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 […]
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 […]
April 9, 2019

Dogs, Roosters and Bad Karaoke

By David Haldane April 4, 2019   I was suddenly awakened by a howl in the night. Somewhere close, a dog was complaining. But it wasn’t […]
March 18, 2019

Jerome

  By David Haldane March 18, 2019 His name was Jerome. For about three months, he was our driver. Now he’s not and I am once […]
March 12, 2019

Isaac’s Bog

By David Haldane March 12, 2019   It happened again the other day. I was at the private school my eight-year-old son, Isaac, attends in Surigao […]
February 12, 2019

Seventy

By David Haldane Feb. 12, 2019 My seventieth birthday came like a thief in the night. Instead of robbing me, though, it left me with riches. […]
February 3, 2019

Eating Yellow Dog

By David Haldane Feb. 3, 2019 Her name was Sandy. For the past five months, ever since we moved to the Philippines, she’s been yelping in […]
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 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 […]