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  1. Thank you for all the warm greetings. This looks to be a great place to get info. In regards to the tattoo's, I don't think I am concerned people will look down on me. I think locals will know right away that I am a returning Filipino. I speak Tagalog but it will be obvious I am an expat. I expect to get the Kano price just like you guys. lol. It will certainly be an adventure to re discover my home land. I grew up in Metro Manila. I remember as a kid my 3 sisters and I would play in the street with all the other kids until the parents started shooting to come home. We just played as kids do, we used our imaginations and developed social skills. We were all very poor but no one cared. It was a good simply upbringing. Thats the life I miss and long for. Where bored kids play with bottle caps and slippers instead of ipads. a more simple life.
    8 points
  2. The children here in Moalboal still play the slipper game. Also hacky sac using a taped up ball of plastic bags, flying homemade kites, rolling an old bicycle tire using sticks, using a palm frond as a sled, etc. Love the sound of their laughter and excited voices as they play. Soon they will gathering at gate to sing Jingle Bells. We have two jars full of coins ready and waiting.
    3 points
  3. She seems to be a semi-pro working mainly at home or in her own small studio. You have to have a perfect, flawless environment to film a product endorsement advertisement, and it has to be open so you can get the shots you want. She did it at home but most pros would do it in a big studio where set builders whip something together very quickly. In either case, somebody in authority has to make the decision if it will be cost effective and achieved the desired goal. So an advertising agency put together options for Emirates and they decide. For her, she is the final authority and if her customer doesn't like her work, she doesn't get paid, I assume. And perhaps her bathroom looks like this:
    3 points
  4. Maybe it's just where I am, but the simple life where kids play in the streets rather on their devices doesn't exist here. We don't get carol singers at Christmas either (Not that I'm complaining!) and the only Halloween trick or treaters were the ones our HOA organised. As far as I can see, the kids are not much different to those in the UK albeit perhaps a little less well-off but not always so. This is obviously location dependant.
    2 points
  5. Even when younger I could not do anything like this because of vertigo. When I watch that Emirates add for example. At the point where the view zooms out and you see her standing on top of the building - I actually feel like I might fall out of my chair.
    2 points
  6. It worked for the "supposed" moon landing. Just joking. I don't believe the earth is flat, or that the moon landing was faked, or (after this thread discussed it) that this ad was faked. Thank you all for helping me adjust my point of view. EDIT: As to why they would possibly fake it, here is a link to a lady who makes ads. She shows how she built a fake shower to film an ad. Why would she build a fake shower instead of using a real one? Its advertising. Thats what they do.
    2 points
  7. There are several apps used for 2FA. Authy is one and Google Authenticate. He must be referring to the Yubikey a USB 2FA device. Note of warning. Two Factor Authentication (2FA) using SMS text messages can be bypassed by criminals using social engineering against your cell phone provider to do a SIMM swap where they take over your phone number. So using Authy, Google Authenticate or a Yubikey is a great deal more secure if your financial institution supports them.
    2 points
  8. If I was younger I would love the chance , but being older and more common sense I would give this one a miss, here is my comfortable high nowadays .
    2 points
  9. I suppose if they're saying kids can't go to school they can hardly approve trick or treating.
    1 point
  10. The evil witch outlawed trick-or-treat this year, in SBFZ. That did not stop my wife and daughters, who spent the day doing this yesterday! We found a Korean resto in Angles that will have something for the kids next weekend. We are going there today to investigate.
    1 point
  11. A long long time ago when I was doing pre solo flight training vertigo on approach was carefully explained by the flying instructor... I thought back to tower climbing and I couldn't help but laugh. He... didn't appreciate it and I had a rather awkward conversation after landing until he realized what I was talking about
    1 point
  12. How many of us can remember Manila Bay and it's foreshores nearly 50 odd years ago, I remember a community toilet on the foreshore and all dropping went out to sea with the tide to feed the fish. I think they need to spend the money on educating the people in cleanliness than on trying to change the way the current of the sea works. Neither their dolomite nor their education program will work, their pushing the proverbial up hill with a rake, spend the money on something worthwhile.
    1 point
  13. Maybe they can collect the sand, sift out the garbage, and pack it away in storage. Then on special occasions they can take it out and spread it on the beach. Repeat as required.
    1 point
  14. Or would it? We would all be talking about how fake it was! Actually, now I see this. You go up on the inside. Any photographer can go! @stevewool you better start working out! Too late for me!
    1 point
  15. Actually...family proximity was one of our high level geography factors...on top of the others regarding things like medical and airports, etc. There's an old saying: marry a Filipina, and you marry her family. However, "proximity" is a word that needs personal definition. For us it means being able to visit a couple times a month - so like an hour away is good - in fact, it's preferable. My wife has spent 30 years in the US and is fairly Americanized, but one of the reasons we're here is because it's an opportunity for her to spend some time with her mom and dad while they're still alive. So that factor steered us toward living somewhere on Luzon. Not realistic to fly to Angeles City three or four times a month from, say, Dumaguete. For others, proximity means "next door". In the grander strategy (get your basic factors in line), it can be one that gets added to the list. I think you're dead on when you point out keeping the wife happy counts. Seems like some guys marry Filipinas and then expect them to suddenly become Americans. Definitely does not work that way. Even after 30 years in the States, even with all that adaptation to American cultural viewpoints, my wife is still, 100% to her core, Filipina...with all that that means regarding cultural background and general outlook on life. Family is the central rock of their existence.
    1 point
  16. Thanks for sharing your selection process which was successful for you, DaveB. Your mentioned criteria was a good example of knowing your needs, and finding a list of acceptable starting points. From what you wrote thus far, it seems your wife was open to many options over a wide geographic area. A lot of Pinay aren't willing to settle outside of their first language areas, but some women can speak two in-country languages as well as English and some are very well traveled, so they will comfortably consider living on many islands or other regions. Many Pinay want to be in some proximity to their extended family members and Philippine social networks from their school years, but perhaps that wasn't so important for yours. Mine has sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins etc. in southern Luzon, Mindoro and here on Panay and has lived parts of her life in all three locations, so we had options. She chose the most advantageous for us to settle in, and I am most pleased with the way things turned out. Men who already have a wife or serious long term GF aren't as free to choose from a wide spectrum of regions, but you may have been one w/o that limitation. In most cases, many men have to comply with their wife's list of acceptable options as well, which narrows their range considerably. Nothing wrong with watching PI vbloggers, since more often than not, you can honestly say that you wouldn't want to trade places with them if you've already found a good geographic fit for yourself.
    1 point
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