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Rhoody-thoughts pt1

I just decided to make another category here on dive-monster.

Many things going through my head where I wanna talk about but they don’t fit in any of the existing ones. There are quite personal thoughts and I guess a blog is the diary of the 21st century. Like in some of my other reports before I will insult, laugh and cry and put my salty fingers into fresh wounds
…  so if you are sensible, just stop reading exactly here !!!


My life changed a lot the last few years but the biggest change was about one year ago when one of my course-directors and bosses at the dive-shop I was working  was not man enough to tell me that I am fired. Kim a one of the rare real friends took little Rhoody by his hand and told him: Man, why don’t you do the same I do….

Hey, great Idea – I thought by myself- and started beer drinking and mongering around in many regions of the Philippines. After a while Kim told me…. Rhoody not that, why you don’t start a webpage, I help you to get on your feet and show you how to earn your cost of living with that. 

OK-ok, sounds like work but give it a try… as I am not under financial pressure; I started a bit slow but after a 2 days or so I had my first Dollar earned. Yeah only a dollar, but it showed me that it is possible. Kim told me some secrets and helped me with ALL stupid questions I had and still have.

Now my first year of a new existence is done and there were many up’s and downs. One great thing of my life is that I am still diving a lot but I am not a slave at a Dive-Mc Donalds in Dauin. I am now diving up and down the beach, have bookings on Siquijor and help Mike at his Adventure-Diveshop. Next to all of that I am not sitting in a wanna-be-the-best dive-center and waste my life.

I can go out meet great people and know that exactly at this point I earn the money I spend on a good meal somewhere in Dumaguete.

I pissed more people off than I did in my 6 years before in the Philippines but I also met more great guys and friends. At this point I need to thank a couple of people without them I would never be at that stage I am now.

First of all Kim and Tom who showed me that things are possible (in many ways),

 my little little one and her mother (couldn’t do anything without the love, energy and the support you 2 give to me).

Mike and Bruce (who are responsible that I still dive for free AND have some cold beer)

My good friend, The “Fat Austrian” (who ensures with his monster-portions that I don’t get too skinny)

All the lovely people here in the country who make me feel welcome, who make me smile, who make me happy… I am proud to be in your wonderful place as a guest…

Enough tears…. My reputation is to be a bad guy… do I wanna be one ????  yeah, 100% …. good guys are boring and go to heaven… bad guys  go everywhere…

Just saw on some boards that guys asking for some advice…. and insults…. stay tuned, I am on the way


4 Responses to Rhoody-thoughts pt1

  • This post is really touching me…
    great that you post this article,people my read this they understand why your like that….. (??????)….. like what???? insulting people???? sure it would be insult if its not true, and you just tell the truth so it my hurt them,.. i know you don’t care… as long your telling the truth… he!!!he!!he!!!….to be honest i like your style… not style of insulting people, style of telling truth…………
    but i don’t care, i know that, YOU KNOW what your doing and what you want. and also YOU KNOW what you don’t want………..
    That’s the man I really want… keep the good work..
    more power to your website….
    To be honest, its okey if from this kind of man, I got pain in my ass… he!!he!!he!!!!

  • Rhoody says:

    Thanks a lot..
    you know me, I rather got beaten up and burn my bad mouth 1000 times before I step back and accept things witch are NOT acceptable…

    yeeezzzzz… having said, that I forgot to post the Intelligence in the PI “collectors edition” today… at least it gives me time to work on it a bit more

  • youvegotme says:

    I LIKE YOU! yes, it’s the first sentence that came into my mind when i started reading your blog…You inspire me with all your blogging thing..though you sound or tagged by some people as insulting ass. .for me you’re not… you’re just being true & honest..(yes this is no kidding) I have set my own standards and principles…(though I have my own P.O.V., but it has taken notches higher, hehehe) Sure thing from now on… reading your blog will be my habit.. KUDOS!



  • Rhoody says:


    thanks a lot, I am really flattered, and since I posted that article I probably developed into Dumaguete’s most hated foreigner…hehe. well I could not care less, feel free to drop me a line anytime you feel like, I am happy to listen and think about. Have a great evening ahead.



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