Expat Eye: My Philippine Journey

November 18, 2021

Weird Angles

By David Haldane Nov. 18, 2021   The thing I remember most is the moonbeams on the water. Like crazy lightning bolts from above, they careened […]
November 11, 2021

Rest in Peace, Uncle Jorge

By David Haldane Nov. 11, 2021   This is the story of a man and his hat. The hat is a military green cap adorned at […]
November 4, 2021

Reverence and Gratitude

By David Haldane Nov. 4, 2021   It all happened again last week. The salutes. The proud words of praise. The dual bugles playing reverie; the […]
October 28, 2021

In Your Hands

By David Haldane Oct. 28, 2021   I have a friend on Siargao Island fond of sharing parables. One of his favorites is about a wise […]
October 21, 2021

A Thousand Cuts

By David Haldane Oct. 21, 2021   The title says it all. “A Thousand Cuts” is the name of a PBS documentary in which renowned Philippine […]
October 14, 2021

Zoom Wedding!

By David Haldane Oct. 14, 2021   The bride looked radiant in her glowing white gown. Directly behind her sat Mom and Dad; she beaming proudly […]
October 9, 2021

Britney’s Liberation Could Be My Son’s Demise

By David Haldane October 7, 2021   The story is everywhere. Britney Spears, long-time global singing idol, is finally free of her father’s controlling clutches. And […]
September 30, 2021

Never Enough

By David Haldane Sept. 30, 2021   The more I know about him, the less I like him. His name is Jose Antonio Vargas; a Filipino […]
September 23, 2021

Scamming for Cause

By David Haldane Sept. 23, 2021     It happens at least once a week. I get a message on Facebook from someone I don’t know. […]
September 16, 2021

Surviving Divorce

By David Haldane Sept. 16, 2021   It feels like you’re falling down a dark pit. You don’t know how soon you will land or what […]
September 9, 2021

American Sins

By David Haldane Sept. 9, 2021     The line in the newspaper wrenched my gut. “Sitting on a pile of sandbags outside the family compound,” […]
September 2, 2021

Back on Track

By David Haldane September 2, 2021   His excitement was palpable. “Daddy,” he announced from the dimly lit screen of my cell phone, “I made a […]