Survival Skills in The Philippines

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15 minutes ago, PaulB said:

Never flaunt your wealth.

If you are a foreigner, the assumption is you are wealthy.

15 minutes ago, PaulB said:

Don't miss things you don't have or can't get. Embrace those you can.

15 minutes ago, PaulB said:

If you can, employee some family. They never ask me for money.

They never ask for money, but expect to get paid. 

15 minutes ago, PaulB said:

Don't get involved in local politics.

Excellent advise.

15 minutes ago, PaulB said:

Drive as if everything wants to kill you.

Don't drive. You will never win the argument if involved in an accident.

15 minutes ago, PaulB said:

Don't miss things you don't have or can't get. Embrace those you can.

You can get all kinds of things from home. The only question is price.

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Having never been there, but soon to be there, This is some pretty solid advice.

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The hardest for me is Filipino time.......should be easy cause it's not me that's late..still hard to get through my Kano head.:bonk:

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Situation Awareness, know what is happening around you at all times.

 

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7 hours ago, PaulB said:

Anyone else have a nugget of wisdom or ten?

Learn to be komfortable in your own skin. 

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8 hours ago, PaulB said:

Gain respect and Loyalty from your Asawa's Family. I don't mean pay them I mean, eat, live, sleep like them

Mmmm, now that we have built Papa and Mama a new house we do have a bedroom there.  Before, no way!  You do not need to live like the family to be respectful.  My opinion of course, and I wonder if your asawa's family may have been more affluent than ours.

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9 hours ago, ElevenSeries said:

Treat everyone as you would wish to be treated. No matter how high up you may feel you may pass the same people on the way down

No one is immune to gravity, 2008 proved this. 

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