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Hello everyone! After reading this forum topics for along time i finally decided to sign up. I apologize in advance for possible mistakes, my english skill is pretty poor. And it got degraded after living in Thailand in cause of lack of practice with native speakers... Well, i hope it won't be a problem.

I living in Thailand since the end of 2017, on Phuket, but originally i'm from Moscow. As i hate Russia don't really like my homeland i don't wanna go back for long time at all, and now i want to compare living in Thailand and in RP. I have purchased a ticket Moscow -> Manila already as i have to visit my parents before move again... gonna arrive in several months from now. I'm not looking for job as i'm a digital freelancer. I still haven't any ideas about a place to live on Philippines, i've never visited it before, but i hope i'll figure it out soon. Going to stay there at least for 1-2 years, maybe more, or permanently at all.

Well thanks to all people here, the information on this forum is really useful :)

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Welcome to the forum Alexander. No apologize needed members here are from all over the world. However you will be called a "Rich Kano" by Filipinos. :hystery:

Internet is not always the best in Philippines so that may be the thing that dictates your location. Most fairly large city's have reasonable internet service. 

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Thank you!

I know about internet issues existing on Philippines but at least 2-4 mbps is enough, and i hope i'll be able to find a normal connection. I realize that a connection would be better somewhere in a big city, but after years in Moscow i prefer a chill province to live. Now i live in a pure thai area on Phuket (Chengtaley, if somebody knows) and i really enjoy it, so i hope to find something alike on Philippines :)
Anyway i have no ideas about exact location on Philippines to live yet... Maybe Palawan? Any advices will be appreciated :)

Btw, whas does "Rich Kano" means among Filipinos?:) Just another word to call a foreigner, like farang in Thailand or laowai in China?

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Rich Kano = Rich American. Used to be many Filipinos called any Caucasian, American and assumed all were well to do.

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Got it, thanks. Yeah, in other countries nearby some locals are sure that all Caucasian people are rich. What a mistake, they simply don't enough know about Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and countries of Eastern Europe :D

 

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Dobropožalovat'!

Welcome Alexander!  

Digital Freelancer?  Is that a Russian cyber warfare specialist?  Just kidding.....

If I may Dan (Old55)......additionally the term "kano" came from the Spanish description -- "Americano".  You will also be called Hey Joe, which was a term of endearment for the American soldiers during WWII.  

I think that some of the lessons learned from the seasoned "kano" is learning or forcing yourself to adjust your tolerance level about everyday living in PI.  For example, you have excellent internet connections but noisy interference.  And I'm talking about your neighbors, blasting their 4 megawatt speaker aimed at your bedroom window.  Or how about you live in a quiet neighborhood but piss poor connections or your connection has been hijacked or compromised.

I don't recommend settling down right away.  After all, there are 7,000 islands plus that you can explore all the possibilities and then after several months, pick the top three.  And have them all live with you, like a triple sandwich......he, he.  

Udači!   Respectfully Jake 

 

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Hello Jake! Thank you for the explanation. I believe i won't have any issues with everyday living there, i like asian style :) And you're right, i'm not going to choose a place to settle down right now. At first i'll stay somewhere for a year at least, and use this time to look around. Thanks for your wishes!

11 hours ago, Jake said:

Dobropožalovat'!

Czech language, huh, or slovenian one? I guess so but i'm not sure :)

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18 hours ago, Alexander said:

Hello Jake! Thank you for the explanation. I believe i won't have any issues with everyday living there, i like asian style :) And you're right, i'm not going to choose a place to settle down right now. At first i'll stay somewhere for a year at least, and use this time to look around. Thanks for your wishes!

Czech language, huh, or slovenian one? I guess so but i'm not sure :)

Oops, I meant to say welcome in Russian.  Well anyway, the current policy for new members of this forum is that you buy the 1st round of San Magoo.  Merry Christmas young man!  Respectfully Jake 

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5 hours ago, Jake said:

Oops, I meant to say welcome in Russian.

Got it :) Russian language is based on cyrillic alphabet, not latin one :)

5 hours ago, Jake said:

the current policy for new members of this forum is that you buy the 1st round of San Magoo

Sure, as soon as i'll meet someone from here on Philippines! :)

5 hours ago, Jake said:

Merry Christmas young man

Thank you, you too!

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