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Old 07-27-2011, 01:39 PM   #2341
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Walking down Makati Ave around 9pm.. old drunk guy runs at me from the side and yells "hey" and takes a running punch at me. Hits me in the jaw, I am stunned. 2 seconds later I look at him he looks at me and then a guard and runs away.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:30 PM   #2342
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Walking down Makati Ave around 9pm.. old drunk guy runs at me from the side and yells "hey" and takes a running punch at me. Hits me in the jaw, I am stunned. 2 seconds later I look at him he looks at me and then a guard and runs away.
That's such a rarity.

I would say that's not gonna happen but yeah. I would say he hits like a 9 year old girl, what's that, osteoporosis getting the better of ya?
Then I'd probably double cross him with the cops so he could learn. Nah I'm not like that but anyway.
That's very unfortunate.

It's just **** that would or could happen anywhere else. I, in general, think foreigners are very reserved here. Or was he filipino? It's way out of character either way.
Sorry this happened, especially in Makati ave.

I'd think he mistook you for someone else. I mean. It's the whole race thing sometimes. Ex used to say "hey he looks exactly like you" when it's nowhere close, understand?
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:37 PM   #2343
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Actually for LTR..I don't give a ****. They might resemble the hunchback of notre dame as long as they're
-Honest
-Smart
-Having enough cash in their ****ing purse
and capable of retarded conversation obviously

I know what I want now. And I salute everyone who said to get away from my girl. I was being noble but it ****ing cost me.

I agree with most of the points PITom made.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:41 PM   #2344
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Yo anyone going KoRn on Aug 10? PM if you wanna join up.

As a side note..

It's Araneta Coliseum in Cubao obviously. Did any of you go to a crowded event there?
I mean

PATRON(103&101) STANDING (Reserved Seating) 4755
PATRON SEATED (Reserved Seating) 4755
LOWER BOX(200 & 201) (Reserved Seating) 4225
LOWER BOX(202 - 215) (Reserved Seating) 3700
UPPER BOX A (Reserved Seating) 2640
UPPER BOX B 1585
GENERAL ADMISSION 530

What the **** is a seated ticket on a rock/metal concert. What is general admission. Just ship a mosh pit goddamnit
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:43 PM   #2345
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Walking down Makati Ave around 9pm.. old drunk guy runs at me from the side and yells "hey" and takes a running punch at me. Hits me in the jaw, I am stunned. 2 seconds later I look at him he looks at me and then a guard and runs away.
can't say anything here but lol
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:08 PM   #2346
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Or just use your VISA/card, however most ATMs here cap daily cashouts at p10K and most of the time there'll be a $5 fee, plus currency conversion. It's tricky to withdraw a lot of cash with foreign credit cards from unfamiliar banks.
the BDO atms i used in SM Fairview had a 50k daily cap.

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Old 07-28-2011, 12:38 AM   #2347
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A pretty good rule of thumb (anywhere, but maybe especially Philippines) is just to never, ever, EVER, date a girl with a kid. I don't care how good she looks. I saw a Canadian friend of mine get had by a Philippine girl (in China, oddly enough), and now he's married to her. She convinced him to move to Phil and buy an apartment there, too, where he lives with her and her kid (and her mother, too at one point). Last I heard she had a "really good opportunity" working on a cruise ship for a year. And he's just chilling in Phil looking after her kid.

Summary: Has a kid == is HIV positive, as far as dating suitability goes. Lots of girls out there, why choose one with a kid?

Edit: btw, the "Philippine Kid Scam" has been around for a long time, Bobby Fischer's estate was even claimed by some random girl in the Philippines (he was exhumed, surprise surprise, it wasn't his kid).
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:58 AM   #2348
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fanapathy, try online dating for a while. It's not so easy at first but once you develop a solid routine you'll learn that Manila is one of the best cities in the world for meeting girls. Hit me up and I'll give you some tips.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:18 AM   #2349
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fanapathy, try online dating for a while. It's not so easy at first but once you develop a solid routine you'll learn that Manila is one of the best cities in the world for meeting girls. Hit me up and I'll give you some tips.
There's a lot of crucial points about girls on this page now.

Yeah I was getting into online dating when I met my ex. Put up an alright profile on OKCupid just to try, got a decent amount of interest.
Would be great to get some tips, also for IRL for that matter. Enough with needy girls, I hate it. Being with them feels like a giant paralyzing leech on my back.

To share a little bit more that might help someone else,
I tricked myself using logic to believe ex was wealthy. Met in a high end place with p500 entrance, which with reputation on the line would weed out most prostitutes and poor girls. She was familiar with all high end areas and activities. Had a decent place with nice furniture. Was gladly paying for my stuff.

Now all this was obviously because she'd broken up with her ex a month before and it's a good time to bring up this controversial point:

Stop donating to the poor (girls), you are only making matters worse. You are just helping them become a much more dishonest lazy materialistic bitch
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:44 AM   #2350
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Going after ones who are upper educated and independent IE professional types accountants, lawyers, business ladies etc... (student is ok if they have enough support structure to know they won't treat you like a payday) or have families that are independent/middle class is a big help. The mentality here can be ruthless, it's not just the girls but the families will hit them up at every chance if they don't have much and think of her foreign bf as a ATM. Problem is most of these well off types are going to be on the conservative side of things and I doubt you would meet one at a bar or would be "closing the deal" within a few dates.

There are exceptions to every rule tho obviously, some from poor backgrounds are amazing girls but the problem is the mentality of the families here that if they can't provide for themselves, whoever has money in the family is supposed to be responsible for everything. It can work out but you really got put your foot down and make things clear from the get go that your not an ATM, you'll see their true colors. Creates a lot of conflict if your girl will be expected to provide for everyone (sadly this is the reason behind a lot of failed relationships out here) which is why it's great if you can find one with a family who is already set on making their own way. It does workout sometimes for guys here that don't follow this but it's the minority.

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Old 07-28-2011, 09:51 AM   #2351
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$3.6k
WOW, that would get you a superb apartment in most cities in Sweden with everything prepaid and a night life better than the most. I never thought of my country as being cheap to survive in, now I understand why so many indians come to study here lol.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:57 AM   #2352
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Yes it is true that when a girl has a perceived rich BF then family thinks that their lottery ticket finally hit, and obviously I cannot relate to the amount of pressure and expectations some of these girls have from their family. And I cannot relate to how it's like being pushed into going abroad and work as a prostitute for the family. I'm sure it's a retarded heavy burden.

Ex was pretty much cast out after a while from her family, I told her at once "Hey your ATM is over there (pointing at older expat). If you wanna hang with me, never ever ask me anything. Especially for your family."
That was apparently fine but some of these girls think you might fall in love over time and snapdonate your life savings, they just won't give up.
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:03 PM   #2353
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To go off-tangent from girls to food, while I'm not the biggest fan ever of local food, you can't just eat at any random local restaurant and expect it to do Filipino food justice. I would say you should eat at a better place like Cafe Juanita, Abe, or Fely J's and then if you still don't like it that's quite fair.
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:11 PM   #2354
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btw, aren't the Philippine people with Chinese (and Spanish?) blood usually middle to upper class? Why not just put "speaks Chinese" under your dating profile online? That might weed out quite a few, and it's hard to fake obviously.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:55 PM   #2355
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i know you need a vpn to watch netflix on the comp, does anyone know if netflix works on ps3 or xbox without having a vpn?
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