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Do you live in the Philippines ?

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by OTT, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. DavidAlma
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    DavidAlma Active Member

    If I am insulated from his concerns, as you put it, it is because I planned and executed it that way. Just sharing my own personal experience, which is what OTT was asking for. I have no idea of your personal circumstances, or why you chose to live in a dump. That is none of my business and not my place to comment.
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  2. Markham
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    Markham . Lifetime Member

    Ah Bago!

    Have you tried Claude's Cafe de Ville which is on the second floor of the Oboza Heritage House, JP Rizal Street whose menu can best be described as "French Fusion" (ie delicious)? Or De Borderij , an ex-pat hangout on MacArthur Highway directly opposite S&R (and close to NCCC Mall) which serves Dutch and German food and is two doors down from Swiss Deli where you can buy locally produced "English" bacon (and very good it is too!).
  3. DavidAlma
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    Yes indeed, Claude's is a favourite of ours. Not tried De Borderij yet, but many times to Swiss Deli, good food at very reasonable prices.
  4. Markham
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    Markham . Lifetime Member

    Claude's soufflés are to die for - and even more so if you can persuade Claude to prepare it for you!

    S&R quite often has a 5-for-4 offer on new tyres with free nitrogen fill and it's the only place where I've been able to find more than one new tyre for my car (Toyota Fortuner) that wasn't a cheap Chinese import; they stand by their warranty, too.
  5. John Surrey
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    John Surrey Active Member

    Why did you then?
  6. OTT
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    OTT Active Member

    Thanks guys , some nice ,interesting and helpful replies . Also some new points and places to consider. I suppose many members settle in the area that their lady is from and her family live , although I'm sure that is not always the case . It also shows that people choose many different areas .
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  7. Jim
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    Jim Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    I put some water in between where I live and wife's place, seems to be working only get the extended family once a year :)
  8. graham59
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    Yes.. some of us do actually LIKE our partner's family, do not treat them as some sort of vermin to be kept at arms length, and respect the fact that they are close-knit... and may be 'rude' enough to come knocking on the door occasionally... unlike in the unsociable, miserable UK. :rolleyes:
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  9. Jim
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    Love my in-laws renovated a house for them and built a huge house so they can stay with us, last year I counted 14 stayed for a 2 weeks. Known them since 2002 when I first visited them.
    I have forgot what this thread is about now, oh yes do you live in the Philippines. Yes I do. :)
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  10. Weekender
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    Weekender New Member

    Crikey Jim, you must be a very patient and easy going guy....
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  11. Mattecube
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    Mattecube Glad i did it Trusted Member

    first post ........straight in good on you fella!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. oss
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    oss Not Here

    I very much like Ana's family and many of them have stayed with us for extended periods of time over the years, it's only Ana herself that I have a problem with :)
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  13. Jim
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    Jim Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    No problem with my In-laws, just the idiotic drivers we have in Dumaguete and their lack of respect of safety, they really push my patience. How can you have a front head-lamp colored red and a rear one blue, only in the Philippines.
  14. OTT
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    OTT Active Member

    That’s great that you have family that you enjoy being with so much . Nice to hear about how much you love living there .
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  15. Via
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    Via Member

    Biliran island!!!
  16. DJB
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    DJB Active Member

    How about the "hows my driving" stickers on the back off most vehicles ??

    :lol:
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  17. Bootsonground
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    Bootsonground Well-Known Member

    If you want to waste your time and money DJB let us know how you got on!!
    You never know!

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