Randy Landis, Calbayog City

Who are you? Randy Landis. Where, when and why did you move abroad? We moved from Tupelo, MS to Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines in 2013. What challenges did you face during the move? Downsizing and liquidation of everything we didn’t plan on bringing to the Philippines was a major task.Closing two businesses, selling our home […]

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Bruce Curran

Who are you? Bruce Malcolm Curran, originally from Scotland. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I first moved from the UK in 1987, when I was offered a job in expat financial planning in HK – then governed and controlled by Britain. What challenges did you face during the move? The challenge was […]

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Chris Rice

Who are you? I’m Chris Rice. A non-combat US veteran. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to the Philippines to meet Emafe Rice for the first time.Her maiden name was Emafe Abello. The two of us got married on my 25th birthday (March 5, 2010). It was my first time traveling […]

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Gloria Lauris, Dasmarinas

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. […]

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Randy Landis, Samar

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. […]

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Mark E Shellshear, Manila

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. […]

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Jonny Lis, Cebu

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 […]

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Gary McMurrain, Bacolod City

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 […]

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