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About Balisidar

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  1. Interesting topic but I think the planet is doomed. By then we might have figured out how to get to another planet and start ruining it, unless we've learned our lesson. I like this quote from "The Matrix". "I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure."
  2. So I guess the question is Steve, now that your retired when will you move to the Philippines. Congrats on the retirement!!😀
  3. I learned a long time ago Steve that you can't save everyone. Not even your own kids sometimes as hard as we try. And if the husband isn't working and trying to help his family it's his problem. You would just be enabling them. Me and my wife have learned this hard lesson a long time ago. Still hurts though. Here is a link I found for foreclosure laws in the Philippines. https://www.foreclosurephilippines.com/procedure-for-judicial-foreclosure-of-real-estate-mortgage-rule-68-rules-of-court/ 😢😢
  4. I've always liked cockatiels. Had a pair for several years. They're very friendly, affectionate and intelligent. Spend some time and bond with them. They love being scratched on the back of their head and near their beak.😀
  5. And if you want to piss off a Scot...Talk about how historically accurate the movie "Braveheart" was. 😁😁
  6. Thanks for the responses. I had heard a few horror stories about frozen banks accounts etc but it doesn't appear to be the case. On with our planning. 😀
  7. Hi all, I'm about a year and a half away from our move to the Philippines and I'm doing more research into buying a house in the Philippines. My wife is a dual citizen so we'll put it in her name. We plan on selling our house in January and keep the money in our account here until we move. now reading about FBAR it looks like when we are ready to transfer money into our BDO account in the Philippines we would need to file for FBAR. Since we plan on paying for a house in one lump sum so it would be significantly over the FBAR limit of $10,000. Question..has anyone had any problems in this regard of transferring a large sum? Also another question FBAR has to be reported for accounts that exceed $10,000 in a calendar year. That isn't the cumulative amount is it?
  8. Wow. So you've had some people give you advice based on long personal experience that you feel negative and are now leaving the forum? I've read through this whole thread and the main theme has been "watch your back" which is always good advice for a foreigner living in another country. Any country. I hope you stick around Bastonjock. I think what set you off was the remark about trusting your gf and her family. Put down the mating plumage and think.
  9. I've mostly lived in the South Puget sound area. Lakewood, Steilacoom, etc. Currently we live in Puyallup.😃
  10. I hear you. Cebu is a pretty nice area also. I'm hoping our plan works out. We are due to retire at the end of 2020. We love Tagaytay city but Lipa city costs quite a bit less and is almost the same elevation as Tagaytay. Another plus for Lipa is it's not quite as easy for my wife's relatives from Nasugbu Batangas to visit us. Well keep us informed and the best of luck to you.
  11. Heya, How did the move to Lips city go? It's one of the cities in my short list so I would appreciate some details.😁
  12. She must think your almost broken in, then.
  13. I'm pretty much the same way. I also share stories which may impact our lives or plans moving there. She's pretty up to date on the Philippine news though since I subscribe to her favorite channels here.
  14. I just went back through some of the posts in the charity forum where big Mac posted about his wife. Call me a stickler for details but his math doesn't seem to add up according to my calculations, which are limited according to the information but from one of his posts. I have supported her and the child very well. However $500 weekly for two years to get her meds for a fake disease....That's just a little over the top, wouldn't you say?" So let's say $500 times 104 weeks (2 years)=$52,000. 52000*50 (usd exchange rate)=2,600,000 pesos. So what other money has he been giving her. I know they had a total 6 year relationship so the totality of this scam is blowing my mind. Maybe Knightrider (pointman) can provide some details or not but......like.........Wow.
  15. Whatever your reasons Knightrider, thanks for posting. If nothing else it brings some closure to the topic at least in my mind. I'm sure the tale goes on for Big Mac and his soon to be ex. It boggles my mind like many other members that he let it go on for so long but, as they say, Love is blind. Also deaf and dumb.
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