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Modern Day Shopping Malls Come To Olongapo

I’m very happy to see two new, modern shopping malls opening in Olongapo City. First, the new SM City Shopping Mall on Magsaysay Drive, just outside the walking entrance to SBMA/SBFZ is now open. It’s a five story building with some great stores, including an Ace Hardware (my man-lust for tools is going crazy), a […]

Philippines Immigration – A Pleasant Experience

I’m taking a short trip to Thailand in a few weeks, and need to get an exit clearance certificate from the local Philippine Bureau of Immigration office. If you’ve stayed in the Philippines for more than 6 months, you need to obtain an Exit Clearance Certificate, or you’ll get hassled at the airport, and may […]