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Loaning money in the Philippines – The pitfalls

  The Philippines is a poor country. To most Filipinos, you as an Australian will be…..or at least appear….to be very rich! So you will always have people wanting to borrow money from you. Sometimes they are sincere, and other

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The dreaded TAMPO – How to deal with it effectively

  Tampo. Magtampo in full. If you are in an Australian Filipina relationship, you soon learn the meaning of tampo. This is the great sulk. Being in a huff. It’s a source of confusion and misery to many an unprepared

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Decline in Morality in Philippines

  The Philippines was always known as the last bastion of innocence, where old fashioned “family values” still thrived and were the norm. It was the home of the virginal young lady waiting for Mr Right. Is there a decline

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Social climbing in the Philippines

  How do you cope as a “rich man in the Philippines”? Yes, like it or not, that’s what you are here. That’s how the locals see you and regardless of what you say or feel, they will always see

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Filipino Table Manners – The great oxymoron

Remember how we were brought up? This is aimed mainly at Australians and probably most of those of European/Anglo-Saxon type origins, and particularly I would think those older than 40. Because I know I was more relaxed at the dinner

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Visiting the Philippines – Be Careful (Part Two) – Money Risks

  If you are in an Australian Filipina relationship, inevitably you will visit Philippines at least once. It’s all part of the deal, as it were. Apart from the fact that you need to meet in person to get a

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Visiting Philippines – Be Careful (Part One) – Health Risks

  If you are in an Australian Filipina relationship, inevitably you will visit Philippines at least once. It’s all part of the deal, as it were. Apart from the fact that you need to meet in person to get a

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Filipinas and the old boyfriend – The dangers

  Filipina ladies are loving and romantic by nature. The Philippines is still old fashioned in the area of love. Most girls marry their first boyfriend, and that’s it for them for life. The men may have wandering eyes (and

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More Filipino Pronunciation

This is a continuation on from the last BLOG post and video about Filipino pronunciation and especially how challenging it is for your Filipina lady to understand the strange pronunciation of English by her otherwise wonderful Australian husband, fiance or

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The new generation Filipinos – What’s different?

  You know what I’ve always loved about the Philippines and Filipinos? The kindness. The caring. The selflessness. The love shown to family, friends, and even total strangers. The patience. The tolerance. The generous, giving and nurturing natures. The soft

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