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.       […]
January 5, 2023

Ubiquitous Ube

By David Haldane January 5, 2023   I have always had a tenuous relationship with Filipino food. A 2019 column entitled “My Life as an Ichthyophobic” […]
September 8, 2022

Boxer Shorts

By David Haldane September 8, 2022     I meant it as a joke. Back in 2019, I wrote a column called “Pajamas” aimed at a […]
May 14, 2020

Diapers

By David Haldane May 14, 2020   Want to receive “Expat Eye” weekly in your mailbox? Sign up here.   I haven’t changed a diaper in […]
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 […]
December 26, 2019

Pajamas

By David Haldane Dec. 26, 2019   The situation was urgent. Two young women recommended to us as potential housekeepers had arrived to be interviewed for […]
December 20, 2019

Cruelly Tortured Pigs

By David Haldane Dec. 19, 2019   I’ll never forget the first time I heard it. Ivy and I had just met, and she’d taken me […]
September 24, 2019

Heartbeat!

By David Haldane Sept. 19, 2019   Last week I saw God in a parade. It was the kickoff event for the 35th annual Banok-Banok street-dancing […]
September 6, 2019

Moving Day

By David Haldane Sept. 5, 2019   Like a lumbering turtle, the little house made its way slowly down the road. To a casual observer, the […]
August 22, 2019

Alarm!

By David Haldane Aug. 22, 2019   The end of the world began with a burp. It was 8 a.m. when I was awakened by the […]
August 1, 2019

Eighteen Roses

By David Haldane August 1, 2019   It was a dance of tears. Fortunately, happy ones rather than those of another kind. The scene took place […]
May 23, 2019

Badass!

By David Haldane May 23, 2019   I think it’s the helmet that finally did it. It was a sleek, stylish little model made by Adidas […]