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2 hours ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

Might be why you keep joining up with new accounts Capa, Marlin and now Seth. :56da64b64cbd8_36_6_31:

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And really thats not that many beers, the way I buy it, 50 pesos a can Red Horse, so thats only 10 to 16 cold ones a day.

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Both my doctors (the one in Australia and the one in CDO) and more importantly SWMBO would all agree...

 

I'm not allowed to drink that much beer in a day *sigh*

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1 hour ago, Seth said:

Congratulations, Jollygoodfellow, you win a prize.

Inteligent and the fool.jpg say no more EH!

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1 hour ago, Seth said:

And really thats not that many beers, the way I buy it, 50 pesos a can Red Horse, so thats only 10 to 16 cold ones a day.

I honestly couldn't physically drink between 10 and 16 Red Horse cans a day, well not for any more than a few days.  And my wallet would give up before I did I suspect - 800pesos a day would be  big chunk of my budget.

As we always say, we are all different.

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10-16 red horse a day? I couldn't manage that. Used to have no problem putting away 10-15 pints in the UK on a night out but it's not happening here, not sure if it's the weather or the beer strength but 7 or 8 red horse and I'm gone, start feeling it after just 2 or 3.

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20 minutes ago, fillipino_wannabe said:

10-16 red horse a day? I couldn't manage that

Neither could the one who said it.  I don't believe everything I read.  EDIT:  I know some who could do that every day, but they are not buying cans if they drink that much.  They are buying litros.

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3 hours ago, Seth said:

And really thats not that many beers, the way I buy it, 50 pesos a can Red Horse, so thats only 10 to 16 cold ones a day.

Not calling you out Capa (yes, I am actually) but that’s lite weight amateur consumption. Go kegerator with hose or go home. This topic has been covered to the past.

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Where do you find a wife/Gf that will allow you to drink that much? :7500:

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Being a former US Peace Corps I've had a lot of experience being in many similar homes of the low monthly scale.

Things have changed for many, but also still  many folks living in our town with much less numbers of amenities.  Not a lot has changed for the better for many since then.This includes some of my husband's relatives to some extent.  Many average/poor families here in Cebu province are still gathering wood and cooking over open wood fires for every meal. A majority do not have any refrigeration. One family might own one table fan, that they don't use that often due to power costs. One to two light sockets are available. In towns and barangays with a poor water infrastructure, many people still bathe from communal water stations (running water) in designated areas. some carry water or purchase water from private owned sources for their daily needs. Often you can see folks bathing from open water barrels along the road.  Scooters are available to many due to easy credit, but without a steady income as for instance a habalhabal driver, those scooters often get repo'd  Many homes, even the most humble are often rented and not privately owned. A  small TV or radio/stereo might be a family's pride, although I observe that almost everyone appears to own a cell phone of some sort. Proper consistent  nutrition is lacking for many adults, and children. (Although a roast pig does seem to materialize out of nowhere for a happy occasion at times.)

As with many places in the world, it's location, location, location, when it comes to the value of living in certain areas, Even for the poor. Some of my husband's cousins could live a healthier more carefree life in better surroundings out in the  province, but because the city offers more ways to earn income and educate their children, they choose to live in heavily populated areas in not always the safest and healthy of surroundings. 

We as foreigners oftentimes because of our circumstances might be be insulated from many stark realities of life here in the Philippines. It dismays be sometimes how slow the pace of growth and opportunities for the average Filipino is clearly evident. For every comfortable or well-off Filipino family here, there are scores of people that still lack so much in basic needs. I don't see much for change in the future either, sadly.

 

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