Budget v Actual Spending – March 2016

Budget March 2016 It has been a while since I tracked my spending.  It is a real pain the butt to write down every peso, so I do not do it often.  I… Continue reading

Bulabog Putian National Park

  Every year, for Easter, the family wants to go somewhere way too crowded.  One year we went to the island of Guimaras and climbed a hill to a big cross.  Not so… Continue reading

Hong Kong & Disneyland

  We needed to leave the country so I could get a balikbayan stamp in my passport. More about that fun here:  https://expatinphilippines.wordpress.com/2016/03/21/traveling-for-a-balikbayan-stamp We decided a trip to Hong Kong was in order.… Continue reading

Traveling for a balikbayan stamp

I have been doing the tourist visa extensions for a couple years.  While easy, it does get a bit expensive. For a breakdown of fees, and my experiences you can read this post:… Continue reading

Falafel time!

In my quest for making some ‘tastes of home’ I decided I needed some falafel.  While not traditional Texas fare, we ate it at my home ha ha.  All the ingredients are readily… Continue reading

Sometimes what you hear… is not what is being said…

  I have lived here for 3 years now, and have picked up very little of the language.  One of the ‘pros’ on my pro & con list before choosing the Philippines was… Continue reading

Cooking lunch for friends

We finished the house and got moved in… which is part of the reason I have not posted in a couple months ha ha… been busy.   We are not really having a house… Continue reading

Home Construction Begins

My wife and I were discussing going back to the US to live & work for a few years and needed someplace to store our stuff. Her uncle is renovating his house right… Continue reading

Wiener Schnitzel

  Wiener Schnitzel ~Edit~ I did make a video, but it is very long ha ha. In it I cook schnitzel, bechamel sauce, and succotash. https://expatinphilippines.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/cooking-lunch-for-friends I love to cook. I have always… Continue reading

USS Fletcher PACEX 92 Cruise Book

I scanned in the cruise book once before but the original scans got lost in a computer crash.  The uploaded files were a pretty crappy quality so I just rescanned the book this … Continue reading

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