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 […]
April 26, 2019

The Pool

By David Haldane April 25, 2019   At the center of everything lies the pool. To members of the Atoyay Farmer’s Association of Bucas Grande island […]
April 13, 2019

My Life As An Ichthyophobic

By David Haldane April 11, 2019 It all started with a fish. I must have been about seven when my mother laid one on my plate […]
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 30, 2019

Goodbye and Hello

By David Haldane March 28, 2019 Déjà vu. That’s how I felt recently upon learning that I would be writing a weekly column for this newspaper.  […]
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 […]
March 5, 2019

Broken

By David Haldane March 5, 2019 Somehow, I knew from the beginning that it was too good to be true. A 2015 Yamaha Mio scooter, not […]