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Gloria Lauris, Dasmarinas

Posted by: Scar on Tuesday April 26, 2016 (08:49:57)   (1029 Reads)
Gloria Lauris
Who are you?
I'm a retired (policy analyst), widowed non-resident Canadian.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?
I've lived across Canada (5 provinces) and mainly in the middle East: Egypt and Saudi Arabia, when my late husband was alive (lived overseas from 2004-2010) due to his work. Now currently I'm living in Dasmarinas, Cavite Philippines. This is about 1.5 hours SW of Manila on the island of Luzon.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Philippines

Philippines

Randy Landis, Samar

Posted by: scar on Thursday September 03, 2015 (08:06:08)   (1222 Reads)
Randy Landis
Who are you?

My name is Randy and I was born and raised in Illinios but, our family roots have long since been transplanted in Texas. I spent over 20 years with the U.S. Navy, some time thereafter with the National Weather Service, and eventually wound up my second career as a real estate broker. My wife and I lived and worked our last 20 years while residing in Tupelo, Mississippi. I retired to the Philiippines at the age of 58.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Philippines

Philippines

Mark E Shellshear, Manila

Posted by: Carole on Monday August 04, 2014 (19:34:29)   (2715 Reads)
Mark E Shellshear
Who are you?

My name is Mark E Shellshear, born in Australia I am a professional fine artist. I paint in acrylics, sculpt in stone and wood and I teach painting and drawing.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I first moved to the Philippines in 1988 to work in a welfare agency. It did not work out so I decide to set up my own agency, Asian Child Care, with my then Filippino wife who was a medical doctor. I had been painting since I was young and was still painting to support myself here in the Philippines.   more ...

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Jonny Lis, Cebu

Posted by: Carole on Friday March 28, 2014 (23:51:40)   (6965 Reads)
Jonny Lis
Who are you?

I'm Jonny Lis, a 26 year old British expat from London now having 'more fun' in the Philippines!

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to the island of Cebu (the Philippines’ ‘second capital’ after Manila) in September 2012. I was growing tired of the London rat race and wanted to do something radically different to the monotonous lifestyle I had been living.

Having said that, my opportunity to move here only came about by chance rather than it being a conscious decision.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Philippines

Philippines

Gary McMurrain, Bacolod City

Posted by: Carole on Thursday December 12, 2013 (23:50:49)   (12526 Reads)
Gary McMurrain
Who are you?

My name is Gary McMurrain and I currently live in Bacolod City Philippines. I have a 27 year connection with the Philippines, with annual visits and now living here year round. Before moving to the Philippines full time, I was a Mental Health Counselor and a Law Enforcement Officer in the USA and in China, I was an English teacher. In the Philippines, I am a writer and Agriculture Specialist. I enjoy writing about the Philippines and sharing with others about the grandeur of the country. I do not see writing as a job and I always look forward to writing 2-3 articles weekly on Retiring to the Philippines. I have also written several eBooks about the Philippines and I am still working on my complete series of eBooks to help others when they retire to the Philippines.   more ...


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