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Old 08-27-2012, 10:49 AM
 
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From a purely misogynistic perspective the concept of a Filipina or Thai bride does appeal. The idealistic notion of home-cooked meals, a tidy home and a good romantic life. But somehow I feel such arrangements seldom last long and usually end up in tragedy. Not to mention the ethical or moral quandary of using one's superior financial and legal/citizenship status as a device. The same is true of Russian and Ukraine brides in many cases.

Perhaps, the solution is to actually live in those countries with your spouse or to move to a third country. For example, attempting to take your Filipina wife to Panama. Because then it would be a new place for both parties. I still think for the truly misogynistic it's better to lease than to buy.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:47 PM
 
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since you guys were dreaming of living in the philippines you should know that the USD has collapsed and shopping with pesos is at least and more often considerably more expensive than in europe or the usa. If you want to rent a relatively decent home you pay at least 30K pesos a month and that's now more than 700 USD a month. So forget trying to scratch a living here on a measly 1000 USD pension. Houses are generally more expensive than in the USA with land prices as much as 10K per sqm. and above so a small decent house without any garden at all costs at least 200K USD. And repairs are now carried out by guys who arrive in brandnew pick ups and charge comparable rates to europe or the usa. As far as security is concerned don't employ a guy with a gun he is most likely to shoot you on orders from gangs that see foreigners as a cheap source of easy money or kidnapping etc. It's one of the world's most dangerous countries including on the roads where driving standards are something out of a lunatic asylum and the world's most expensive health service for foreigners. Yes there's girls available but they no longer come cheap. If you don't give that extra tip you could end up in serious trouble from her boyfriend or gang who she works for.
There are actually very few foreigners here and most of them want to leave but can't afford to get away....If you marry a filipino don't forget you marry the whole extended family and that includes cousins and aunts and oncles even you wife didn't know she had.....They will endlessly ask you to help out - of course they promise to pay you back but they forget when....So make sure you have adequate cash resources or you will not be welcome....
Of course there are exceptions like everywhere: you just got to be lucky!
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:20 AM
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Okay ive noticed a lot of american men choose to live in the phillipines/bangbok thailand.........Probably mainly due to the sex trade there.

To those that do, how is the lifestlye there? How much income would u need to live better off then most of the population?

Is the food safe?Weather?People?Crime?

I would like to know why u guys choose to live there and how it is....
Im thinking of moving out of america
thanks
I think most men who move to SE Asia do so with their wives and to let their pensions go farther.

I don't think it is because of the "sex trade". lol.
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:05 AM
 
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I'd love to leave the rat race and retreat to inexpensive beach property, not bothered by anyone. I'm 34 now, so hopefully I can reach my retirement goals by 2040 or so. Ordering PI/Thai brides... lol. I don't see myself doing it. I hope my 60s won't turn out that way.
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:44 PM
 
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^there are so many Americans living there, and plenty of other Americans & Filipino-Americans who visit every year. If you're in the city (even in the province) you will see Americans every day. I doubt that they're all getting kidnapped. I can see how someone wouldn't want to live there, but a visit would be harmless.
americans or caucasians don't get kidnapped in the Philippines unless they really go to places (like missionaries) even Filipinos are afraid to set foot like Sulo, Basilan or where the secessionist rebels are (ARMM)

this is a joke regarding kidnappings in the Philippines:

they don't kidnap Americans/Caucasians because they pay in credit cards
they don't kidnap Indians because they pay in installments
they don't kidnap Filipinos because they don't have money
they only kidnap Filipinos with Chinese ancestry because they pay in cash

I worked in bank before and every month he comes to the bank and deposit his SS check. then wait for 3 weeks for his check to clear (it was in the 90s, don't know if clearing international checks gets faster already)

so I enrolled him in a direct deposit just like in the States and didn't have to wait for 3 weeks anymore for his SS pension.

I asked him why he and his gf don't move to the province to get more bang for his dollar and he said he needs entertainment like movies and malls.
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:36 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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PI and LOS are getting expensive if you're into the bar scene. Was averaging 180,000THB/month on my trip to Thailand this summer, and last few times to PI have averaged 200,000+PHP/month.
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:10 PM
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PI and LOS are getting expensive if you're into the bar scene. Was averaging 180,000THB/month on my trip to Thailand this summer, and last few times to PI have averaged 200,000+PHP/month.
$4,500 USD per month in drinks at a bar?!?!?

What?!?
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:01 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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$4,500 USD per month in drinks at a bar?!?!?

What?!?
naw, prolly like 45,000PHP on hotel, 75,000PHP on food, drinks, transpo, etc and 90,000PHP on girls (barfines, tips, gifts, etc)
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Singapore
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Thailand and the Philippines, 2 of the most exotic yet exciting places in Asia!

When I set my foot in any of these 2 places, I feel very refreshing. The friendly crowd, lots of people smiling, traffic jams...you know you are in those places.

But I think Filipinos are more tolerant towards foreigners than Thais.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:43 AM
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naw, prolly like 45,000PHP on hotel, 75,000PHP on food, drinks, transpo, etc 90,000PHP on girls (barfines, tips, gifts, etc)
Whoa...that seems like a tremendous waste of money!
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