(Classic) My First Year In The Philippines – My Thoughts

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Author: Reekay

About Me.. In 2011 I made the decision to move to the Philippines within a year. Since 2012 I’ve been traveling through various islands of the Philippines as a full-time Expat. (Mactan, Bohol, Panglao, Moalboal, Dumaguete, Bacong, Boracay, Cebu) I recently spent the year living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Share with me here my ongoing adventures of life in the Philippines. Dating, vlogging, cooking, traveling and sharing the information with you needed to make your own plans for living as a full-time expat in Southeast Asia.
— Reekay


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  2. I remember this!! Its when i first started following you! Man over these years alot of ppl have fallen by the wayside and disappeared but your still here. Just wanna say thanks bro for giving me the 411 from a mans perspective. Can i ask 1 question tho. You said the visa on arrival thing is still good, im gonna go the 59 day route. Do we still have to do the throw away ticket thing?

  3. Every where I have traveled and the know I’m American the ask me if I live in LA , Vegas or NYC and for them its the dream life. I say it looks good in the movies & TV shows but those are not choice places to live. The have homeless, slums, beggars on the street and they don’t believe it. The have this fantasy about living in these cities. Talking about alleys, I found in Saigon going into alleys was like being Lewis & Clark, Magellan, or James Cook. There is this whole new going in to the alleys in VN, its was fun and exciting.

  4. I just passed my 17th year here. Much like Shawshank Redemption I feel institutionalized lol!! Ive seen the U.S. go downhill so fast since Ive been here there is no doubt in this former Marines mind I made the right decision about moving here.

  5. Ya cant beat or ever forget that first day in the Philippines. Let alone the first year .and wen anyone goes there the first trip u can bet u cant get enough of the place it draws u back again and again

  6. 12:15 Good question. After about a cumulative year in the PH, I felt a lot of bias against me because I have no kids and I’m not religious. I can’t discuss anything I learned in graduate school. Forget dating, that’s just gender roles of marriage and being a human Caribao. The diving in Palawan is good, that’s it. Peace.

  7. Hey, Reek! …Time Flies! I remember when you shot this one! …but if you’re back home now, when are you coming up to the Bear House for Tacos&Tequila on my Karaoke Friday Night, here in Top Town, Crestline? …I’m buying!

  8. Happy Anniversary Reekay’s.. im glad you love my County.. just enjoying life kivibg in Philippines more fun..

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