• Pride and Magnanimity

    In times of natural disasters and political changes, and some dwindling hopes of many people around me (expatriates AND Filipinos), I still feel inspired to...

  • The Adventures of Popsie Kook

    I am writing this story as an expat to share how much I have been enjoying the Philippines. I arrived in Manila on March 1,...

  • A Time for Gratitude

    As we celebrate the Oktoberfest, it is a time to reflect on how really and truly lucky we are. That means to pause and extend...

  • LIFE IS GOOD!

    Almost twenty years ago, a good friend of mine gave me a book by the establisher and founder of the Scottish Free Church, Thomas Chalmers...

  • The Flashpacker’s Guide to Malapascua

    Bathing dreamily just off the north cost of Cebu lies a tiny, isolated beach paradise, with powder white stretches of sand, a few small hamlets...