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Happening in Manchester - Filipino Food Festival

Discussion in 'Culture and Food' started by Drunken Max, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Aromulus
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    Aromulus The Don Staff Member


    Load of rubbish.

    My lot, well grown up, adore my wife.

    I cannot imagine on what research, if any, you base that assumption.

    You seem to be very scared of commitment..............
  2. Stellar
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    Stellar BANNED AGAIN

    it's not EVERY example of course and I myself know several guys who have maintained good relations with their children back home as well of others, that haven't. Fractured relations or no relations at all with grown-up children back home is one of the ongoing cliches of the Philippines expat forums. Obviously, when your 65 year old dad decides to sell everything up and go over to the other side of the world to take up with somebody who grew up on a mountain rice farm and who is 40 years younger than they are, and who they met off the internet on some dating website, then all sorts of alarm bells are going to start ringing.
  3. HaloHalo
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    HaloHalo Administrator Staff Member

    Is the cliche of just Philippine expat forums or could this be the case of any expat forum would you say?
  4. Markham
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    Markham . Lifetime Member

    Possibly one reason could be that the newly-retired parent is sick to the back teeth of his idle offspring who at thirty-something should have ceased being reliant on his wallet, got a job and left home years ago. But haven't. Or maybe they are widowers who are frightened about what the future holds for them and want love and companionship in their advancing years. Both are more valid reasons than any bedpost-notcher can muster.
  5. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    my oldest--my daughter age 47 this year, hasnt had anything to do with me for 30+ years, neither has my youngest..son age 40. nothing to do with my choice of wife--just their choice of religion.

    my older son--42 and his wife--30 something--get on very well with my wife., but they were very concerned about it all when i first told them early on in our relationship.
  6. Markham
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    Markham . Lifetime Member

    Conversations similar to this used to be often dragged-up by Whippy on a Cebu-centric forum that he frequents/frequented - conversations which often resulted in him being given an involuntary 'holiday'. That particular forum is now under new ownership and has recently closed its section where foreign politics could be discussed (but Philippine political discussions remain welcome) and also its Dirty Kitchen - which Keith used as the model he proposed to Sean for this place. As a result, that forum appears to be a more inclusive, family-friendly place.
  7. Mattecube
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    Mattecube Glad i did it Trusted Member

    You have to balance Dad/Mum being happy with oh there goes possibly my inheritance, you are only here once, life is not a rehearsal. Dad has worked long and hard for what he has Dad is lucid its down to the couple whos relationship it is to carry on and get on with it be happy youre a long time dead!
    Maybe Dad has the balls to be adventurous and have a second life why not? Good luck to him and them why should it be ridiculed. Work to live not live to work be happy.
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  8. bigmac
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    also--what if dad gets old--and senile and lonely-and wants to come and live with son/ daughter ?

    better to let the old codger have a nice young wife to keep him warm at night.
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  9. Davids
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    Davids Member

    Personally I love the food in phils my fiance is a great cook and I've even learned to cook some myself adobo and inasal are my favourite. it's a shame I ain't Seen no Filipino restaurants in the UK
  10. HaloHalo
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    HaloHalo Administrator Staff Member

    There’s Cora’s in Manchester if you’re in the vicinity. There is one or two in London I believe.
  11. Davids
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    Davids Member

    Ah ok I'm in Bedfordshire I'm nearer to London then Manchester. I heard alot of bad talk about Filipino food but personally I love it the street food don't always agree with me haha but like any where in Asia you need to have a open mind and respect there way
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  12. HaloHalo
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    Yep. First time I went I tried things that I thought Id never eat as my palate is quite limited. I’m not into pork so much so that cuts a lot of filipino dishes out for me.
  13. Mattecube
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    Mattecube Glad i did it Trusted Member

    spot on!
  14. Drunken Max
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    Drunken Max Active Member Trusted Member

    I must try that
  15. Drunken Max
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    Drunken Max Active Member Trusted Member

    I find they use too much of the fat for me. I feel my arse getting bigger with every bite
  16. HaloHalo
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  17. missQT
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    missQT Member

    Anyone going in this event today? We will be there☺️
  18. Sanders
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    Sanders Banned

    How did this go? What was the grub like?

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