Author: Dante

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My Bankroll for Poker in Asia

I moved to Asia with $5800 3 years ago.  It took a couple weeks to get set up again for online poker in Asia (PokerStars was banned in the US on ‘Black Friday’), and with initial moving costs I was down to around $3500 pretty quick. Your first few weeks in any new city will be the most expensive, and while I was pretty good at saving money some things just can’t be avoided. Luckily I started off in Sihanoukville, Cambodia which is super cheap for digital nomad...

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Prices of Barfines in the Philippines

Barfines in the Philippines can be bit confusing and vary in price (see below for Angeles, Cebu and Manila). Interestingly the first Google hit for barfine / bar fine pertains to the Philippines. From Urban dictionary, it’s the money paid to a bar to take a girl out or home with you, as compensation for them not being there to work, waitressing or dancing. This avoids the legality issue of prostitution: Some bars call it an ‘early work release’ instead of a barfine to keep it even more ambiguous. Everyone...

‘Gray Area’ Girls in the Philippines

One of the toughest things about trying to hook up with girls in the Philippines is figuring out if they want money or not. When it’s not immediately clear either way I call these ‘gray area girls’. There are some expats in the Philippines that just assume that every girl wants money and give them ‘taxi money’ before they leave. That really isn’t a bad strategy because so many girls here are hoping for something extra.  However I have some reasons why I don’t like this, and being a cheap...

Sexy Filipinas!

So I was playing around with Google keyword planner and apparently ‘sexy Filipinas‘ gets searched in Google thousands of times a month. ‘Filipinas‘ over a hundred thousand. What is it that makes Filipinas so sexy?  Why are they known around the world as such great lovers?  They really aren’t any more attractive than other races of women. Some say they aren’t particularly pretty at all compared to other Asian girls. Yet they still have a great reputation from many men that have been with them. Why...

Filipina Dating Site Scams

It’s pretty common sense not to send money to Pinays on the internet. Since getting money out me is like blood from a stone, I haven’t really fell victim to any Filipina dating site scams. Some have tried but I just move on to the next girl. As a guy in this reader’s submission on Stickman blog says, ‘drop her like a hot potato‘. He wrote about a guy scammed out of $10k in Australia. I guess it’s easier to get scammed if you’re not currently living in the Philippines. Pinalove is one...

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Live in Cambodia for $600 a Month

Sihanoukville was the cheapest place I’ve lived. Going by what I spent there, I’d say a westerner could live in Cambodia (Sihanoukville or elsewhere) comfortably on $600/month. Entry to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap is around $30 My expenses were around $850 a month when I lived there for 7 months, but if I went back I think I could cut that down further. Since Snooky was the first place I settled down in after the US I was in holiday mode and went a bit above...

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Filipina Ladyboys (#nohomo)

If you are a fan of ladyboys (transgender women) then anywhere in Asia will be great for you and the Philippines is no different. If I wanted to I could easily have free sex with Filipina ladyboys nonstop every day. Any guy could and it would not be hard at all. That moment when you use a pic of a Thai instead of Filipina ladyboy to get more clicks It is almost impossible to walk by a Thai, Cambodian or Filipina ladyboy and not have them...

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4 Thailand Ebooks To Read

If you visit or move to Thailand – or anywhere in South East Asia really – you’re going to be tempted with so many girls and will need to know how to handle it.  They’re easily available. You may say to yourself that you aren’t the type of guy that would ever go with a hooker, but in Asia it’s different.  These aren’t drugged out skanks standing on a street corner. These are girls that have little opportunity in life and just want to get...

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. There are even entire websites about it e.g. Philippines Scams....

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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...

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‘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...

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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...