Author: Dante

Your Filipina Girlfriend is Cheating

If you’re reading this you’re probably wondering if your Filipina girlfriend is cheating on you. Is she the sweet angel you thought she was? Now, I really think that Filipina women would make great wives overall.  They are very loving and caring women that would be great to live with and do their best to make you happy.  Filipinas are also great with kids. However I am not sure that I could ever trust one to be faithful. Your Filipina Girlfriend is Cheating – Pro Tips I know...

Scams in the Philippines?

Before moving to Angeles I had read about many different types of scams in the Philippines so I was expecting a few to be attempted on me. Lots of them involve girls lying to the police and trying to extort money from foreigners but luckily none of those have happened to me yet. I’m sure that does happen from time to time, but not as much as some guys on certain expat message boards would like you to believe. 99% Sure this was a Scam This...

Asian Poker Tour - Poker in the Philippines

Relocating for Poker in the Philippines

After the US shut down PokerStars and the main online poker sites on Black Friday I found myself playing live everyday in casinos and it was awful.  No chicks looked like this. Via the Asian Poker Tour, which visits Cebu and Manila every year I didn’t have the bankroll for it and the swings were to much.  Not to mention that live poker is super boring after you have been multitabling online for years. I had a few life choices, I could either continue hating...

Filipino time

‘Filipino Time’

Filipino time is something you just have to put up with living in the Philippines. Examples of Filipino Time If you aren’t aware of what Filipino time is it basically means expect everyone to be late for everything.  A Filipina explains it here. It doesn’t always work out that way, and sometimes they are actually on time, but if you are supposed to meet someone at 7 and show up at 7:15 expect to wait another half hour before they arrive. Waiting for Bible Study to...

living in manila

Pros & Cons of Living in Manila

Before I moved to Asia I was dead set on living in Manila. Since arriving, I haven’t spent more than 10 days straight in the city. There are certain nice things about it and if I had more money then maybe I would give it more of a shot.  But when I am there I feel like I am spending more money to have less free time. Pros of Living in Manila The capital city of any country will always have lots of advantages.  Not...

Sexy Pinays and the Games They Play

Sexy Pinays (shorthand for ‘Filipina’) are my favorite women on the planet.  They are very fun, like to joke, and are always smiling and having a good time.  Easy to talk to and just great to hang out with overall.  The problem though is actually meeting up with them. Sometimes they can be so frustrating flaking at the last minute that you just want to scream at them…… but you must keep your cool if you want things to work out. Sexy Pinay A I had...

charles schwab moving to the philippines

Charles Schwab Account = No ATM Fees

If you’re from the US this is probably the best advice you can receive before moving abroad.  Getting a Charles Schwab account (at the time of writing only open to Americans) will make living in the Philippines or anywhere else so much easier for you. They refund all ATM fees even internationally.  Put all of your money in that account and have no worries about fees. Before moving to the Philippines I never had any idea how awful banks are.  Now that I have moved abroad I...

Can I Bring a Friend?

‘Can I Bring My Friend?’

Filipina women hate to go anywhere alone.  They always want to bring a friend with them and this will often include when they hang out with you.  To me this absolutely ruins the idea of hanging out with them. Not only does it make it much harder for you to achieve your goal on that night, it will be awkward and boring and you may never see the girl again. I understand why a girl I barely know would want to bring a friend, but I...

Filipina girls fall in love

Ones That Got Away

Filipina girls can fall in love so fast and it’s hard to keep them from doing so. I don’t like having serious relationships here for that reason. Filipina girls are so sweet and all they are looking is for someone to be kind to them and take care of them, and I can be kind but I don’t want the responsibility of taking care of someone else.  So while losing a chance with a girl really only means I lost out on one night or a short...

pattaya budget entertainment

My Pattaya Budget Breakdown

My monthly Pattaya budget was higher than any city I’ve lived in so far.  I spent ~$1200 which doesn’t sound like much, but it’s 33% more than I spend living in the Philippines or Cambodia. I’m sure if I lived there long term I could get costs down to around $1100/month.  I doubt I could have gone any lower then that and enjoyed life though.  The main problem with Pattaya is that the ‘entertainment’ is a lot more expensive than in say Angeles City or Sihanoukville. In...

gyms in angeles

Main 2 Gyms in Angeles City

Not a lot of options for good gyms in Angeles as it’s a small town. The main thing that sucks about most gyms here is that they don’t use the aircon so it is like working out in a sauna. There are two Angeles gyms that I know do use the aircon, but they don’t really use it as much as they should.Still these are the best gyms in Angeles City so if you need a place to work out you probably can’t beat them. It...

Safety in Cambodia

Safety in Cambodia

So overall I was in Cambodia for almost a year and saw one act of violence in my entire stay. I was at the beach when I see a western girl going crazy yelling at a tuk-tuk driver.  She was pushing him and her boyfriend was there yelling some also.  There were also about 20 other tuk-tuk drivers creeping closer and closer and it looked like things were going to get ugly quick. Apparently they were claiming he sold them fake drugs and they wanted their money back.  He...

ladyboys in cebu

Ladyboys in Cebu City

Finding ladyboys in Cebu is not hard at all.  There are a couple of key spots to go where many of them frequent, but in reality they are all over the island. In your day to day life you are sure to see quite a few out and about.  They will probably say hi to you or at the least stare at you.  Just go up and chat them up and they will be very glad to make your acquaintance. Ayala Mall This is the...

Living in Cebu

Living in Cebu – Pros & Cons

My first time in Cebu I absolutely hated it.  I just had an unlucky first week and it made me hate the city.  I had come from Angeles City and thought the traffic in Cebu was terrible. I thought everything was too far apart and you wasted to much time getting from one place to another.  Just everything went wrong and I vowed to never come back. I’m glad I broke that vow because now it is one of my favorite cities in the world. ...