Philippines Travel Stories, Page 2

Yeah we dream as big as we want to

Yeah we dream as big as we want to
Yeah only in America, I am ready for a fair fight. Yeah, I am going to America soon, I am growing increasing impatient with the Philippines. I have decided,
“I ain’t dead, and I ain’t dying, I for sure as hell ain’t retired.”



If you don't like it, this is what I think, I made that graphic right after 9/11 and I sure don't want to listen to Obama apologize for being American.

The Philippines is a great place to be a big fish in a small pond. Where people come to retire knowing their lives are over… I am ready to engage, I am out looking for a fair fight, yep, I still have some dreams to chase.

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Philippines
Thursday, October 15, 2009


Buy the Same Gear as Andy uses… Sold at for more than I paid, sorry.

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I know I am American, no matter how far I wander, you will never see this boy deny it, I was “Made in the USA.”

“Yeah only in America
Where we dream in red, white and blue
Yeah we dream as big as we want to “
- Song by Brooks and Dunn
http://www.brooks-dunn.com

I am not going to say I understand a Filipino person feel when they walk into the USA Embassy and apply for a Visa to America. However, I will guess they want to dream as big as the USA.

Go listen to this song by Brooks and Dunn, "Only in America."
Only in America

Yeah we dream as big as we want to


Philippines Orphans at Cinnamon Rolls Home

Philippines Orphans at Cinnamon Rolls Home
I am told Orphans, Street Children, or homeless children live with this woman. There is supposed to be taking care of as many as 40. She makes great Cinnamon Rolls and other bread products selling them to support herself and the children.

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Philippines
Thursday, October 15, 2009


Buy the Same Gear as Andy uses… Sold at for more than I paid, sorry.

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Ask for the Cinnamon Roll women in Bauang, La Union, Philippines



She stops and sells bread products at the VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post here in Bauang. I highly recommend you stop in the VFW, eat some Chili Con Carney, buy a big Cinnamon Roll and help support the orphans

Go to this link to see the Cinnamon Roll, Chili and to learn more about the VFW in Bauang, Philippines.

VFW Post 9892

If you want to Donate, I recommend you track down JD hanging around the Red Lion Inn in Baguio; he is a good person and can help the best. He is Veteran and comes to the VFW for meetings.

If you visit her children, I would appreciate feedback, I truly want to help orphans, but if there is even a hint of impropriety, I need to know. I know JD, and he can help direct you better than me, but anyway, shape or form the VFW is a good place to start.

Philippines Orphans at Cinnamon Rolls Home


Hotel Noise Level Video in Philippines

Hotel Noise Level Video in Philippines
This is a video showing how to choose a hotel room focusing on Air Conditioners, Street Noise and Restaurant Areas. I walk around the Hotel or Resort and point my camera at the Radio Shack Sound Level Meter.

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Philippines
Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Buy the Same Gear as Andy uses… Sold at three times the price, sorry.

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When choosing a Hotel room pay attention to noise, the AC, Television, Fan inside the room, then the street noise, parking lot, restaurants and bars etc. This video is just a guide, trying to help readers to focus on noise levels when they are choosing a Hotel Room.

Go to this page to read how 75-75 is considered traffic noise and all the descriptions of sound levels. For example, 140-190 is a Space rocket at takeoff.
Decibel Sounds Level Chart

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I hope in the future, all smart phones like the BlackBerry and Iphone have sound meters. There is always the best room in a Hotel, with the site HoboHideOut.com we will allow readers to assist readers in knowing which rooms are best or worst in a Hotel. Air Conditioning and windows that do not open are the way a Five Star Hotel controls this noise problem. However, in Bed and Breakfast or Resorts with Balconies etc and all the 1000s of types of travel rooms a person must choose a room carefully for noise problems.

Note, one reason why I am making videos is for motivation to lose weight, I just loose my appetite watching these videos.



Hotel Noise Level Video in Philippines


We do not Understand Racism

We do not Understand Racism
Only one belief is needed for a person to be racist, this when we believe our societal group is smarter, therefore superior, subsequently having the right to tell other groups what to do.

All of us are members or a race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, age group, marital status, disability, sexual orientation.

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Philippines
Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Buy the Same Gear as Andy uses… Sold at three times the price, sorry.

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As a perpetual world traveler for over 11 year and having visited 85 countries feeling superior is easy to do, it becomes a habit. It is easy to sit around here in the Philippines with all the “White People,” and not associate with Filipino people. We all agree, we all have the “Gentlemen’s Agreement” we are not the same as them. We talk as if, we think as if, are actions prove it, we take only the best of the culture.

The silly premise is that,
“I have more money, therefore I am smarter.”

Racism is not only color, it has nuances, grey areas, and a sense of superiority waddle and commingles spreads our supreme attitudes of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, age group, marital status, disability, sexual orientation.

I feel I am socially responsible to tell you what I believe, I am 100 percent positive I do not have the right to enforce you to listen or obey. Even when I have the power to enforce you to obey, I think about it, I ask myself, am I about to enforce some “Universal Truism.” or am I just being selfish.

I enforced a young Filipino man to stand in line and take his turn when I wrote this post.Standing in Line

What gave me the right? However, more important, what gave him the right to walk in front of me? If I allowed it, I am agreeing to his bundle of rights.

As an American I am treated as an elite person in the underdeveloped countries, while Europe treats me as if I am a peasant, somehow my culture is less than their culture. That I need to listen, somehow they have the right to tell me what to do.

I talk down to people, I talk up to people, I give them power or I take their power. There are two stakeholders in a racist situation, the person who feels they are superior and the person who feels they are inferior. The two sides is needed for racism to function and survive in our world.

Racism will end when people who feel inferior know they are not, it in todays world has less to do with me feeling superior, when they know they are not inferior, they will be equal. They will not allow me to dominate their beliefs.

I am always sad when an Asian brown girl puts on whitening cream, why do they give the power to white skin? Skin Whitening Creams

I am especially frustrated when my own group, the people of the USA somehow, for some crazy reason believes the way of life in Europe is better than America. That for some reason we need to apologize for being American. Have you ever heard a European apologize for being European?
Nevertheless, they want me to apologize for being American whereby they know I accede my powers to them.

George Orwell wrote a book in 1945 called “Animal Farm.” whereby:
"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others".

Freedom of the Speech is not a one-way street; I also have the Freedom to not listen. Somehow, the Political Correct world now believes we must listen to idiots, when I know they are an idiot, when I feel there are idiots, when I listen, the idiot is me.

We do not Understand Racism


Accepting We Work to Travel

Accepting We Work to Travel
“When a person accepts they must work to earn money, they can start to earn money.”
- Quote from Ian from England October 2009



The World is My Toy… Kind of looks like a Beach Ball.

Reading this Travel Journal is Entertainment.
Writing this Travel Journal is Work.
I enjoy my work.

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Philippines
Monday, October 12, 2009


Buy the Same Gear as Andy uses… Sold at three times the price, sorry.

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Enmeshment is the Problem

I know at least 200 Travel Bloggers who wish to travel the world and make money travel writing. I believe one may do it, the others… well, they do not understand they are not on vacation. Yes, the majority of my day resembles a vacation, I know I am not a tourist, I truly hate looking at tourist attractions, but I do enjoy not working, which is what we can call a “Vacation.”

It is quite simple, these wanna be Travel Writers somehow enmesh play and work, then deduce in a leap of logic that playing, partying, touristy things, and their vacation is work. Somehow, these people believe they will be paid for partying their way around the planet.

I tell all my 200 friends who want to make money while they travel,
“Wake up in the morning and work two hours.”
I say something then,
“Thinking about work, is not work.”
I know they have a juicy rationalization that their good intentions were work, they went to the Internet Café got on Facebook.com for two hours, and they call that work.

I feel like a father,
“Did you Blog?”
“No, but I did look at my Photos.”

My friend Ian here in the Philippines works about six months than travels for about six month. He told me
“When a person accepts they must work to earn money, they can start to earn money.”

I love these truisms, when I hear comments like this my ear perk up, I know these are the telltale signs of a brilliant mind. Then I look if there is any action behind the words. If there is a correlation between the words and action, I am excited to know the person. I am excited to know Ian from England, I know he works.

“Say what you are going to do, and do what you say.”

(I will not start on Obama and this Peace Prize crapola, the award that is given after you do something, not before. Geez, I spent 22 years going to 12-step meetings to learn, I am not rewarded for my good intentions, unless you are President.)

I am here in my nice quiet room, it is 5:38 am, and I can hear a rooster crowing, and the roar of the Philippines highway 100 meters away. I am here pounding my fingers on a computer, trying thinking what did I do to deserve such a wonderful life.

That is rather easy question to answer,
1. “I accepted I need to work.”
2. I did the action, “I work.”

I also believe this,
“People that play hard can work hard.”

I like the one,
“You can separate the size of the boys, by the size of their toys.”
Is the world my toy?

Accepting We Work to Travel


Universal Adapters for 2 Dollars

Universal Adapters for 2 Dollars
Travel Tip Video showing how to make a Universal Electrical Plug Adapter that will work in any country for 2-6 US Dollars.

If you plug your computer into electrical socket of your hotel and it falls out, you need this travel tip.

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Philippines
Monday, October 12, 2009


Buy the Same Gear as Andy uses… Sold at three times the price, sorry.

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Common Problem with Expensive Ones
This is what happens also, you purchase the 25-50 Dollars made to do electrical adapter, you forget one piece, lose one piece, or it breaks while you are overseas and the whole things become worthless. What can you do, you are now in Africa and the Amazon.com is just not there to help you, here is your solution.

Note, in most countries you can just explain to the person in the hardware and they will make this device free. The first world becomes more of a first world I-do-not-want-to-get-involved problem; however, the other 85 percent of the planet will glad help.

Universal Adapters for 2 Dollars


My Plans After Philippines 2009

My Plans After Philippines 2009
I needed to come to the Philippines, I truly had no choice, and I needed medical work. I now know I have Sciatica. I had an ultrasound, MRI, about 15 Doctor Appointments while here. I am 99 percent sure there is no cancer, I am ok.

I am ok to be a world traveler; I can walk again with less pain.

I can feel the rumblings and disgust, “Andy, please go to another country.”

I am leaving, when are you going to tell me where to go?

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Philippines
Monday, October 12, 2009


Buy the Same Gear as Andy uses… Sold at three times the price, sorry.

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I am leaving this up to the readers, please vote on where you want me to go. I think Haiti is winning right now, but truly, I want the readers to decide where I go.



I have a ticket to the USA on October 21; I will visit my family for a week than go somewhere. Please choose a place for me to go, I enjoy all countries and need help making up my mind.



I need to make up my mind before I leave the Philippines, or shortly after I arrive in the USA.

My Plans After Philippines 2009


Obama Becomes Eunuch

Obama Becomes Eunuch
A Eunuch
“refers to those castrated in order to perform a specific social function.”
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eunuch



Headline says,
“Obama urged to use the prize as spur to peace”

Hmm, we all know he did not do anything to deserve this…

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Philippines
Sunday, October 11, 2009


Buy the Same Gear as Andy uses… Sold at three times the price, sorry.

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President Obama receive the Nobel Peace Prize for year 2009
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/index.html

I am embarrassed and ashamed to be from the USA. I can only hope and wish that President Obama “Mans Up” and refuses to accept. I accept Obama as my President of my country; he has done a good job so far in the nine months he has been in office.

I said to a British person,
“I do not want a President of Europe, I do not want a President of the Black people, I do not want a President of Democrats or Republican, I want a President of the United States.”

I believe the President has two major powers; one is to negotiate world policy and second is to lead the USA in time of war for the first 7-10 days before congress gets involve. I now feel the safety of the USA is diminished, Obama is an owned man.

I believe there is hope; I am not sure, but am hoping Obama can be leader of the free world and know this is an attempt to make him into the Europeans Black Houseboy. Yes, sir, No Sir, how high Sir? I know Europeans, they are generally racist to the bone, there is no way they look at Black people as equals, this is only in America, and the reason we now have a Black President.

I can hear the conversations around the world, we got him now, he wants the fame too much, and he cannot attack us now. He is the Pope of Peace, he is now carrying the Torch, and we all can sleep safe knowing he is neutered. Obama will not sacrifice his fame, the world opinion to defy us, he is now our houseboy.

President Obama, we all know you have not done anything to deserve this, please refuse to play this game.

Thank you

Andy Graham Citizen of the United States of America

Obama Becomes Eunuch