Category Archives: Davao Diary

Trade-offs

The different cultural values for efficiency are sometimes frustrating or bewildering for Americans and I believe cause hurt feelings on the side of the Filipino people.  I cannot speak much to that side of things, except to say we have a new young friend who is something of a telemarketer for a U.S. Company and […]

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Still Recovering from Flooding

People are still recovering from flooding here.  We’re fine, but just about a mile or two up the road, they aren’t.  Some of the people are staff at our school.  Some of the leadership from school visited families and asked what their biggest needs were, and they said school supplies and clothes for kids, and […]

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Breaded fish cutlets and kalamansi

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Public transport

My favourite transportation, the trysikad. Share! Blog this! Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend

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Three commercials to whiten skin

(Puti means white) This is just a sampling of the type of beauty product advertising we see here regularly, and I don’t even have a television. A while back the twitterverse was having a meltdown over an alleged beauty product commercial which supposedly valued white skin over dark. As it turned out the outrage was […]

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