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Info and articles relating (if loosely) to Filipino culture.

Bareback, Condoms, STDs & HIV in Philippines / SE Asia

I have been living in South East Asia for around 4 years now and had lots of unprotected sex in that time. When I first moved here I was living in Cambodia and always wearing condoms with working girls. Then as time went on it was ‘well I don’t see her working much so I will try without.’ Or ‘she is really hot I’ll make an exception.’ Eventually I pretty much forgot condoms even existed. I really don’t care about growing to be 70 years...

Experiences with Bad Doctors in the Philippines

I do a fair amount of google doctoring here because I don’t really trust doctors in the Philippines. One time¬†I had an STD called molluscum contagiosum and 2 doctors misdiagnosed it as herpes. The 2nd doctor that did this hadn’t even seen what I had. I told him I had ‘some bumps’ and he pulls up a google image search of herpes and starts pointing at it saying this is what I have. I was 100% sure I did not have herpes at this point,...

Morning After Pill in the Philippines (Nordette Method)

So nobody told me the morning after pill isn’t sold in the Philippines ūüėÄ As long time blog readers will know I mostly set up a home base in Thailand and go to PI¬†for visa runs. In Thailand you can buy the morning after pill over the counter, ‘Madonna’ or ‘Postinor’ brands, costs 40 baht ($1.13) for the box of 2 pills. The girl takes one as¬†soon as possible, and the next 12 hours later. I’ve had many a ThaiCupid or Thaifriendly girl just tell...

Getting Laid on Sinulog

Most readers already know this, but for those that don’t I am not into partying or discos and have zero clue how to pick up a girl in one.¬†Well over this past weekend in Cebu they had ‘Sinulog’ which basically means half the city is a giant disco, so I didn’t have much choice. BikiniPhotoSafari Sinulog on Flickr It’s a religious festival held every year on the third weekend¬†of January.¬†The main day was Sunday but the entire weekend was just nuts. The closest thing I...

4 Annoying Things About Filipina Girls

I love Pinays (obviously) but sometimes they ask you to do the most pointless things just to inconvenience you so that you will show that you care. I posted before about how I’m becoming more selfish and impatient the longer I’m in Asia. Back home if a girl asked me to do anything for them and it might result in me getting laid¬†I would jump to do it. But after being spoiled living in the Philippines even simple stuff is¬†a burden that I don’t want...

Does Living in Asia Turn You Into a Jerk?

I can already notice myself changing since living in the Philippines (and Cambodia and Thailand before that). Overall I am a very polite person that tries to always be respectful to others, even strangers.¬†I¬†can be a selfish bastard in some ways, but there are certain standard things I always try to do that are just general courtesies that everyone should do. But living in Asia is changing me.¬† So many of the people here are so rude in various ways that you can’t help but...

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How Not to Get Locked up Abroad

Asia is a really weird place when it comes to laws, or better yet lawlessness. There are all sorts of laws and¬†some ridiculously stiff penalties… but do they even uphold these laws? Prostitution Take prostitution for example. In any country you go to in Asia it¬†will technically be illegal. Yet they all have their red light districts that are packed every night. They don’t even try to hide it. Burgos Street in Makati is right in the nicest area of the Philippines. Bangkok has Soi...

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Dumb Laws in the Philippines

Every country has lots of stupid laws so this really isn’t anything different than the rest of the world. You can find plenty of idiotic laws in different states and counties all over the US also.¬†Having said that Pinoys have to put up with some strange¬†ones. Prison for Women Cheating on Husbands I think many people are aware that cheating on your married partner is illegal in the Philippines, but some may not know that it is basically ‘more illegal’ for a woman to do...

Why Are Filipinos so Lazy?

Every culture has lazy people, but there sure do seem to be a lot more lazy Filipinos.  I think the easiest way to notice this is to see how much they hate to walk anywhere. I once got on a jeepney that was close to empty.  After I got on a 30ish year old woman got on and we waited 10+ minutes for it to fill up. Now the jeep started to go and before we had even traveled 200 yards she asked the driver...

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Do Filipinos Eat Dog?

‘Asians Eat Dog Har Har Har!’ – we’ve all heard that stereotypical joke at some point.¬† Tell some corny person that you ate at a Chinese restaurant and you are just totally setting him up for some hilarious eating dog joke. So far in my three years in Asia there has only been one time where I have ever even heard anyone mention eating dog.¬† It was back in Cambodia. A¬†mototaxi guy who showed me around when I first arrived asked me if I wanted...

Why Filipinos Are Annoying Neighbors

Despite being a cheapskate one thing that I don’t mind overpaying for when living in the Philippines is accommodation. On top of being in a better location and not signing a 6+ month lease there is another hidden perk – no noisy Filipino neighbors. When you overpay for an apartment you are mostly going to live next to other expats. They are generally old guys that keep to themselves and don’t make much noise. Can’t really beat that for a¬†neighbor. Not only can most Filipinos...

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...

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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...

Why You Gotta Be So Rude Filipinos?

A curious thing about life in the Philippines is how the people can be so friendly, and yet so rude all at the same time. If you are having a conversation with someone they are likely to be very happy to talk to you and very kind.  But out in the day to day world when you are running errands you will see people doing rude things all the time.  Some of it is a lack of awareness of their surroundings, other stuff is just plain rudeness. The lack...