My Life Before the Philippines โ€“ Part 2

In this second part of a 2-part series, I share a bit about what keeps me busy during my new life in the Philippines.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

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Author: Reekay

After 49 years living in Southern California, USA, I decided to move to the Philippines despite never having been here before. In July, 2012, I took a leap of faith and transplanted myself to the amazing Philippines. I am a single man taking an honest look at all that the islands here have to offer, one day at a time. I hope you find my LBTSea site informative, entertaining and hopefully a bit of each. ๐Ÿ™‚ Be sure to visit the Forum and other parts of what the site has to offer. Browse around and be sure to sign up for updates via email. Enjoy!
— Reekay


  1. Dear Reekay, It is really nice to see you again online. It is not that you have been vacant, it is just that I have. I watched most of this at work on my lunch and really liked getting back in touch with your stories about life as we know it. You stay positive and that so motivating when times can be difficult. We met in Duma February 2017 and had a nice lunch and visited your garden place. Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts and making this stranger feel comfortable and welcomed.
    I have been here working in the US visiting my kids and grandkids. Missing Phili a bunch and hope to have enough saved to make it back soon. Cebu? I heard I should go there. Would you be so kind as to get me up to speed on Cebu? I really liked Duma but maybe you found more there? I remember as you told me Duma had everything. Take care and be well, glad to see you are pressing on and living well.

    1. hi balaji.. with regard to a comparison of duma and cebu, i suppose the big difference is ‘big city’ and ‘little city’. ๐Ÿ™‚

      i love duma and that area. lately i’ve been in the it-park area of cebu and enjoying that for different reasons. cebu is more expensive but offers more amenities. however the south section of cebu is not as nice, even though it is slightly cheaper than the it-park area.

      so it comes down to what you want.. the big-city experience or the small-town experience.

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