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Dude...thanks for the info, very informative!

 

I don't mind long posts as long as they're entertaining. (No David_in_Talisay's long posts aren't entertaining enough to me to finish reading.)

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This is the longest introduction I have read in the forum since I joined, Phil. :P Nevertheless, it is an interesting read. :welcome2: to the forum and keep your posts coming. Cheers! :drink:

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I too really enjoyed reading your informative posts. Looking forward to meeting you and the others when I'm there. :P

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Gidday Phil. That was a real nice yarn. I'm from Sydney and will be heading back to the Philippines to live with the wife and kids in 2 years. I'd love to meet you in person one day. Welcome to the forum!

 

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Gidday again you mugs. Now don't get disturbed by the term "mugs" coz it's an Aussie's way of addressing his/her friends and aquaintences and is meant in a friendly and jovial manner.

 

Ok, thanks for all the welcomes etc and there are quite a few. Sorry to prattle on so much but there you go and I had nuthin better to do at the time anyway... Gees, $20 a game for umpiring softball. I'm going back 25 years and we only got $12 bucks a game, often had to travel more than 100 km's and had to umpire a 90 minute game then the second game was a 9 innings most times. Two of us umpiring, one behind the catcher and the other at 1st base n ready to run around the inside of the bases chasing any runners or run into the outfield to view catches. 2nd game the 2 umps swap around. We did this on both Saturdays and Sundays thru the season. In the summer, when we play in Oz, (was once winter), the temps are mostly from 36 to 44 centigrade. I umped 2 games from behind the plate one day in 45 deg. Here is a tip that might help a lot of you folks..... After umpiring on any day, I would return home and sit in my lounge chair and be dead asleep before 7pm and sleep til early morning. I was absolutely buggered (exhausted). This happened after every umpiring day. One day I took 1000 iu of natural vitamin E before going umping, just by chance. I came home that day and was not particularly tired and watched TV until after midnight with no tiredness. I realised that the only different thing I had done was take the vit E and I continued to do so before every ump outing and was never tired again, except on one day when I forgot to take it. So if you have some hard yakka (work) coming up, remember the vit E bit be careful on the dose if you have heart problems (coz u have to build up to taking a large amount over time)

 

Ok, I took a couple of pics this morning of me gluing and clamping my bar top and up bar extension for the future bar upstairs to the future cafe. Pic from across the road also of the front section still being put up. So I attach them here and one day it will all be finished (hooray & thank bloody goodness) and maybe I will see a few of you there then and time to time. Seeya, Phil... OOPS, THE FIRST PIC IS OVER 700KB AND CANNOT DOWNLOAD THE OTHER 2. I will have to do two more posts to get em on.

 

 

Gidday all. Phil's the name, Aussie of course, just turned 57... WHAT!!! already!

On my 3rd (and final) Filipina wife; 8 kids from 27 down to 2 years. The eldest, a boy, is 6' 5.5", not bad for 1/2 Filipino.

 

Retired last 22 years, forcibly by injuries mainly sustained as a teenager in the Aussie military. So live on Lapu Lapu last 6.5 years and been trying to build a cafe with upstairs bar (not girlie) for the last 33 months and might be able to open the bar section upstairs in 6 or 7 months. Bloody hard work with spinal injuries, 2 steel knees and severe arthritis in most joints (can't make a fist the last 15 years) and only enough funds on the pension to keep one guy working with the materials I can afford to buy each month. Anyway, I'm not whinging and am happy with my family although it is bloody boring here and looking forward to my wife's cafe/bar opening so I will have something more to do than trying to do physical labour.

 

Was a pretty reasonable sportman in my younger days and up til about the age of 31 when my previous injuries could not be hidden anymore and the arthritis really started in. Played and umpired baseball for a few years. Made the mistake of thinking it was easier and less physical to umpire than play. Wow, but managed to be a State ump for 3 years before injury stopped me. Played lawn bowls for 15 years up until I moved here over 6 years ago. Miss the game and I was quite good at it and I had the satisfaction knowing that this disabled pensioner put the willies up many of the top State players as I would beat them 2 out of 5 on average. Am a 7th Dan, Menkyo (senior Master), Kuatsu specialist (art of killing & healing) in the ancient samurai art of Ju Jutsu. (Not Ju Jitsu). Lucky for me and my arthritis, the Art does not use fist/knuckle strikes but gripping, tearing (tearing out of cheeks or eyes), bone breaks thru locks and many of the almost 500 throws plus nerve point (Kuatsu) strikes.

 

However, given my physical disability and condition, I remain a teacher and not a player of any description except if absolutely necessary to save myself or others. Also however, I have not yet decided to open a Dojo (class/school). I am also a qualified Unarmed Combat Instructor (military) and Police defensive Tactics Instructor, Including Lamb Baton techniques and PR24 baton. The latter expertise will undoubtably never be taught by me again as I have offered it free of fees to 4 different Police agencies here and they were not interested apparently. (Wankers).

 

Diet wise, can't eat red meat or pork due to severe reactions with the arthritis which saw me crippled and on crutches at 27 for a while until I found out about the food effects and became almost vegetarian (lacto and fish and little chicken breast). The latter gave me a second lease on life and I married a year later to a Filipina after believing that my life would be lonely and alone due to the arthritis and disablement. Now at 57, 3rd wife, 8 kids later & I still am not back to crutches even though the condition is many times worse but the diet keeps the pain levels way down.

 

I have a very good sense of humour (notice the proper spelling of english you Yanks) and have turned the tide on antagonisers many times by laughing at the wit or stupidity of their insults and improving on them. Make me angry,... not a chance.

 

Got ripped off by an arab (Jordanian) bastard here to the tune of over A$70K and was all the money I got from the sale of my Aussie house. This is why I am taking so long to get my Cafe going. Anyway, the arab has a civil case going against him plus a guilty verdict is around the corner for "other light threats" and the prosecutor is determining my charge of "attempted homicide" on the bastard now. I have to constantly be alert for hired killers following me etc and I drive my car much faster than normal (the taxi drivers hate me) so I can more easily see persons trying to keep up or overtake etc. Several suspicious visits to my home recently by usually 2 guys and trying to get me to come outside with some bullshit story. I haven't been able to respond or bail them up as yet as my people only tell me about it after they have gone. I guess they don't want me to leave bloody bodies full of 9mm on the doorstep, but it might fix the problem?

 

I had better bugger off (go) as any more and you will all be falling asleep. Anyway, don't be shy to say gidday. I apparently cannot do much on this forum yet until I put up 35 posts. Seems all I can do is look at your comments only and post a reply to them. Seeya all. Phil

 

 

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round two of the pics... the front of my place, the future cafe with bar upstairs. We live at the back half of the building. Just hit P2.5 mill in building costs alone over the last 33 months.

 

 

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Gday Phil - Nice intro yarn...jeez 3 wives and 8 kids, no wonder the building is taking so long. All the best with the business. I'll come and check it out one day.

 

Cheers

 

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Must have pushed a wrong button as the extra bit I forgot to put in my previous novel is not here, so here we go again you mugs!

 

One explanation on the nickname of WOMBAT....

When I was a young fella, early 20's, I occassionally ran into the odd bloke with the nickname of Wombat. I remember asking a couple of times something like "What's with the Wombat?" The answer came back that a Wombat eats roots, shoots and leaves!!! Yeah well, I know that ya wanker and I was oblivious of what they actually meant until one day it was explained to me. Boy, did I feel like a dickhead for not picking up on it sooner.

 

What they meant was that a person with the name Wombat (not me though) eats (has a feed, tucker, grub, fang, food), roots (has sex), shoots (ejaculates), and leaves (goes home). Hmm. Now you know you blokes and shiela's.

 

Also, to all you Aussies out there (in Cebu), if you have ANY Australian paperworks that need certifying in any way, then you can see me if you like. I am a Justice of the Peace, Qualified, for the State of Queensland, Reg No. 69990. Unlike the Philippines, it is against Aussie Law to charge fees or accept any gift or gain any advantage whatsoever, to process your paperwork. In other words, like Aussieland, it's free.

 

And thanks for the welcome Paul. You had the VB (Victoria Bitter) not me... I had my usual cans of nothing (zero). I think Paul gets a bit lonely when he meets me coz I rarely drink a beer or other booze. Yes, a rare Aussie who nearly doesn't drink. Don't smoke and never have either. Gees, two out of three's not bad???

 

Gidday Slick. The story of the arab is long and involved and probably of no help to others. I think it's just a one off and I was stupid enough to decide to trust this bloke and once I had made that decision then it was full steam ahead to build a business premises and buy stocks etc and then he and his wife told me "no more partnership, get out of our property" I said "what about all the money I have spent here against your zero spend?" ANSWER "You tell your story to the court" His wife pipes up "Yeah, you tell your story to the court, now get off my property". They were destitute and lived off the wife's elderly mother's pension for their food and had begged for cash from others. I helped them, gave them money for food, money for the 6 year old son to start school, money for the eldest to start uni. Not a real lot, less than P30,000. He offered to teach me the export and handicraft business and maybe we cud be 50/50 partners if I started the business and he would pay me back from his future profit share for the building and expenses to get going and ship off the first containers etc. Then when almost all my money was spent and a warehouse full of stock was ready to go, he threw me out and I had made the mistake of trusting him and the paperwork for the business was all in his wife's name. The court returned the stocks to me early in the piece but he had already stolen and sold P380,000 worth, or more thn half. I can only prove P48,000 worth as he has all the receipts. He is now trying, 3.5 years later, to claim loss of business and the return of the stocks I got (but includes what he already stole in his claim).

Mate, it's a nightmare and he threatened to kill my entire family using a couple of his guys if I took any actions to get my money back, which I have done. It's a waiting game now for the last 3.5 years and we only got the first trial date for next March. The arab says that even if he loses, he will appeal to the Supreme Court and that will take about 12 years to be actioned there, in the meantime they continue to use the building I built and I don't have my money. My lawyer says that the 12 year claim is about right. Seeya mate

 

 

Hello Wombat

 

You are very interesting. My husband and I would love to meet you when we get to Cebu.

 

I am married to a TASMANIAN DEVIL as he comes from Tasmania.

 

Welcome

 

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Thanks mate, You didn't fall asleep did ya reading my posted novels. Maybe all the others who read are havin a nap now. Hooroo (bye)

 

 

I thought you may want your wombat as your avatar. If you don't, let me know and I will remove it. or, you can too, in your profile settings.

 

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Thanks Loosehead. I take it you go about your day carefully and don't answer any questions..... in case it falls off. (your head I mean).

 

Mate, when the joint is open you will know along with everyone else and welcome to all you mugs out there, ha ha. I gotthe sister in law living with us as a maid and until recently she was an 8 year cook in Kuwait. So am having her practice dishes from about 30 Aussie cook books and will do pies and pasties (cornish pasties too), biscuits (especially ANZACS) cakes, lollies/candy (coconut ice will be here) and most dishes with a health angle in that you can avail wholemeal bread/cakes etc, steamed veggies/fish, canola or olive oil cooking (both monounsaturated), and tips on healthy eating and menu's to match. Also available will be plenty of unhealthy (but yummy) stuff like fried stuff, for those who can't handle health foods and must stock up on their daily dose of crap.

 

And as I don't have as many overheads as others and I'm not looking to make heaps of money, (just enough to pay costs with a little left), I will guarantee that our prices will be cheaper, sometimes substantially cheaper, than other cafe's resto's. Drinks will be around P40 for a stubby of beer and the same for soft drink cans. Aussie wine, mainly Hardies, is available here and that will be a nominal markup and not the nearly 350% markup I've heard of around the traps.

Pool, darts, board games, chess table, even a table and a selection of jigsaw puzzles to continue, a small library of novels to read while sitting with a bookmark so you can continue next visit, a free email checking computer (15 minute block), big screen tv's, newspapers to read. Open for breakfast and until maybe 2am. If I can establish a place that people feel comfortable coming back to and staying a while and without costing an arm and a leg, then that will do my family. Really just trying to establish a livelihood for my family in case something happens to me, as all my income from Australia stops instantly if indeed I die for one reason or another.

That's it, see you all later, Phil

 

Gday Phil - Nice intro yarn...jeez 3 wives and 8 kids, no wonder the building is taking so long. All the best with the business. I'll come and check it out one day.

 

Cheers

 

loosehead

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Geday Phil, bloody great yarn. You've certainly been through the wringer old mate, one way or another.

 

I try not to judge people by race or nationality, but your rip-off artist fits the stereotypical mould perfectly.

 

On the Ju Jutsu, is that anything like the "secret arts" you see offered in pop-up ads and junk mail? Never could see it meself, how anyone could learn something like that by reading about it. Anyway you told that story pretty bloody well, I for one would not sneak off to the cr, but would love to hear more.

 

And WOW!!! what a beautiful construction, even Scooby Doo agrees with me, and the bar looks pretty good toocrack-up.gif

 

Looking forward to a few more stories, start a few threads when you've got nothing to do, you've got the knack mate,

 

Jess.

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