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Old 08-24-2017, 06:35 PM   #1701
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I'm still in makeup from 300NL, the months of July and August have been $0 poker paycheck for me. My volume-discipline problem only got worse after I had to drop down to 150NL with over $2k makeup remaining. I'll post graph at the end of the month.
If I was that much in makeup the LAST thing on my mind would be girls
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:34 PM   #1702
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Just got home from my first date with the girl who has a 2 year boyfriend. It cost me 150 pesos / $3 for fruit juice for two at the mall. She didn't mention her boyfriend once in one hour of conversation. I think it went pretty well and she can't wait for next time. She asked if we can go to Little Venice next; is it cheap/free to have a date there? Taking the bus for 20 pesos obv. Hopefully I'll get her to come to my condo afterwards.


You can just walk around the canal. See vid. Don't get pick pocketed though. Will ruin the mood.
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Old 08-25-2017, 12:49 AM   #1703
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What does being in makeup mean in this case?
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:25 AM   #1704
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Sample size but I've seen some of the hottest girls walking around near Cafe Havana. I've never had someone say they don't want to be seen there. Saying someone that doesn't want to be seen there is probably a working girl is a bit of a stretch, but they are certainly a princess with ridiculous quirks.
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Old 08-25-2017, 05:42 AM   #1705
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does anyone know the pppoker app where many filipino guys play?
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Old 08-25-2017, 11:21 AM   #1706
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yes i know that app.
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:15 PM   #1707
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Sample size but I've seen some of the hottest girls walking around near Cafe Havana. I've never had someone say they don't want to be seen there. Saying someone that doesn't want to be seen there is probably a working girl is a bit of a stretch, but they are certainly a princess with ridiculous quirks.
Bit of hyperbole on my part I admit. But I don't know any normal girl who know of or would refuse to meet at Cafe Breton or Starbucks at Greenbelt because of the hookers next door. I think people would be surprised to realize that most girls (who don't know Greenbelt) have no idea what's happening unless you point it out specifically to them.
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:20 PM   #1708
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Hmm seems like you'd have to be pretty oblivious to not figure it out. I thought it was pretty well known to just about everyone.

Given who typed that up, I think it's more likely the girl he was talking about is a snooty princess who thinks she's hot **** because her parents could pass for middle class in a western country and not an ex prostitute.
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:19 PM   #1709
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Around 4/5 or greater of all the girls I've ever taken to that area don't know there are girls for hire there until it's pointed out to them. Then it's usually an "oh" or "really?" as they look closely at the young darker girls/ladyboys and the older white guys.

In general, I would have to say that Filipinos aren't very observant of their surroundings unless it affects them to some extent. This extends to things like technology (aside from phones and cameras), world news, and politics (apart from local), that's why so many people including the OP think Filipinas are dumb. In a lot of cases I don't think they are dumb, but they have poor standards of education and are uninterested in learning about anything that doesn't affect them directly.
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Old 08-25-2017, 04:53 PM   #1710
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Hey OP, what takes up all your time since you seem to barely be putting in part-time hours? Are you strolling through the city to find next spots to live/hangout? gym? video games?

My advice is to like 5x your volume man...what more motivation can you need than not being able to afford cheap dates in even a 3rd world country?

Enjoying the blog so far though...I'm working to get my job as remote work (Everything is on the cloud/over the phone already) so that I can experience some of these destinations without tapping into old poker savings/retirement.
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Old 08-26-2017, 01:09 AM   #1711
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In a lot of cases I don't think they are dumb, but they have poor standards of education and are uninterested in learning about anything that doesn't affect them directly.
Just like Americans then!

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Hey OP, what takes up all your time since you seem to barely be putting in part-time hours? Are you strolling through the city to find next spots to live/hangout? gym? video games?
I've been playing poker for awhile now and he seems a lot like me in this regard. I can be pretty lazy and easily waste a ton of time just screwing around on 2+2/FB/Youtube and only put in 50-100 hours per month even when I'm not doing anything else. OTOH, on rare occasions I've put in consecutive 300+ hour months when chasing Supernova Elite or a prop bet. I think this is probably why OP was trying to set up a volume prop bet earlier. It's too easy just to screw around and do nothing unless there's some real motivation on the line.
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Old 08-26-2017, 05:46 AM   #1712
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Just like Americans then!
Plus bad health care !
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:49 AM   #1713
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Who ninja deleted the update? lmao OP or a moderator?
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Old 09-10-2017, 11:10 AM   #1714
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He deleted the youtube video also, but i don't want to talk about what was here/there that much because he probably feels embarrassed. Even though there is no need to feel like that

Info Shove I want to apologize if my comment seemed to be harsh. And i think other guys had good intentions also.

Deleting posts and avoiding some real talk, even if it hurts doesn't solve anything. It just worsen the situation and you really doesn't need to feel embarrassed. It takes a man to be honest about his situation as you were. And some balls to face reality, take feedback and do something about it. You definitely took first steps.

I wish you good luck and i hope you will be crushing life. This situation is only temporary and easily solvable.
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Old 09-10-2017, 11:23 AM   #1715
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I really do not understand how you can play so few hours as a poker pro. The amount of hours for the last two months is absolutely ridiculous. Well 'pro' is obviously an exaggeration because you are not making a living out of it. Why the hell didn't you grind your ass off? There is really no excuse for your lack of discipline and you deserve to be sent back home.
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Old 09-10-2017, 02:48 PM   #1716
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Who ninja deleted the update? lmao OP or a moderator?
A mod removed a link within my post that was against the rules, I responded if you have to remove the link then just remove my whole post to save me the unneccessary embarrassment. Cliffs: I'm broke, will be forced to go home this month and posted a link to raise money in a last attempt to stay in Asia. I'm not embarrassed to admit that.

I don't feel like counting the last days to busto ITT and I'm certainly not gonna post a happy selfie of me on my flight back to Germany lol. So I won't post much this month. But I'll make a final update if I'm back in Germany or found a way to stay here in Manila or whatever.

It was a pretty long update and I still have it on my PC so here are some of the normal parts not related to asking for money.

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The 'girl who has a 2 year bf' claimed she's already broken up with her bf a month ago, not that I blindly believe her. They've moved from their province to Manila together a month ago so I find it hard to believe they've also broken up a month ago. I guess if she's lying about a bf it's either very good if she wants me over him or very bad if she thinks I'll be her foreign sponsor while she's still dating her supposed Filipino 'friend' or 'brother' (common situation in SEA?). Her intentions seem genuine though.

If one wanted to perfectionize the k2d note method, I think he should get a second SIM card to hand that number to stunners (like 8+'s) worth buying a coffee in case they decline coming to your place. After handing my number to all remotely attractive girls such as the butterface with hot legs I posted, I got hella confused who is who, what girls I just wanted to bang and which one was that stunner hot enough to go on a date with. To save effort (and because I can't afford another SIM card, lol) I'm now only handing my number to girls hot enough to go on a date. That's why 'girl I thought had a 2 year bf' is the only one I'm talking to right now - lack of supply of girls hot enough to hand my number.

Talking to only one Filipina at a time is a pain in the ass due to flakes though. I wanna date her but we haven't met in 2 weeks. Last time I asked her out she visited her province to attend her grandma's funeral which seemed true but she's flaked twice before.

I've been trying Tinder 15 minutes a day since breakup a month ago to get at least some free sex with mediocre looking girls, but none are down to come straight to my place. Most want to just chat a lot or go on a date and 10% of Tinder matches say yes but all of those end up flaking or never agreeing to a concrete day and time like they're interested but too scared. What a waste of time for mediocre looking girls.

Being horny, I contacted my ex gf after many weeks of silence asking her to come watch a movie at my place. I let her know I just wanna meet her as friends and she hates the idea of that, she pretty much wants relationship or nothing, but she visited me nevertheless on my birthday (I had no other plans). I told her don't bring food, I'm on a strict diet and I'm having no birthday cheat meals. Her response: No birthday sex either if we are just friends. Lol. I didn't respond thinking yeah we'll see about that, but she turned out to be on her period. She didn't wanna have period sex or give me a BJ but asked me to eat her out, wtf? I said I'll eat you out if you give me a BJ (my job would obviously be far more disgusting than hers) but she didn't want. After I've made her cum by hand she fell asleep and didn't even finish an unfinished handjob. Lazy as always. Blue balled on my birthday! To be fair though this was at midnight after a work day and she had to get up early the next day. It might actually be the best option for me to get back together with her now that I have zero money to spend on girls and given that she still wants me despite everything.

I've extended my contract of my condo here in Pasig for another 6 months because it's one of the most economic options in Asia for me at this point (no deposit, no need to spend money on traveling), it's a good value condo and I kinda got used to the traffic and lack of beach. If I live like I've been living for the past couple weeks, my monthly spendings are:
  • Rent ₱13,000 ($254)
  • Electricity ₱1,000 ($20) - I've been living with absolutely no AC for the past few weeks. It was hard to get used to but I've made it through the transition.
  • Water ₱200 ($4)
  • Internet ₱1,500 ($29)
  • Food ₱7,800 ($125)
  • Visa extensions ₱2,500 ($50) - About 5k every 60 days
  • Total 26,000 PHP ($507) - Around $530 if I add some for bathroom stuff, apartment stuff and spend $5 on a date once in a blue moon.

Food breakdown of an average day:
  • salmon filet (80g) = ₱90
  • 3 large eggs (from 30-pack) = ₱60
  • 2 bananas = ₱15
  • 1 apple = ₱10
  • 5 small tomatoes = ₱20
  • half belly pepper = ₱20
  • 4 liters of Summit water (6L bottle) = ₱45

2017 giraffe. It seemed more correct to make the net profit graph stagnate, illustrating I got paid $750 in the end of June but I'm but still $2k in makeup I need to work off before I can get paid again. The downswing of July and August has been the worst runbad I've experienced in my life. Combine that with only playing 143 hours in 2 months and you got a good recipe to go broke. I can only blame myself for not grinding more. After August I took a few days off to create some distance between my mind and the results of those 2 months. Now I'm 2-tabling instead of 3-tabling.
I'll add that ex gf has spent the past 30 hours at my place during which we've banged 5 times. That's also gonna be hard to say goodbye.

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Old 09-10-2017, 03:11 PM   #1717
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Lol nice update. What was it gofundme, patreon, something like that? Maybe you can start a social media with the link on then have the username in your profile, if it's not too direct that should be within the rules?

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After I've made her cum by hand she fell asleep and didn't even finish an unfinished handjob. Lazy as always. Blue balled on my birthday!
I'd have just stuck in while she was asleep.

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Total 26,000 PHP ($507) - Around $530 if I add some for bathroom stuff, apartment stuff and spend $5 on a date once in a blue moon.
Inspiring stuff.

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I've been living with absolutely no AC for the past few weeks
Open a window and have the door ajar to create a breeze.

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3 large eggs (from 30-pack) = ₱60
Up this to 8.
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Old 09-10-2017, 04:43 PM   #1718
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Plan B, P4P, no variance in P4P
Plan C, find a sugar mama

You still have 2 weeks, you can do it OP

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Old 09-10-2017, 05:06 PM   #1719
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lol that daily food budget/amount is a smallish breakfast.

Returning home is a good idea at this point in time imo, you've given it a go, head home regroup and come back with more cash and ofc the knowledge and experience you have gained thus far.

As Jspil advised get that egg count up to a MINIMUM of 8 per day.
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:07 PM   #1720
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Absolutely mind-boggling the # of hours per month. That should be the # of hours per week if you actually care about staying in Philippines (which it seems you don't). Either way, it's not a great situation and playing poker when you know you'll have to win to make ends meet is super stressful and could be messing with your game and/or putting you on tilt easier.
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:57 PM   #1721
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I really do not understand how you can play so few hours as a poker pro. The amount of hours for the last two months is absolutely ridiculous. Well 'pro' is obviously an exaggeration because you are not making a living out of it. Why the hell didn't you grind your ass off? There is really no excuse for your lack of discipline and you deserve to be sent back home.
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Absolutely mind-boggling the # of hours per month. That should be the # of hours per week if you actually care about staying in Philippines (which it seems you don't).
+1 for both of the above. Such few hours and a lot of makeup. Why are girls even on your radar??? I have zero sympathy for your trip coming to an end (and it should end) because you simply aren't working at it. If you can't put in the hours into your profession, then you will fail. Girls should be the last thing on your mind.

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I'll add that ex gf has spent the past 30 hours at my place during which we've banged 5 times. That's also gonna be hard to say goodbye.
Have you never had a girlfriend before? This is standard stuff in any relationship, you don't need to be in Manila to have a girl like that. Geez.
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:49 AM   #1722
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Some of you guys are a bit harsh, if you check OP he never intended to play poker he actually says in post 1 that he quit poker last year, he was only moving to 'live life as he wants', 'bang hoes', and because he found asia stories entertaining.

Had 'no idea where he'd be by the end of the year' and poker was just to get by. 'If it doesn't work out I can just do something at home, I'm only 22'.

On his budget he can just stack shelves for a few months, get some Xmas money, perhaps a kickstarter campaign, then fly back and coast for 2018.
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:20 AM   #1723
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OP,
Are you following your countryman's thread who is PLO'ing it up in Thailand?
Please read, take notes and possible life coaching sessions.
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:34 AM   #1724
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Some of you guys are a bit harsh, if you check OP he never intended to play poker he actually says in post 1 that he quit poker last year, he was only moving to 'live life as he wants', 'bang hoes', and because he found asia stories entertaining.
Oh yeah? Then explain the staking splits? Explain the 2k in make up?

Not being harsh at all. The kid got lazy on the grind - chased females like a desperate puppy - and the inevitable busto conclusion is happening. There is nothing wrong with calling it like it is.
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:46 AM   #1725
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get some Xmas money, perhaps a kickstarter campaign
Just don't do it.

I don't know, it's just getting sad to see another guy ending their SEA life in the typical nomad way. Seriously it's either this or jumping off building in Pattaya... Soon or later majority of nomads end like this. There is also this 3rd option for beta guys, being broke loser in sea, just barely getting by and i doubt OP would be happy with this option for more than a year or so and even sooner if he meets some sea ballers and sees their lives. Imo it's way easier to be broke between losers in home country without any chance of contact to the great life. He will rebuild his life roll and take another (now proper) shot at it in a year.
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