Expat Eye: My Philippine Journey

August 22, 2019

Alarm!

By David Haldane Aug. 22, 2019   The end of the world began with a burp. It was 8 a.m. when I was awakened by the […]
August 15, 2019

Chaos

By David Haldane August 15, 2019   It was three a.m. when my call finally went through. At work in California where it was still daylight, […]
August 1, 2019

Eighteen Roses

By David Haldane August 1, 2019   It was a dance of tears. Fortunately, happy ones rather than those of another kind. The scene took place […]
July 18, 2019

Tangled Legs

By David Haldane July 18, 2019   This morning I awoke with a foot in my mouth. It wasn’t the first time; in fact, it’s been […]
July 11, 2019

Hidden Flags

By David Haldane July 11, 2019   For us, it all came down to a tee shirt. Ivy – my Filipino wife who became a US […]
July 4, 2019

A Really Bad Day

By David Haldane July 4, 2019   It was the thud to end all thuds. The kind that makes your heart sink and your breath stop. […]
June 20, 2019

My Kingdom for a Corkscrew

By David Haldane June 20, 2019   It’s called a corkscrew. Back in the US where I come from, they are as common as, well, mosquitos […]
June 12, 2019

High Heels (2)

By David Haldane June 13, 2019   In the end, it was a question of heels. If she could just find a decent pair of high […]
June 5, 2019

Traversing China

By David Haldane June 6, 2019   It was just a glass of water. A simple request, or so I thought. But this was China. And […]
May 23, 2019

Badass!

By David Haldane May 23, 2019   I think it’s the helmet that finally did it. It was a sleek, stylish little model made by Adidas […]
May 16, 2019

Sealed Lips

By David Haldane May 16, 2019   The warnings were vociferous. Strewn among the various online expat forums to which I subscribe, they were stern and […]
May 9, 2019

Manana

  By David Haldane May 9, 2019   The silence was unsettling. It was 9:30 a.m. on a Monday; not a time usually given, at our […]