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  1. The good thing in this situation is it protects us against gossip, or worse, as well. Heck I usually invite a friend too, at least until I know her better and then only one chaperon of either her or my choosing. That way no one can say I was inappropriate in anything I said or did. Hey guys, Allow me to further explain my courtship with my wife Judy. She was 19 at the time and I was 34, still active US Navy. After our harrowing experience dealing with Yakuza in Fukuya, Japan we arrived safely back to her hometown of Batangas City. I had no friends there and very little usage of th
    7 points
  2. I'm 18 and my Kano is 61. We have been a couple for 1 year and quite happy. He is a polite gentleman when we are out and a tiger at home in the bedroom! I wouldn't trade him for anyone!
    4 points
  3. if you can hard wire your main computer to your router, Do it. You can lose up to 40 % of your speed using wireless.
    4 points
  4. During our last visit I liked to go for a walk every morning. When I walked by the trike stand I'd greet them with a "good morning". After a week or so one of the trike drivers asked, "Are you poor? I told him," Not poor but not rich either." I asked him, "Why do you ask?" He said, "We thought you were poor because you walk everywhere."
    3 points
  5. Hey Bob, sorry to hear about your special someone, but I know from your posts that things will work out for you, either with her or with someone else. you have a great attitude, and if there is one thing I do know, it is that there are a great number of Filipinas looking for a nice guy to be with. If you get up Angeles way, be sure to let me know, it will be great to meet up with a fellow Canuck and show you around. Papa Carl
    3 points
  6. The ones who show heart and have a talent for such sports with no means to buy what's needed touch my heart. I'm with you mike I would buy her a pair also
    2 points
  7. I love these local human interest stories. I wish I knew this family, I would buy this girl running shoes so she did not have to train barefoot.
    2 points
  8. I am just annoyed the photographer from the CDN beat the ambulance. Really poor response. In that area they have to rely on the government ambulances. As you can see I like to give the Mobolo fire fighters and ambulance staff a hard time :).
    2 points
  9. There you have it Mr Canadian......you have already established strong connections from our fellow members living around the Cebu area. Their wife's/GF can really hook you up to some fine college graduates that will knock your socks off. You guys start PM'ing our man Bob to get him kicked started to some awesome blind dates, OK? I must warn you however, those guys from Australia -- they may hook you up with some kangaroo but they are still virgins, I was told. Watch your six, especially around Medic Mike -- he may want to play doctor and probe you where no man has gone before.....
    2 points
  10. Thanks, all! Like I was saying before, it's not completely over yet and there is a chance we may get past this. In the meantime, I will have this great opportunity to travel the Philippines and see where life takes me!
    2 points
  11. I have been with Mrs. right for 32 years, I wonder where miss wong is. :hystery:
    2 points
  12. Sorry to hear this Bob, but at the end of the day, I hope you land on your feet and in your good time too.
    2 points
  13. The stuff we are seeing on the streets is more closely related to crystal meth, in most cases because the way it is prepared by the backyard chemists, more potent than the ICE we see in Australia.
    2 points
  14. Jake!!! Could there be two of you??? :hystery: :hystery:
    2 points
  15. Dave I am going to assume that you have tested the ethernet cable already. It could be the port / card on your laptop or router. Does your router have multiple ports? Here in the US I have called the cable people out and the subcontractors they send out are inferior to monkeys, I check my own equipment. I even had one of the monkeys sent to my house try to plug my power supply into a router he brought without even looking to see if the power supply was compatible, it wasn't. You might have to haul your cable and laptop to someone elses house and see if you get a wired connection, or maybe a sh
    2 points
  16. Sorry Bob to hear about the problems you are having with you're special someone, hope things work out for you, hang in there mate and good luck
    2 points
  17. I work for Homeland Security and I tell all the Pinays/Pinoys I know you have got to declare the money. There is nothing that they can do if you declare it. If you do not declare it and the catch you - goodbye life savings. I don't know why they are so hard headed. Especially with the emphasis now on combating bulk cash smuggling (easily construed as ill gotten gains from drugs, etc).
    2 points
  18. My wife and I sent off a big, heavy Balikbayan box last week from the mid west (US) to her large family. Her family asked how much was the value of the contents? Basically I said somewhere between $100 and $500. I was so vague it really did not give them an idea. I always answer personal probing questions with vague answers. (50 shades of grey).They want fuel for the chizmiz which is ok as long as I feel the love from the family, I can deal with this side. Oh yea,,they asked when the next box will be sent after this one. I said to them-as soon as you send that same empty one back to me, I
    2 points
  19. Sorry Bob, I know how much that hurts. But if it was her choice and she couldn't see something special in you then that is her problem. It is hard to accept, trust me I know, but maybe in the end it is all for the best. Eventually you will find someone who appreciates you and she will be much better!
    2 points
  20. Concerning economical questions, how about? /wife/gf answers: "My man handle such" /and we old men can say "don't remember" or "what's that?" and blame senility :lol:
    2 points
  21. Goes for me too Bob. So sorry mate.
    2 points
  22. I will also be back in Cebu in October as well.
    2 points
  23. There's two questions here: are Filipinos nosy or curious about personal details - the answer is a big yes; the next question is what to do about it. However, I want to re-frame the discussion a bit. I am old enough to have lived in the tail end of an era in the U.S. when the culture was far more communal and people knew about everyone's business. Everyone sat on the stoop and gabbed and everyone knew everything. Who you were screwing? Everyone knew. What your job was (and probably what you made)? Everyone knew. Who was having marital problems? Everyone knew. The list could go on and on.
    2 points
  24. Hello, Gentlemen, I thought I would share a bit of my life with you regarding my experience with Internet dating-bitter sweet to say the least. My story begins when I had been chatting with a very poor gal from Paranaque who was using an internet cafe. Well. long story short, we hit it off. She was the sweetest most honest, precious lady I met and asked nothing from me. She had deep beautiful eyes and spoke with a smoothness, I really can't accurately describe. Rromance and beauty dominated this quiet woman's every being when I went to see her. I brought her a certain type of perfume fo
    1 point
  25. Tuesday, August 12, 2014 SHE has one pair of running shoes, which she does not use every day in training. She would rather train barefoot so that her shoes will last long. Danao City’s pride, April Joy Batoto, admits to the limited resources but trains every day at the Ramon Durano Sports Complex. She did her city proud when she came home with two gold medals and a silver from the Milo Little Olympics, which wrapped up last weekend in the Cebu City Sports Center. “I train every day in the Ramon Durano Sports Complex. I have my ordinary shoes but most of the time I run barefoot so that
    1 point
  26. You could saythat you have heard about a few foreigners getting kidnapped on Mindanao for ransom.So to be safe you want to live elsewhere say not too far we can visit them but a place a little safer.
    1 point
  27. Since my first post on this topic there has been a few life changes and setbacks but I am still on track for retirement to the Philippines in 2015. I really appreciate all the replys and information. I have been doing extensive research on living in the Philippines and I have heard all the good and the bad but I know it is still the place for me. I will still be living on $1000 a month with a cash reserve for emergencies. I have already changed to a minimalist lifestyle here and even though it doesnt really show me how it is to live in the Philippines it has helped me realize how much I ca
    1 point
  28. I knew my bride of 8 months was the one for me when she could tell me the color of my eyes after the first date (lol-ouch! my ribs are still hurting to this day).
    1 point
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  30. I have seen foreigner and filipino landlords do whatever they want here, even to one foreign landlord kicking out his best friend with 3 days notice. Same guy kicked me out with 3 days notice because I complained that his karaoke was too loud. For anyone who says they cannot do that, who ya gonna call? Your lawyer? (10 year court case) The cops? (Seen that tried with no success) Your congressman :hystery: This is Philippines and this is how its done here. Be friendly with your landlord.
    1 point
  31. Worth keeping in mind that you should not expect your deposit back, because the landlord will have spent it!
    1 point
  32. As long as they have all payments current, the landlord cannot force them out. He can change the locks when they aren't home though. First thing the girls should do is change the locks themselves.
    1 point
  33. Priceless! Post of the week!
    1 point
  34. There's no exact word for he or she but they do have male and female words. Male CR Female CR LALAKI BABAE And, if they went to school they have been learning English, which includes he and she usage since the 1st grade so there's no excuse for not knowing if a man is a he or she.
    1 point
  35. You have tried the wired when the wireless adapter is switched off.
    1 point
  36. When my wife's little sister was younger we instructed her not to answer money questions or what hotel we were at or our timetable this especially for some family members when in Leyte. As my children got older we did the same with them.
    1 point
  37. Hey Scott, Shabu is methamphetamine hydrochloride similar to what we call here in CA -- ice or crystal meth. One G (gram) of Shabu cost around 1500 pesos (60 bucks) around the early 90's. These days I believe it's ten times that. It's a white crystalize piece that you can cut into smaller pieces. It is usually smoked like this: His right fingers are holding a long wick, a very thin rolled up toilet about a foot long. You can use a lighter but why waste the fluid. The aluminum trough is angled downward, as the rock melts and slowly slides down to the end, leaving a white re
    1 point
  38. Could be said the same for you since you live there but cant answer your own question.
    1 point
  39. "Until Now" quite often with many references or activities. She said she never knew how to swim until now. Okay then lets go swimming. Meaning she never learned to swim. I was really confused for a long time and still she uses "until now" at the end of a sentence. But now I understand her meaning. Also still using he or she interchangeably. I learned early on that in Tagalog there is no he and she. Hence the confusion for many.
    1 point
  40. Good, one small step. "Dynamite fishing" came in during the Marcos years; Army detachments posted to outlying places taught the locals how to do it, in between eating the locals' rice and screwing the locals' girls. It destroys reefs, and kills everything, of course.
    1 point
  41. Three boxes of illegally caught fish weighing 150 kilos from Daanbantayan were seized by the Provincial Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force. The boxes of fishes were transported in a passenger bus that was intercepted in Maya, Daanbantayan at 9 a.m last Sunday. Task Force chief Loy Madrigal said the fishes were believed to have been caught through dynamite fishing in the waters of Daanbantayan. No charges were yet filed because the perpetrators remain unknown, he said. http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/39193/dynamited-fish-seized-in-daanbantayan Dynamite.....LOL...seriously :hystery:
    1 point
  42. "Open the light" is a literal translation from Tagalog.
    1 point
  43. "If Ever", seems to be popular with many. Which of course means "If you Ever" or could mean, If I Ever, or even If they Ever depending on what or who they are talking about. It does make sense, just never heard it before, and so frequently! Papa Carl
    1 point
  44. "Accomplish" - to fill out a form. These are political: "Table" - verb - to kick a proposal into the long grass. Opposite of UK meaning "Salvage" - verb - to contrive the murder of a political opponent. Much used in the Marcos years "Tap" - verb - to nominate someone for a position. "Epal" - one who takes credit for something that they do not deserve, commonly used of politicians who use tarpaulins (qv) beaing their likeness and the words "A project of..." or similar around a public works sceme such as road repairs, a new bridge, etc. A coinage from Tagalog. "Tarpaulin" - not what you
    1 point
  45. Sorry to hear about that Bob with luck it may all work out in your favour .I will be in Cebu in oct so maybe we can all catch up for a beer or three, As Jack said hang in there mate.
    1 point
  46. Of the Filipinos I have met and talked to in depth they haven't really asked me any more questions about me that I haven't asked or enquired about with any of my friends, colleagues, acquaintances at some time over the years. And if I meet someone from a different culture, I ask a hell of a lot more questions than what I ask my friends as it helps me to better understand them. Guess that's what the Filipino's are doing when they ask me ... How does one really know if the answer they are hearing is correct anyway? I know a lot of my friends lie about their wages all the time. Some saying t
    1 point
  47. I would bear in mind that while the apple may not fall far from the tree, they can sometimes roll all the way down the hill. Parents and offspring are not always alike. :tiphat:
    1 point
  48. Hey Dan, Where do you come up with these topics? Keep them comin' because it's another valid question as the new expat steps into that tropical heat from an air conditioned plane.....what the hell am I doing here? For some folks, looking can be a form of just sampling......he, he. For some of you who are desperate romantics and still can't find your Mrs Right, perhaps a little self examination may improve matters. Are you too strong in your approach or extremely shy lacking self confidence? Either extreme cases may need some adjustment. You can always throw money around to imp
    1 point
  49. I have 2 close American friends living on that budget. 1 has no options so he lives in Philippines and makes the best of it, actually enjoying his life and realizing that he could not live that well in the US on that money. The second friend could not take it. He went back to the US where he works 12 hours a day and gets paid 'under the table' because he just cannot take the lifestyle that 1,000 a month will buy him here. I would be with the latter friend on that. I think my options are live here i the US on my S.S. and be unhappy or move to the Philippines and live without a lot of u
    1 point
  50. I read your july 2013 expenses and seems like I could live on that kind of budget without a problem. Thak You
    1 point
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