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hilyfe

Have seen a lot or negativity against philippines

Being posted here

Scammers women cheating ang among other things

Philipines this and that

But yet your still there

Makes me wonder why

Is it because your money goes a long way

Because now you can live like a king

Maids and all

Really makes me wonder why

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Originally from Minnesota, very tired of the snow and cold. Any time I think it might be too humid/hot here I just think of -20 degrees F and the weather here seems GREAT! In my experience there did n

Im in phil cos thats where my Mrs is.  Where ever she is, thats my home.

To live in the Philippines successfully you must respect the risks involved and know how to mitigate them, and many of the long time expats know exactly how to do that. They also know how to make life

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Because now you can live like a king

 

 

The opposite.

 

I'm here because I enjoy living the simple country life.

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hilyfe

Although I grow up here in hawaii 

And despite all those things going on in philippines

I still like going there 

Dont ask me why I dont know lol

Maybe because im still an FBI

Full blooded ilocano

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No place is perfect so there are always things one can find to complain about, perhaps to warn others or maybe just to tell someone else as kind of a misery loves company thing.  The complaints may seem to be many but since a thing that annoys you is easier to remember than a thing that you like, people tend to post about the annoyances more than the pleasantries.  The answer to your question is really your question in reverse in most cases.  "If you don't like it here, why would you stay?"  And the answer is that we must like it here because we stay.  There are some exceptions with people that for whatever reason have to stay and would leave if they could.  Those people tend to be more negative and probably party because they feel trapped here.

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smokey

Have seen a lot or negativity against philippines

Being posted here

Scammers women cheating ang among other things

Philipines this and that

But yet your still there

Makes me wonder why

Is it because your money goes a long way

Because now you can live like a king

Maids and all

Really makes me wonder why

IT COST A LOT TO LEAVE ???? is this a trick question
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Im in phil cos thats where my Mrs is.  Where ever she is, thats my home.

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smokey

Im in phil cos thats where my Mrs is.  Where ever she is, thats my home.

good think you did not find true love with an Eskimo women or you would be building an igloo
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Have seen a lot or negativity against philippines

Being posted here

Scammers women cheating ang among other things

Philipines this and that

But yet your still there

Makes me wonder why

Is it because your money goes a long way

Because now you can live like a king

Maids and all

Really makes me wonder why

 

 

Because that is what this forum is all about, members posting their true feelings about the Philippines. 

 

There are things I don't like about the Philippines. There are things I absolutely love about the Philippines. 

 

I'm sure that, given enough time there, you would find both feelings about many things as well.

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Every time my wife and I get into a serious conversation about leaving, and as much as we(me especially)might want to leave, I read/hear some more of the insane politically correct crap in the US, or some silly insignificant county judge  blocking some important issue because there are so damn many of them with ABSOLUTELY NO common sense, and just eat up with liberal political correctness---makes me think---HUH! DUH! Why in the world would I want to go back to that silliness.

Detroit-California--others PERFECT example of welfare states/cities gone amuck because of liberal/socialist policies.

Even after a night like last night when I had to close all the windows in our bedroom and turn on a/c to try and drown out the THUMP THUMP THUMP of some ignorant assholes with typical no regard for neighbors by turning their amplifiers up to earthquake shaking levels--going back there still doesn't seem like such a grand idea. 

When my government goes bankrupt and I no longer have SS or VA, at least here we have a pretty nice home that is ALL paid for, so I guess what it really boils down to, is that even tho we could save in a few months, the money we need to go and start over, we are probably better off here-or stuck here.

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Hilyfe this forum is for sharing information about the Philippines both good and bad. There are plenty of both on here. It also provides a means for many to vent their frustrations about a society where most foreigners are at some time in their stay here, marginalized and taken advantage of because of their skin color. You may not have that experience since you can blend in with the locals so you're luckier than most.

 

Would you really want this forum to be everyone all cheery and high fiving each other about how "swell" the Philippiines is and it's all rainbows and unicorns? No...forums aren't for that. And besides, no matter where you go in this world there will be problems and issues people need to be made aware of. For example, I lived in Hawaii for 6 years during my Navy years and loved many things about it. But it was also a very racist society especially when you got outside of the touristy areas and the fake "Aloha smiles". Many locals just don't like the Haoles. I grew up in the deep south, traveled all over the world and the only place I was ever racially attacked because of my skin was in Hawaii. But you probably also don't have that experience as you can blend in there as well. Shit dude....you really ARE lucky.  lol.

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Every time my wife and I get into a serious conversation about leaving, and as much as we(me especially)might want to leave, I read/hear some more of the insane politically correct crap in the US, or some silly insignificant county judge  blocking some important issue because there are so damn many of them with ABSOLUTELY NO common sense, and just eat up with liberal political correctness---makes me think---HUH! DUH! Why in the world would I want to go back to that silliness.

Detroit-California--others PERFECT example of welfare states/cities gone amuck because of liberal/socialist policies.

Even after a night like last night when I had to close all the windows in our bedroom and turn on a/c to try and drown out the THUMP THUMP THUMP of some ignorant assholes with typical no regard for neighbors by turning their amplifiers up to earthquake shaking levels--going back there still doesn't seem like such a grand idea. 

When my government goes bankrupt and I no longer have SS or VA, at least here we have a pretty nice home that is ALL paid for, so I guess what it really boils down to, is that even tho we could save in a few months, the money we need to go and start over, we are probably better off here-or stuck here.

as long as you made some provisions for the women who gave you some great years its all good... i hear she will be able to collect DIC if married 10 years after your gone even if the passing is not disability related and if your plan retired dont matter its SS i hear that is not wanting to pay out unless she holds a US passport ... i know its a SSN but if she gives up her green card i am not sure she gets to keep her SSN Edited by smokey
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well,i am very well off,i have 10 different bank accounts in the usa holding $2.3 million dollars.The way i look at it is my 2 million will go alot further in the ph than it will in the usa.If i keep paying 50 cents for an orange at wallmart everyday my money wont last so i made my home in the ph where a good orange costs me 25 cents.

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Headed that way

Hey, you don't read negative things about the Philippines from me.  Although I have visited only twice I have three employees and a shop there and dealt with the mess that is the government to set things up.   As far as the people, I love em.  Not all of them for sure but most treat you as well as you treat them.

 

My plan is to eventually live there part time and shuttle back and forth, produce in the Philippines, sell in the U.S..   Just working on setting all the bits and pieces up to make things work.

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