Expat Eye: My Philippine Journey

December 27, 2018

A Tooth In My Popsicle

By David Haldane Dec. 27, 2018   We had just started eating dessert at our favorite restaurant when I bit into something hard. “Wow,” I exclaimed […]
December 20, 2018

A Barangay Christmas

By David Haldane Dec. 20, 2018 The thing that changed my mood, I think, was the man swinging a stick rifle with the coconut on his […]
December 13, 2018


By David Haldane   Dec. 13, 2018 For me, it’s all about the trees. Six of them. For many years, certainly, as long as I can remember, they’ve been […]
December 6, 2018

The Lost Grave

By David Haldane Dec. 6, 2018 It was as if somebody had dropped a burning matchstick onto my lap. First, there was a surprise, then the […]
November 29, 2018

Moving Up

Moving Up
November 22, 2018

The Disappearance

By David Haldane Nov. 22, 2018 We met, I suppose, in the usual way for the beginnings of such relationships. If there is a usual way. […]
November 15, 2018

A Caridad Halloween

By David Haldane Nov. 15, 2018 I have always had mixed feelings about Halloween. On the one hand, of course, it’s fun to see little witches […]
November 8, 2018

The Battle of Surigao Strait

By David Haldane Nov. 8, 2018 I haven’t always been a sucker for national anthems. Time was, in fact, when I was a long-haired radical who […]
November 1, 2018

A Death In The Family

By David Haldane Nov. 1, 2018 The truth is that I didn’t remember him until I saw him dead. His name was Junelito S. Villondo, but […]
October 25, 2018

Watching The Paint Dry

By David Haldane Oct. 25, 2018 It’s not as if we don’t have other things to do. There’s cooking, washing the clothes, taking Isaac to school, […]
October 18, 2018


By David Haldane Oct. 18, 2018 I don’t know what it is about me and salads. Two weeks ago, I had one named after me, David […]
October 11, 2018


By David Haldane Oct. 11, 2018 It was the kind of thud that breaks your heart. The kind that gives you a sinking feeling, both literally […]