May 19, 2024

The Transformation and Resurrection of Siargao Island

By David Haldane May 19, 2024     It almost seemed like the old days. The days, that is, before Covid and Odette. Tourists from both […]
March 30, 2023

Dimmer Lights: Are Filipinos Less Intelligent than Other Southeast Asians?

By David Haldane March 30, 2023     Intelligence. It’s something to which I’ve long paid attention. Probably because my parents—especially Mom—were absolute fanatics about getting […]
February 17, 2023

American Expat Launches Book on Finding Island Home

Cebu Jose Joya Gallery   LITERARY TREATS 2023: A TOOTH IN MY POPSICLE BY DAVID HALDANE BOOK LAUNCH APRIL 12th, 15th, and 25th.       […]
July 28, 2022

A Pleasant Surprise

By David Haldane July 28, 2022   No one was more surprised than I. Enrolling our 11-year-old son at St. Paul University’s private elementary school here […]
April 27, 2022

The Wrong Screaming Headlines

By David Haldane April 27, 2022     My 11-year-old son came home grinning a few weeks ago. The cause of his joy soon became apparent; […]
April 14, 2022

How Much Can You Remember?

By David Haldane April 14, 2022     I have never possessed a vivid memory. Recalling people’s names has always posed a challenge. Taking a succession […]
March 2, 2022

The People’s Convoy

By David Haldane March 3, 2022     There were more flags than I’d seen in a while. American, Canadian… plus a few particularly suited for […]
February 3, 2022

Embracing the New Normal

By David Haldane Feb. 3, 2022     It started as a mild itch in the throat. It developed into a deep-throated cough. And then I […]
January 13, 2022

Omicron is Good News for Everyone

By David Haldane Jan. 13, 2022   The headline was so unobtrusive I almost missed it. “How to know if those are Omicron symptoms, or maybe […]
December 16, 2021

Leaving the Children Behind

By David Haldane Dec. 16, 2021   This morning I heard my son singing in the shower. It was a merry song, the kind an 11-year-old […]
December 9, 2021

Double-edged Sword

By David Haldane Dec. 9. 2021   My wife, Ivy, came home with some good news yesterday; the small community hospital she works at in Big […]
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 […]