How I Found Freedom & How I Met Vi

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Author: V. 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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    Hey Vern Travels Video..
    Paul Old Dog.. “Hitting Bottom” video..
    My New Late Night Podcast Channel..
    My Free Crypto Daily Investor’s Group..
    My FB group for Expats abroad..
    View My Videos by Category here..
    My FB page..
    My Twitter..
    My main-blog..

  2. Wow Reekay…. Much respect for the talk thank you so much for being honest about what you went through as many people can relate. I hope to be in Cebu by end of June or beginning of July…. Hopefully my wishes someday that we can meet up and have a coffee….

  3. Peace of mind is priceless bro. I just try to keep this 1 saying in my mind. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, thats why they call it the present. Enjoy the moment and the hours will take care of themselves.

  4. Thank you Reekay. I experienced the same in shanghai. Being there was ongoing happiness. Saying good bye to the treadmill was a pleasure. It was my first destination upon retirement. Yes i have travelled prior to going to Shanghai. Every thing fell into place..i made good friends in Shanghai and i was invited to teach English. No i am not a qualified English teacher but that fact did not prevent me from teaching on a voluntary basis. I started teaching in Shanghai in 2008 and travelled back and forth until 2016.. I do hope that those who want to venture during their retirement find the peace and happiness that i did. Bless you. I enjoy your vloggs
    Kevin. From England now living in Perth Western Australia.

  5. I have followed you since the start, and this is the first time I actally make a comment. GREAT insight and video. Very useful for me right now. Thank you!

  6. Well said Henry. I’m currently on a downer, having jest learned something. This picked me up and gave me perspective.

  7. This is one of your best videos in a long time.
    By the way, can you summarize the medical challenge your mom had last year and how she overcame it?

  8. This sounds like everyone who comes back from one of those DMT resorts…it’s a total perspective change.

  9. Hi my friend, I’m unvaccinated too and wondering if there is any sign of the Philippines remove the restrictions on the unvaccinated. I’m planning to settle down in the Philippines in 2025 with my filipina who is now OFW. I’m living in Australia right now.

  10. Great commentary Forgiving and Loving yourself and /or making amends is a great step in spiritually evolving. But who is hiding behind that mask of our mother, father sister, wife? Even at some point our loved ones will leave us or us them.

  11. It’s funny, being a writer I always have something to do. And I always really enjoy it. Not that it’s not hard because I never outline. But I’m ready to meet someone (female) after so long. Hope to see you guys soon.

  12. Awesome video. And how you feel about you’re fiance is exactly how I feel about mine. We are just so compatible in many ways. She is a province girl and like me, she just wants a simple life and be together forever. But I really enjoyed this video. Great advice. Thanks.

  13. You are 100 % right Reekay on what you said. I have found myself in that boat before and now that I am retiring I getting the same feeling but I know how to work through it because having been there before. I am looking forward to my retirement and am looking to get back to the Philippines as soon as I can. Thanks for your words and keep up your great channel.

  14. Thank you for sharing this emotional rollercoaster journey that was your life and we are glad that when you came to a full stop, it landed in the arms of total happiness.

  15. Thanks for sharing. Truth. You find impactful things about and for your life sometimes when you are looking sometimes when you are not looking. It’s important to keep your mind and heart open. Smiles

  16. enjoyed your story, great that you found resolve and inner peace that led you to discover you special lady, took your time to know each other and have grown a love that fits

  17. Great advice Rekay. Once you get back to V at home in Philippines, I’m sure taking a trip back to Vietnam with your fiance will be high on your to do list as your love for Saigon is written allover your face when u speak about it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and advice.

  18. Thank you Henry for sharing your experiences and how you dealt with overcoming tough times! I believe that changing your life starts with admitting your guilt and taking necessary steps to become a better person. Stay safe!

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