Expat Eye: My Philippine Journey

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 […]
June 24, 2021

Hot!

By David Haldane June 24, 2021   It feels like you’re wrapped in a burning blanket banishing all thoughts and concerns. For a time you try […]
June 16, 2021

The Cavalry

By David Haldane June 16, 2021   Given the current political climate, it’s been a while since I’ve felt much pride in the doings of my […]
June 10, 2021

The Green Lane

By David Haldane June 10, 2021   The relief felt tangible. “Quarantine for vaccinated foreigners eased,” the Business World  headline screamed. “The government on Thursday approved […]
June 2, 2021

Sitting in the Dark

By David Haldane June 2, 2021   There was something soothing about the dimness. Excited, we sat in eager anticipation of the experience to come; one […]
May 27, 2021

Broken Glass

By David Haldane May 27, 2021   The video felt like a punch in the gut. In it, dozens of young men accost diners at a […]
May 20, 2021

Joining the Resistance

By David Haldane May 20, 2021   The moment of truth came about 15 minutes in. There he was, standing in the frozen food section of […]
May 13, 2021

Escaping from a Test Tube

  By David Haldane May 13, 2021   My wife works in a space suit. She also dons rubber gloves, face mask, face shield, and tight-fitting […]
May 6, 2021

Forgetting Who You Are

By David Haldane May 6, 2021   The scene made me cry. In it, Anthony Hopkins—who recently won an academy award for his performance in “The […]