Tag Archives: Life as I feel it

Top 10 Reasons I Miss the USA

This is a list of the various things I miss about the USA during my research trip in the Philippines. It is not necessarily a cultural study … these are just the things that I, an American traveling in the … Continue reading

About these ads
Posted in Funny, International Travel Tips, ish ism, London Olympics 2012, news, olympics, Philippines, Top Ten List, tourism, travel advice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

“No Balls” insult is a crime, punishable with a fine according to Italy’s Highest Court!

STRANGE NEWS! So, it is illegal to tell a man he has ‘no balls’ in Italy because it may hurt his male pride. This story ends with: A judge will now rule on the fine that Alberto should pay to … Continue reading

Posted in court system, crime, fine, Funny, ish ism, italy, Life As I Feel It, male pride, news, no balls insult, women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Today I rode in a Jeepney!! My Philippines Adventure

Today I rode in a Jeepney in Bacolod City. For people who are not familiar, Jeepneys are approximately a cross between rugged army jeeps and mini school buses. There are two bench seats on either side which extend from behind the … Continue reading

Posted in dispute, ish ism, jeepney, Life As I Feel It, manila, Military, news, Philippines, politics, South China Sea, tourism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

PhilHealth and the OFWs health insurance doubles … Day 5 in the Philippines

This is a strange time to be traveling in the Philippines. Apparently two days ago a protest began. Hurray for my great timing?? It lasts from July 20th to July 25th. The protest involves Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are … Continue reading

Posted in dispute, family finances, financial management, health care, health insurance coverage, Life As I Feel It, Management, manila, medicaid, money, news, Obamacare, OFWs Worldwide, PhilHealth, Philippines, politics, tourism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Day 2 in the Philippines, Manila

So my wife and I arrived to the Philippines late last night. My computer clock, still set on US time, says it is 11:07 p.m. Wednesday on the west coast. However, we arrived in the Philippines at 9 p.m. Wednesday. … Continue reading

Posted in dispute, ish ism, jeepney, Life As I Feel It, manila, Military, news, Philippines, politics, South China Sea, tourism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments