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  1. softail

    10 years down the line.

    I see you are located in Laguna. I am considering moving to Santa Rosa near the large mall and S and R ,I can’t remember the name at the moment. I get the impression that there is a fairly large community of expats in the area, what are your thoughts?
  2. softail

    Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort

    Was there about a year ago, as far as I am concerned is a must see. They have a museum that is incredible. I didn’t stay there but the rooms are great, on the lake. The restaurant at the base of the waterfall was a lot of fun, your table is in the water at the base of the waterfall.
  3. softail

    Am I considered a senior in the Philippines?

    I show them my US drivers license and off they go, was just reporting what I was told
  4. softail

    Am I considered a senior in the Philippines?

    It’s my understanding that the government will reinburse the business for the discount they have given you. That’s what my family told me anyway, I had the same concern.
  5. softail

    Am I considered a senior in the Philippines?

    I have been really surprised that I have been able to use the senior discount a restaurants, my family encouraged me to try and it has worked every time. Saves quite a bit of money. I am just a visitor and have no card and have never been asked for it,
  6. softail

    Am i lucky or unlucky

    I feel that I totally blessed. My wife’s family has rarely ever asked for money, for the most part we are the ones that have voluntarily helped out. We have sent for some medical expenses, sent a couple of children that showed potential to college, bought a brother in law a cordless drill, that sort of thing, but all our idea. My wife’s family have totally accepted me in as a full family member and I consider them as my family. I again say, I am totally blessed.
  7. softail

    How old is too old

    I have asthma, the last 2 visits have me reconsidering my plans to move to the Philippines. The air pollution has really affected me causing me to cough up lots of nasty phlegm and making me miserable. When I am in Seattle USA I rarely have any problem, not on oxygen at all. I have reservations about how someone needing oxygen would fare.
  8. softail

    How old is too old

    Good chance that the welding shop cylinder killed him, that’s not medical quality oxygen. Not really sure someone with medical problems leaving a a first world country with great medical care moving to a 3rd world country with questionable medical care at best is a good idea.
  9. I’ll take Palawan any time, the beauty of nature it still for the most part undisturbed.
  10. softail

    My First Month into Retirement.

    My suggestion would be to check out Tagaytay on the Taal volcano. Is a beautiful area with all the amenities anyone could want, an added bonus is great clean air.
  11. softail

    Running Out Of Money, is your pension secure?

    I think that the bottom line is that we need to cover our own ass. I have an “oh crap” fund that I can fall back on if either of my pensions were to fail. Nothing in this world is totally guaranteed, people in high places could care less about the masses, thus we need to have a fallback plan just in case.
  12. We will be moving to Tagaytay middle of next year, been kicking around the idea of buying a car of some kind. Am so used to coming and going as I please, I really need the freedom that my own transportation gives me.
  13. softail

    Smoking in bars and restaurnts

    Took my dad 4.5 years to die from smoking related cancer, had metastasized through his body. We tried interventions , shaming and anything else we could think of to no avail.
  14. softail

    Holding a grudge

    If you speak your mind things will just escalate, he will then get pissed and say things to which you will feel the need to address and so on. Could get out of control, just leave it alone.
  15. softail

    Forgive and Forget

    It’s always easier to risk someone elses money then your own