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David Spicer
I live in the province of Cebu (Bogo), having moved here in May.

 

Wow Paul! I remember reading in quite a few of the forums/groups that you had moved north of the city, but that appears to be an understatement :-)

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Well, here it goes..

 

Born and raised in the State of Connecticut, USA....

 

I have one brother and two sisters. My Father was a tractor trailer driver and my mother ( who passed two years ago) Was a nurse. Two of the best parents anyone could wish for.

 

Went to high school and played football and wrestled.....I played football for a total of 15 years in organized leagues...From pea wee to very competitive Flag leagues for adults.

 

Four years service in US Army and Two years USMC.......

 

Married for the third and final time......don't even want to talk about my first two wifes, let's just say they where as American as you can get.....Enough Said.

 

I came out of the service and went to Bartending School. Had some great times with it, but started drinking more than the customers, so made a change and got involved with Concrete Construction.....20 years of that and my body is that of a 60 year old, but I'm only 46. During the winters and slow times in construction, I've worked as a mate on Fishing Charter Boats and also worked on commercial draggers fishing the Atlantic Shelf......I guess you can say I've always enjoyed hard work.....But paying for it now.

 

Met my wife Margie ( 9 years now and going strong) in a chat room on the internet. Really I met her cousin, but her cousin introduced me to Margie......

 

Over the past 9 years of being with Margie, we have one son David, who is 7......We live in New Britain, CT. and I take care of my rental propertys now....Margie went to college once here, and is now a Certified CNA.....

 

We bought a lot and built a house 3 years ago in Toledo City, Barangay Sagay...CEBU.

 

I'm curently unemployed. and working on my disability..

 

I enjoy fishing, caring for my roosters, and boxing. Also just hanging out with friends and playing card games.. I also like to visit the casino once in awhile....

 

I consider myself a social drinker, but like to tie on a good one once in awhile......Don't like drugs, I did enough experimenting in my younger years, thank God I out grew them..

 

I dedicate most of my time to my family and espiecaly my son and wife..

 

Looking forward to our move to Cebu in the near future......

 

I want to expand my breeding farm with my father in-law ( Alfon ) and continue to show our fowl at all the area shows.

 

I'm also constantly trying to figure out exactly what I want to do when in Cebu. I've been discussing the possibilitys of running a small Charter Boat for fishing, and a Bread and Breakfest type Lodge, where my guest can spend the night after a long day of fishing...Also, I was thinking of video tape's of their outtings so they can bring them back after their adventure.

 

My wife wants to run either a restaurant or small eatiery....

 

But I can't leave this out, I'm really looking forward to the day when i can meet up with all you fine people and have some good times. I will never forget how much love and support and help, came from this group when Hansie became ill with Dengue......For that alone, I"m very gratfull, and I'm going to throw one hell of a party for all your help when i arrive....All are welcome to join in.. :kidding:

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Nangulo

Mark is 51 and soon to become a permanent tourist.

 

Like tom_shor, I graduated high school knowing everything and saw no need for college. After 3 years of near starvation diets from minimum wage jobs, I joined the service.

 

Spent the next 29 years as an enlisted in the US Navy. Been around the world 3 times and thoroughly enjoyed mixing with the local cultures and sampling their brews. Some places I remember more for their gutters. Those must have been the most fun.

 

My specialty was gas turbine systems mechanics. Not wanting that to be the sole entry on my resume, I let the Navy pay for my bachelor

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Bob Ward

In my post to start this active thread, I shied away from the previous marriage issue. But since others have shared, I will to. I was married four times, yes 4, but I only have three ex-wives and I'm not married now.

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In my post to start this active thread, I shied away from the previous marriage issue. But since others have shared, I will to. I was married four times, yes 4, but I only have three ex-wives and I'm not married now.

 

Then there's no need for me to mention my 4 Kano wives then...

 

:kidding:

 

Billy

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tom_shor
In my post to start this active thread, I shied away from the previous marriage issue. But since others have shared, I will to. I was married four times, yes 4, but I only have three ex-wives and I'm not married now.

 

 

I get it a math word problem you married one of them twice didn't you. :kidding:

 

I did the same thing. Four times for me too. I'm still not any smarter I think. Hope someday I will still looking for Mrs Right. Keep finding Mrs Right Now.

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I get it a math word problem you married one of them twice didn't you. :cool_01:

 

I did the same thing. Four times for me too. I'm still not any smarter I think. Hope someday I will still looking for Mrs Right. Keep finding Mrs Right Now.

 

 

This is suppose to be in the Joke... or quotable... threads....but at the moment I think this fits more here...for you guys to fonder... :wink:

 

 

"Ah, yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet."

 

:lmao:

 

Robin Williams

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This is suppose to be in the Joke... or quotable... threads....but at the moment I think this fits more here...for you guys to fonder... :lmao:

"Ah, yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet."

 

:cool_01:

 

Robin Williams

 

Robin is a very smart man! Women in the US cosider it an entitlement to raid your finances regardless of whether they have contributed or not.

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I first became aware of the potential financial loss years ago with the Lee Marvin "Palimony" case. My young mind was totally numbed by the implications.

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:lmao::cry:

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thanks Paul for the link

 

 

Billy good to meet you,

 

james

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I am 57 Filipino American. Born and raised in the US. No degree, spent my life working in construction and real estate sales and investment. (Minus a few years in the early 70's for "California Dreamin". Peace Baby.. Currently semi retired, I manage my rental properties.

 

Married 14 years to a Tar Heel, wore that marriage out but we had 3 good kids.

 

Divorced and within 1 year took up with a successful Filipina who works in the medical field. She had already been in the US 19 years or so and sure didn't need me, but what can I say? I can be charming when I want to be.

 

We eventually got married and have been together 22 years all told.

 

I survived 2 years on dialysis and received a kidney transplant in 1999. My SON was my donor, THANKS SON! I gave him life in pleasure, he gave me life in pain.

Though I gave up drinking and drugging long ago. An occasional cold beer on a hot day still hits the spot.

 

My wife wants to live in Cebu 6 months of the year after retirement. I'm not so sure. I like to visit but I might miss the US. I find the PI "inconvenient" compared to the US. We will have to see. Her family is pretty well off over there so, no worries when we visit.

 

My hobbies include canoeing (building and paddling and sailing), camping, bicycling, gardening (ampalya, sitaw, tomatoes, green beans), reading (voracious) and keeping Honey ko happy.

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This is suppose to be in the Joke... or quotable... threads....but at the moment I think this fits more here...for you guys to fonder... :lmao:

"Ah, yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet."

 

:cool_01:

 

Robin Williams

 

 

Yes that's it.

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I am 26 years old and am from Indiana, U.S.A. I am the oldest of four children. I still live at home with my parents. I know I should probably be out on my own, but I figure I won't waste the money on rent when I get along with my parents and they don't mind that I still live with them. =)

 

I had a "normal" childhood. My life pretty much revolved around school and church.

 

When I was a sophmore in high school, a group from my church traveled to Cebu to build a dorm at Happy Horizons Children's Ranch (Bunga, Lutopan, Toledo City). When they came home and showed their slides and told their stories, I fell in love with the place. I told my parents and one of our pastors that I was going to the Philippines someday.

 

I graduated in May, 2000, and left for the Philippines in August. After the first few months when I was suffering from homesickness and culture shock, I loved my time there. I decided to extend my stay.

 

I came back to the U.S. in August of 2001 in order to use the return ticket part of my open ticket and fulfill the requirements of leaving the Philippines after a year. It also gave me a chance to see my family. haha! I was home when September 11 happened. At first we just postponed my ticket with the hopes that I would get to return, but after my mom and dad found out about the connections between Abu Sayaf and al Quida, they didn't want me to return.

 

I went back to the job that I had worked in high school working at a bakery in the town where I live. I didn't really enjoy it. I then got a call from a friend telling me that she had been offered a job as a legal secretary, but couldn't work full time. She wondered if I would like to work a couple of days a week and she could work a couple of days. The lawyer was so fed up with his former secretary that he decided to give us a chance and see if things would work out.

 

I ended up working for him for a year and a half. I was going to stop working for him in August of 2003, but ended up leaving in July because I got the opportunity to visit Cebu for three weeks!

 

When I returned to the U.S., I homeschooled my sister and a couple of other girls for a year. That didn't work out the greatest.

 

I then babysat/nannied for a Chinese family in the town where I live for a year. The youngest son had lived with my family for fourteen months. Biologically he wasn't mine, but in my heart, he was. I wasn't quite ready to give him up. After a year, the parents informed me that they didn't need me to watch the kids anymore.

 

I was going to try to get a job in one of the schools in my area so that I could travel during the summer. One of the schools required that I include a letter of recommendation with my application so I called up the lawyer I used to work for and asked him to write one for me. During that conversation, it came up that he was looking for a new secretary (again!) and I could have the job if I wanted it. I have been working for him again for two years.

 

Last year I was able to visit the Philippines again for three weeks. I left another portion of my heart there again. I would ultimately love to move back to Cebu and live there instead of just visiting. Hopefully that will all happen in the next six months or so.

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I work down at the Pizza Pit

And I drive an old Hyundai

I still live with my mom and dad

I'm 5 foot 3 and overweight

I'm a scifi fanatic

A mild asthmatic

And I've never been to second base

 

But there's whole 'nother me

That you need to see

Go checkout MySpace

 

Because online, I'm in Hollywood

I'm 6 foot 5 and I look damn good

I drive a Maserati

I'm a black-belt in karate

And I love a good glass of wine

It turns girls on that I'm mysterious

I tell them I don't want nothing serious

Cause even on a slow day

I could have a three way

Chat with two women at one time

I'm so much cooler online

 

Online, I live in Malibu

I pose for Calvin Klein, I've been in GQ

I'm single and I'm rich

And I've got a set of six pack abs that would blow your mind

 

I'm so much cooler online

 

When you look like me

It's hard to get a date

Let alone a real girlfriend

But I grow a foot and I lose a ton of weight

Every time I login

 

Yeah, I'm cooler online

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Brad Paisley)

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