Expat Eye: My Philippine Journey

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 […]
August 26, 2021

Falling from the Sky

By David Haldane August 26, 2021     The video is shocking. In it, one clearly sees two dots—later identified as human beings—falling to their deaths […]
August 19, 2021

The House on the Hill

By David Haldane August 19, 2021     He could sometimes be disagreeable. A man with strong opinions, he seldom held them back. And whatever inner […]
August 12, 2021

No Place Like Home

By David Haldane August 12, 2021   The moment was sweet. Hunkered down in my office, I heard a commotion downstairs and decided to investigate. There, […]
August 5, 2021

A Stick Up My Nose

By David Haldane August 5, 2021   The masked swabbers came for me today. They brought both good news and bad. The good news was that […]
July 29, 2021

Stuck Behind Walls

By David Haldane July 29, 2021     It could be worse, of course. I could be without Internet, TV and a view of the construction […]
July 22, 2021

Joyriding into Space

By David Haldane July 22, 2021     There was a moment during Richard Branson’s recent space leap that brought it all back. The wonder. The […]
July 15, 2021

Love Postponed

By David Haldane July 15, 2021     It all seemed so easy at first. Jared and Rei met online at a dating site called OkCupid; […]
July 8, 2021

Newcomer

By David Haldane July 8, 2021   New kid on the block. That describes my status at the Mindanao Gold Star Daily. And yet, back in […]
July 1, 2021

Mandatory Jabs

By David Haldane June 30, 2021   He doesn’t always mean what he says. Then again, sometimes he does. Which is why Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s […]