How to Cope with Brownouts in the Philippines When You’re a Freelancer

I’m extremely fortunate that my work as a freelance writer enables me to be located pretty much wherever I want in the world. In fact, if it wasn’t for my work, there’s no way I could have moved to the Philippines in 2010, get married, have kids, etc. All I need to be able to work are … Read more How to Cope with Brownouts in the Philippines When You’re a Freelancer

The Cheapest Way To Transfer Money To The Philippines If You’re An Expat or OFW

If you’re an expat living in the Philippines, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) or just someone who needs to transfer money to the Philippines, today’s post is for you. The subject of transferring money to the Philippines comes up pretty often in online forums and on social media, which is why I thought I’d give … Read more The Cheapest Way To Transfer Money To The Philippines If You’re An Expat or OFW

Dengue Fever in the Philippines

First of all, I want to start by saying that this post is written from my personal experience of dengue fever, as well as facts and knowledge gleaned from the Internet, and does not constitute medical advice. If you should find yourself in a situation where you or one of your family has dengue fever, … Read more Dengue Fever in the Philippines

Why I’ll Be Supporting #MicroBizMattersDay 2016

#MicroBizMattersDay

When Tina asked if I would join the #HomeBizHour discussion for #MicroBizMattersDay this Friday I was rather surprised. That’s because I’ve never really considered myself to be running a “micro business”. After all, I live on a beach in the Philippines and write stuff for people who need stuff written (easiest way I could sum … Read more Why I’ll Be Supporting #MicroBizMattersDay 2016

Sablayan Penal Colony: the Perfect Family Day Out

So… I promised my wife that we’d go somewhere this weekend and not just stay in the house, like we usually do. Imagine her uncontrollable excitement when I said we were going to go to the local sub prison and penal farm, with our 18-month-old daughter! I know it sounds rather bizarre, but our local … Read more Sablayan Penal Colony: the Perfect Family Day Out

Filipino Cuisine: My Favourite Oxymoron

It’s been almost a bloody month since I posted anything here and that is absolutely not on. Going forward, I’ll aim for one post every Sunday, unless something more important like beer gets in the way. To be fair, I’d intended to publish a post on the night of my birthday (thanks to everyone who wished … Read more Filipino Cuisine: My Favourite Oxymoron

My Expat Interview on LiveWorkAbroad.com

I’ll be publishing a more verbose piece on Monday, including more about our recent discovery that my wife is pregnant again! But in the meantime, I thought I’d post a link to my recent expat interview on LiveWorkAbroad.com. It’s a website designed to ignite the inner passion in people who have a hankering to travel … Read more My Expat Interview on LiveWorkAbroad.com