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 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 City. […]
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 […]
February 25, 2019

Pink Sky

By David Haldane Feb. 25, 2019 It was as if the sky had caught fire. The fog rolled in, the sun touched the horizon and, for […]