July 22, 2021

Joyriding into Space

By David Haldane July 22, 2021     There was a moment during Richard Branson’s recent space leap that brought it all back. The wonder. The […]
June 24, 2021

Hot!

By David Haldane June 24, 2021   It feels like you’re wrapped in a burning blanket banishing all thoughts and concerns. For a time you try […]
June 16, 2021

The Cavalry

By David Haldane June 16, 2021   Given the current political climate, it’s been a while since I’ve felt much pride in the doings of my […]
June 10, 2021

The Green Lane

By David Haldane June 10, 2021   The relief felt tangible. “Quarantine for vaccinated foreigners eased,” the Business World  headline screamed. “The government on Thursday approved […]
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 […]