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ABOUT US

Live in the Philippines is a community of many thousands of people who share their experiences and enjoy reading about the experiences of others. Experience shared is knowledge gained by the many readers who are interested in moving to the Philippines or uniting with their significant other. We offer a huge database of free information as well as a wide range of services from helping you with your travel arrangements, performing investigations, starting a business and even with your visa needs

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I am what I am is what I am~ what you are…. Or what?

By Patrick Duffey | 6

The clouds dance for me The air sings The waters massage me The people warm my heart Nature is my eye-porn! I wasn’t born here,  I betcha die here. A very long time ago I…

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Brownout

By David Haldane | 8

It always happens at the most inopportune time. You’re having dinner with friends about to make a point that, you are convinced, will finally identify you as the genius you know yourself to be. Or,…

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Retirement! What Retirement? Journals from an Indigenous Philippine Sorcerer.

By Max Woodside | 1

Retired! What? Wow, I’m still not off the hook. I’ve been ‘retired’ 8 years, and I’m still pouring over my journals of Arik’s teachings. I’m not busy grading exams or preparing lecture notes, but busy…

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My Life in Cebu: Holidays in the Philippines and Other Places I’ve Lived

By Rob Ashley | 4

So it’s August 29th and my wife says, “It’s almost Christmas!” And true, it’s only a few days away from “The Bers;” you know, SeptemBer, OctoBer, NovemBer, DecemBer…Christmas, when “Jingle Bells” starts playing on the…

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Shopping at Savers Mart

Damn It’s Still Cold!

By Paul Thompson | 22

Stuff just lasts a long time at “Casa Mayang” (My wife’s nickname) in 1998 we went to Ocampo’s Dept. Store in beautiful Downtown Olongapo here in Zambales Province, on the Island of Luzon. By the…

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Sowing the seeds

By Patrick Duffey | 5

One of the things I really enjoyed having around here in the land of smiles is enrolling people and engagement. Sometimes I would tell the cashier that they have the most beautiful smile on this…

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Window

By David Haldane | 11

It’s kind of like a window that we’ve been aiming at for years and finally passed through. Yesterday Ivy took cotton, fruit, water, and rice to the house for good luck. Then she spent hours…

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Vendor in the Philippines

Street Vendors Lingo

By Peter Devlin | 8

Vendors in the Philippines “Isdaaa! – Moro-Moro, Bangus, at Saka Gulay!” Sound familiar? It didn’t to me until fairly recently. Let me explain. When I first retired to the Philippines I lived in West Insular…

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WHAT'S NEW?

At Live in the Philippines we are working every single day to bring you the best services and content available! We have quite a few new features we've recently added including a brand new forum! We've also added at gift shop, dedicated book store and features that allow you to book 1 on 1 coaching sessions!

Live in the Philippines Forum

Go to the forums and get your questions answered

We have a forum for virtually any topic you might have an interest in. Come check out the forum and join our community!

Our forum is absolutely free and you are welcome to come and post your questions or maybe even answer a few.

OUR TALENTED WRITERS

At Live in the Philippines (LiP) we have featured many talented writers over the years. Some of our writers serve as information providers, others fill the role of expat entertainment. Whatever you are looking for from our site you will find it, and surely one or two of our writers will be your favorite!

Do you want to write for LiP? If so, please contact us and let us know, we would be happy to welcome you to the team!

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We've helped thousands of people, here is what a few have to say

Excellent information for those planning on moving to the R.P., especially regarding banking. Bob, as a successful entrepreneur, shares his insights along with other long-term expat’s ideas. WowPhilippines

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Bob’s service was great! He saved me a fortune! I saved more than $1,000 on my airline tickets alone by following Bob’s advice!

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