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Just another week in Paradise called the Philippines

Just another week in Paradise called the Philippines

There is a Vlog online on the Leaving Holland Youtube Channel, with an overview of my week. At the moment I spent time with my son, we are planning a trip up to the north, and staying in Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island for Christmas. Waiting for some gear to arrive for the next trip. Watch what we are up to in an average week, where to eat, what to do and how does the beach look on a rainy day….

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How women prepare for emigration

How women prepare for emigration

The first thoughts that come up in a womans head when she is thinking about moving to another country are How about family? What can go wrong? Men and women differ in preparing for moving abroad, where women have 1000 questions, men just seem to go and solve issues along the way. Yet many men end up stranded, without money and disillusioned in their (maybe hasty?) decision. Men and women both dream and make plans, but the actual emigration is…

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What is a woman like me doing in the Philippines?

What is a woman like me doing in the Philippines?

I found a new place to live. The apartment building in San Isidro was not so much fun, surrounded by karaoke and parties and with a caretaker that only took care of herself and not the building it felt like I was an intruder on the property every time I entered the gate. So here I am in a small cottage near the sea, with a beautiful garden all around me. In the distance the faint hint of a karaoke…

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Why I like being a Recluse

Why I like being a Recluse

Many studies state that human beings need contact with other human beings. We need both the intellectual, social and sexual interactions with other human beings in order to blossom and grow. As a reclusive I can say: I’m only human. Occasionally I do need contact with human beings, as only to proof that I love my reclusive lifestyle. It is also said that people who live as recluses are those who are wounded, emotionally immature or suffer from some kind…

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Do Filipinos know the word intimacy?

Do Filipinos know the word intimacy?

in·ti·ma·cy ˈin(t)əməsē’ noun – close familiarity or friendship; closeness. “the intimacy between a husband and wife” synonyms: closeness, togetherness, affinity, rapport, attachment, familiarity, friendliness, friendship, amity, affection, warmth, confidence; informal chumminess “the sisters reestablished their old intimacy” – a private cozy atmosphere. “the room had a peaceful sense of intimacy about it” – an intimate act, especially sexual intercourse. synonyms: sexual relations, (sexual) intercourse, sex, lovemaking; For a lot of Filipinos I have met intimacy means having a sex. But…

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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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Character of the Filipino man

Character of the Filipino man

After dating a few Filipino’s and comparing them to Western men I dare to say the Filipino man is quite a challenge. He is a confusing mix between dominance, narcissistic and hen-pecked, and I consider them being a selfish and caring romanticus. The guys I dates were absolute romantic and overwhelmingly caring while dating. They would promise me the moon and all the stars in the universe. Sitting next to me on a moonlit beach he would dream of a…

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