Expat Eye: My Philippine Journey

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 […]
May 2, 2019

Tunnels

By David Haldane May 2, 2019   For me, it was the tunnels that cut the deepest. Two hundred kilometers of them snaking beneath the jungles […]