Get More Bang For Your Buck in Asia Ebook
This ebook details how I live on around $1k/month in the Philippines and around South East Asia. Whether you’re on a short trip or making a permanent move, this should help you out with budgeting and getting more bang for your buck – with chapters on apartments, banking, food, and of course girls.
Get More Bang For Your Buck In Asia
Chapter 4: ‘Entertainment’
Anyone who has read my blog knows that when I say ‘entertainment’ I mean girls. I don’t really do anything other than work online, watch TV, go get food, roam a mall, and have a girl over.
That is it, so that is the extent of my entertainment costs. Luckily most actual entertainment options are pretty cheap in Asia so you can still have a low entertainment budget and do things.
A movie will be about $3 in Angeles City and $4 or $5 at a nicer theater in Cebu. Things like nature parks, ziplines, and other outdoor activities are all really cheap also.
If you want to go to those places or take a date there it won’t be that costly for you. Though the more touristy of a spot it is the higher the prices will be. One place I found really cool was the ‘Snake House’ in Sihanoukville.
I love snakes and crocodiles and they had lots of very venomous snakes there. Cobras, Puff Adders, I had seen them on so many nature documentaries and it was cool to see them in person. Great value for $3.
But this is my book and my ‘entertainment’ so lets switch the discussion to what I spend my money on. If you are some feminist who bought this off Amazon…. hi :).
First lets get the cities where I mostly go on ‘dates’ and not with working girls out of the way – Cebu and Manila. I am not saying I will never go with a working girl there, but I mostly try to focus on non pros.
You wanna know what is awesome? When the restaurant that most girls want to eat at is a cheap fast food place. Can you imagine asking a girl in the western world where she wants to eat and having her say McDonald’s?
Well in the Philippines girls will want to eat at their version of McDonald’s which is Jollibee. I remember when I first was trying to meet girls off dating sites and I was trying to impress this girl in Subic.
I was offering to take her to a really nice Mexican place that would have cost 3x as much as Jollibee. I could tell she didn’t seem to thrilled about it and asked where she wanted to go. She said Jollibee. And 90% of girls since have said Jollibee.
Of course I love this, but at first I felt like offering a girl Jollibee was going to give off the impression that I was a cheap bastard (like I am.) Now I realize that they don’t care, they love Jollibee.
The way I phrase this is to say something like: ‘How about I get us some dinner, do you want me to go to xxxx, Jolilbee, or xxxx.’ They almost always say Jollibee.
That way I am not looking like a cheap bastard, and the girl will get what she wants as will I. A win win all around.
Another plus about getting a condo in a good location is that girls will know where it is so you can meet them nearby and sometimes avoid paying a taxi. Most girls have no problem taking a jeep as long as they know the route, they have been taking jeeps all their lives.
There are some stuck up girls that won’t take a jeep, and then you just gotta pay their taxi, luckily they are cheap. I generally just try and have the girl meet at my condo, but most guys want to meet them out first.
Being centrally located will give you nice meeting spots and you have an easy excuse to go back to your apartment to ‘charge your phone’ or ‘check an email’ which a girl will say OK to as long as you seem safe.
You can even take girls out for drinks here and not have it get to costly, though in Manila lots of the clubs have covers. And again drinks are always overpriced so this will hurt your entertainment budget some.
But overall dates are quite cheap. The times that I am going with working girls are when the entertainment budget gets higher, but you also don’t need to rent as nice of a condo to ‘show off’ to working girls.
In a city like Angeles, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh, or Pattaya you are going to be going with working girls. If you are anti hookers then don’t even bother with those places. But (most) hookers in Asia are not the drugged out skanks you see in the ghettos in western world cities. Have an open mind, I bet you end up going with some.
The easiest way to keep your hooker budget down is to not go into girly bars and barfine girls. There are so many freelancers around that there is no reason to do it, unless you find some stunningly beautiful girl in a girly bar. That is not likely to happen though.
In Angeles City you can easily get a freelancer for 1000 pesos or less. A barfine will cost you something like 2500 and usually you should give a tip of up to 500 pesos. Better be a damn hot girl if I am paying 3x.
The only time I ever barfined a girl in the Philippines is when I first arrived to Asia and was moving to Cambodia the next day. She was very hot, exactly my type, and I wanted to get one really hot Pinay in before I left.
When I moved back and lived there for 3 years I paid no barfines. The highest amounts I paid were 1800 to a freelancer in Manila, 1700 to a freelancer in Cebu, and everything else was 1000 pesos or less.
A guy on a vacation may want to go to a girly bar and pay 3k to a really hot girl because he doesn’t have much time, and there is a real sense of urgency. When you live here there is no sense of urgency.
Those two freelancers that I gave over 1k to were very hot and I was happy to pay them more. But unless a girl is a standout I see no reason to overpay. I can find something tomorrow or the next day.
And every city I have lived in I have ended up with some girls who became regular visitors that would come for 500 pesos for a quick BJ. To me this is the best way to do it.
Have a new girl over, when she ticks all your boxes and you know you want to see her again be nice and kind to her and then explain that you can’t afford to pay 1000 each time, but if she can just stop by for 20 minutes you will give her 500.
Most girls see the value in this, a guaranteed 500 for 20 minutes is better than spending all night at some bar to go with a random stranger for 1000. One of my 500 girls regularly asked for 2k or more at J-Ave in Cebu, so don’t think that these are bottom of the barrel girls just because they eventually agree to come cheaply.
Pay the higher price at first, be someone they feel safe with, and then you can get a cheaper price.
There’s another 7400 words in the full ebook! I’ll be constantly updating it with more money saving tips.