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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(…)

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(…)

Getting a Job in the Philippines

Getting a Job in the Philippines

For the aspiring expat, it’s not always easy to get a job in the Philippines. On one hand, the country boasts robust economic growth rates, despite various economic and financial crises worldwide. In 2012, the GDP showed an increase of 6%, and predictions for this year range from another 5% to as much as 7%.(…)

we made it to the Philippines

we made it to the Philippines

See their profile page Their first post was about looking for a place while on vacation. Check them out before you continue. We made it As you might have read in our first blog, MaryAnn and I were planning to move to the Philippines. Today we are happy to announce that we actually have moved(…)

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(…)

annual report for foreigners in the Philippines

annual report for foreigners in the Philippines

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has launched a project that will enable foreigners to make their annual report and register with the agency without personally appearing at the BI headquarters in Intramuros, Manila. Instead, teams of BI personnel will be deployed in the field and dispatch to places where the foreigners are based, such as(…)

Important to Know about Health Care in the Philippines

Important to Know about Health Care in the Philippines

If you are moving to the Philippines or you have already, one of your last worries should be your health. You are in the Philippines because you like to enjoy your new life. But you should realize that living in the Philippines, a tropical country, but also a so-called third world country, is not the(…)

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(…)

poetic texts at eatery in Cainta Philippines

poetic texts at eatery in Cainta Philippines

As an Expat in the Philippines and living in this beautiful country I see lots of things. Not only the poverty, the smoke belching cars, the many garbage in some streets, but also the smiling faces of the friendly people and their ways of expressing themselves. I have reported about this kind of things already(…)

hacker attempt on expat in the philippines website

hacker attempt on expat in the philippines website

Yesterday and the day before yesterday (May 24 and 25, 2012) a hacker has been busy trying to attack this website. Luckily Expat in the Philippines is well protected by a safe login (I think) and safe passwords (I think). So the hacker attempt was not successful. Hacking this website will be difficult, but I(…)

beer t-shirt for expats in the Philippines

beer t-shirt for expats in the Philippines

Expats in the Philippines needs good clothing. Large malls seem to know that. It seems they know exactly what an Expat in the Philippines needs: a good beer and a slogan to go with it (or said in another way: an excuse to drink the beer). When I was at SM a few days ago(…)

new trend in the Philippines

new trend in the Philippines

One of the latest NEW things I am noticing lately as an Expat in the Philippines is funny stickers on cars. The stickers are transparent with white printed characters on it. The characters represent the owner of the car and his complete family including pets. And sometimes there are even the names of the family(…)