So many people visit or write looking for that elusive “job for a foreigner” in the Philippines, or some other elusive ‘key’ that will unlock the door that is holding them back from moving to the Philippines, or getting out of debt and being able to ‘live large’ in the Philippines, or finding that all […]
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Some readers may have noticed there is a rather lively (lively for this blog, anyway) discussion going on in the comments for this article: http://philfaqs.com/get-there/travel-reports/philippine-resources-manila-forwarders/#comment-27306 It really just occurred to me that there are readers here who may not even be aware of what a “balikbayan” box is, and others who may not realize just […]
(Previously published. Significantly updated and corrected in October, 2015 to answer a whole slew of “but does the law allow me to …. ? questions. If the law doesn’t say you can’t, you can) OK, if you’re reading this and you are under the age of 14, go away. We’re both breaking some kind of federal law […]
A huge percentage of my guests here have the goal of moving to the Philippines “someday”. Typically those who haven’t made the move yet fall into three main groups: The “Never Happen” Group For some of you. “Someday” will never come, because you are not really to make any move and never will be .. […]
It’s Rainy Season Hope everyone who happens by here is having a good day. I certainly am, although it’s pouring rain (yet again) and I have to go to Manila. Driving in the rain here is not like driving in the rain back in the USA. Traffic, especially around schools will double or triple with […]
Happy New Year. It’s off to a great start and from what can see, it’s going to be a great year … for me, anyway. For you? Well it CAN be, the outcome is way more up to you than many of you want to acknowledge. Here’s how you can fix that problem. Now let […]
This would not be the first time I have been trapped by my own assumptions, but it is still an eye opener. It’s boring to write about things already long-explained and in common use. Unless, of course, one’s audience is not familiar with that common use, and then. one realizes, often inadvertently, that one has […]
A few days ago I read agreat article on my blogging colleague’ Chris Brogan’s site which really caught my attention. Chris eloquently addresses one of the biggest problem most of us have in holding back our lives … making decisions based on what other people say or think. Taking Other People’s Word For It by ceb More and […]
Move To The Philippines. Always a popular subject here at PhilFAQS. But you know what I hear very, very often from readers with moving to the Philippines on their mind? It’s too hard? Too hard? Yep. Didn’t seem that hard to me, I put our house on the market, threw some household goods in a […]
Was listening to the Lost Boys the other day and came across this idea .. a reader-written article. A large percentage of my traffic here … especially search traffic … first time visitors … fits into the broad niche of “people who think they want to move to the Philippines, but can’t”. … I ain’t […]
Most of the readers here have a good idea of what Balikbayan Boxs are. (Also written as Balik Bayan Box, either way is correct really, I just like to write it as Balikbayan Box) For our purposes here we’ll say it’s any box shipped from the USA to the Philippines through one of quite a […]
For a year or so here in my life in the Philippines I had a pretty interesting writing ‘gig”. I was a regular contributor to my friend Bob Martin’s “Live in the Philippines online magazine. I enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people, hopefully improve my writing style a bit and most certainly gain for […]