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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    The whole "dirty kitchen" concept is kind of cool, the house we have has a separate little building with the kitchen and a toilet in it. It's already our evening hangout.
    Well from my Philippine experience they do that because the food you eat blows right through you so I can see why that immediately became "The evening Hangout"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    What about your wife?

    I hear they are really strict letting their own out of the Flips
    I'm not married, but yes, my girlfriend gets "interviewed" occasionally when we are going overseas.
    Its just to try to protect them from human trafficking.
    The hard part is always because we are seperated when going through immigration, so she's looking for me 50 metres away and trying to point me out to the interviewing agent.

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    @sabang - they are strict with Filipinos too, but depending on the circumstances.

    Way back in 2011 or 2012, there was no separate OFW lane yet, so OFWs had to queue with regular tourists like me. The lady before me was an OFW bound for Malaysia or SG (can't remember, but same country as my destination), but she was asked a lot of questions by the immigration officer. She also had to dig into her envelope to show docs. She also had a 1-way ticket only, since she's leaving for work. The lengthy questions made me nervous for my turn.

    Fortunately, during my turn, I already had a good travel history. I had printouts of my return ticket, hotel reservation, etc. I also had my work/ company ID, which they asked to see, since I declared my job in the departure card. Since it was clear that I wasn't leaving PI to work illegally in another country, they let me pass without much ado. Nowadays, there are OFW lanes at the airport, so I guess their papers get more scrutiny there. I also pass through PI immigration very quickly.

    Filipinos are also notorious for being visa overstayers and working illegally in some countries like the US or in EU, so immigration officials are I guess trained to check if one is leaving to work illegally or in some cases, might be a victim of human trafficking.

    I remember Davis said before that the US consulates in PI and TH are extra strict about the visa process to prevent overstayers. I've been to the US, didn't overstay and still have some years left on my 10-year visa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    ^ and taking poor quality food pics

    Where's these beach pics Tops?
    That's a terrible thing to say, and I disagree. Mendip's photos are decent.

    Regarding food, if Katie wasn't on the thread then I'd suggest that Medip's cooking would enable him to be an upper tier chef in the Philippines, but seems as she is, I won't.
    Last edited by Bettyboo; 24-01-2020 at 06:13 PM.
    How do I post these pictures???

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    Yeah. TizShe was grilled when we went to Kota Kinabalu. The fact that she hasn't had any employment for about 2 years probably doesn't help her.

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    My dauggter brought a life like doll through Malaysia immigration, my daughter came on her 90 day UK passport and wife on her 30 day Thai.

    So I took the daughter through, left the wife in the queue, who was holding the nippers doll qfter she tired of carrying its 8 kilos.... Me and the nipper got stamped through and stood and watched her mom from afar start pointing at us.

    I thought here we go but the immi guy had jusl asked her for the passport of the 'child' and she was pointing at the nipper to say its her doll. He stamped her through with a scowl.








    Looks like Chitty

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    ^ to be fair, with those looks, the doll does look more like YOUR daughter...

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    ^ its got the wife's eyes

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    Mom?

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    @dill - looks like Chucky as a baby

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    ^ If Chitty and PB got together

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    ^ its got the wife's eyes
    Blue?

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    Its a carey looking thing.

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    You gave birth to that deformed monstosity after a knee trembler with Hal in the Stretford end in the 90,s.
    It never grew up or changed over the years, how much is the sin sot for it? Asking for Reachy...

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    ^ After a knee trembler?

    Were you ever taught about the birds and the bees?

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    Or to quote the words of Jed Clampet.... Courting and sparking.


    I hope you paid child support to Dill all those years for that, probably not and probably why you did a runner to South America

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    its got the wife's eyes
    ...and your dress sense.

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    Anyway, a Shout out. Thank goodness for the humble Filipino OFW- heroes, a national treasure. Were it not for them, hundreds of thousands of their colleagues back home would live in abject poverty, and the Filipine economy would be stuffed.
    And speaking as a former expat (HK), life overseas would be a whole lot less delectable for so many of us, were it not for the humble Filipino amah, or maid. I made contact with a couple of them on my recent month in the Fil's, and quite gratified to see that not only did they remember me, were delighted to hear from me, but we remained good friends- and the hospitality shown was humbling. I like the Filipinos.

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    I hope ya give them some money.

    Topper needs it eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    life overseas would be a whole lot less delectable
    Delectable? Filipinos? Food?

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    You of all people know what I mean hattie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Delectable? Filipinos? Food?
    Their grilled chicken is pretty good, they've raised it to an art form.

    However the sauted veggies mixed with liver was just.....sad....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    ?? Makes it hard to explain the veritable army of OFW's & merchant seamen then. I thought remittances from overseas Flips was pretty critical to the national economy.
    Indeed. The ofw, are probaly the backbone of the flippa economy. Safe to say for every flippa working overseas they are remitting 90% of the salary back to the p.i and supporting 10 jobless family members

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    Where I work payroll, admin, the cafeteria, staff transport drivers, and IT are all staffed by OFW. A big shout out to 'em as they're all good people.

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    ^yup, lots of OFWs all over the world. Started in the 1970s/80s during the oil & construction boom in the Middle East. I've had classmates whose dads worked in Saudi. Then the surge of domestic helpers in the early 90s. Then in the medical profession in the late 90s. Nowadays they're in other sectors like service, retail & tourism. Lots of OFWs in the ME, until now. Also present in the maritime industry. The OFWs bring home the bacon (and the various "pasalubong" or coming home presents).

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