Category: Philippines

Do You Need to Learn Tagalog? (2+2 Forum Fight)

This is an easy question for me, and if you follow this blog and think you will lead a life similar to mine when  then clearly the answer is no. Learning Tagalog would have almost no tangible benefit on my lifestyle. It may impress a few girls, but for the most part girls are happy to talk...

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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...

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Picking Up Korean Girls in Cebu

If you aren’t aware there are tons of Korean girls in Cebu (and guys). They’re around college aged and come over to study English because it’s a lot cheaper in the Philippines than Korea, and it’s an English speaking country not far from home. Even though the majority of the Korean girls I have seen weren’t that...

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...

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Last Weekend in Cebu

I don’t usually like to meet up with people from the internet.  For one I am not a fan of ‘going out’ and don’t want to invite some dude over to my place. I also am just awkward as hell when I do go out and don’t want to weird up someone else’s night.  But from time...

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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...

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...

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Transportation in the Philippines

One of the great things about living in the Philippines is that there are so many options for cheap public transportation. Romantic rickshaw bike ride with Date in Asia chick I really don’t ever see the need for owning your own car or motorbike here.  It would be a bit more convenient I suppose, but overall not...

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Best Country in Asia to Live?

Summing up my other posts comparing which is the best country in Asia to live. South East Asia that is, assuming you want to get away from boring westernized developed countries. Overall those three are pretty similar and all great fun, but there are some major differences that make each different. Choosing which one is best for...

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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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. ...