i am bob

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  1. Yes, I'm done... Leaving Davao July 1st... No regrets... I've been told by the highest authority in this land I have to go... Yes, I'm moving down the road to Toril where my FA (Future Asawa) is staying with her parents... As LP (Little Princess) is due a couple days into September, we figured it's best to move close by... And here I can actually walk to the beach... Now if I can just find a lot to build on as close to the beach as this place..! Hehe!
  2. I'm getting ready to do my Visa Run in the next couple months and I'm wondering if anyone has had any issues with any if it... Specifically regarding the time outside the Philippines... I'm looking at leaving from Davao with a couple hours layover in Cebu before flying on to Singapore... The issue? I leave Singapore and arrive back in the Philippines the next day but less than 24 hours out of country... I think it's ok... It's a different date than my departure... If anyone has any info on this - or any other issues during their Visa Run..?
  3. First thing is to remember that BI staff only know how to do things so they after today... So, when you left last time, did you hand over your old ACR card..? It will be tied to your new one so they need to see your passport the old one was issued on. Don't ask silly questions like why... They wonder the same thing but have to follow procedure... As for if it's a scam? Record the timeframe for everything, names if possible, and send this info plus a copy of your receipt to the BI big guys office... Either they will explain it to you; or you may not see a few familiar faces on your next extension trip... Yes, the answer is really much longer but I'm not going to write it all out here.. lol!
  4. There is no gender differential in the language thus the confusion... .
  5. Yeah, I did... That's why I don't use ATMs anymore... If I need cash..? I bring it in using WorldRemit... There are places here I can pick it up 24 hours and it's usually ready within minutes of going to the website and completing the transaction.
  6. Exactly... Because you're using your phone as your hotspot... Open internet... Thus your conversations may not be private as you have no security this way... Exactly what it says... You can carry on and use it or wait until you have a secure connection - which I would highly recommend if you're doing online banking or purchasing... 🙃
  7. Not to mention that most countries we would ship back to require everything to be fumigated and held in special storage... Costs a fortune!
  8. Somewhere, way back, I believe this was discussed... Someone was coming in first time ever who had left as a baby I believe, and bringing his wife... (?). Anybody remember this..? I'm busy ripping DVDs to use with a class I'm teaching later tonight, trying to plot a new book out and catch up on the last couple days of the forum... Maybe tomorrow I could look..?
  9. More like 10 of which 4 are dead, 2 more wounded and a manhunt on for the rest...
  10. My first month in the Philippines was in a hotel in Cebu... With a China Bank ATM out front... I used to go out front and sit on the steps after dinner... Coffee and smoke... And watch everybody cursing and swearing over the China Bank ATM not giving cash (empty) but taking the money from their accounts... Made for an exciting evening...!
  11. I'm having the same problem here in Davao - both with my home internet (Globe) and phone (Smart)... In the last minute or two, my Globe seems to have kicked in... Finally!!!
  12. No matter what bank you deal with, you will have issues sooner or later... Lol! Philippine ATMs are famous for screwing up, so if you want to use them..? Hmm...
  13. KLet's see... $1000 USD is, on a quick conversion, P50,000 a month... If you have a nest egg / credit card or some other form of emergency fund that you aren't going to touch..? Very doable..! Unless you need the big big house with a big big yard in the middle of an expensive subdivision... Eat imported food for every meal... Live as if you were in your home country... Hmm... Could afford to live in your home country on $1000 a month? Those who say no usually have higher demands on how they live... myself? I'm doing fine on P30-35k a month for myself with a katabung while having her cousins visit on weekends and dating at the same time... And, yes, I have access to more but I don't need it... In fact I'm doing a Visa Run shortly I'm trying to budget into my monthly expenses... Just see if it's doable without lowering my living standards... Yes, I've done a lot of traveling lately but that's for business and comes from a different budget but only the travel and accommodations...
  14. One thing many forget to consider... What if the value of the foreign currency you will retire on drops in value to the piso..? Do you still have enough..?
  15. All the best, Tom... Hope you catch the scum...