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Repatriation:  Yes, you can go home again!

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A good sign is a bunch of kids hanging around by your gate.

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12 minutes ago, Tukaram (Tim) said:

It is pushing it trying to use it next door ha ha.  Both are uncles and there are no other houses nearby - we are surrounded by rice fields. 

Mine's struggles to make it upstairs never mind next door!

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On ‎2‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 5:02 AM, Jack Peterson said:

 Well done that man BUT maybe mark, you will let us know in dues course as and when it comes about you will let us know how your wifes heath either benefits or ( heaven Forbid) deteriorates, I hear plenty of Stories of the deterioration of pinays health when living in the West :89:

Your health is so important & we so often take it for granted & us Expats should remember that to be ill in  the Philippines is likely to get you skint very quickly & then its a flight back to the UK !!

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So what has happened to the OP ? 

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24 minutes ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

So what has happened to the OP ? 

He’s od,d on all those giant steaks.

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43 minutes ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

So what has happened to the OP ? 

We are both healthy and happy in the USA. There's still no signs of "the deterioration of pinays health when living in the West."

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Plus, my wife is constantly amazed about how much bigger things are in Texas, especially the eggplants.

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Things are still going great!  My Filipina is always pleasantly surprised about how things are much nicer in the first world—she has often said that she feels like she’s living on another planet, and I often respond by telling her that “now you now how I felt when I lived in the Philippines.”

As far as my Pinay’s health, it’s greatly improved with the medical care that she gets with my health insurance over here.

My wife has several Filipina friends over here and two of them are from her home province (Pampanga).  We video chat frequently with our family in the Phils, plus we have the TFC channel on demand with our Roku TV, so my Pinay’s homesickness is well under control.

As far as our acceptance over her in San Antonio, TX,  there’s no problems.  Plus, it’s really funny how many people will speak Spanish to my Filipina, but she is discovering that she understands most of it.

As far as relatives in the Phils asking for money, nothing has changed because we had already stopped doing it when they asked for money over there, and we’re certainly not doing it over from here.

Our priority right now is saving up money for a visa for my step-daughter, as well as saving up money for airline tickets to bring her and my dual citizen son over to the USA.

When I started this thread, I had hoped (and still hope) that other Expats who returned to their homelands would chime in with their experiences.  I still hope that this will happen.

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Great news Mark, so glad to hear things are going well. My wife had a similar reaction when she first arrived. Thanks for sharing the good news and please continue to keep us posted.

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8 hours ago, Mark Berkowitz said:

My Filipina

I'm surprised you can get away with saying this in the US.  I thought Americans were not allowed to own women there. :hystery:

(Seriously though, I realize you meant "my Filipina wife" which the snowflakes still seem to allow.)

There is a fair to middlin' chance I will take my Filipina spouse and her son to Canada to live for a while.  Nice to hear of other people doing it with good results.  I have been a perpetual tourist in the Philippines for over 11 years and we intend to end up back here after staying in Canada for a while.  It is hard to predict what the future holds.

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5 hours ago, Dave Hounddriver said:

It is hard to predict what the future holds.

It's exactly that Dave.

Strange to find this thread popping up from time to time, however it's a good example of how the Philippines is not for everyone.

Much as I love the place,  at 70+ my health has to come first.

My wife and quite a lot of the Filipino community here in UK realise the value of the National Health System, and for that reason as they are getting on in years, and many with Diabetes, a return to "home" is now questionable for retirement.

For those who have managed to adjust to the climate in Philippines and continue to be in reasonable good health, I say good luck to you and enjoy every moment......JB

 

 

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