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by Novelangel
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: International Relationships & Marriage
Topic: Intercultural & Interracial Relationships
Replies: 11
Views: 3717
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Re: Intercultural & Interracial Relationships

I know of an American man who went to the Philippines to meet his long-distance girl friend. This was back in 2009 and he is still there, having married her and become a citizen of the Philippines. He found out that it is easier for the American to travel to the Phils, than it is for the Filipino to...
by Novelangel
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Honesty When Writing About a Foreign Country
Replies: 12
Views: 4061
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Re: Honesty When Writing About a Foreign Country

Thank you for that wonderful reply, maxen57. I appreciate your candor. :) It helped me to understand a little bit better. One thing that I noticed while I was living in the Philippines, (I was there for three weeks) was that where I was, there was no hot or cold water, just room temperature, or luk...
by Novelangel
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Honesty When Writing About a Foreign Country
Replies: 12
Views: 4061
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Re: Honesty When Writing About a Foreign Country

Thank you for that wonderful reply, maxen57. I appreciate your candor. :) It helped me to understand a little bit better. One thing that I noticed while I was living in the Philippines, (I was there for three weeks) was that where I was, there was no hot or cold water, just room temperature, or luke...
by Novelangel
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Honesty When Writing About a Foreign Country
Replies: 12
Views: 4061
Gender: None specified - None specified

Honesty When Writing About a Foreign Country

Have you ever traveled to another country and become immersed in a different and wonderful culture, only to find yourself effectively gagged when trying to write about your experiences later? This happened to me shortly after I returned from the Philippines in 2009. I enjoyed my trip so much that I ...
by Novelangel
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: long distance relationship
Replies: 24
Views: 8055
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Re: long distance relationship

Long distance relationships require a lot of work to keep them going. You have to be willing to put the effort and time into it that such relationships demand. If you're referring to the distance of two different countries, that is the hardest of all, because you not only have time zones to think ab...
by Novelangel
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: General Questions & Comments
Topic: Phl crime rate up by 46%
Replies: 6
Views: 2407
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Re: Phl crime rate up by 46%

I think the important thing to remember is that no matter where you go in this world, you must always be prepared for anything, and when traveling overseas, this usually means having the involvement of someone from the country you are visiting. Always have someone waiting for you when you arrive, wh...
by Novelangel
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: International Relationships & Marriage
Topic: What if s/he just wants US citizenship?
Replies: 14
Views: 5594
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Re: What if s/he just wants US citizenship?

One good way to test the waters in such a situation would be for the U.S. citizen to tell his/her friend that he/she is coming to the foreign country to stay for an indeterminate amount of time. If the person is genuine, he/she would probably jump at the idea of having their loved one come for an ex...
by Novelangel
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: International Relationships & Marriage
Topic: living in the Philippines
Replies: 9
Views: 3785
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Re: living in the Philippines

Just saying that you need to learn the language is simplifying it a bit. You also have to be prepared for the weather as it is extremely hot and dry for part of the year and extremely hot and rainy the rest of the time. You will need to find work, assuming that you're not retired, or running your ow...
by Novelangel
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Culture & Traditions
Topic: Philippine Languages
Replies: 1
Views: 1382
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Re: Philippine Languages

How interesting, and how shocking to find out that there are so many different languages in one country. I imagine that this grew out of the fact that the entire country consists of islands. I'm curious whether or not the modern conveniences of domestic flight might join the different peoples of the...
by Novelangel
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Getting Around in a Foreign City
Replies: 12
Views: 5565
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Re: Getting Around in a Foreign City

Ah, yes. I remember Quezon City. That was around four hours of jumping into the back of a van, then hopping into a jeepney, then on to a bus, then back on a jeepney again for a ride out to a church retreat that was going on at the time. I never would have tried to make that journey alone as it seems...

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