experiences

Internations Interview

Internations Interview

At the Internations Website, an International website for Expats all over the world with also a large chapter in the Philippines, some time ago an interview with me was published. The Internations interview can only be seen if you are a subscriber to this Internations Website. That’s why I publish it here, where it (the(…)

new interview for expatinthephilippines

new interview for expatinthephilippines

Just a few days ago, I’ve got a message from someone to do a new interview about my life in the Philippines as an Expat. If you are interested to read it: The new interview can be read on the following website, where also ather interviews can be seen from expats all over the world:(…)

Park, Rest and Dine, a cosy place

Park, Rest and Dine, a cosy place

Just a few days ago Flor and I, accompanied by Nifty and Wilma, were visiting a nice little restaurant named:Park, Rest and Dine in the middle of nature, but very accessible along Marcos High Way. It was our Australian friend Nifty and his lovely wife Wilma who found this place by accident on the first(…)

Moving into a New Culture, a culture shock

Moving into a New Culture, a culture shock

Many articles have been written about this subject. You can find a lot on the internet. Many people who like to become an expat in the Philippines like to know what to expect in the Philippines. ExpatinthePhilippines sees it this way: What is a Culture Shock?   Expatriates are often experiencing the following phases when(…)

Marriage in the Philippines

Marriage in the Philippines

Many foreigners who wish to marry their Filipino fiancées do like to have the marriage finalized in the Philippines because the procedure is not expensive. But they should realize that sometimes it is a bit complicated. Aside of that the Philippines has many wonderful wedding locations throughout the country to hold one’s wedding. And the(…)

getting a taxi at Manila airport

getting a taxi at Manila airport

When you are traveling to the Philippines and arrive in Manila Airport it would be best if you have family or friends who pick you up at the airport. This is the cheapest and safest way to start your visit to this country. getting a taxi But not everybody has friends or family who are(…)

Filipino Customs

Filipino Customs

Christmas season is the time that many Filipinos, living in the Philippines or abroad, going home to their ‘family’ home towns. Often accompanied by their foreigner partners. And for many of those foreigners is will be the first time to visit the Philippines and to experience the Filipino customs. For them this post might be(…)

Filipino Time and how I hate it

Filipino Time and how I hate it

If there is something an expat in the Philippines should get used to, it is the Phenomenon “Philippine Time‘, ‘Filipino time‘ or ‘Juan Time‘. Filipino time is the habit of Filipinos by always showing up late, wherever they have to go. Not only in family gatherings like weddings, baptismals and the like, but also on(…)

american style lunch for expats in the Philippines

american style lunch for expats in the Philippines

When Flor and I visited Santa Rosa a few days ago, we went to the new “Nuvali” center where several shops are and a Robinsons supermarket. Of course there are also some restaurants, and since it was lunch time we decided to enter Chubby’s “Buffalo Wings N Things”. It’s not a large place but can(…)

public toilets in the Philippines

public toilets in the Philippines

They call it CR or Comfort Room (I wonder why, because there is little comfortable in it), sometimes they also name it a Rest Room (I wonder why, because it sure is no place to rest a while), and in expensive malls they like to call it ‘Paid Lounge’ (although I do not think it(…)

nomophobia in the Philippines

nomophobia in the Philippines

Many Filipinos are afraid to get nomophobia these days. Modern times require modern utensils for daily use, and many of those modern utensils cannot be missed a single day once you are used to them. For this reason Nomophobia is the most feared phobia in the Philippines. But, you will ask me, where does the(…)

football in the Philippines

football in the Philippines

Basketbal and boxing are the two most popular sports in the Philippines, already for years. Also Biljart is popular because of the result of the Filipinos playing these sports on world level. One upcoming sport and becoming more popular by the day is Football (or Soccer for Americans). The ‘Philippine national football team’, nicknamed the “Azkals” (which(…)