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Sorry to hear about all the problems some of you had living in the USA. I loved my life, my home, my job, but unfortunately (or fortunately) fell out of love with my ex. Like many I sometimes complain about things here because, well quiet frankly they are different than what most of us grew accustomed to back home. Many people say they want to be away from all the commercialism. Sorry, but I love being able to buy anything and everything I want anywhere I want. I loved being able to jump in my car and drive to Walt Disney World for the day or just a few hours. I loved high-speed internet, 300 cable channels, central air conditioning, modern appliances and cheap gasoline. I loved living in an adult gated golf community with pools, tennis courts, club house and 100's of activities. I loved having electricity and water 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. I loved having cheap medical and prescription drugs (well because of insurance). I loved it when I asked a person a question, that they understood me and were never ever out of stock. I loved getting my appetizer first at a restaurant and everyone's food delivered together. I loved being able to get free refills on my drinks and a waiter who came back to the table regularly asking if there was anything else I needed. I loved that I could get my drivers license replaced or renewed on the internet or for that matter just about anything could be done on the internet. I loved that a customer service representative could really provide customer service and had the authority to do what ever it took to help me with my problem. I love that I could return something even if I just changed my mind. I love that I didn't have to keep receipts for everything if I didn't want to. I loved that a drivers license is all the ID I ever needed. I loved that there were laws that protected me from noise and air pollution. I loved knowing that a warranty really would be honored and that insurance really paid and in a timely manner. I loved that you actually had to learn to drive and pass a test to get a license. I love being an American and a retired veteran and I am proud of it.

 

If my America sucks so much as many of you say, then why do so many Filipinos what to live (not just work) in the USA? It can't just be for money because they can make as much or more in other countries that are much easier to get into. I think there is no surprise that outside of the Philippines, the USA has the most Filipinos. It's because they know that with all its problems and political bickering that it's still the greatest country on earth. Sorry to you Aussies, Brits and Europeans out there as I'm sure you fell the same about your country.

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Sorry to hear about all the problems some of you had living in the USA. I loved my life, my home my job, but unfortunately (or fortunately) fell out of love with my ex. Like many I sometimes complain about things here because, well quiet frankly they are different than what most of us grew accustomed to back home. Many people say they want to be away from all the commercialism. Sorry, but I love being able to buy anything and everything I want anywhere I want. I loved being able to jump in my car and drive to Walt Disney World for the day or just a few hours. I loved high-speed internet, 300 cable channels, central air conditioning, modern appliances and cheap gasoline. I loved living in an adult gated golf community with pools, tennis courts, club house and 100's of activities. I loved having electricity and water 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. I loved having cheap medical and prescription drugs (well because of insurance). I loved it when I asked a person a question, that they understood me and were never ever out of stock. I loved getting my appetizer first at a restaurant and everyone's food delivered together. I loved being able to get free refills on my drinks and a waiter who came back to the table regularly asking if there was anything else I needed. I loved that I could get my drivers license replaced or renewed on the internet or for that matter just about anything could be done on the internet. I loved that a customer service representative could really provide customer service and had the authority to do what ever it took to help me with my problem. I love that I could return something even if I just changed my mind. I love that I didn't have to keep receipts for everything if I didn't want to. I loved that a drivers license is all the ID I ever needed. I loved that there were laws that protected me from noise and air pollution. I loved knowing that a warranty really would be honored and that insurance really paid and in a timely manner. I loved that you actually had to learn to drive and pass a test to get a license. I love being an American and a retired veteran and I am proud of it.

 

If my America sucks so much as many of you say, then why do so many Filipinos what to live (not just work) in the USA? It can't just be for money because they can make as much or more in other countries that are much easier to get into. I think there is no surprise that outside of the Philippines, the USA has the most Filipinos. It's because they know that with all its problems and political bickering that it's still the greatest country on earth. Sorry to you Aussies, Brits and Europeans out there as I'm sure you fell the same about your country.

whoops now they will call you a hater ... I too enjoy the usa in doses but do miss the confusion and uncertainly of the Philippines maybe its just what the doctor ordered for when you get bored of having everything so organized which is so usa

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All I did was talk about what I loved about my country. :unknw:  If anyone finds hate in that. :moon:

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my America sucks so much as many of you say, then why do so many Filipinos what to live (not just work) in the USA? It can't just be for money because they can make as much or more in other countries that are much easier to get into. I think there is no surprise that outside of the Philippines, the USA has the most Filipinos. It's because they know that with all its problems and political bickering that it's still the greatest country on earth. Sorry to you Aussies, Brits and Europeans out there as I'm sure you fell the same about your country.

 

lol i think its more to do with the simple question i am asked so often when i say i am from australia

 

oh  and so when are u going back to america

 

so many filipinos live in the states  as  for all the bloody know  other then the phils and the states    there is just water  with apparently plenty of fish in it

 

Australia is hands down the best country in the entire world ( sorry usa and the rest)

great beaches    great gdp      awesome beer              but  i live here in the phils   as i like the wild wild west better

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All I did was talk about what I loved about my country. :unknw:  If anyone finds hate in that. :moon:

 

 

 

well I have meet a fair share of guys who are in the phiippines because they love it so much and they are hiding from child support... irs... warrants  etc , I know of one guy who owes the IRS at least 1 million dollars so if you were him going to the usa would be a stupid thing

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Australia is hands down the best country in the entire world

 

keep telling yourself that darling !! 

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lol i think its more to do with the simple question i am asked so often when i say i am from australia

 

oh  and so when are u going back to america

 

so many filipinos live in the states  as  for all the bloody know  other then the phils and the states    there is just water  with apparently plenty of fish in it

 

Australia is hands down the best country in the entire world ( sorry usa and the rest)

great beaches    great gdp      awesome beer              but  i live here in the phils   as i like the wild wild west better

I would love to try it in Australia if I could afford to live there reasonably on my pension, which I'm pretty sure I can't.

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I loved Hawaii and Alaska, but both places are way out of my league now on a pension. But it was sure great to have been able to live there mostly on the government's (military) dime for over 10 years.

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keep telling yourself that darling !! 

lol  i dont need to   its a proven fact             why else would loads of people come here on boats     for a holiday with their family and friends   hahaha

 

but u need lots and lots of cash   i dont have it  so i came here  to cheap old south east asia

 

turns out the girls here are  cute too

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turns out the girls here are  cute too

 

Auhh now there's the point of it all. Very few of us can say we didn't come here for a woman (or women).

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funny thing is   i didnt come here for women   i came here at 28   for an adventure   was going to start by heading to nepal and bum around for a few years around asia      when i looked on the flights pricing   phils  was cheap   so i came here instead

 

that was 5 years ago           still havent made it to nepal  lol

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Adventure... I had sailed the seven seas and been to both ends of the world on an Icebreaker by the time I was 23. By 25 I was a certified diver and licensed pilot. I traveled to many of the Islands in the Caribbean. I had 3 tours on two different remote islands in Alaska for 8 years and 4 years in Hawaii traveling around the Hawaiian islands as well as Tahiti, New Zealand, Samoa, Guam and Saipan. After moving every few years for over 30 years in the military, I was ready to settle down.

 

Look at me now. 12 years later and I'm living in SE Asia and have traveled to 4 different countries in the past 12 months.

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Adventure... I had sailed the seven seas and been to both ends of the world on an Icebreaker by the time I was 23. By 25 I was a certified diver and licensed pilot. I traveled to many of the Islands in the Caribbean. I had 3 tours on two different remote islands in Alaska for 8 years and 4 years in Hawaii traveling around the Hawaiian islands as well as Tahiti, New Zealand, Samoa, Guam and Saipan. After moving every few years for over 30 years in the military, I was ready to settle down.

 

Look at me now. 12 years later and I'm living in SE Asia and have traveled to 4 different countries in the past 12 months.

sounds like you need to save up 10 million and get a week on the space station

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Being  a share and futures trader all I need is a internet connection. Sitting next to the pool watching Asian women and trading the markets in a warm climate appealed to me

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Being  a share and futures trader all I need is a internet connection. Sitting next to the pool watching Asian women and trading the markets in a warm climate appealed to me

and it looks like from your avatar your really spending time in the sun 

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