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tokyoman

but your not in Australia ?  and 20 bucks us or 20 australia ? i get the same thing for 10 us here so if you are looking to save money fly to Arizona for dinner 

10 bucks for a seafood buffet? hey i am moving to Arizona

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So it makes it ok to make generalizing, racist comments if you have the same heritage?  I think that is a stupid thing to do.  Perhaps one of the 10 most stupid things in the Philippines.

It's really only a pain at times because our own background, in our own Countries is just different. Get over it. We are not in our own Countries anymore.   I have lived in the region for over 10

Judging by her answers, I think your wife has been gone too long or never knew in the 1st place. NOW I know why you're always asking questions here.

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I went over this list with my Filipina wife so she filled in on stuff I hadn't experienced or wouldn't know about. My experience was three visits over 3 years. (1) SM Security. We never had a problem with them but glad they are there. (2) PLDT- My wife had to tell me what this is. Acording to her this is the best but most expensive land-line. They (her family) has no problems with it. (3)Water pressure- None of my trips or my wife's family had any problems with it. (4) Power lines and posts. What about them? (5) Customer service- Better than in the US, although my wife say it's a hassle. (6) Warranties also a hassle according to my wife easpecially with making returns. (7) Drivers-I agree! (8) Service at restaurant- Superior to US including fast food. (9) Employees- Can't say. Neither of us had any. (10) Traffic officers - I had no problem with them. (11) Jeepneys - No worse than buses in Los Angeles and Orange County. Taxies more comfortable and less hassel than either one but costs WAY less in Cebu.

Judging by her answers, I think your wife has been gone too long or never knew in the 1st place. NOW I know why you're always asking questions here.

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10 bucks for a seafood buffet? hey i am moving to Arizona

if your over 60 its only 8 bucks between 1 and 3 pm 

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For example, In Makati I paid $20 for a seafood buffet with 4 waitresses looking over me. The quality for excellent!

 

In Australia I would pay 40 to 50 dollars for the same buffet and would have to scream out loud to get my plates changed

Apparently you don't understand buffet.  Change your own plate.

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Apparently you don't understand buffet.  Change your own plate.

i dont understand why he said 20 $ when he is from Australia but heck he is our very own Tokyo man  

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tokyoman

Apparently you don't understand buffet.  Change your own plate.

Normally at a good buffet you will have waiting staff take your dirty plates and replace them with new plates

 

So where do you take your dirty  plates? You take them to the kitchen yourself?

 

if your over 60 its only 8 bucks between 1 and 3 pm 

So how does the restaurant make money serving  fresh oysters, prawns , lobster etc for 8 bucks? 

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Eight bucks for a seafood buffet in a landlocked desert state?

 

Hard to imagine what kind of crap they're putting out.

 

Of course, you get spoiled in d'Phils with the cheap (or free) seafood.

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Yellowfin tuna here now. 40-60 a kilo just hours out of the water.

 

Shark steaks: free

 

Clams are still one peso each.

 

Maybe 80 pesos for a two kilo octopus brought on a speargun by the fisherman.

 

Mussels are free. Scallops, which are my favorite, are getting harder to find

 

Muddy crabs are pricey at 200 a kilo but can still pick up the blue swimmers for 80.

 

We gather the sea urchins and eat with vinegar. awesome.

 

Hard to imagine anywhere in the states you can get a lunch like this for less than a few hundred bucks per head.

 

Eat on picnic tables on the beach every weekend.

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(5) Customer service- Better than in the US, although my wife say it's a hassle.

(8) Service at restaurant- Superior to US including fast food.

 

 

:kidding:

 

Please try to remember to put smilies on your jokes. Forgetting to do so has gotten me into trouble here a couple times.

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I also like the service here; in restaurants and especially in dept stores. Even when buying a small item, I've got two or three pretty sales girls around to assist at any given time/visit. Recently, I bought a small single battery penlight. A salesgirl was like a personal assistent; without my asking or suggesting, she opened the package, inserted a battery and tested the penlight to make sure it worked for me. She then carfully placed item back in the package, closed/sealed, like it was never opened,  then escorted me to the cashier. Never did I feel rushed or felt that I was a non-person making an inexpensive purchase. 

 

Impressive.

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Yellowfin tuna here now. 40-60 a kilo just hours out of the water. Shark steaks: free Clams are still one peso each. Maybe 80 pesos for a two kilo octopus brought on a speargun by the fisherman. Mussels are free. Scallops, which are my favorite, are getting harder to find Muddy crabs are pricey at 200 a kilo but can still pick up the blue swimmers for 80. We gather the sea urchins and eat with vinegar. awesome. Hard to imagine anywhere in the states you can get a lunch like this for less than a few hundred bucks per head. Eat on picnic tables on the beach every weekend.

 

Ahhhh, I would like to visit there... in Siargao? Nice... :)

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Judging by her answers, I think your wife has been gone too long or never knew in the 1st place. NOW I know why you're always asking questions here.

life looks different to all of us when we are young its only when we get older we realize its not as much fun anymore 

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Eight bucks for a seafood buffet in a landlocked desert state?

 

Hard to imagine what kind of crap they're putting out.

 

Of course, you get spoiled in d'Phils with the cheap (or free) seafood.

well gee boss for a guy who is NOT in Arizona you sure know a lot ...  i guess i eat crap and you well king of kings ,,   but your right maybe i should fire up the old ar 15 and get to hunting vittles 

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well gee boss for a guy who is NOT in Arizona you sure know a lot ...  i guess i eat crap and you well king of kings ,,   but your right maybe i should fire up the old ar 15 and get to hunting vittles 

Definitely! Rattlesnake and Gila Monster stew is definitely not available here!  :)

 

It is amazing how FRESH ( day old or less) seafood is flown in by the airlines to all over the U.S. One of the best seafood dinners I've ever had was in the landlocked mid-west. 

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Eight bucks for a seafood buffet in a landlocked desert state?

 

Hard to imagine what kind of crap they're putting out.

 

Of course, you get spoiled in d'Phils with the cheap (or free) seafood.

 

After living in a variety of places in the Philippines, I find the seafood variety (and cost) better in Florida where I live (close to Intra-coastal waterway and Atlantic). I am more spoiled here with the seafood then I ever was in the phils... Fishing license is free (no boat - shore only) and allows you to catch blue crabs, shrimp, clams, oysters, and a large variety of fish. All you have to do is catch it yourself... Seafood is one of my main reasons for living here... The fun is mastering a variety of techniques to enable catching a variety of seafood to grace your table. With a little ambition, you can have different seafood on your table every-night. And... IMO it tastes so much better (fresher) when you catch it yourself...

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