Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I've been asked by more than a few people ... why did I leave the US and move to the Philippines?

There are a number of reasons why I left. Most fairly personal and not really important to this blog.

I think, though, that the important question is "why do I stay?" I think this photo, taken from the 4th floor balcony at the Leyte Park Resort, explains everything ...


Caroline said...

Hello Kuya :) I guees this is a great time to de-lurk and say I'm so jealous! I miss Philippines and wish to be there again, even for a visit.

James said...

Caroline, thanks for de-lurking!

I tell my barkadas ... pinoy na ako (while pointing to my now very tanned arms). You're always welcome back home.

I always take a look at who posts here ... and almost always end up subscribing to their blog. You have a new fan here! Incredible pictures ... love those mummy cookies!

Lori said...

That picture is so beautiful. I can't imagine the cultural shock though.

James said...

Thanks for dropping by, Lori!

It's more culture friction that culture shock. The big things are fine ... it's the small everyday things that sometimes try one's patience. I'm sure they feel the same about me. :)

I'll try to include more shots of the surroundings.