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  1. I've found it's not the age it's how your partner dresses and looks. Ive been in the same area twice. Once with a young guide who looked like Danny Divito. Short, fat and with a full arm tattoo. The locals and tourists never blinked an eye. I returned a year later with my partner who is 29 and very pretty. I had my fair share of comments from the local lads and some discusted looks from foreign women. I tried not to laugh as some were with their husbands and I could tell the husbands were smilling and thinking good for you.
  2. Nursing Shortage Again In USA.

    I'm a firm believer in wealthy countries should produce their own nurses or specialists. We have it also in the UK when the government brainwash the people into thanking foreign nurses and specialists for being the back bone of our health service, but conveniently forget that its the poor countries who sufer through shortages. Just as long as the wealthy are OK.
  3. Bird jokes

    Two Irishmen walk into a pet shop in Dingle, they walk over to the bird section and Gerry says to Paddy, 'Dat's dem.' The owner comes over and asks if he can help them. 'Yeah, we'll take four of dem dere little budgies in dat cage up dere,' says Gerry. The owner puts the budgies in a cardboard box. Paddy and Gerry pay for the birds, leave the shop and get into Gerry's truck to drive to the top of the Connor Pass. At the Connor Pass , Gerry looks down at the 1000 foot drop and says, 'Dis looks like a grand place..' He takes two birds out of the box, puts one on each shoulder and jumps off the cliff. Paddy watches as the budgies fly off and Gerry falls all the way to the bottom, killing himself stone dead. Looking down at the remains of his best pal, Paddy shakes his head and says, '????? dat. Dis budgie jumping is too ?????'n dangerous for me!' THERE'S MORE... Moment's later; Seamus arrives up at ConnorPass. He's been to the pet shop too and walks up to the edge of the cliff carrying another cardboard box in one hand and a shotgun in the other. 'Hi, Paddy, watch dis,' Seamus says. He takes a parrot from the box and lets him fly free. He then throws himself over the edge of the cliff with the gun. Paddy watches as half way down, Seamus takes the gun and shoots the parrot. Seamus continues to plummet down and down until he hits the bottom and breaks every bone in his body. Paddy shakes his head and says, 'And I'm never trying dat parrotshooting either!' IT IS NOT OVER YET... Paddy is just getting over the shock of losing two friends when Sean appears. He's also been to the pet shop and is carrying a cardboard box out of which he pulls a chicken. Sean then takes the chicken by its legs and hurls himself off the cliff and disappears down and down until he hits a rock and breaks his spine. Once more Paddy shakes his head. '????? dat, lads. First dere was Gerry with his budgie jumping, den Seamus parrotshooting... And now Sean and his ?????'n hengliding!
  4. Norton security warning

    A good friend of mine was looking for some decent protection for his internet and was recommended to use Norton. I explained thst on a geek site they mentioned that the big players like Norton tend to be targetted by hackers as it's used on many computers and as such was likely to be the most common software they came up against. Sure enough he bought a Norton package and within a few weeks his computer got infected
  5. Panglao Island/Alona Beach

    Im currently in Regents Park Resort at Alona Beach for a friends birthday party. A nice hotel and reasonably cheap. I was last on Panglao just over one year ago and there's been some major changes in the area with lots of new bars and restaurants being thrown up. I can see this place taking off as the new airport nears completion. Sadly I think it will go downhill as it doesn't have the best beaches. It'll end up just a mass of bars and hotels.
  6. Like most things it all boils down to common sense. The risks will always be out there but for most ex pats surviving hospital treatment and Filipino food probably plays a larger part in our lives.
  7. land

    Whilst looking into a loan I'd also seek advice about getting a lease on the land which will be in your partners name and also special power of attorney. Look on it as loan protection.
  8. Beer prices up ( Dang and Blast)

    My local is 85peso for an SML. 110peso in some places. Glad im not a drinker. I think where the drinkers go its about 40peso.
  9. Sad but true. The only reason my ex wife reduced her extortionate financial settlement from me was due to lawyers fees. She started with the intentions of seeing me living on the streets until she realised after I had spent everything on lawyers fees there would be nothing left for her to go after, and for every pound I spent it was costing her more as she'd got a top female lawyer who hated men. That's why over here I'd do as much research into divorce the minute a Filipino asked me to marry her before even looking at marriage law.
  10. Ive found you can just walk into chemists here and buy anyyhing. Just the other month i handed over 2000 peso and asked for anything beneficial for the area i was in as a general firdt aid kit. I walkdd out with a bag full of medicines including 3 types of anti biotics.
  11. Opinion of Filipino Men??

    From my experience skin colour and age does make a big difference to some Filipinos. Maybe getting on as near to money for some. When I lived in Taguig there was literally thousands of Filipino with good jobs and you'd rarely see one with a foreigner, yet when talking to them they loved older white skinned guys and wished they could have one. Their reasoning was the older guy has had his fun where as a rich young Filipino would play the field. They also loved the idea of having a blue eyed baby with curly hair. My friends wives pretty much backed this up as have a lot of the women I chatted to online. They had been indoctrinated into believing an old white guy was a great parent and extremely loyal. They've probably been watching too many tv shows Prior to knackering my knee I was into mountaineering here and the young guys i hiked with ambitions were to have loads of women so they might have a point.
  12. Another thing that will make a difference to your final residence is your personal attitude which no on here can control. I've been getting the itchy feet again to move but I'm torn as there's a great bunch of Ex pats here with a very active social life. Not just drinking but bike rides, day trips in a Jeepney, meals out etc. I've only been here a few months but have been readily accepted by the guys. At the same time there's a few ex pats that are positively detested by them due to their attitude. If you're not one for socialising be careful where you settle as it could get lonely if you're not liked. You can bet your reputation will process you and others that don't know you will judge you. If it's a city there's more of a choice for friends. If it's the Province you could get lonely.
  13. Dignity in death

    One of my first introductions to the Philippines was my partner's brother's funeral. The family used to be important in the town of Tobaco but true to form had lost a lot of respect once the money was gone. I had the pleasure of stepping in to give him a decent burial, 3 days wake, procession through the street, back handers to the church and as been highlighted the compulsory Jollybee as the body was entombed. I was invited to watch over the body but was advised to not stay overnight in the room where the body was as i was a target for kidnappers. Again we had the guys with the chisel adjusting the hole in the mausoleum where the body went.
  14. There's been a few so called experts out there quoting some seriously dodgy scenarios and some of them need a tin foil helmet for the pending alien invasion. One was quoting even a Navy Seal couldn't fire on automatic that long and that he would need to be super human to have carried those weapons up to his room. He'd obviously never been there as the last time I was there the bell boys were on me before I'd got out of my vehicle. They helped us take about 50 crates of beer to our room for a wedding reception. The beer was in large brown cardboard boxes so they never knew what they were carrying. Also on the video of the shooting that he used to back up his theory you could here the gunman empty a magazine in about 5 seconds then there was a pause of about 15 seconds before he emptied another magazine. This continued for just over 10 mins. My grandmother could fire at that rate like him. It wasn't as if he was firing an elephant gun.
  15. Are Filipinos Racists?

    I also don't find the Filipinos racist. Sure they may use words that would get you into trouble in the West but I've never heard the terms used in anger. I'm probably as guilty as them for words that I use and im pretty confident I've not got a racist bone in my body. I just don't like the way sections of society have suddenly decided a term that was fine before is now offensive. Sometimes I think people look too deeply into things instead of just letting it go.