April 22, 2021

Horrible Deaths

By David Haldane April 22, 2021   I didn’t know them well in high school. At best, we had a nodding acquaintance. It wasn’t until years […]
April 8, 2021

Crossing Borders

By David Haldane April 8, 2021   One of the happiest days of my life was the one in which my Filipino fiancé arrived in America. […]
January 7, 2021

Landlocked

By David Haldane Jan. 7, 2021   The official notice came on New Year’s Day. “Ban on Entry of Travelers from the United States,” screamed the […]
December 3, 2020

Civil Disobedience

By David Haldane Dec. 3, 2020   The instructions couldn’t have been clearer. Reacting to an unprecedented spike in coronavirus cases just before Thanksgiving, the Governor […]
July 2, 2020

Paradise Reclaimed

By David Haldane July 2, 2020   Want to receive Expat Eye every week in your inbox? Sign up here.   The water was as crystal […]
March 26, 2020

Singing from the Balconies

By David Haldane March 26, 2020   Three hours. That’s how long I spent on Facebook Messenger the other day, chatting affectionately with a long-lost friend […]
March 19, 2020

Aliens

By David Haldane March 19, 2020   It reminds me of every science fiction movie I’ve ever seen about invaders from outer space. Entire cities are […]
February 20, 2020

Left Turns

By David Haldane Feb. 20, 2020   It was the kind of announcement you don’t want to hear from a pilot. Especially one controlling the airplane […]
August 15, 2019

Chaos

By David Haldane August 15, 2019   It was three a.m. when my call finally went through. At work in California where it was still daylight, […]
July 11, 2019

Hidden Flags

By David Haldane July 11, 2019   For us, it all came down to a tee shirt. Ivy – my Filipino wife who became a US […]
July 4, 2019

A Really Bad Day

By David Haldane July 4, 2019   It was the thud to end all thuds. The kind that makes your heart sink and your breath stop. […]
June 20, 2019

My Kingdom for a Corkscrew

By David Haldane June 20, 2019   It’s called a corkscrew. Back in the US where I come from, they are as common as, well, mosquitos […]