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Old 10-06-2018, 06:51 PM   #2851
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I think I just had a gun drawn at me in an attempt to rob me in a dark, empty road at night. He seemed drunk because he could've easily robbed me if he wasn't as dumb about it. He said "Hey man" and demanded something in Tagalog while reaching for my pocket and in his other hand holding something that looked like a gun pointed at the ground. The moment I saw it I just turned my back and ran. When I looked back I saw him and his friend speed off on a motorcycle.

Ironically I took a photo of the road 5 minutes before it happened. I know I shouldn't be out there at 4am lol, but I had always felt so safe on my night walks before. Gotta save those 50 pesos.





PS: I don't know why she's calling me 'babe', we're not together
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:53 PM   #2852
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feels super safe
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Old 10-06-2018, 11:09 PM   #2853
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Risk your life to save 0.80€ ... at least you've got an interesting story!
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Old 10-06-2018, 11:52 PM   #2854
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how's that 401k working out for you?
That's your own money being taken out and put to the side each month, which I can just do here myself, duh. It's not some reward given for working in the West. How's up to 37% income tax working out for you?
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:09 AM   #2855
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That's your own money being taken out and put to the side each month, which I can just do here myself, duh. It's not some reward given for working in the West. How's up to 37% income tax working out for you?
Up to 37%? I was paying 51% annually back in the west. I wish it was only 37%.
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:17 AM   #2856
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RIP. You're from a Scandi country right
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:45 AM   #2857
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:36 AM   #2858
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dont risk your safetiness bby
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:25 AM   #2859
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Gee brah, foreigners get shot all the time in the flips over petty stuff.

Idk if someone would bother shooting a foreigner that is running away if he didn't make them angry by talking down on them but it's a sketchy situation for sure.

I did the same thing though when some African was trying to rob me in Europe (I didn't even have any money on me) and he didn't chase me.

Better make some more money and Grab / Uber everywhere or even better just get a place somewhere that is integrated into a mall / has a mall footsteps away. While the average pinoy isn't out to get you - most people are poor as **** and life is cheap in SEA.

I suggest Eastwood City in Quezon City, which is in line with your current budget. Girls know where it is, transportation there is reliable and you can meet girls in the mall if they don't want to go straight to your place.

Once you have a bigger budget get a place at Knightsbridge which is right next to the Century City mall, or even better at Gramercy which is directly connected to the mall (but it's becoming overpriced these days).

BGC is a pain in the ass to get around in without a car unless you live in the higher end places right next to the malls, so I personally wouldn't bother, even though it's considered to be the best area.
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:33 AM   #2860
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BGC is definitely more of a luxury, i stayed in those buildings u mentioned near century for about a year and there is nothing missing there. and I spend at least 2x in BGC compared to what i used to spend there.
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:43 AM   #2861
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I like living on the edge I'm not going to move just because of that one incident. But if money was no object I agree BGC is nicest to live and probably has the hottest girls.
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:45 AM   #2862
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Walking at 4 am to save money is terrible. Wait till sunrise and go for breakfast.

I walk everywhere, however I am a big mother****er with a stare at everyone who passes me like you better think about it...

Some guys on a moto looked like they wanted to try me in Cambo last year walking away from Soriya mall with a girl at 4 am (low point of life for me). They circled around on a moto on a street with no buildings and I said to the girl "if they come run and get a tuk tuk, I'll be alright". But they circled I gave them the come for it look and they sped off for easier pickins...

I was nervous because they are truly packing most times. All this after I read about countless robberies like this and advice to always take a tuk tuk in the early morning hours.
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:55 AM   #2863
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Old 10-07-2018, 10:35 AM   #2864
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I like living on the edge I'm not going to move just because of that one incident. But if money was no object I agree BGC is nicest to live and probably has the hottest girls.
I personally think your quality of living would improve living in Eastwood City and your expenses would probably be roughly the same, as you won't have to use Uber / Grab ever again unless you really want to get out of the area for some reason.

Maybe check it out some day. It's the poor man's BGC.
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Old 10-07-2018, 10:42 AM   #2865
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I went to eastwood once and it seemed like a really nice area.
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:15 PM   #2866
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Not gonna be easy to find a studio in Eastwood for less than 20k with a 6 month lease. Eastwoods nice but it's very isolated if you ever wanna go elsewhere. Traffic makes going to bgc or Makati a nightmare.
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Old 10-07-2018, 02:57 PM   #2867
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Better make some more money and Grab / Uber everywhere or even better just get a place somewhere that is integrated into a mall / has a mall footsteps away. While the average pinoy isn't out to get you - most people are poor as **** and life is cheap in SEA.
you can stumble around drunk anywhere in SEA other than the philippines and probably cambodia (somewhere like johor baru too) and nothing will happen -- ever.
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Old 10-07-2018, 11:12 PM   #2868
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1 - hello guys, if i wanna play at the solaire casino is makati a good location or too far with too much traffic?

2- How is MOA area? is it a big mall?

3- Big gym in MOA? healthy grocery stores?

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Old 10-08-2018, 01:26 AM   #2869
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you can stumble around drunk anywhere in SEA other than the philippines and probably cambodia (somewhere like johor baru too) and nothing will happen -- ever.
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...llion-10802740
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:52 AM   #2870
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That's one case in how many? Thailand prob safer than any country in Europe still.
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:35 AM   #2871
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That's one case in how many? Thailand prob safer than any country in Europe still.
I think main danger is the traffic in Asia. Not shootings or robberies or terrorism
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:52 PM   #2872
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jesus christ
you spent more money in food to replenish the calories with all the walking and running than you just did lol
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:59 AM   #2873
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1 - hello guys, if i wanna play at the solaire casino is makati a good location or too far with too much traffic?

2- How is MOA area? is it a big mall?

3- Big gym in MOA? healthy grocery stores?

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Solaire is not that far from Makati but the traffic between the two locations is brutal except in the dead of night.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:43 AM   #2874
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Moa is a big mall. Attached to it is a very large grocery store where youll be able to find just about anything youll need.

Theres at least 2 gyms there. One is (i think) defined fitness which is an upperscale gym, the other is anytime which is 24 hours and also has locations everywhere. When i moved to taiwan i just used that sub to use the anytime gym there and when i went home for christmas there was a location up the street from my house in the states too. Very cheap and convenient.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:23 AM   #2875
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I banged 2 girls on Sunday - in the afternoon a tinder girl and in the evening my first ex who said she wanted to 'Netflix and chill with no strings attached'. She's seen me with a few other girls and thinks I'm "not safe" to bareback anymore - WTF? I've only banged 14 girls in the past 20 months, none of which were hookers, and she's treating me like an STD-ridden monger. She asked me when was the last time I had sex and I said 3 weeks ago (in reality it was 3 hours ago ). It took 40 minutes of persuasion and foreplay to go from "You're not safe, we're not gonna have sex, period!" to "I'll give you a BJ" to "Go buy condoms" to me just sticking it in raw when she was relaxed from fingering. Round 2 took no persuasion at all for her to spread her legs again.

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They're still few enough to list them chronologically: Stoner girl, ex gf, horny Taguig girl, jspill's friend, fat Tinder girl with misleading pics, Maria, half Taiwanese girl, condom girl
Updated list: Stoner girl, first ex, horny Taguig girl, jspill's friend, girl with misleading pics, Maria, half Taiwanese girl, condom girl, lying ***** (2nd ex), Iya, sore girl, 4'11 girl

I'm going to tell the story of lying ***** in my next post.
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