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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Then the surge of domestic helpers
    You mean hookers, right?

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    We had a Filipina maid/housekeeper previously . . . nice lady . . . but the accent!!! and family drama back home . . . daughter (17) got pregnant, son (15) wagged school all the time and the husband ran off woth some floozy half his age and their savings.

    Had to send her home three times in one year to sort it all out. Poor thing. It's difficult enough being away from home without all the crap that goes on

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    I'm in KL at the moment and there are Flippas everywhere.

    Some really nice looking girls but they are mostly short and fat.

    I reckon a change of diet onto some healthy food and they could give the Thai girls a run for their money.

    Never happen though eh.

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    Don't get involved in any internet spats, they just shoot you.

    Anyway you'll be i Heaven there, they know how to cook western food, but stay away from the flip flop food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    but stay away from the flip flop food.
    The Filipino food I had there was all rather good, other than the liver mixed in with the sauted veggies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    they know how to cook western food
    They do. They are masters at SPAM and eggs ( a top meat like substance) They also have a chicken like meat substance they cook with as well. Filipinos seem to eat a lot of junk processed food. Guess it is the American influence or maybe its cheap. I never asked. Just saw it all the time around the aunts house and out and about.

    My first wife was Filipino. We were married 21 years. Traveled back and forth for family gatherings, HUGE family. Yes They speak and write English but the accent is hard to deal with long term. I knew I could never live there and was glad my trips were only a week or so at a time. A funny comment that stuck with me was I asked my wife "why do so many want to marry outside of their race". It wasn't about money. She said "this way we know we are not marrying a cousin that we didn't know about"...

    That said, Best of luck to you CSFfan. In the end any place we decide to call home is exactly what one makes of it. Thailand is far from great but its easy to navigate and seems cleaner versus the Philippines.

    Keep the pics coming and be unbiased. Show the good and the bad..

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    Well lets just deal with the facts eh and not piss around.

    Lieland is far superior to Flippaland in everyway and is only used as a back stop for fukers who cannot make it here.

    True that init.

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    ^ no.

    The Philippines is very nice. Beautiful country, lots of interesting culture, very nice people, and average food.

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    But you hate Lieland Betsy so we would expect you to say that eh.

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    I have had many good, great and exceptional experiences in Lieland over the years. Lieland is an interesting term, Terrance, nice effort you Shakespearean, you.

    The Philippines is a separate entity, and it's really very nice. I had no interest in going there for years and years, went because I found cheap flights and hadn't been before, and really enjoyed the place - it's very nice. I look forward to going back again.
    How do I post these pictures???

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Lieland is far superior to Flippaland in everyway and is only used as a back stop for fukers who cannot make it here.
    How much time have you spent in the Philippines to make such a judgement? Share with us your experiences please, if you can.

    Personally, I think you're just here to see how much shit you can stir before you shit canned again. Best of luck with that endeavor!

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    Keep cool, guys.

    Topper, terry is just trying to get a rise out of you. He doesn't like you because you eat too many burgers.

    I've met Terry and he's a cool dude. He can speak regular English, to my surprise. (not really! Lol)

    Re: PI and TH, both have its advantages & disadvantages. It's up to the person to accept the faults and benefits of each country.

    I've been to TH several times (mostly Bkk and once in Chiang Mai & surrounds), and I agree that TH is better in some ways - infrastructure, public transport, online booking for trains, internet, etc.

    For the beaches & mountains, probably the same; each country has its own beauty.

    For the food, TH wins (as many of you will agree). Lol

    For the people, I've heard many tourists/ foreigners say that Filipinos are friendlier & more genuine. Of course, as with every country there are bad eggs.

    For English language, many Filipinos speak it - at varying degrees.

    For cost of living & visa regulations - cheaper & easier in PI.

    But in PI, there are power cuts & internet isn't good, especially in the provinces.

    It's up to the person to decide where to stay, and where to call home.

    I've watched this couple before during their PI travels, and I agree with most of their comments.


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    For me-

    Infrastructure, smoking in public, the lack of kidnappings, earthquakes, volcanoes, super tornados and the calibre of poontang makes it an easy win for Thailand

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    Betty Great beaches, and lovely countryside but Culturally ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    ^ no.

    The Philippines is very nice. Beautiful country, lots of interesting culture, very nice people, and average food.

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    The three Philippine cons: 1) Cyclones, 2) electricity, 3) Internet.

    The cyclones cannot be "fixed". Electricity and Internet can.

    Thailands cons are manmade, immigration, and dual pricing. Both can be fixed, but, will not.

    Both of the two countries have much bigger serious problems that need to be addressed before any attention to the small, inconsequential Expat complaints will get any attention.

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    Having worked in and visited the philippines since marcos was in power and been repeatedely going back there over the last 30 years the phillipines will always have a special place in my heart. I think its underrated. Its not Thailand so we cant compare. Same same but different doesnt really factor in. For me. The archeapalago of 7000+ islands is an amazing place to explore.and filipino hospitality is awesome.hard to meet friendlier folk. The Thais had it .but ive also noticed over the same timeframe the thai are less welcoming? Just my observations.
    T57 do yer self a solid and hit the PI.tellem BLD sent ya
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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Having worked in and visited the philippines since marcos was in power and been repeatedely going back there over the last 30 years the phillipines will always have a special place in my heart.
    Spent many years in the PI and feel the same. CSFFan's location a a beauty. Was in the PI late 70s early 80s and should be noted Marcos did not think much CSFFan's location. Bunch of trouble makers.

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    Na,

    Fook the Philipines,

    I'm going on a lovely road trip around Arsetralia.

    Need to dump some SUPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    Topper, terry is just trying to get a rise out of you. He doesn't like you because you eat too many burgers.

    I've met Terry and he's a cool dude. He can speak regular English, to my surprise. (not really! Lol)
    That's half the issue right there: it is painfully obvious that his whole 'Aussie larrikin' act / banter is fake and done for attention.


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    ^ did you miss this...


    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    (not really! Lol)
    He's a top bloke Terry, I can't see him being any different in real life. I spoke to him on the phone once and was gonna meet him and he seemed exactly the same kinda nutter on the blower as he does here.
    Top banana is Terry

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    We share the same lawyer and he says he's as dodgy as they come.


    Fully believable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    They do. They are masters at SPAM and eggs ( a top meat like substance) They also have a chicken like meat substance they cook with as well. .
    you can't beat a bit of substance, very versatile...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    did you miss this...
    Nope, read it as meaning she wasn't surprised he could speak English.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    He's a top bloke Terry
    Each to their own. I still think he's a fucking idiot and his attention whoring and nonsense he dribbles is increasingly boring as fuck.

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    My Ex wife's family was from Mindanao (Northern). I never went as it was never really safe for "Whiteys" and I did not want to take my daughters who were definitely not dark "Igorot" looking (Katie 23 will know what I mean). We usually visited family in Roxas and Iloilo city on Panay. Again was not bad just would never meet my expectations. I have been to Manila numerous times on business and have a buddy who owns a High-Tech recruiting/staffing business there currently. Was always OK but......

    Just like Thailand there are beautiful areas and in the bigger cities they are heavily westernized but when you go rural...you REALLY go rural. I will say though to Bowie's point, the rainy season is pretty hardcore there and the typhoons/cyclones can be devastating and clean up and getting things back to normal outside the large city can prove to be very challenging.

    Location would be everything living in the Phils. My ex nor daughters have been back since around 2006ish but they still always make cracks about their cousins. They do not have any accent at all and never did but man you get them going and they can bust out some hilarious broken Tagalog/English talk that used to make me laugh my ass off, Total FOB talk. My youngest just did that to me when I was in the states at her graduation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Nope, read it as meaning she wasn't surprised he could speak English.



    Each to their own. I still think he's a fucking idiot and his attention whoring and nonsense he dribbles is increasingly boring as fuck.
    i have to beg to differ ant.

    Ive met the coonty several times. An absolute stirling geezer with a heart of gold. I will rip the scabs of a few wobbly pops with that coont anytime. He sure stepped up to the plate that time i was immobilised in bangkok for 2 weeks with a detached retina woulda been fooked without his help.

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