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  1. Funny Quote of the Day - Gloria Steinem - "I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career."
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  2. And my comeback would be: And yet, that never stopped a wife from giving it.
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  3. Are you suggesting a kissing booth at a dollar a smooch :-kiss: Everyone's suggestion not to do business in the Philippines, Tom...but this booth seems to be a good source of income if the Filipina is the one paying... but back to topic for me... Some folks still on the hamster wheel don't have luxury of the boots on the ground, face to face for 6+ months,etc way to get to meet and possibly have a lifelong relationship with a seemingly loving woman from the Philippines. Some don't have alternate contacts they can meet through a mutual friend or aquaintance. Some have (maybe) 2 weeks or so off from work-yet they would love to form a relationship with one of these women as they/we seek out a life many of you already have come to realize. Logistics can play a key role in how one can go about plotting his course and the Internet may be the only resource. This is my argument that boots on the ground is mainly for those of retirement age or the very, very few we know that sold all to take a stab at this new life. Many sure wish they had the option of being in the Philippines for 3-6-9 months to choose someone this way. Going half way around the world with all it's time and expense and making cold calls in a cafe or hanging out at a wet market or mall for whoever may or may not be receptive to an ice breaking conversation is too intimidating unless there's something real solid to the trip in case disappointment meeting this girl or several even falls apart.
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  4. I dont need to ask advice about how to do the housework, anyway the wife is out all day working....JB :photo-109:
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  5. That's where the custom comes from EN, you might (or might not be) surprised how many customs and such the Philippines share with Mexico (goes back to the Manila Galion days). We are fortunate our family plot is a short walk away, and yes we spruced it up, went and said a rosary and the wife spend the afternoon talking with friends and relatives.
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  6. Interesting post, we have something similar here in Mexico but it is called Dia de Los Muertos or day of the dead. I personally hate it as it is a mixture of all souls day and some celebrations to indigenous gods and it is all steeped in occultism and spiritism if you do a little research. Sad thing is people don't even know it and they take their kids out trick or treating on that day in addition to Halloween (another holiday I hate for the same reasons. Those things just give me the shivers. Plus I prefer to honor and remember those that have passed more often, especially my beautiful late wife who I think of every day. All that said it is interesting to see and be exposed to other cultures. Canada much like the UK really doesn't do much on All Souls Day, some go to church but not many. Holidays aside your lady looks amazing in this picture Andrew! :cheersty:
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  7. Perhaps at start, but if make it clear in startup messaging, many are interested in communicate with foreigners anyway. E g exchanging of cultural differences, and if they look for a foreigner to marry or is married to one allready and try to solve "mysteries", they can be interested in learning how we think :) Some even contact ME for legal advice about FILIPIN law!!! After they saw I have much knowledge about A FEW laws, some believe I can the whole law book :lol: I have a whole bunch of "My spies" who tell me about things from different parts of Phils, both cultural and useful for business research things. Them I have got to know different ways, some are/were interested in me as husband material, but like to communicate with me anyway after they know I'm not interested in them as wife/gf , some are friends of friiends of friends (all Filipins), and some I have no idea how they found me :) (I'm polite and answer everyone, who contact me. Some develop to good friends.) Btw - some I have given KNOWLEDGE for free of types I get pay for otherwice, but NO ONE of them have asked for money... (Well. Some Filipinas have contacted me and asked for money/things, but they don't belong to "My spies" :)
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  8. Are you suggesting a kissing booth at a dollar a smooch :-kiss: Everyone's suggestion not to do business in the Philippines, Tom...but this booth seems to be a good source of income if the Filipina is the one paying... but back to topic for me... Some folks still on the hamster wheel don't have luxury of the boots on the ground, face to face for 6+ months,etc way to get to meet and possibly have a lifelong relationship with a seemingly loving woman from the Philippines. Some don't have alternate contacts they can meet through a mutual friend or aquaintance. Some have (maybe) 2 weeks or so off from work-yet they would love to form a relationship with one of these women as they/we seek out a life many of you already have come to realize. Logistics can play a key role in how one can go about plotting his course and the Internet may be the only resource. This is my argument that boots on the ground is mainly for those of retirement age or the very, very few we know that sold all to take a stab at this new life. Many sure wish they had the option of being in the Philippines for 3-6-9 months to choose someone this way. Going half way around the world with all it's time and expense and making cold calls in a cafe or hanging out at a wet market or mall for whoever may or may not be receptive to an ice breaking conversation is too intimidating unless there's something real solid to the trip in case disappointment meeting this girl or several even falls apart. Excellent post Steve and so very true. That's why I think come here, get online meet as many as you can in the time here, but meet them face to face, makes so much difference. A picture is worth a thousand words.
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  9. I think I would be more likely to take advise from Erma Bombeck than Gloria Steinem. I was impressed with Erma's powers of observation after she titled the book "The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank". I'm told there is no help for me anyway, it's not fatal but incurable.
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  10. Hey Jack, this could catch on......... Here's one I read today " Conduct is the best proof of character"
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  11. Forbes.com: Most popular stories - When Will This Administration Finally Imprison Crooked Bankers?
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  12. I miss Jack's fish and chips, used to have an Alfie's near me in Los Angeles. I have been missing Armenian Pastrami for the last 20 years since I moved from N. Hollywood Ca. that long ago. I am finding good food in the Philippines too though, usually not where you would expect it. I have become resigned to the "no stock sir" everywhere I go when I order what I want most from the menu. It will be fine though because what I eat at home is great. :thumbsup:
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  13. I have been with my wife now since 2002. Once I got here in 2007 full time, we started the blending of ourselves. I would expose her to different foods and experiences as she taught me about her culture and country. It has really been a great thing. Now as she gets more willing to explore in the cooking world (she really is becoming a foody) things just keep getting amazing. During our trip to the US I introduced her to pulled pork. She made a batch a week or so ago (it was a double by mistake) with the rice cooker (no slow cooker available). It turned out awesome! She promptly froze the excess. Today she surprises me with a "pulled pork pizza". Awesome stuff! And the perfect way to end a day after brewing a batch of Oatmeal Stout. I told her that if we lived in the US we would have to live in the South as her tastes are similar. :) I am thinking of introducing to her whole grain pizza dough (made with the used grains from my brew). I am sure that she will like it :)
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  14. That my friend is very Unfortunate,( As I am sure you know, it was not meant to be taken that way at all) the one thing that you can never learn from the Internet is how freaking Thick Skinned you have to be to live here. Cheap and wonderful in many respects but......... day to day frustration can be so mind boggling. This is something that NO! Filipino will have any comprehension about until.. you are here living under the same roof. Maybe the topic has run it's course now you have found the Area you wish to Work in for your research. Your title was Help! I believe help, is what you got. Of course you got things added you maybe did not want to hear, this is the learning curve. Yes you have to start somewhere, As the topic grew it was inevitable you would get answers based on my, others, sometimes Bad experiences. That's life. Having said this the main thing is that you can recognize that you maybe did, take the wrong turn somewhere. I am sure that no one here really wishes to Put our Wives, Families or Friends or indeed, the population of the PI Down but one of their main Problems is not meeting things head on. We in the west have to or we have no progression. instead of talking and discussing issues they will get on the defensive, never really answering the Question you have asked . This you will quickly learn when you are here. no "K" we have not met YET! and the first beer will be on me but I and many here have met others in the same boat as you. in the Military as you will know (if you Served) Officers always took on board what their NCO"s said in reply to a Question. They had the time Service and knew the Rule book inside out, look at it that way, We are here and have seen many pitfalls from the Uninitiated If you take things too personally then you really should get some Skin Thickening cream :) As we have always said "We are here to help" if things are said that have nothing at all, that sounds a little derogatory then we have failed. Most here have put away the rose coloured Glasses and we are just trying to help! you find you way without the mishaps a lot of us had To bring this to it's natural conclusion, I personally Feel we have helped you to Understand your Original Request. Whatever happened in between was inevitable as we are all human and just wanted to point out why, we thought you may have been wrong in choosing the way you went. To me that's a great bunch of Friends you have here. JP :tiphat:
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  15. Well if she is a foody you never know. Once she is exposed to northern foods like Chicago style deep dish pizza (best one I have had so far is actually made in Detroit but I haven't tried it in Chicago yet) she may just choose somewhere else to live or maybe a more central location so you both could travel and try different foods. I would guess that New York city or one of the mid-sized to large cities in California or even Florida would have good authentic food from all over the country. The main part is you both are enjoying your food adventure and sounds like you can make most of what you want where ever you are. :cheersty:
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  16. Thanks guys for all of the good advice. I have things to think over......and no Dave, her name is not Jinky or even Stinky
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  17. K and her mother on All Souls' Day, visiting the family plot.
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  18. I think you will find the reason he preaches this, is that he did meet the one, but she broke his heart, I met him on Bohol last year, really nice guy.
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  19. Absolutely amazing! Not only did they catch the guys but the rumors appeared to be true AND there was a report in the paper that wraps it all up. Here's the link and the story for those still following . . . . http://www.visayandailystar.com/2014/November/11/negor1.htm
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  20. If you are getting bad feelings well go with them, more than likely they are right. Good advice here from everyone. When I first came here for a visit (3 weeks), I meet a filipina online and told her from the off, it was not going to happen with her, I said good friends only and that was ok with her for awhile. When I moved here I just got online and had a date in an hour, in fact I had to many dates, too many girls, too many meets but I had the advantage of living here and that makes a lot of difference. What I am trying to say, is come here, get online 25pesos an hour, make some dates and meet some girls, try and get accomodation close to one of the big malls, will save you time and money, meet the girls at the malls for coffee say, if it doesn't work out tell them straight up, save you and her lot's of drama, say goodbye, give her taxi fare home and then just jump back online again. There are lot's of good girls here but some are harder to meet, I know 3 or 4 lovely girls looking for a b/f, I have just met them in everyday living here. Just take your time and keep your hand on your very tightly closed wallet, good luck with whatever you do.
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