You know it’s kind of funny that I find myself sitting here on my verandah again at 5:30 in the morning writing my eagerly awaited quarterly Blog Post. Now, when I say “eagerly awaited” I don’t mean from the tens of thousands of followers or eager readers, I really mean from our Marketing Manager who once again is on my back. Having said that, my first Blog entitled “Coffee and Cockerels” which was posted October 22nd 2014 did receive a whopping 1911 reads and one 5 star vote! Anyway, when deciding what to write this time I thought I would …

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Atmosphere Resorts & Spa owner and architect matthew Holder muses about life in Dauin

So, it’s 5:30 am and I am sat on my verandah drinking a small frothy coffee after my (new fitness campaign) early morning swim. The birds are awake, I hear a tricycle somewhere in the distance, and of course a rooster! This is after all Negros Island in the Philippines – the home of the finest cock fighting roosters in Asia. You see, yesterday during our management meeting, our head of marketing looked me deep in the eye and announced that as yet I had not contributed to the Atmosphere blog.  I twitched awkwardly in the meeting because I am …

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