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Expat In Bacolod

Stephen Bentley - Writer

Tag: Filipinas

Expats Key To Survival In The Philippines

Three years, almost, is long enough for me to offer some advice and some tips as to the key to survival in the Philippines. This is aimed more at people thinking of retiring here but I guess it applies as much to those who struggle to adapt to a new way of life. If there is one word that sums up the key to survival in the Philippines it is that one – adapt. Adaptability, flexibility whatever you want to call it are key. If you want to stick to your old ways, then perhaps a foreign country is not for you. The need to be flexible applies in all kinds of ways. But more than anything else it applies to your mindset, your attitude…. Read More

4th Power Rocks!

4th Power is an all girl all-sister group of highly talented singers from the Philippines. ¬†They appeared on the UK version of X Factor and they seem to have taken Britain by storm! Not only are they talented singers but can also dance. Why am I blogging about this as it’s out of my usual topics? They touched my heart as I could see they were just four young Filipinas who dream of making it big one day. They obviously ooze talent but seem remarkably normal and grounded. The audience reaction to them was huge. Simon Cowell could only say “Wow!” after their performance but went on to say that it was the best first audition in the history of the show. High praise indeed… Read More

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