Expat Eye: My Philippine Journey

November 10, 2022

Scary Monsters

  By David Haldane November 10, 2022   The stories are hard to read. A young woman from Mexico said she felt the weight of other […]
November 3, 2022

Standing In

By David Haldane Nov. 3, 2022     I had an entirely different lede in mind for this column. I expected it to say that the […]
October 27, 2022

Aching Testicles

By David Haldane October 27, 2022     It was 3 a.m. and my patience was thinning. I had come to St. Paul Surigao University Hospital […]
October 20, 2022

Mixed Skin

By David Haldane October 20, 2022     It never occurred to us we were ahead of our time. Back in 2006, when my Filipino wife […]
October 13, 2022

Suppressing the Surly Surf

By David Haldane Oct. 13, 2022   First, a snarling pandemic beat back the powerful swells. Then a horrific typhoon surged forth wreaking havoc and spreading […]
October 6, 2022

Globe At Home: No Escape

By David Haldane Oct. 6, 2022     It seemed like a good idea. In fact, it was the only idea because none of the country’s […]
September 29, 2022

Our Trembling House

By David Haldane September 29, 2022     Our house gets the shakes almost every day. It usually happens in the middle of the night, when […]
September 22, 2022

My Salad Life

By David Haldane Sept. 22, 2022     Quinoa Salad. That’s what the menu said. I was surprised and flummoxed because I honestly thought I knew […]
September 15, 2022

Dancing in the Streets

By David Haldane Sept. 15, 2022     It happened again. People wearing ornate, many-colored costumes swirled in the streets to the cadence of drummers in […]
September 8, 2022

Boxer Shorts

By David Haldane September 8, 2022     I meant it as a joke. Back in 2019, I wrote a column called “Pajamas” aimed at a […]
September 1, 2022

Saving Roosters

By David Haldane September 1, 2022     What struck me most was how quickly it ended. One minute, two healthy roosters strutted about, looking threatening […]
August 25, 2022

Invisible

By David Haldane August 25, 2022     Let me confess something right up front: I didn’t begin noticing Filipinos until I married one. Now, 14 […]