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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. May I ask you what type of of visa where you on when you left the Philippines
    Foreign nationals who are holders of valid and existing Special Resident Retiree’s Visas (SRRV), may be allowed entry without the need for an Entry Exemption Document (EED)…case long term visas one can return now

  3. Thanks for bringing back this classic Vid, BTW-question, how did you like living in Bacong & on Panglao ?? (+ & – of each plz), those were before I found your channel, Thanks in advance

  4. Thanks for the update Henry, good to hear mom is doing great. You and Vi will be fine of course, it’s not ideal, but it’s not a huge challenge for a proper couple. Look forward to re watching some of the originals. Have things changed much while you were away ?

  5. Hi Henry i know its a million dollar question but when do you predict we might be able to get back to the philippines?. I am in a LDR too, mine has ran 5 yrs and almost 2yrs apart due to covid.

  6. Hello Henry and glad you and your mom are doing well. When I got divorced back in 2014, I returned to live in my home where my mom and sister were living. My sister eventually bought an acre of land and built a custom made home and moved out, but my mom is at her last years while living with me. I hope to have my Filipina Fiance here by next year as our K1 is in progress. Glad you and Vi are doing great and wish you both the best!

  7. You don’t need to get married to have a fulfilled life reekay! Don’t do it! Even cliff Richard says he will be a bachelor boy in one of his old films I believe! Stay single.

  8. I’m am glad your mom is well mate. It took courage to go home at such an uncertain time.
    If it doesnt get another.

  9. Enrique .
    You as far as I can see
    Have not problems whatsoever.
    With your girl freind
    I see yous have a .long way .together
    Yous have trust on eachother.
    God bless yous.
    Patience ,amigo
    Mucha paciencia.hermano.

  10. hi reekay , do you have other way to speak to you ?? because i dont know how to speak you ???

  11. Hey Henry, just an observation… I must say that you look 100% better now that you’ve been back to the states with your mom. The Philippines seems to take a toll on us expats over time. There is some healthy stuff for us to eat here but it is so hard to orchestrate on a regular basis. I’m glad to hear that everyone is doing well. Always my best to you and yours. LJ

  12. Great to see an update and looking forward to some more content, the classic topical videos on big life topics are my favorites.

  13. That’s a great idea about refurbishing the older videos, can’t wait to see them. Also, we need to see some of California.

  14. Glad for you Reekay that you found true love as I did. I can’t wait to get back to Dumaguete to see her.

  15. If you would like you can go around California recording the good and the bad saying that doesn’t happen in the Philippines

  16. A burning question for you, what do you think of California since you have returned? Major changes?

  17. How about you completely re-shoot your talking videos. Some of your old content even with editing it would look really dated. If you re-shot with fresh updated ideas that would be much better in my opinion.

  18. Thanks for the update I’m planning on moving to Cebu city now, after I broke up with my LDR from Davao, we never met. I am either considering mactan or Cebu city

  19. When you re-upload the Old videos could you add a label so people can tell at a glance it’s a re-upload and not a new video. Love your content.

  20. It sounds like you’re in a committed relationship with a lifelong partner…and a great one, I might add. That’s great to hear. However, once you return to the Philippines, and further solidify your relationship, wouldn’t it be nice to bring Vi back to the states? She’s one of the few that you would never have to worry about westernization like many of the expats living there now. But this way, you could always continue to travel with her, but have all the amenities in a home base anywhere in the US that you’ll never find in the Philippines, especially good healthcare as you age. Just a thought. I’m confident you’ll decide what’s best for you. You have my best wishes.

  21. Hey Henry, .. Curtis in Vegas, flying to Mexico City next week, July CDMX.. maybe Mazatlan in August? Maybe you’ll come to Mexico (cheap and no restrictions) and make some videos?

  22. Im fairly new to your channel and im glad I did, your so geniune about your topic’s.ans about being a family man i cherish that.

  23. Good luck. Before I moved here in ’17 I recall your vids in Bohol for a couple years. I enjoyed the 3, “tampo”, “expect/accept to help your g/f/wife family a little bit ” & ” the neighbor who put live chickens in your yard w/o you knowing thinking you wanted them”.

  24. It is really great to hear You and Vi are doing so well. It was great to have supper with you both in Davao.
    Hazel and I split up in late December when she went back to Manila.
    We are in lockdown again.
    Great video…loved your videos from Bohol thats when I first got to follow you and I was still in Canada.
    Keep up the great work…..Hi Mum.

  25. Hi Reekay maybe you could do an updated list of what to bring for a trip to the Philippines like clothing, camera equip and suggestions for security items. Of course that could stretch into more than one video. Good job.

  26. I was thinking the other day that there isn’t really any expats covering gay relationships in the Philippines.
    Do you know of any?
    I have some friends in the states looking for that special kind of love.

  27. You & your girlfriend have a Very strong relationship ! LDR will go by fast !! I’m 55 with my 23 yr old fiance here in Subic = even compatibility !! 18+ months 2gether during quarantines…no problem.

  28. Wow! I wish to reach 87, way to go to your mom! Enjoy your time with each other. Don’t mind us Reekay. Family is important.

  29. oh my budda, Reekay i was going to run that by you, puting up your older videos say one a week,cheers mate

  30. Glad your Mom recovered nicely ! My Mom passed on Nov 2 in Sacramento…she was 76, I’m 55 retired in Subic.

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