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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    locals might be curious and tap in...
    You'd be lucky if thats it . . . you'd more likely find it gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Well, some good news...

    The workspace has decided to open on Wednesday.

    One of the things here is the importance of family. and the town is still small enough where everyone really does know each other.
    I hope it works out for you & your workplace, topper. Re: living in a small town - it's a double-edged sword. Yes, you can count on relatives (to a certain degree), but you also have to be on your best behavior. If you eff up, you'll be the talk of the town. Something like: "oh, do you know the kano (Amerikano) husband of so-and-so, he did XYZ the other day!" You'll be the subject of the local chismis/ tsismis (rumor or gossip) mill! Especially if you're the only whitey in the vicinity.

    And btw - be careful of what you say/ do online (forums, social media, etc) - either for individuals or the govt/ authorities. There's an anti cybercrime law (Republic Act, RA 10175) and data privacy law (RA 10173). I've heard they've been cracking down on foreigners during these lockdowns.

    There's a guy (Filipino) who was arrested recently bcos he ranted on social media that he's offering 50 M pesos for someone to kill Du30.

    Teacher regrets P50-M offer to kill Duterte | Inquirer News

    There's also the Spanish (?) guy living in a Makati gated village who got arrested for being arrogant & violating the quarantine. I saw the whole video of the incident (it's on YouTube). The cops were a bit heavy handed, but the foreigner was ill-mannered. The Bureau of Immigration is now looking at his status. Foreigners may be arrested & deported if they violate the quarantine.

    Makati foreigner to be charged for violating quarantine rules, assaulting police

    BI checking status of foreign resident in altercation with Makati cop | Inquirer News

    @headworx - I've an acquaintance who's married to a foreigner. Foreigner is now a PR here. She said whenever her husband is frustrated, he says, "I love the PI" then does a face palm or bangs his head on the wall!

    Let's hope topper has a thick skull!
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    I hope it works out for you
    Let's hope topper has a thick skull!
    Considering what Topper has been through this Covid pandemic is naught but a minor speed bump. Life sucks - the strong survive.

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    Well, pome positives...

    Back working, bookings are down, but improving., the topic of my next thread...

    The boxes we had shipped from Bkk finally arrived, now we have some of our junk!

    Bangkok

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    Congratulations on getting your stuff, topper! Onwards and upwards.

    Store/ save up on a lot of patience.

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    Always a pleasure to receive one's goods.

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    It is...feels like you're home.

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