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Observations From Living 5 Months In The Philippines


RonHenk

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- I've driven everything from a go-cart to an 18 wheeler. I will not drive here in Manila. I'm afraid. I'm deathly afraid.

 

I lived about 7-8 km south of you, or if you took the Commonwealth extension even closer. A few km south of SM Fairview. I moved up north 4 years ago.

 

I had my own car, I drove everywhere for 6 years. It is much easier than it looks and part of the challenge is selecting the travel time.

 

Cold water? I did have an electric water heater, but I got used to the cold. Sure it can be a bit bracing. Here in the province it's all cold except Gina will add hot water now and then.

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Let me add. I don't drink much now but even so, don't ever open a bottle at home and expect you won't be surrounded by friends and neighbours.

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These are just a few of my observations from being boots on the ground in the Philippines for 5 months.

 

Anyways, I hope I brought a smile to someone's face. Please add your own lessons learned. I will update as my experiences broaden.

 

Eez more pun in the Pilippines!

Ron.

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Hahahaha love it mate, my longest stay has only ever been 3 months.  With your permission I'm gonna quote this on fb :)

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- I've driven everything from a go-cart to an 18 wheeler. I will not drive here in Manila. I'm afraid. I'm deathly afraid.
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Would you believe I think the traffic is worse in Jakarta and Bangkok?

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- "No stock sir" is a polite way of saying "I don't have a friggin clue what your talking about"

 

I think there's a lot of truth to this. Often Filipinos don'e know the word you are using, you don't understand their description, and it is just easier to say they are out of stock.

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