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My thoughts, personal stuff, I write them down in my diary

Why People Leave the Netherlands

Why People Leave the Netherlands

Reasons to emigrate from the Netherlands are multiple. Finding your luck elsewhere is an appealing thought to many, but not all of us make that big step to actually leave. Every Emigrant has his own story to tell. I have y own story as well. The question why I left the Netherlands was asked by one of my subscribers on Leaving Holland Channel on YouTube. I thought it was a good question to answer in a vlog. People leave the…

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Broken hearted in the Philippines

Broken hearted in the Philippines

Unlike many of the men moving to the Philippines I dod not move here to find love. Yet I did, for a while that is. When I came to the Island of Siquijor love found me. Being a happy single and traveling S. E. Asia, I was a little surprised by it. It gave me some choices. And after a short trip away from the Island and the man I fell in love with, I decided to change my lifestyle…

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Ex Girlfriends in the Philippines

Ex Girlfriends in the Philippines

As a guest in the Republic of the Philippines and talking to a lot of expats on different subjects, one topic always seems to pop-up: exes. In this article I mesmerize on the phenomenon that most of them do not seem to go exit. Some exes in the Philippines never seem to go exit They keep sending you messages on a daily basis, or weekly, or so irregularly that you have to remember who she was. And in some cases…

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Life is a work in progress

Life is a work in progress

May was the month I broke up with my Filipino boyfriend. We are still friends, but I learned a few harsh lessons: to keep my heart closed since the day we broke up, for my ex BF is a smooth talker and makes a lot of promises he does not keep. And again I was reminded of the fact that I validate spoken words. I believe that when people speak, they mean what they say. And that is not always…

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Is it safe to live in the Philippines?

Is it safe to live in the Philippines?

Many Governments issued a negative travel-advice for the Philippines after the so called Bohol Incident. And a lot of people wonder if it is safe to travel to the Philippines or to live there. Since the experience of safety is a personal one, I can only speak for myself. Please do take note that whether it is a real threat, a political game or just a hoax to scare off people: whenever a government gives a travel advice you are…

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I choose……..

I choose……..

I choose a life that is basic, no luxury A simple and pure life, away from the 9-5 mentality and pressure, away from the idiocracy of the main-stream. I choose a life closer to nature, following the seasons, eating fresh food over processed food. I choose heart over matter, people over material, solitude over people. I choose not to worry not to plan ahead too much to live in the moment, from sunrise to sunset I choose to let go,…

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Five things NOT to do on Facebook while in a Relationship

Five things NOT to do on Facebook while in a Relationship

In Readers Ask Questions today a question about Facebook versus relationships. How a simple Facebook post can destroy trust in a relationship and the effect of seeking likes on your emotional status update on your significant other (SO) The question is: My GF changed her relationship status to ‘it’s complicated’ after an argument with me.  Should I be worried? To be frank: Yes, you should. Not so much about the complicated status update but about the behaviour of your GF…

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