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Info and articles related to, or aimed at, expats in the Philippines.

UK’s ‘Most Married Man’ Marrying a Filipina for his 9th Wife

Quite a funny story popped up my on Facebook feed last week I thought I’d share. So much gold. Cristel Marquez, 26, with Ron Sheppard, 68 So Ron Sheppard is known as Britain’s most married man. He’s had 8 wives, starting off with five white chicks and moving onto Asians he met on his holidays, including a Singaporean chick, a Thai, then a Filipina. Marrying a Filipina (Again) Pictured above is his new Filipina fiancée Cristel, who Ron will marry as soon as the divorce...

Which Sexpat Travel Blogs Should You Believe?

Recently a new Philippines sexpat blog popped up by a guy who has had a Thailand red light blog for awhile. I have read some of his Thai stuff before and never found anything that I thought was too off base, but maybe I just don’t know Thailand well enough to notice. While this post will seem like ‘attacking’ this new blog, it is more using it as an example of how you can tell if you should trust a blog or website or not. This...

Day In The Life of a Bangkok Expat

Well so far my Bangkok trip has been a bit of a bore. I got a UTI right in the middle of it and it took me out of any action for quite some time. Because I have no other life I am still trolling ThaiFriendly, ThaiCupid and the malls looking for future bangs once the meds do their thing. But other then that I have been doing nothing. Finally yesterday I had a semi interesting day for a day in the life post. Nothing...

Men’s Stories About Living in Asia on Blogs / Forums

Before I moved to Asia I spent a lot of time reading sexpat messageboards and blogs about Asia and the Philippines. Trip reports of other guys’ experiences banging girls, whether from dating sites or bars. Bangkok Gogo dancer via Club Electric Blue Lots of guys were sharing their stories, and many of theirs have turned out to be way different than mine. Some of them are just obvious BS the guys were making up, others may have actually been true. I’ll start with some of the more outlandish ones...

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 in English and it’s not hard to have a conversation. With Facebook and Youtube and so much American culture here most girls know enough English to have a conversation. Older people...

locked up asia abroad

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...

korean girls in cebu

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 hot from time to time you will see a hot one. Most look more like above right (Korean girls in Cebu’s IT Park, via MyCebuPhotoBlog.com) than the model type you...

How to move abroad

How to Move Abroad – Ask 5000 Questions

I really don’t know how anyone could have made the move abroad before the internet.  It is already kind of hard and confusing and takes getting used to, but without the knowledge I learned reading up on Asia I never would have had a chance. How to Move Abroad – Tips The key is figuring out who you can trust and who you can’t, and that takes some getting used to. These are my three #protips for researching how how to move abroad. Message Boards are...

Retiring in the Philippines

Why Everyone’s Retiring in the Philippines

If you take a trip to the Philippines there will be something about the expats that stands out. They are old. There are lots of retired expats all over Asia but in the Philippines there is definitely a much higher percentage of old expats then young expats. There are entire online magazines about it like RetireToThePhilippines.com. That’s because retiring in the Philippines has many advantages. Retiring in the Philippines – Top 3 Reasons In any South East Asian country the cost of living is quite low so...

Moody expats running a business in the Philippines

Expats Running a Business in the Philippines

Something I have noticed here is that many stressed out western business owners treat their staff very badly. They pay them terrible wages and then get mad and yell at them over small things, and often threaten them with their jobs. Actually I’ve seen this in both Cambo and Phils. Grumpy westerners in Cambodia When I lived in Sihanoukville there was a girl who worked at my hotel Smile Guesthouse who also worked nights at the ice cream shop.  During slow season there were few customers...

How to ride a jeepney in the Philippines

How to Ride a Jeepney in the Philippines

While most people living in the Philippines may not ever step foot in a jeepney there are some that will. If you are like me and like good value then it’s hard to find better value than getting from point A to point B for only 20 cents. Even though taxis are cheap here they still cost 10x to 20x as much as jeeps do.  If you find yourself staying near a popular jeepney route it can be really cheap and easy to use them. How to...

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...