Posts tagged with "Expats"



A Nomad’s Opinion · June 27, 2016
German tourists Enjoying an island hopping tour in the Philippines © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
It's something that every white male in the Philippines is familiar with...the smiley jeepney driver waves and yells out "Hey Joe!" as he drives by. This is an expression left over from WWII, a "term of endearment" for American soldiers (think "G.I. Joe"). It's certainly not meant as an insult, and Americans seem to love it. However, how do other foreigners feel about it?
White guy in the Philippines - Sto nino mass during Sinulog - Cebu City, Philippines © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
Well, as a certified white guy in the Philippines, let me tell you:
Philippine Culture · May 10, 2014
Living in the Philippines - An American's Honest Look At Philippine Culture - @idreamedofthis
A Year Living in the Philippines - And An Honest Look At Philippine Culture - By Nathan Allen