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Old 06-30-2008, 04:23 PM   #151
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

xim thinking about going there from korea... cause im getting bored of korea before i head home to hawaii... i dont speak korean at all but i know a girl here so its cool... but is it cool for me to head to the philipines without knowing the language..

The average flip knows around Grade 4 English..but some will surprise you....dont expect to get into any philosophical discussions with them though.

One thing they provide that is lacking in many Asian cultures is the GFE (girl friend experience) To them it is the nuts to be seen with a foreigner.
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:45 AM   #152
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thanks are you living in the philipines right now? i want to find a month to month place for rent is that hard with internet?
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Old 07-01-2008, 03:30 AM   #153
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thanks are you living in the philipines right now? i want to find a month to month place for rent is that hard with internet?
I can only speak for Angeles City and Davao City. There are tons of apartelles and cheap hotels in those 2 places. Angeles is a real party town-the Clark Air Base used to operate there and a ton of ex pats live there. Pretty easy to find something that would fit your needs. Angeles is 2 hours north of Manila.

Davao City is where my house and wife and kids are....and I am unfortunately in the Great Wasteland (Canada) reloading my peso reserve right now. Davao is in Mindanao province in the south..around a seven iron from the friggin equator. Hot as Hades there but I love it. I would not recommend setting anything up over the internet...just go to your area of choice and start looking around..good luck!
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:04 AM   #154
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The average flip knows around Grade 4 English..but some will surprise you....dont expect to get into any philosophical discussions with them though.

One thing they provide that is lacking in the United States is the GFE (girl friend experience) To them it is the nuts to be seen with a foreigner.

In the U.S, you get the HUACE (Hurry Up And Cum Experience)
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:04 AM   #155
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In the U.S, you get the HUACE (Hurry Up And Cum Experience)
LMAO...so true
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:41 AM   #156
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ohh shet sorry my passport says 30 days per trip but i went to korean embassy to get upgrade my korean visa to 90... so ill have to go to the philipines embassy or however you write that and upgrade it?

im thinking about going there from korea... cause im getting bored of korea before i head home to hawaii... i dont speak korean at all but i know a girl here so its cool... but is it cool for me to head to the philipines without knowing the language..

im currently paying like 500 bucks a month in pusan... i could live in seoul but i kinda like haeundae its not as stink... are you guys living in manila?
ill prob want to head out to one of those beaches areas that you guys wrote about cebu or davos or whatever... its prob cleaner air... im from hawaii so i like that...

hey mnlgrind are you filipino? i heard you helped that other guy out... your still there right?
There's a wide selection of beaches you can go to like Boracay, Bohol, Palawan, Cebu and Davao.

Yes i am Filipino. I met up with Paul B. and LHorde one time, as for the technical stuff I don't know because I don't work with the embassy but I'm sure just give the US embassy here a call and they'll answer your questions
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:45 AM   #157
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thanks are you living in the philipines right now? i want to find a month to month place for rent is that hard with internet?
It depends where you wanna stay, I suggest you hit Manila first, get an apartment and inet then if you can't stand the traffic and the city life of Manila head out to Cebu/Davao/Bacolod which are much more laid back cities compared to Manila which multiple beaches.
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Old 07-04-2008, 01:13 AM   #158
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

So how's the scene out there 2+2er's? You guys hanging out together and going out on outings? Seems like a great scene there, I might have to come for a visit.
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:22 AM   #159
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

ya i either want to go to macau or philipines not to sure yet... but why should i start in manila and head out to the beach later? i heard there running poker games in philipines... the poker games are in manila?

someone said the poker games are at airport casino i dont really know what that is...
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:25 PM   #160
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

Yea I heard there's some good HSNL action going down. Details imo plz
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:58 PM   #161
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ya i either want to go to macau or philipines not to sure yet... but why should i start in manila and head out to the beach later? i heard there running poker games in philipines... the poker games are in manila?

someone said the poker games are at airport casino i dont really know what that is...
for one thing, Manila is the city capital of the Philippines and everything is in Manila. as for poker games, the airport casino spreads games, the hyatt casino manila does too, Pavilion casino, and the metro card club. www.metrocardclub.com
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:59 PM   #162
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Yea I heard there's some good HSNL action going down. Details imo plz
i heard about the hsnl games being spread here. they usually have like 5-6 regulars then 2-3 fish. very juicy and profitable for sure
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:48 PM   #163
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

are all those poker games in manila? what blinds are they?

juicy sounds good... from all that i read in forums make me think most people there are poor... i mean in order to have fish there must be a bunch of rich filipinos playing right>?
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:35 AM   #164
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are all those poker games in manila? what blinds are they?

juicy sounds good... from all that i read in forums make me think most people there are poor... i mean in order to have fish there must be a bunch of rich filipinos playing right>?
yeah all poker games just NLHE, i think 200/400 which is like 4/8ish usd blinds and i heard of a 12/25usd game running as well. Yup, majority of the population is poor, but it doesn't mean there's no rich fish
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:42 PM   #165
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

Has anyone experienced these "KTV" places? Are they places to go to relax and mingle with hot girls or do they provide extra services??

http://www.ktvphil.com/
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:01 AM   #166
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

I'm heading to cebu july 12th. What's the live poker scene like there, i played a little in manila. I liked the games there, except manila is not a place i want to spend alot of time. I was hoping cebu would have some ok games, since there is so much near it.

Let me know if anyone is around there and wants to meet up.
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:28 PM   #167
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

Can you please write a small trip report when you get back. I was planning an extended stay in Cebu and was wondering what things are like.
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:23 AM   #168
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

In Cebu I played at the Waterfront my first session. They had 2 games running, 10-20, and 25-50. Action there was ok, and there is a jackpot so they take 50 pesos out every pot. Didn't look like any guests from hotel were playing, just regulars.

I then played Bravio in Mandaue. Much nicer there with 3 games going most of the time, 10-20 up to 50-100. Alot of gambling with the players and big raises preflop when i played. There are also some tournaments there, but not sure on details of that.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:58 AM   #169
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

anybody can tell me how much the rake is? % and cap?
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Old 07-25-2008, 01:31 PM   #170
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Rake is the one negative of these games. 10% up to 400pesos on 50-100. cap is 300 on 25-50. And maybe lower cap on lower games but i haven't played them. Pagcor casinos also have jackpot of 50pesos on all pots.
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:31 AM   #171
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making an extended vacation here. next week until christmas. so 5 months. any poker players wanna meet up? at least medium stakes.
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Old 07-26-2008, 10:54 PM   #172
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Re: Anyone to ask about living in the Philippines?

A few quick questions. Is Pasig a good area to stay for a month? Mainly, is it a safe area? Is there much to do in that area? Shopping and restaurants? How is it compared to Makati. Thanks.

BTW, i'll be down there on August 3rd. I'll be staying for about 2.5 months. Just trying to figure out where to stay for a month in Metro Manila. Looking forward to meeting up with fellow 2+2ers for a few beers when i get there.
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Old 07-27-2008, 02:14 AM   #173
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I was just in the Philippines for the last 3 weeks living near the Fort and it was awesome. I recommend going there for nightlife, just don't do anything stupid because there have been shootings (especially at the Embassy which is the nuts btw)
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Old 07-27-2008, 04:25 AM   #174
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How much can a decent apartment or condo cost per month near the Fort/Makati area? I'm thinking about going there for 2-3 months once football season is over..
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Old 07-27-2008, 07:25 AM   #175
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last time i was there i was within a 20 yards of 2! yes not even one time but 2 times.. shootings. nobody died, but this girl got shot in the foot. and i knew the girl too!
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