February 26, 2024

Taking a Break for Heartbreak

By David Haldane Feb. 26, 2024     It was the worst night of my life. I had just learned that my (now-ex) Filipino wife had […]
August 24, 2023

The Perfect Girlfriend

 By David Haldane August 24, 2023   It was a fantasy come true. “Oh David,” the sexy young woman texted me, “you’re so cute and handsome! […]
February 17, 2023

Lost Boys

By David Haldane Feb. 16, 2023     I won’t say his name. I met him at an expat gathering outside Surigao City. It was Christmastime […]
January 19, 2023


By David Haldane Jan. 19, 2023     The most touching moment for me came when the bride danced with her father. The elderly man had […]
May 5, 2022

The Myth of the Mail-Order Bride

By David Haldane May 5, 2022   I’ve always hated the term “mail-order bride.” The reason is that it’s largely a myth. While history certainly records […]
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 […]