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Old 09-29-2012, 12:22 PM   #4951
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

Random question: How hard would it be for an expat to get into a University in the Philippines?

I sometimes think about going back to school for a Computer Science degree, but it's hard to justify taking on more student loans (I still owe $25K). Since English is so widely spoken in the Philippines and since the cost of living is so cheap, I've often wondered if studying in the Philippines is an option.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:51 PM   #4952
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Random question: How hard would it be for an expat to get into a University in the Philippines?

I sometimes think about going back to school for a Computer Science degree, but it's hard to justify taking on more student loans (I still owe $25K). Since English is so widely spoken in the Philippines and since the cost of living is so cheap, I've often wondered if studying in the Philippines is an option.
I think each semester is gonna cost you between 40000-60000 ($1000-1500) but those are figures im quoted when i get the hard sell.

I have recently got to know some uni girls and I can tell you they are a big notch above the regular girls in terms of looks. Although not so slutty.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:56 PM   #4953
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Thanks for the info, Dmalloy.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:40 PM   #4954
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I stayed here and was happy with it, good location close to the nightlife of mango square. Internet seemed fine, but I wasn't grinding pokers when I was there.

http://www.fuenteoro.com/

http://www.agoda.com/asia/philippine...2foIuy0Q%3d%3d
They just told me that they only have internet in the Lobby and not in the rooms :/

So I guess I'll look for something else, this place looks really nice (fairly expensive though), anybody try it?

House of Cebu
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:42 PM   #4955
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They just told me that they only have internet in the Lobby and not in the rooms :/

So I guess I'll look for something else, this place looks really nice (fairly expensive though), anybody try it?

House of Cebu
They had wifi in the rooms when I was there last in April, the boxes were in the corridor so you had to sit in the half on the room near the corridor to get a signal but it was fine for me. Maybe just book for a night or two and check it when your there, you don't want to be booking a long stay anywhere before you have tested the internet anyway if its an important requirement for you.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:43 AM   #4956
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do they have ASN in PI?


if so anyone know what cable companies in angeles and manila would have it?
i have ASN and am with sky - cost 350 p a month extra
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:47 AM   #4957
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I am an expat living/working in Makati, if anyone has any questions - please feel free to ask.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:52 AM   #4958
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kinda goes for any local, ive heard its almost never gonna stay 1 on 1


dont take out more money than youre gonna need that night (so awesome in snooky that means $25)

leave bank cards in your room

bring photo copy of passport and leave the real thing in your room

if you get jacked its no loss


ive bought or given kids food a couple of times, it usually results in other kids swarming you and following you around



where else you going in PI? how long are you there for?


sooooo jealous right now
i have lived in the ph for almost a year now and have never had a problem -

never give street kids or anyone else food or money - you are only making it worse for everyone else.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:57 AM   #4959
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I just tried logging on to bet365 (is that ipoker?) anyway it wont let me log on just says

"We do not accept real money bets from your jurisdiction"

I have played in Thailand on bet365, but not for a few years.
they have a support centre in RCBC - right across from makati medical.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:28 PM   #4960
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I am starting to believe in Carson Daily's philosophy he coined called "Karma".
Really??? You think Carson Daly came up with this? Hahaha come on now...
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:08 AM   #4961
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

well some not good news - Facebook's "like" may land Filipinos in jail

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On Sept. 12, President Benigno Aquino III signed into law the Cybercrime Prevention Act, which defines several new acts of crimes committed online, including, among others, "cybersex," identity theft, hacking, spamming, and pornography.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:15 AM   #4962
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Wheres the place best to buy a custom built desktop in manila? Would be for playing poker on, but want to buy a high spec machine. Also somewhere i could have warranty, not sulit or something like that.

thanks!
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:23 AM   #4963
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Wheres the place best to buy a custom built desktop in manila? Would be for playing poker on, but want to buy a high spec machine. Also somewhere i could have warranty, not sulit or something like that.

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http://www.pcgilmore.com.ph/
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:44 AM   #4964
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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-...pinos-in-jail/

lol cool.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:14 AM   #4965
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If you want to find cheap places to stay in cebu, try getting a yellow pages(they usually have them in all hotels, jsut ask for one) and look for "pension houses" then just call everyone of them and ask if they have wifi. Then get a taxi and just drive from one to another. That's what I did and found a few places that were not too bad.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:55 AM   #4966
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Wheres the place best to buy a custom built desktop in manila? Would be for playing poker on, but want to buy a high spec machine. Also somewhere i could have warranty, not sulit or something like that.

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http://www.openpinoy.com/
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:58 AM   #4967
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If you're building a custom desktop, be sure to have an upgraded power supply, and sufficient UPS and/or surge protector/voltage regulator. Without these the lifetime and reliability of your desktop will be severely reduced.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:53 AM   #4968
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PC Express has decent prices for PI and they have Intel 330 SSDs.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:14 AM   #4969
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Wheres the place best to buy a custom built desktop in manila? Would be for playing poker on, but want to buy a high spec machine. Also somewhere i could have warranty, not sulit or something like that.

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You can try http://pcx.com.ph/catalogsearch/result/?q=price+list
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:49 PM   #4970
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

Just got back from Davao and I'm shocked that there aren't more expats living there. It's pretty decent.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:08 PM   #4971
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Just got back from Davao and I'm shocked that there aren't more expats living there. It's pretty decent.
I think the guys from AdSense Flippers estimate that there's less than 100 non-retiree westerners there.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:12 PM   #4972
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Was at a nightclub in Quezon city last night think it was called gillis or something? anyways is was awesome
Guilly's. It is awesome, just went there last night.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:29 AM   #4973
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What's Guilly's? A bar and restaurant?
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:02 AM   #4974
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After reading two posts calling it a night club. Im gonna have a wild guess here and say its probably a night club.

Last edited by Pooter; 10-07-2012 at 07:19 AM. Reason: smily added so k2 and ez dont think im hating :)
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:11 AM   #4975
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dont you take that tone with ez
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