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  1. 6 points
    Owning a business does not make you a target, but a cocky or belligerent attitude does just as much as making disparaging comments about Filipinos will make you a target. No I have never heard that disrespectful statement, and I think your making the disgusting comments says more about you than it does Filipinos.
  2. 6 points
    For anyone wanting to live here and start a business, please disavow this. These are broadstoke rules that are simply not true. Sure, my first business here (real estate office) failed after 2 years. Now own a small hotel here. To own a business here...this is my advice: Go there. Check it all out. Get a feel for the community. Remember, you are a guest into that community. It not matter how smart, how much business background you have, how much money you have here--you are a guest. If you decide to do that business, spend a few months--at least--to go around to the leaders and locals of that community. Learn some of their basic language (goes a long way!!). Respect, respect, respect. Yes, people here get very jealous. But, there are eyes everywhere. Form enough respect in that community and people know that there are too many "good eyes" out there for any bad to happen. I used to walk around Portland, Oregon in much greater fear from random violence, then any violence here, in my new community, that I took time to show and cultivate a great respect and thanks for them accepting me.
  3. 5 points
    I spoke to several people today who know Martin well. They all have nothing but good things to say about him, a nice guy, mild mannered, kind, and calm were some words that were used to describe him. It didn't sound to me like a guy who goes around pissing people off regularly.
  4. 4 points
    Who says dogs don't go to heaven? It's not for lack of going to Mass! There were 2 but just 1 until the end of it.
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    The Priest there is my wife's cousin. He said when he gets long-winded with the Homily, the dog gets up and starts barking at him! He knows when to wind it up!!!
  7. 3 points
    In most cases but no matter how respectable you are running into drunks throws all commen sence out the door
  8. 3 points
    The above is what you are allowed to buy in philippines in a duty free shop in philippines, not what you are allowed to bring into philippines duty free
  9. 2 points
    Built ours out of 10 years consumption of wine and beer bottles,,2 meters high 200 meters long and cheap as chips! http://i63.tinypic.com/29yh6qf.jpg[/img] http://i64.tinypic.com/4l5z5v.jpg[/img] http://i63.tinypic.com/34f06m8.jpg[/img] http://i64.tinypic.com/2a5ci39.jpg[/img]
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    I can't say I've noticed rice having much of a taste unless you put something on it. White rice anyway. My MIL likes to use my Tabasco when she visits. I gave up rice a few years ago. Might as well eat a pile of sugar.
  11. 2 points
    I'm backslider Skyman. Gotten a little chubby and enjoy good rice now. Ranger, just taste.
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    better stick to guam as you have no idea what you're talking about when it comes to colon, cebu or Filipinos. i know about all 3 as for the past 14 years it's been my business to know.
  17. 2 points
    There seems to be conflicting stories on whether or not the victim is in fact dead or receiving medical treatment. If the shot was to the area described I would not think that is necessarily a fatal wound. Paralysis is very possible, but without verification of the complete story this is all conjecture. Time will tell. Hoping for the best for him and the arrest of the suspect.
  18. 2 points
    The previous owner of Gie Gie's, Ron, was a good friend of mine for 15+ years. He ran food/bar/resort businesses here for 15 years, and never had a problem. Unfortunately, he developed Cancer and passed away recently. This guy bought him out and took over March 1st, and is dead 2 months later. He may have broke some rules, but just running a business was not it.
  19. 2 points
    Is there some information here that the rest of us don't know about ?
  20. 2 points
    Cat plays dead to avoid going for a walk
  21. 1 point
    Total cost one liver
  22. 1 point
    Following the logic that water is denser than air, thus can absorb a stronger shock wave, then steel and even denser materials can withstand louder sounds (shock waves) before it / they break down or are denser materials (steel, iron) too brittle? Sent this question to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  23. 1 point
    I paid 3130p for for smoke, stencil, and registration costs (I had insurance already) at a Smoke Test location near the IT park...sounded reasonable... The guy said he needed all my paperwork immediately since the 21st is my cutoff date (which is correct). I gave it to him and paid, expecting to come back at end of business tomorrow and pick up my paperwork. He then said he wouldn't have it done for about a week, but told me not worry since my registration was legally good till the end of the month. I tried to ask him why he was in such a hurry to have my docs if he wasn't going to get the registration for a week, but I didn't get a great answer. At that point, I had no choice but to hope for the best. I had one other dealing with him a year ago, and he steered me in the right direction, so I'm assuming things will work themselves out.
  24. 1 point
    In the U.S. I ate a lot of this rice. Then I brought the wife to the U.S. for a couple of years and she loved it. Then upon retiring to the Philippines 10 years ago I quit rating rice altogether. Nothing here compares. Even the wife no longer eats rice at all. See if you can find this brand. Grown in California .
  25. 1 point
    The ''Anderson shelter'' later to give his name to business insurance partnership protection under the ''Anderson rules'' Anderson shelter
  26. 1 point
    Exactly. Emotion and sensationalism is far more valued traits here then being reasoned and balanced. Even on TV shows here lots of cartoonish histrionic behavior. It’s not like my opinion matters just observing.
  27. 1 point
    Seems rather "click-bate" to bring up the death penalty as it currently doesn't exist. I suppose you could say that jaywalkers could also face the death penalty and that could be in any country.
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    You’re correct, I copied the wrong section. From the same site, just above the Duty Free Shopping section: Returning residents and returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are granted a tax and duty exemption on importation of their personal and household effects in an amount of up to PHP 350,000, subject to the conditions prescribed under rules and regulations. Any amount in excess of the threshold shall be subject to the corresponding duties and taxes under the CMTA and the NIRC, as amended. Returning OFWs are granted an additional duty and tax exemption privilege for home appliances and other durables in the amount not exceeding PHP 150,000 subject to the conditions prescribed under rules and regulations. Any amount in excess of PHP 150,000 or of the number of tax and duty-free appliances shall be subject to the corresponding taxes and duties.
  31. 1 point
    That's true. Where I was in the US, I never went out unarmed. Here, I don't have to worry as much. Midnight now, walked out from my condo to eat at a fast food place, and not really worried about violent crime.
  32. 1 point
    I like many original movie scores... this is 1 of them....
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    funny boy Fred... you're such a character. How does your humor survive in the Philippines? You just stop by here everyday for your fix, heh? Flying in this Sunday for 6 weeks. Come up to our Winlalnd unit. Gotta show you what we did to the place, then pizza and beer.
  35. 1 point
    Kahil nga buwan gabii.
  36. 1 point
    i regularly deal with all of them, from the guys in the brand new SUV's uptown down to the underground pawn brokers downtown. it's not so difficult and have established good relationships with them all. business is business. i understand dealing with biz here is not for everyone but unless one is actively involved then all their comments are mere speculation. myself and a bunch of other members live it.
  37. 1 point
    I guess I must not dress nicely enough, [emoji16] because I walk up from near City Hall to near Gorordo, alone, at night, often past 9pm... a few times a week, and have over the past 4 years. Maybe it's because I don't wear a watch? [emoji3] Any robber's mistake, I suppose, because I usually carry around 300k, and CCs, on me in case of any medical accident. Since I don't have anyone to bring in money to a hospital, and I'm far more worried about a health problem, than snatchers or robbers. In regard to lying, I think that comes down mostly to the types of people one associates with. I don't have extensive experience dealing with Filipinos, besides for just mundane matters, ie everyone in the healthcare industry that I've dealt with has been mostly honest. I did consult for a friend with his call center business, everyone involved was honest. All the Pinoy landlords I've rented from have been honest, so far. Sure, street vendors aren't too honest about their pricing, and I suppose criminal types aren't honest either, but I try to avoid dealing with either.
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    I have found a new Balikbayan service in the US, but haven't tried it yet. You can order from any store in any country and have it shipped to a unique U.S. address that they give you. There is no membership fee and they will hold items up to 180 days at no charge until you are ready for them to pack and ship the box. The way it works, is that you buy the box, they supply you with your address with them, you order what you want from wherever you want, they will ship it when you want at no weight limit. Their prices are higher than if you do a bb by yourself, but not exorbitant. For a large box (18X18X24) they charge $135 to the Visayas. This is less than an extra suitcase will cost and about the same dimensions. http://www.filoutlet.com/ The business above says that you can ship up to 10 of the same item, any more and customs considers it as a commercial quantity.
  40. 1 point
    My man, go walk up colon street with some nice clothes and a fancy watch all by yourself. They’ll kill you over a few pesos if you resist. All I’m saying is there are things that make you a target. Owning a business is one of them. I’m sure lots of people can do it and never once had a single problem. Still the same either way, you putting yourself at risk. Filipinos are very jealous and hard to tell when they speak the truth (strangers). You must’ve heard that over done joke by now. How do you know when a Filipino is lying? His lips are moving. And to answer your question from a personal standpoint. When I do go out I don’t dress too nice and I don’t wear flashy jewelry. I only take the amount of money I need. Its a fantasy to think that you can wear nice things in the Philippines and go wherever you want and not expect to get held up or pickpocketed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  41. 1 point
    But how do you know the reason for that murder? If "jealousy" was the reason, just owning a nice condo, motorcycle, car, nice clothes, etc could also get you killed. You would have to dress like a homeless person, never bathe, and sleep on the street, lest someone get "jealous" of you.
  42. 1 point
    Update; He is not dead, he is recovering in the hospital..
  43. 1 point
    If you are talking about the Italian guy in Dauin, he was a wealthy developer in a property dispute. He was shot not because he was in business, but probably because of the type of business and probably pissing off a Filipino, or someone after his money, which was substantial. Ron had run several bars, resorts, and restos here, and other businesses too, such as 5/6 money lending, and gambling, which would put him as far over breaking the golden rules as anyone. He lived to a ripe old age, and died of natural causes. But, he generally treated people fairly, and had little money for someone to inherit. He was a likable guy. Then along comes a German and buys the business Ron built, and he gets shot within two months? Somehow he pissed off the wrong people, or someone wanted his money. I doubt it was because he was in business, but maybe due to his actions in business? I too have been in business here over 15 years, one of which puts me in position to constantly piss off Filipino scammers. I'm still here, believe it or not.
  44. 1 point
    Women are incredibly unreasonable, aren't they?
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