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Christmas in the Philippines

Christmas at Home

The Philippines boasts many variations of expats from all over the world and all slightly celebrate the Christmas experience differently. If you have a new home in the Philippines what would you expect to see  from your Pinoy neighbors? Christmas in the Philippines is a mixture of Western and native Filipino traditions.  Santa Claus, the Christmas tree, sending Christmas cards, and singing carols have all been inherited from the cultures of the West.   However, these have all been  adapted to fit the nature and personality of the Filipino people. Christmas Eve in the Philippines is one of the traditions most families celebrate.  It is a night without sleep and a continuous celebration moving right into Christmas Day.  As December 24th … [Read More...]

Ziplining is big all over the Philippines

Homes near a Zipline

  Zip lining is plenty in Philippines but there’s one in Mindanao you should not missed in your list of destination. This is the Asia’s longest Dual Zip line, located in Dahilayan Adventure Park Brgy Dahilayan, Bukidnon. Looking to experience … [Read More...]

furnitures in Philippines

Getting Good Furniture in the Philippines

House built or rented? Sorted out the plumbing and electricity and all ready to move in? Now, comes the fun part. The choice of furniture easily available in the Philippines is not that great and is relatively more expensive to buy. If you go for … [Read More...]

generator in Philippines

Generator Buzzing

The Philippines suffers from many brown outs (power outages). I am writing from Puerto Galera and it suffers at least a full day a week with numerous outages on top of that ranging from seconds to an hour. There are many issues causing this … [Read More...]

Check out the Immigration Offices

Check Out The Immigration Offices

  Immigration Offices Wherever you are going to be in the Philippines do not forget to keep in the back of your mind  that a tourist visa needs to be updated 30 days after arrival and every 59 days thereafter. Immigration Offices in … [Read More...]

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Waking up in the Philippines

The Philippines time clock is very different from a lot of western countries. If in Australia you get up and look out the window at 5am you may see a couple of people  walking past and an occasional car. Mostly the streets are very quiet and it still … [Read More...]

Running out of steel as you build means huge domino delays and contractors standing around at your cost.

Steel in the Philippines

The cost of steel in the Philippines can vary dramatically from place to place and despite being assured they have plenty of stock you need to have a standby supplier too. Running out of steel as you build means huge domino delays and contractors standing around at your cost. Just some suppliers in the Philippines […]