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    It should come as no surprise that there are very few responsible men in the Philippines. Most boys are not raised in a way that encourages responsibility. Most boys are pampered, force-fed by a female, and given free reign to play as much as they want until they are deemed old enough to be a man; while their sisters are given tasks and responsibilities almost from the time when they are able to walk. Gradually taking on more and more responsibility as a child is how responsibility is taught, and very few boys in this culture get that experience.
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    Just finished pouring a new concrete slab here in Oz. Try explaining to a group of tough ozzie piss head concreters why there has to be coins and a dead chook buried under the slab! They still think we're all nuts!
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    Ed's Last Will and Testament Ed lived all his life in the Florida Keys and is on his deathbed and knows the end is near. His nurse, his wife, his daughter and two sons, are with him. He asks for two witnesses to be present and a camcorder be in place to record his last wishes, and when all is ready he begins to speak: "My son, Doug, I want you to take the Ocean Reef houses" "My daughter Kelly, you take the apartments between mile markers 100 and Tavernier." "My son, Kevin, I want you to take the offices over in the Marathon Government Center." "Cathy, my dear wife, please take all the residential buildings on the bay side on Blackwater Sound." The nurse and witnesses are blown away as they did not realize his extensive holdings, and as Ed slips away, the nurse says, "Your husband must have been such a hard-working man to have accumulated all this property."
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    Not sure if this fits in this thread or not, was looking online for prices for a new washing machine, and got a chuckle out of this...
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    Kills bad breath and makes a mean whisky sour too...
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    I have a Labrador that is currently at the back of the house, (under my Mother In Laws window), with his head back and howling. This is freaking my MIL out as it is supposed to mean someone will die. The fact is, I've separated him from his mom who is currently in heat and he's howling because he can smell her, along with every other dog in the neighborhood. That doesn't stop my MIL walking around the howling dog with lit candles and chanting with her friends. I've asked that she please not shave him or do anything to the dog without asking me. The worst part is that my MIL's sister, (75), has just returned from the hospital where the doctors have only given her days to months to live because her cancer is now untreatable. One way or another they will blame the dog. What are the Superstitions that your family believes in?
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    My wife didn't get that memo. Every morning, on goes the lights and the fan. Honey, the sun's up and there's a nice breeze, how about open a window and try the free stuff before jumping to spending money?
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    Or move up to Boston and deal with a bunch of condescending pricks who can’t even stand being around themselves that when they retire they move to the Carolinas and pretend they don’t shop at Walmart. I joke, I joke. I love Boston and the Carolinas are nice but I think you are optimistic in thinking you have a choice. Residencies are like university applications: it all depends on where you get accepted. You might not have much of a choice.
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    Never take a bath when your hot. It's the Philippines, I'm always hot!
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    You have to remember that in addition to strong Catholic beliefs (the holy water), Filipinas have even stronger animist beliefs left over from before they were converted to Catholicism. That is where the blood rituals and burying things in the ground (and fear of basements) come from, and also a lot of the beliefs in monsters and evil spirits. You see a lot of the same beliefs in Latin America, where the Indians were converted, but hung onto a lot of their old beliefs as well. You also have to remember that most of the "Spanish" settlers in the Philippines during their reign were actually from Mexico (and other parts of Latin America), and they brought a lot of their pre-conversion beliefs with them too. The mixture ends up as a culture with more superstitions than you can count. The trade route between the Philippines and Spain went across the Pacific to Mazatlan and then down to the isthmus of Panama, where goods were transported to the Atlantic side and on to Spain. Mexico had a lot of influence over what happened in the Philippines for a few hundred years.
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    When my wife was a child, her grandma told her not to take a shower or wash her hands after ironing clothes. The cold water would cause an illness. My wife's dermatologist told her to wear sunscreen lotion while she was using her laptop (the LCD screen doesn't emit any UV rays).
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    I thought my MIL was reasonably ok on that stuff buuuutttt....... My wife had a pic she really liked of her, her mom, and her sister taken after the sister's wedding. She had a large version of it framed and gave it to her mom. Last time visiting she asked where it was and mom said she threw it away because there are 3 people in it and that's bad luck, someone will die. When the wife told me that she looked at me for my reaction and I just said, "Well, yeah." Yeah? Sure, sooner or later, all 3 will die. She wasn't happy with my explanation.
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    Do Filipino parents tell kids that the electric fan puts air inside their body and makes their stomach hurt just to save electricity? I have had multiple Filipinas over the year try to convince me not to sit or sleep in front of a fan.
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    While seemingly not rising to the level of your obvious sophistication. The simple, religious and not very smart rednecks are the core of this country. They provided the framework to support your elitist lifestyle. Without them you might be spouting your sophistication as you scrabble in your garden to grow something to eat. Or arising early for the drive to the General store to see if they have received anything.
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    I'm not fond of large cities like New York City or Los Angeles. If you have a choice you might want to live further south to avoid the harsh winters. Someone might say, but the best hospitals in the world are located in or near larger cities. Then again, only about 1% of doctors ever get to train in these prestigious hospitals. Anywhere that has a large population of elderly people tend to need a lot more than the average medical care. Thus the availability of jobs. I've met several Filipino doctors that are working as nurses here. Probably because they needed additional training to get licenced here and didn't feel like doing it. A Nurse Specialists probably makes $100K+ a year.
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    If you can, I would avoid California at all costs. 1. The expense in California is tremendous and is because of too much government interference and taxation. 2. For the jobs your Mrs. is looking for you would need to live in a bigger city and the housing prices are just plain stupid. 3. Traffic is just way to much, and you spend more time commuting to work and home if you choose to live out where its cheaper. 4. California is now a sanctuary state, and the governor has signed a bill giving free health care to the illegal immigrants, which affects people who immigrated legally. 5. Insurance costs for vehicles and healthcare are also out of this world. For these reasons it is why my house in California is on the market to be sold, and why I was living in Thailand since my retirement. Now I am moving to Cebu, and the plan is to spend three months there then return to the U.S. and the State of Nevada, where I will be buying a house shortly, then after three months return to Cebu and so on. Wishing you the best of luck in your endeavors SomeRandomGuy. Taz,
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    In my little slice of rural Masbate the sequence seems to be 1 or more children, try 1 or more fathers, maybe get married. What is unusual about this is the continuing and vocal disapproval of the behavior despite its relative commonality. It’s also not restricted to uneducated village types. The girls seem to want the babies without considering the economic and social impacts. The boys want the sex but without any responsibility - and the Church keeps insisting contraception is wrong. My only surprise about the statistic quoted is “it’s that low?!” Mind you, who’s to say that all births are properly recorded 😄
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    Yes and the submersibles are a lot more power efficient. Also if using the PVC type casing it is best to have the submersible switched on / off via a 3 phase contactor so that the actives, neutral and EARTH wires can all be disconnect when off. We lost one pump due to electronic erosion caused by the pump acting as the preferred earth 100% of the time.
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    If Thurman can fight as fast as his mouth then the ageing Manny is in trouble! But I think (and hope) Manny will stop Thurman. I cant stand those load mouthed braggers so seeing Thurman on his back will be great!
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    Is anyone that stupid to join in rallies or protest marches in Philippines if you are not a citizen of the country? IF you are that dumb then you need to be deported
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    Had a dog that would rest her head on your knee if you were eating cheese and watch. After a short time you would notice her head weighed about 20lbs.
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