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    Topper in Bacolod

    First, I'm posting from my tablet, so bear with me, pics coming soon.

    Flying in, I was struck by how similar the environment is to Hawaii. The land is either low, or it's mountainous.

    Once at where we're staying till our house is ready tomorrow, we headed out to Gunny', where the food was frigging fantastic and it appears to be the local expat meeting place. Gunny's burger was one of the best I've had, but since I'd been awake since 10:30 the previous evening my judgement is suspect.

    Today we went to Rolis for a very nice breakfast, I had corned beef scrambled eggs....pretty damn good. It seems corned beef and spam are staples here.

    We went mall cruising after breakfast and its like being in the US.

    In the mall, we visited a big c stylee place. The biggest difference was that the short life veggies looked pretty sad, and Gunny mentioned the night before his biggest headache here was fresh produce. We're going to visit a wet market and check yhings out.

    One surprise was how popular Shakey's Pizza is here. The place was packed with people waiting outside. I don't think Shakey's exist in the US any more.

    Prices:
    Chang tall boy 96P (57B) 7/11 carries it.
    San Miguel Pilsner regular can 65 P (39B)
    Taxi - 3k 100P (60B)

    Our dinner last night at Gunny's
    Slaw dog
    Cheeseburger and fries
    2 San Migeals
    500P (300B)

    The food choices are overwhelming. Tonight is going to be chicken inasal.

    More to come
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    Topper...i am getting a strong food related bent from your post

    Great you & mrs got there safe and well, look forward to the new poster in the Phils forum

    EDIT

    I reckon you need to hook up with Katie and get her beasting you up and down those mountains

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    ^ The wife has been here a month...I can't wait to share the joys of getting decent internet here..

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    Very cool, Tops. Thanks for the thread, it's going to be very interesting to see all the pics and hear your experiences and info.

    Might end up there meself in 15 years time.

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    Look forward to future posts.

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    need the delicious burger pics,

    looks like quite an upgrade from Thailand,

    you are only going to get fatter,

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    spam are staples
    Yes indeed. They love meat in a can that can last 25 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Yes indeed. They love meat in a can that can last 25 years.
    With the righteous Vegetarian outcry going on in the UK i may invest in 25 years worth coz meat may get banned next year, i'll be inflation proofed too.

    Between Trans / faggot and Vegans and so called minorities, if you are straight white bloke you are made to feel like you are abnormal these days

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    Bacolod - Wikipedia

    The province name is umm, interesting.

    Looks like a cool place.



    JHC take a look at the beaches!

    6 Best Beaches in Bacolod: Enjoy Beach Relaxation

    You jammy fooker Tops.

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    Everyone loves a picturethr.... oh, hang on a minute...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Between Trans / faggot and Vegans and so called minorities, if you are straight white bloke you are made to feel like you are abnormal these days
    Come on NPT straight white blokes are abnormal - we are the last of a dying breed, a real live, non-minority.


    There was a time in the not too distant past when coffee was just that, coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    if you are straight white bloke you are made to feel like you are abnormal these days
    I am a minority now in California as a white guy. In fact unless you visit an old folks retirement home or park, you seldom every just see a good ol white family. Most are tourists....

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    CSF - best of luck.

    Will be nice to hear of first hand experience comparative Phillipines-Thailand expat living.

    Good Luck - my your future path be both interesting and enjoyable.

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    Topper sorry for derailing.

    It is amazing in a country where if you drop a seed on the ground it grows, that they offer such poor dishes with vegetables.

    Those beaches do look really nice, just hope they don't fill up with Chinx over the next 10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    More to come
    Look forward to your updates. I have visited the Philippines numerous times with my ex wife and inlaws. Give it some time. The newness will wear off and you are where you are. I have a few friends that live in the Philippines and they want out but they work there for a US office.


    BTW, you mentioned descent internet. Again all about location but my internet is lightning fast, super reliable and dirt cheap.

    That said though, like anywhere, location is everything. Best of luck to you getting settled in. Always fun to move to a new place. Lots to do, seek out and assess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    I am a minority now in California as a white guy.
    You were from the start, you cheeky bastard!


    (Pit River Tribe)


    California Slaughter: The State-Sanctioned Genocide of Native Americans

    (Yeah, that's right, I'm watching Longmire series 4, so I know all about this stuff!)

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    This reads like a Backpacker who just landed on Koh San Road and is flush with school boy excitement. ????

    Give it a few days and the gloss will wear off.

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    Pictures are need Topper or this will descend to the Dog House. The natives are getting restless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    This reads like a Backpacker who just landed on Koh San Road and is flush with school boy excitement. ????
    Nope. Backpackers wouldnt seek out pizza and burger joints from back home, they'd be straight into the deep fried dung beetles and other cheap local cuisine

    Good luck in your new home Topper. Looks a great holiday destination, will be interesting to read your thoughts as an expat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    You were from the start, you cheeky bastard!


    Well true. I am an immigrant. Most my Sicilian family going way back came in around the 1910 - 1920's.

    So let me rephrase....California at one point was all white folks (By color) from various states. We pushed the injuns out and took over. Now the Mexicans and the Chinese are pushing the white people out.... You know shits changing when you meet a Chinese guy named Rusty and he has a Texas draw.....

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    it might be six guns .... tis seppo after all

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    California at one point was all white folks (By color) from various states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    if you are straight white bloke you are made to feel like you are abnormal these days
    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    unless you visit an old folks retirement home or park, you seldom every just see a good ol white family.
    jesus fucking wept.

    anyway.....good luck, top.

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