July 7, 2024

Speaking English in the Philippines

By David Haldane July 8, 2024   It’s both a blessing and a curse. A double-edged-sword, as they say, a blade that cuts both ways. What […]
March 18, 2024

Digital Nomads

By David Haldane March 18, 2024     I should have been there. Billed as the Philippine’s first Digital Nomad Summit scheduled on Siargao Island last […]
January 29, 2024

White Privilege

By David Haldane Jan. 29, 2024     It was an easy experiment with predictable results. First my Filipino sister-in-law entered the mall. As always, the […]
December 25, 2023

A Jewish Christmas in the Philippines

 By David Haldane Dec. 25, 2023     For me it’s always the same. Gangs of Christmas carolers gather on the patio to sing until we […]
September 7, 2023

Reverse Diaspora

By David Haldane Sept. 7, 2023     The videos made my stomach churn. They depicted water literally gushing down the streets, almost overturning cars. “Oh […]
August 31, 2023

Renewal

By David Haldane Aug. 31, 2023   We’d been stalled in traffic for more than three hours when we finally called it quits. “Hey,” I gingerly […]
June 24, 2023

Hey, Joe!

By David Haldane June 15, 2023   It happened again the other day. I was riding my motorcycle along the coast towards downtown Surigao, minding my […]