Expat Eye: My Philippine Journey

April 9, 2020

Ready or Not

By David Haldane April 9, 2020   The first time I felt a moment of relief was when they asked for the measuring tape. Before that, […]
April 2, 2020

Pregnancy in the Time of Covid

By David Haldane April 2, 2020   It didn’t seem real. That pretty much summed up my feelings about the new baby girl my wife is […]
March 26, 2020

Singing from the Balconies

By David Haldane March 26, 2020   Three hours. That’s how long I spent on Facebook Messenger the other day, chatting affectionately with a long-lost friend […]
March 19, 2020

Aliens

By David Haldane March 19, 2020   It reminds me of every science fiction movie I’ve ever seen about invaders from outer space. Entire cities are […]
March 12, 2020

Gone But Not Forgotten

By David Haldane March 12, 2020   It’s happened too many times to be accidental. The first instance involved a lovely married couple we hired to, […]
March 5, 2020

Blessing

By David Haldane March 5, 2020   My only moment of uncertainty came when the priest sprinkled holy water onto our door. There, mounted firmly inside […]
February 27, 2020

Bernie Sanders: A New Kind of Candidate?

By David Haldane Feb. 27, 2020   I can’t swear it was the first time he ever saw himself on TV, but it certainly seemed that […]
February 20, 2020

Left Turns

By David Haldane Feb. 20, 2020   It was the kind of announcement you don’t want to hear from a pilot. Especially one controlling the airplane […]
February 13, 2020

Reveille

By David Haldane February 13, 2020 I have never been an early riser. Where I live, mornings are like hell on earth filled with the damnable […]
February 6, 2020

Insanity

By David Haldane February 6, 2020   The message was simple, but it took me by surprise. “I love you, Dad. I just called to tell […]
January 30, 2020

Different Worlds

By David Haldane Jan. 30, 2020   It was as if they were broadcasting from parallel universes. Catching up on events in the US the other […]
January 23, 2020

Adira

By David Haldane Jan. 23, 2020   Her name will be Adira. In Hebrew it means strong, noble and powerful; all qualities I would impart to […]