USA vs Philippines

Deja Vu, All Over Again?

Paul Keating

Queue Carly Simon: “Anticipation, Anticipation Is making me late Is keeping me waiting.” Many of you, dear readers, who have completed their trek to the Philippines in search of that “better life,” know the feeling.  Those of you with firm plans for making the same trek are, most likely, experiencing the feeling while you read…

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Filipino vs. USA: Spaghetti

“I want Spaghetti and Meatballs for my birthday!” I exclaimed to my mother when asked what I wanted for dinner. When I was a young’un my favorite food to eat was Mom’s Spaghetti and Meatballs. As my palate developed Spaghetti and Meatballs grew old to me and I would order Fettucine Alfredo with grilled chicken…

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Air-Conditioning

Carbon Footprint

When the AC at my condo has stopped working during the summer here in Raleigh, NC, USA, I have gotten it fixed pronto even though you have to pay a heavy price for fast AC repair in the summer time and I am generally considered by most people I know to be frugal/cheap. I live…

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Filipino vs. USA: Abortion

Jay trying to balance

Note from the Editor:  This article is on one of the most controversial topics in the world.  Jay, the author of the article, attempted to take an unbiased, balanced look at the issue.  If you wish to comment, you are welcome to do so, but attacks, fighting and such will not be allowed and your…

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Do eggs need to be refrigerated?

Do you like eggs? In the USA, eggs are kept refrigerated. In the Philippines, eggs are kept at room temperature, which could be over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. I wonder if people in the Philippines are putting themselves at risk or are Americans wasting a lot of electricity refrigerating eggs when they do not need to…

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Filipino vs USA: Bananas

How about some Bananas

“Yuck! Where are the delicious little Filipino bananas.” My future wife complained as she held a bunch of the only fruit I had known as bananas with a look of disgust as if she were holding a two day dead decaying ‘possum. This happened in a super market in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA after I…

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