018 | 6

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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Drivers give change correctly

Jeepney Code of Honor (Honesty)

By Jay Stainback | August 1, 2018 | 22

Jeepney Code of Honor “Bayad…Two.” I speak it holding up with my two fingers to inform the passengers near the driver to transfer my 20 pesos note to the jeepney driver. I intentionally say it to let the driver know that I do not need change. I try to only use coins and small bills 50 pesos and 20 pesos notes because making change is a problem for the driver especially early in the morning.…

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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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It is not hard to find a form of Personal Communication

Personal Communication

By Bob Martin | July 27, 2018 | 13

Does the form of Personal Communication Matter? Steve Dotto hit the nail on the head! Personal Communication is something we all do starting on the day we are born, and until the day that we die.  My online buddy, Steve Dotto, is a communicator. Teacher. Blogger. Vlogger. The best things about Steve are that he is: An all-around good guy. A very smart guy. Do you think that Texting and Personal Messaging are good ways…

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Author Daniel Christian at the Philippine Consulate in Chicago, IL, USA

Philippines Business Visa

By Daniel Christian | July 25, 2018 | 12

Getting a Philippines Business Visa Temporary and Permanent Solution I have owned a call center business in the Philippines since 2010. When I first came here, I did so on a Philippines business visa that I obtained through an online company. They took care of the processing for a $110 fee, I believe. I am not married to a Filipina. Don’t qualify for the balikBayan Visa. Certainly, don’t have a fiance on the horizon. I…

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S & R has a Location in Cagayan de Oro City

Shopping in the Big City here in Mindanao

By Luke | July 24, 2018 | 4

For us, the big city is Cagayan de Oro 2.5 to 3.5 hrs. in one direction or Butuan 1.5 hrs. in the other and both have Malls which means grocery stores, movie theaters and clothes stores that can fit me, with maybe a stop at a coffee shop as a treat. Also in Cagayan de Oro, there is an S&R store (a store patterned on Costco and Sam’s Club back in the USA). We try…

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Mules? Free Spirit? ~ Indigenous Philippine Sorcerer speaks again

By Max Woodside | July 23, 2018 | 4

While retired, I’ve been talking to and chronicling an indigenous Philippine sorcerer for almost 7 years.  I have many notebooks full of material, a vast teaching, and I’m trying to connect it all accurately in accordance to what he meant to say.  He spoke good English but took a long time for me to understand his terminology in relation to his spirituality. His name is Arik (pronounced Aur-rik) from the Manobo tribe of Mindanao.  I met…

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