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      Hello. If you are a new member, and feel a bit apprehensive about posting in the "open" forums, or, just wish to get your "sea legs" prior to posting in the open forums, feel free to post anything you wish to talk about, in the Newbies Forum. No one will bother you, or give you any sort of grief. Everyone there is happy to help you get answers to your questions.


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  1. Here is a Nunavut Polar Bear feasting on a whale carcass. No weapon with me, just my dog. Oh yeah, and no trees!
  2. Or it did not give a dam. Eh!
  3. Why was the beaver crossing the road...Eh?
  4. I had edited to April, but I guess I edited it wrong. Thanks.
  5. A friend flew from LAX to CEB arriving April 22/17. The AirBus, with a capacity of over 300+, had 170 on board,
  6. Peace and order here at Danao City, Deca Homes is from 2200 to 0600. The exception is the May 20th fiesta.
  7. Canadians, registered with their embassy, received this email too.
  8. Thank you! I was thinking about of above the 49th and Canada.
  9. Duly noted! Thank you.
  10. Free speech is great...but not at the expense of the downtrodden. "Politically Correct" gets battered around like a volleyball. Some of the posts I read on this forum are offensive to all people. It is like people are holding grudges against others. Do what you do...do not be careful...offend others...use the language you want to use...say what you want to say...that is your right...you will not be castrated...but you will be verbally confronted and challenged by me and others who think being "Politically Correct" is very divisive and does more harm than good.
  11. Ok...then always look for the positive and good in people...for most of us negativity is a preconceived notion...can we state the same preconceived sentiments for finding good and positive attributes in people.
  12. I agree...the post was not necessary and is very degrading...not necessary...since that negative behavior can be found in all cultures...not just the Filipino customs.
  13. A provocative post, but is it necessary? The few incidents posted above happen in the west, etc. Do we complain and disparage rude behavior back home or do we do it here because we fell superior? For me, those are some of the things that make living in the Philippines interesting. Admittedly, I was out of my comfort zone, when I first arrived, but I participate because the Philippines did not ask me to come here. I knowingly made that choice. I embrace and assimilate as much as I can. During fiestas, I expect loud music until early morning. Heck, my wife and I attend many fiestas, in Cebu, Car Car, Compostella, Sogod, Bogo, Pagadian, Carmen, Catmon, I could go on. So we are the culprits too. If we did not like it we would move. But to each, his or her own. When shopping, If the aisle is blocked bodily or with a cart, I excuse myself and or move the cart so I can pass. For me, it is not a big deal. I have never had a negative response. To get off track, I walked in front of a local person and said,"excuse me." The person stopped me and asked why I said, "excuse me?" I said because I walked in front of you while you were looking at something on the shelf. (I was in his personal space and could not go behind him.) I also hold doors for people, let people go through doors before me, open the car door for my wife and close it once she is seated. Will you see this from the locals? Of course, from some yes and from some no. No different than the west. It is not a big deal unless you make it one. What I do know is that I get treated with respect. I do not demand it, but I exude it. There are so many teachable moments if we want to communicate rather than subjugate. Each one, teach one. If you feel that negatively about the Philippines, then make the Philippines a better place one ex-pat at a time. Or better yet, just go with the flow and leave the negative attitudes across the Pacific/Atlantic or wherever. You will see we are all here to change, but what some of us did was change our location but not ourselves.