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American in Davao

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   (Davao City)
added on 17/01/2009 
A journal about an American Expat living in Davao City in the Philippines. Articles and posts of Life, family, marriage, observations, experiences and stories of an american in a 3rd world nation.
 tags: american, blog, davao, expat, philippines
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A Call for Help – Typhoon Pablo  Posted on 12/14/2012
It has been about 5 years since the start of American in Davao. I have tried to write informative and helpful articles for my readers. I enjoy when followers of this site comment about some value they find with my posts. I try, with time...
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A new beginning for AmericaninDavao.com  Posted on 10/18/2012
As my readers know, 2 1/2 years ago I moved back to the US. I was invited to restart my life in a productive way. I moved to Las Vegas and was employed as a Taxi driver. The shifts are 12 hours a day and it is hard to write about my life...
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Elena’s Second Week in Vegas  Posted on 08/20/2011
As of this writing, it is now ten days since Elena arrived in Las Vegas. We have been to Walmart’s a few times buying things she wants for the apartment and herself. Elena enjoys how the store has so many types of items including a...
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Elena’s Second Week in Vegas  Posted on 08/19/2011
As of this writing, it is now ten days since Elena arrived in Las Vegas. We have been to Walmart’s a few times buying things she wants for the apartment and herself. Elena enjoys how the store has so many types of items including a...
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Elena Finally Arrives  Posted on 08/13/2011
Elena finally arrived here Tuesday August 9th. Her flight arrived at 6:30pm and everything went fast through Immigration and Customs. At 7:15pm Elena walked out of the terminal and into my arms. As we left the airport I drove Elena up Las...
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Elena Finally Arrives  Posted on 08/12/2011
Elena finally arrived here Tuesday August 9th. Her flight arrived at 6:30pm and everything went fast through Immigration and Customs. At 7:15pm Elena walked out of the terminal and into my arms. As we left the airport I drove Elena up Las...
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Almost to the end of the Final Chapter  Posted on 07/22/2011
It has been a long time since I wrote anything here. As I had apologized before many times, one reason is the long hours I work and on my free time catching up on chores and much missed needed sleep. About me, I was working the 5:00am to...
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Almost to the end of the Final Chapter  Posted on 07/21/2011
It has been a long time since I wrote anything here. As I had apologized before many times, one reason is the long hours I work and on my free time catching up on chores and much missed needed sleep. About me, I was working the 5:00am to...
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We are on the last Leg  Posted on 05/07/2011
Well all, the time is getting close. When we got her approval from the National Visa Center, we were told Elena had to bring two items with corrections. Then looking online at the the Travel.State.Gov site, we saw Elena needed to go in...
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We are on the last Leg  Posted on 05/06/2011
Well all, the time is getting close. When we got her approval from the National Visa Center, we were told Elena had to bring two items with corrections. Then looking online at the the Travel.State.Gov site, we saw Elena needed to go in...
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 Comments

  • Keith and Gilda Beairsto 07 March 2012 15:31:24

    Hi Bruce, are you still in LasVegas? Gilda and I are coming in June from North Dakota. I would like to meet with you. Whats your cell phone number? Mine is 701-381-8775.

  • pinay rocks
    pinay rocks 03 October 2010 11:52:56

    hi bruce. im from france and almost 2yrs now living in mindanao cagayan de oro.. pls if you meet french people pls lete me know ,, i never meet french people since i reach here.... i hope you can help. thanks

  • lazyBarrientos
    lazyBarrientos 28 January 2010 05:00:20

    I hope Phil. is treating you well.=) I miss my homeland. I miss talking in tagalog too.

  • DavaoBruce 08 June 2009 11:11:20

    Shawn,
    The only part of Singapore I have seen was the airport. Also I do not know much about other places in the Philippines either.
    I moved to Davao because this is where my fiancee lived. It is also one of the best and safest city, especially for foreigners in this country.
    Life is good and bad in many ways. Culture is so different than the USA and many western countries. Visit my site for many articles about the good and the bad.

  • Shawn Churchgate 08 June 2009 07:42:31

    Hi there! I've heard a lot about the Far East from my friends at work...and by that I mean it definitely goes beyond the adjectives- exotic, sultry and tropical :)...the food and the weather definitely appear to be! When one of my aquaintances who just came back to town, from his place at Singapore just the other day found out that I've planned a trip to Singapore too...reacted in the funniest manner. He barged home and said- Get ready for a laugh riot this year at Singapore. Don’t be taken by surprise if you happen to spot a curious tag adorning a flowerpot by the roadside or an empty rack in a glittering store, with the words, “This item is not on sale. But just about everything else is at the Great Singapore Sale” written on it. The best one of the lot? The Merlion Park lion sporting the same tag to save itself from frenzied shoppers. lol :D

    I couln't help but browse all the blogs circling in and around the Far-East...cos I plan to extend my stay and explore other destinations too...and here I came upon yours....How different are the places from each other anyway? They all look pretty in the and colourful in the pictures...I'm sure you're having a great life in Phillipines! Cheers! :D

  • DavaoBruce 28 April 2009 16:11:53

    Mel,
    I enjoyed meeting you too and look foward to seeing you again and you meeting Elena.
    Please email me through American in Davao or directly so we can easily be in contact.

  • mel 27 April 2009 09:36:41

    Hey Davaobruce,
    It was nice chatting with you and Jim. Enjoy your stay in pinas with your wife. I know pinas is not an immaculate place to live in but Im sure you see the brighter side of pinoy. You can judge by yourself just like in any other places there are nice and bad people, its just a matter of how we deal with them. Me too kinda forget that i came from here, I try to compare big cities in abroad to philippines (pinas) kind of sad but I realized, this is my home where i always wanted to be. Now I am back for good hopefully start a new business. I feel so happy and relaxed since I arrive last month. UK is great but its just too cold for me and its so fast there.

    All the best.

    Mel

  • longrifle762
    longrifle762 16 April 2009 00:57:54

    hey Bruce,

    I got a question for you and I hope you done mind. Im retiring soon from my Job here in the US and I want to move in the Philippines. can you give me an advice regarding taxes. will the US govt. tax my retirement? and what about the Philippines what kind of taxes am I gonna have to pay?

    Mike Hansen
    longrifle762@yahoo.com

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