Tagged: safety

Info and articles on safety in the Philippines and around Asia.

Treating Molluscum Contagiosum STD

So when I first moved to the Philippines I lived in Angeles City for 5 months before moving on to Manila and Cebu. I had read online that lots of guys were banging girls in Angeles without a condom and most were saying they never caught anything. I decided, perhaps unwisely, to not wrap up with some bargirls from the more established bars as they get weekly checkups. With freelancers or smaller short time bars I would use protection. My rule at the time was basically if...

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,...

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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...

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...

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...

Getting Sick in Cambodia

Getting Sick in Cambodia

Sihanoukville (aka Snooky) is not a place you ever want to need medical attention. Granted you never WANT to need medical attention, but Snooky is the nut worst place in South East Asia to need it. Just My Luck Getting Sick in Cambodia After getting my leg bandaged at the best spot Snooky had to offer (CT clinic) I hadn’t been back for a few months. Then one day I was extremely sick with flu like symptoms and stayed in bed for most of the day. When...

Police Scams in Asia

Police Scams in Asia?

I’ve been lucky enough to not get caught up in any police scams in Asia the past 3 years. In fact I have had almost no dealings with the police at all. In Sihanoukville one time a cop came in and I was walking through the bar to leave and Cute Hotel Chic jokingly told him I had drugs. Wasn’t really a joke I thought was very funny and I let her know that later, but the cop didn’t do anything. My other two encounters with...

Bar chat with an expat in Cambodia

Bar Chat with an Expat in Cambodia

When I first got to Sihanoukville I had a really long and informative chat with a western expat girl named Nero.  She was a 30ish year old lesbian from Finland who had lived in Snooky for a while. She dealt poker games at a local bar and her pay was a quarter out of every hand she dealt.  Considering how slow moving drunken bar games are her pay was not very much. We chatted for almost 2 hours which is a really long time for an...