Relocation Q&A

SaipanLiving Q&A: Shipping my car to Saipan…How much will it cost?

Q: “I may have a job offer on Saipan. I’m thinking of shipping my car there. How much does it cost, and what advice can you give?”

A: A more pertinent question is: “Even if it’s affordable, should you even think about shipping your car to Saipan?” Here are my answers to both:



A Day in the Life

Jamaica takes silver at the SaipanLiving Olympics!

The Filipino Water Delivery men’s team took the gold, but the Jamaican(s) placed second! Sorry you missed it!



Relocation Q&A

Saipan or Guam? Which do you recommend?

One of the popular questions I am asked, and that I include in The Saipan Living Relocation Guide is “Which is better, Saipan or Guam?” Here’s my answer, and why:


(I’m adding a COVID Introduction and updating the 2023 edition as we speak! Anxious to get it? If you order the 2022 pdf before Jan 1, 2023, I’ll ALSO send you the 2023 edition when it’s ready in a few days)

Ask a Farmer

Midnight Slaughter on Saipan

No, it’s not a war movie about the Battle of Saipan. Farmer Patrick received a late afternoon call on Saturday requesting a cow for a feast the next day. He agreed, called the Bangladeshi brothers Farid and Amin to assist, and gave me a call to watch the process,

Waiting with Farid (left) and Amin(right)…and the cows
By nightfall, the customer arrives to approve the choice
Curious cows find stash of grass in Farid’s trunk!
Farmer Patrick explains the origin and points out the unique features of the Senepol variety of cow on Saipan
Brings back memories of growing up in Jamaica
A calf gets some attention from Patrick
Let the slaugher begin!
Secured to posts and trees…
The neck is slit and blood drained
The skinning process begins…(Incidentally, the carnivore customer departed. The vegan blogger stayed.)
…while family members look on…
Quarters, neck, head, intestines and blood are bagged, placed in coolers for delivery to the customer shortly thereafter…
A closer look

More details in the full video. Here’s a sneak preview: