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Old 12-16-2009, 05:44 PM   #841
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

So uh, how's it going over there with that whole volcano thing.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:28 AM   #842
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So uh, how's it going over there with that whole volcano thing.
lol, the Philippines is a large country..
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:08 AM   #843
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lol, the Philippines is a large country..
Hey Real:

Thanks for showing me around angeles city. I never shipped that Marbie showgirl, I went for a couple of standard ones instead.

I left a couple of days after we went out... I kinda hated the whole city except for hanging out with you and private moments with the cuties.

All the best, look up RealOmahaKid if you go to Angeles City, he is a great host.
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:40 AM   #844
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

where do I rent in Manila. Everyone says Makiti, so any suggestions for serviced apts for a month in Jan.? I'd like to spend 500-700 USD max if its ok. Need 1 bedroom. Fast internet.

I'm in HK right now and living conditions not good.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:42 AM   #845
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where do I rent in Manila. Everyone says Makiti, so any suggestions for serviced apts for a month in Jan.? I'd like to spend 500-700 USD max if its ok. Need 1 bedroom. Fast internet.

I'm in HK right now and living conditions not good.
A nice 1 br serviced apt. will cost you way more than that, 2k+. In general one month rentals will be much more expensive per month than three or six month rentals, and adding the serviced aspect makes it much more. Housinginteractive.com has some one month units that aren't serviced. I don't know much about them so I couldn't personally recommend it.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:35 AM   #846
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pretty steep prices at Housinginteractive.com. Seems like apartment there are huge and priced accordingly.

Why would anyone live in Makati if you dont work there and pay a huge premium for the apartment? I am sure you can get better and cheaper at the same time in other areas of Manila.
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:09 AM   #847
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

Hey guys, looking to spend a few weeks in Cebu, pretty much for the beach and wanna grind there aswell. looking for some accomodation around 30$ a night any recommendations ?
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:38 PM   #848
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

how many 2+2ers are in PI?
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:39 PM   #849
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^ maybe <20 PROS but more than 50 2+2ers including locals

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Old 12-20-2009, 12:26 AM   #850
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

Much more than 20, if 20 then I know 10% of all full time poker players in the Philippines, and that is just in Angeles City.
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:55 AM   #851
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

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how many 2+2ers are in PI?
I only know of 10 other 2+2ers in the Metro Manila area. But there are a bunch of people who play poker for a living. A lot of locals live on $300-500 a month, so it's not hard to make a living even if they're playing 10/20 peso live games.

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pretty steep prices at Housinginteractive.com. Seems like apartment there are huge and priced accordingly.

Why would anyone live in Makati if you dont work there and pay a huge premium for the apartment? I am sure you can get better and cheaper at the same time in other areas of Manila.
Well, I explained earlier in the thread why I pay a premium to live in Rockwell specifically. Of course "better" is highly subjective and varies from person to person but imo Rockwell is the best for foreigners like me. I kind of doubt that there's somewhere else both better AND cheaper but I'd be curious where you would live.
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:29 AM   #852
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

Actually the only buildings which might (debatable) be considered better than any Makati buildings are in the fort and are ridiculously expensive by Philippine standards and even quite expensive by US standards (think Pacific Plaza, and maybe one or two others but that's about it, which will run about 4k USD/month for a 3br).
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:47 AM   #853
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Of course "better" is highly subjective and varies from person to person but imo Rockwell is the best for foreigners like me. I kind of doubt that there's somewhere else both better AND cheaper...
There is literally no logical argument that I'm aware of that can legitimately be used to dispute the above. "better" is always subjective but 'highly' so? Perhaps - if you are the type of person who thinks Oprah is better looking than Alba.

Cliffnotes: Rockwell is god.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:55 PM   #854
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Well we have different needs I guess. I prefer not to pay 1.5-2K+ dollar as long as I am in the Philippines. What I meant is that one should be able to get a very good apartment other places in Manila for a lower price then in the financial center, since I am a poker player I do not really need to live there.
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:15 PM   #855
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Another thing, how about insurance. Is there a reliable filipino insurance company concerning injury etc here?
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