Finally, some culture shock

Wow I still am amazed sometimes by the differences! I have traveled a fair amount in my life and seen many cultures. After a while you think you got it down pat. Then… Continue reading

The Wedding

You may have seen my earlier blog about getting engaged. Well we finally got around to getting married! The Philippines requires foreigners to get a “Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage” from the Embassy.… Continue reading

Filipino Art

This post is not really about anything I am doing.  It is a collection of Filipino Art, mostly by Fernando Amorsolo.  When I collected these pieces I did not pay attention to where… Continue reading

Iloilo Comic Con 2014

    I almost missed the comic con! I had heard nothing about it but a local magic club posted on their Facebook page that they would be attending, and performing, at the… Continue reading

Mandurriao Apt

Well, we have been in the new apartment for 6 weeks. I guess it is time to talk about it some. The house out in Oton was nice for a while, but there… Continue reading

Tuko Lizards

  Living in Hawaii we were used to geckos living in the house with us. They were small, quiet and ate bugs. Kind of like kids, before they learn to talk. Not a… Continue reading

USS Fletcher 1:350 Scale Dragon Model

This post is not really Philippines  or expat related – but it is hobby related.  And I got to do something with my time, right?  I served onboard DD-992 USS Fletcher from 1989-1993. … Continue reading

1st Annivesary. Reality v Expectations

Your problems, your fears, your flaws, and all of your positive traits go with you no matter where you are.  Going abroad may be the answer for some or the beginning of the… Continue reading

Valentines at Boracay – and a Marriage Proposal

Valentines is coming up so time for a trip.  It is the one year anniversary of me arriving in the Philippines and of meeting Melane.  So I want to go back to Boracay. … Continue reading

christmas in Manila

Christmas in Manila I have a long list of places I want to visit. I have a very short list of places I do not want to go.  Manila.  I think that is… Continue reading

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