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53 minutes ago, Gratefuled said:

Retirement is still a ways off for me. 

 First on my list is to get my wife naturalised. Maybe dual citizenship.

I have an injury that keeps me from doing anything physical that I like. 

So, I hope to show my wife the part of the world she has not seen. So, first the continental USA will be a priority. Then, probably some other places around the world. My sisters hint that we could go to Rome and visit the Vatican. My cousin wants to visit Paris. 

So, travel around as much as possible to put a cap on my bucket list.

You will have to decide for yourself if the move to retire and live in the Philippines is what you really want.

Its funny reading this, and i too have not retired from work and that monthly income.

Being here in Europe there are so many wonderful places to visit and stay a week or so, and this can be done quite cheaply too.

Maybe i am lucky showing Emma the places that people are talking about and being able to afford to do it too.

I am looking forward to seeing many places in the Philippines and not just for a holiday but if its nice why not stay a few months, there is also Australia too, its to far from here but from the Philippines its just like flying to the Canaries i think.

Each to there own and what suits one does not suit another, i cant wait to not think about work for 5 full days each week, but for now it takes us both to the places and the future places we may have on our bucket list.

Venice, Florence and Pisa this coming October/ November for our wedding anniversary, then New York sometime in the near future as Emma says she would like to see it, and we all know what Emma wants Emma gets , but then again i get all i want too except retiring sooner then i promised her.:571c66d400c8c_1(103):

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16 hours ago, stevewool said:

Do you wear a pinny doing those chores John .:huh:

Sometimes Steve!

Part our last trip across Europe we took in Venice, I think you and Emm's will love it.

hope this is allowed.......graphic photos.....  Our trip to Europe August 2016 | Flickr

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I'm looking forward to travelling around both the Philippines and south east Asia when we retire. We did Rome and Venise 3years ago for my 60th. We have travelled California extensively with a cousin who lives in Sacramento. This Sept we land in Seatle and leave from New York 3 weeks later.

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1 hour ago, Kuya John said:

Sometimes Steve!

Part our last trip across Europe we took in Venice, I think you and Emm's will love it.

hope this is allowed.......graphic photos.....  Our trip to Europe August 2016 | Flickr

Beautiful pictures John, and just like mine we are not on them, it seems as we are the ones taking them, except 1

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1 hour ago, Kuya John said:

Sometimes Steve!

Part our last trip across Europe we took in Venice, I think you and Emm's will love it.

hope this is allowed.......graphic photos.....  Our trip to Europe August 2016 | Flickr

Beautiful pictures!  I've been to a few of those places and seeing them again makes me miss living in Germany!  I'm hoping we can do a Europe trip in 2020.

You took a picture of my Corvette!  :smile:  Almost.  I think that one you saw was a Z06 and mine was a 2007 standard model.  I sold it to a guy in Berlin area when I came home.  Great on the autobahn!  More fond memories of over 300kph!  Here are the pics from when I sold it.

https://goo.gl/photos/qYZ4rXmz9WHVHwQR6

 

 

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22 hours ago, Balisidar said:

 

What do you all so it foresee yourself doing or are doing in the Philippines so you have the best quality of life possible?

 

 

I am set to retire at the end of this year and have been pondering this question for the past five years.  I will be set financially, and this could be a curse for me.  A life of total leisure would be a recipe for an early grave with boredom and drinking setting in.  On the positive side, i could pursue my number one priority - HEALTH.  Currently, my work schedule makes it difficult to do my daily exercise.  But when retired, i can "eat that frog", first thing in the morning and enjoy the post exercise benefits throughout the rest of the day.  Unfortunately, my daily exercise routine, which consists of running, weight lifting and swimming, only takes up at most, 1 hour of my day.  

As of now, I am contemplating taking business classes, but I am not sure I will fit in with the Filipino college students there.  

This is a tough question... Be a part time bartender?  Seek the filipino culinary arts? Learn Tagalog? Make some babies?  still working on it...

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4 hours ago, stevewool said:

Maybe i am lucky showing Emma the places that people are talking about and being able to afford to do it too

Yes, you both are very lucky. Very fond memories to look back on later in life. 

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35 minutes ago, bows00 said:

 

This is a tough question... Be a part time bartender?  Seek the filipino culinary arts? Learn Tagalog? Make some babies?  still working on it...

Health is a good part of my plan as well (golf, swimming etc.)

Planning becomes easier when you list down the things you really enjoy doing and also the activities or hobbies or whatever that you've always wanted to do but never had time or whatever for.  Taking care of another child will surely take up a lot of your time. :thumbsup:

If your that into workouts and health, maybe start some classes where your planning on living?  Be a personal trainer?  Skies the limit my friend.

 

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1 hour ago, bows00 said:

I am set to  Make some babies?  still working on it...

Wow that can be exhausting, the equivalent of a 3 mile run. :thumbsup:

However by the time they are 4 years old, running after them might be a strain!

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9 hours ago, bows00 said:

This is a tough question... Be a part time bartender?  Seek the filipino culinary arts? Learn Tagalog? Make some babies?  still working on it...

Going to school and/or working (including volunteering) are not allowed on a Tourist Visa. Student Visa, Work Visa, 10a Spouse Visa, SRRV are some other options to look into.  (explained in detail in the Visa category)

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