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gbmmbg last won the day on October 15 2018

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  1. I have lived in cebu city and 50km south of the city for the last year. The amount of trash you see everywhere is staggering. It can take one hour to go 7km. The widest road is only two lanes each way, not counting the lane with the tree in the middle. We are currently up at our place in lipa city and it is night and day compared to cebu. There is 4 lanes going each way downtown and the city is only 300,000 people. I fell in love with cebu the first time i was theren in 1985 but the island has gone down hill. All I'm saying is look long and hard before you pick a place you want to live. Just my 2 cents, and welcome the the Philippines.
  2. Over the years i sent money three times to save my brother-in-laws home. In the end the bank took it. i should have followed my wife's advice. "once is help,twice is robbery"
  3. True, it's my fault. She warned me but it was hard for me to believe a family can be that messed up.
  4. Sorry i have to vent,I just can't take it anymore. I met my wife 33 years ago. Sence then i have been taking care of her brothers and sister's and her mother. God I have never seen a group of people so back stabbing and heartless. In 1992 we let her sister come live with us becouse her husband did not want her. After one year they got back together and we let the stay with us for four more years so her husband could go to school. When my wife cought her husband taking her credit card she kicked them out of the house. My wife filled for her mother to come live with us in 1995. After she showed up we had her file for my wife's sister and brother. To this day we were never repaid for the what it cost us to get them to the usa plus we sent them to collage. 4 years ago we found out they sold a beach front lot that belong to us and now we are in court to get it back. The last straw is after 23 years her last brothers visa is ready. We retired last year to the Philippines and not one of the brouthers or sisters will let him stay with them. God my wife must have been adopted because she is night and day compared to her siblings. The little I have told you of what they have done is just the tip of the iceberg. Well I'm done for now, thx for leting me vent.
  5. I use Skype to call 1800 numbers for free. You might want to give that a try.
  6. That is true for now but the high cost of land in tagaytay is driving up the cost of land in lipa. Some people are paying crazy prices for lots that have a peek a boo view of taal lake but I bet they have no idea what it is going to cost to build on a lot that steep. By the way what part of Washington are you in? I grew up in Monroe and kent.
  7. Like everything in my life, not as planned We are still in cebu. We wound up getting a place on the beach, something my wife always wanted. We are heading up to lipa later this month to check on the place. I love the cooler weather and laid back lifestyle and being close to the big city is a plus for me. Not much in the way of night life but not far from it. Over all it's a good mix for me, however after 30 years of the wife living were i have to work i think it's time for her to pick were we call home for awhile.
  8. Hi, Joey. Did you and your wife draw up a contract stating that she is the sole owner of the house and lot and it is just being held in trust for her. The reason I ask is my wife trusted her two sisters with the title of her land and it was sold to developers. Sometimes family can be the hardest ones to trust.
  9. My wife has a green thumb and loves to plant everything. She walks around the subdivision picking things to grow. Unfortunately for her the soil here is mostly rock. So I told her let's get some potting soil. After 4 attempts to get a "bag of dirt" a quick thinking salesman said, why don't you get a shovel, the Philippines is made of dirt. That made me laugh so hard my side hurt. Got to love the philippines.
  10. My wife and I have been together for 34 years. I used to tell myself " life is hard in the Philippines". It made me feel better when I was ripped off by her siblings. However her family continued to steal from her even when they got to the USA. Her two sisters transferred land out of her name and sold it for 6.6m. Now we have to drag them into court to get her land back. It took me a long time to understand that Being poor is no excuse for being a thief.
  11. After 34 years I have never got the silent treatment............WHAT Am I DOING WRONG????? Lol
  12. Looks like she was hanging out with some real winners. To bad, I hope her folks were notified before they see her passport photo all over the web. https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/12/serial-swatter-and-stalker-mir-islam-arrested-for-allegedly-dumping-body-in-river/
  13. I sent 500 to my self using my Bank of America account direct to BOD on the 27th of last month and the money never arived. I had to open a clam to find out were in the world my money is. Using western union the money shows up in one hour. But they skim 1.2 pesos per dollar during the exchange. However it is fast.
  14. I'm all for capitalism. The bus company got there 280p for the ticket. The person who was selling the tickets worked for ceres. He was taking bribes to "get a ticket".
  15. My wife and I decided to get out of town for the weekend, so we hopped the bus from cebu to siquijor for the weekend. Had a great time. On the way back we were at the bus station with all the people heading back home. I forgot it was a 4 day weekend, will not make that mistake again. As you can imagine it was very crowded and hot as hell. There was a line for the bus going to cebu and we missed the 1130 am and had to wait for the one at 2pm. No problem, 20 years in the navy made me a professional at standing in lines.. After waiting 3 hours in the line that was getting longer by the minute a gentleman set up a table and started to sell tickets for 2pm bus. I thought great my wife and I are number 8 in line so no problem..... well I was wrong, you see the reason he set up the table and started to sell tickets was to get bribes. The porters were bringing people to the front of the line to get tickets. You could tell everyone who got on the bus were well off, Including a few expac's who were way behind me in line. It was like watching the titanic go down. We got out on the next bus because my wife and a few other woman in the front of the line put the fear of God into the ticket salesperson. For me not getting on the bus was no big deal. I'm retired, have the money to stay in a hotel, but jumping in line in front of women traveling with kids and people who work is just wrong. Well I'll get off my soap box now. It's time for a beer....
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