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Old Sep 15th 2017, 10:47 am   #1
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My business in the UK is selling Internet TV equipment and channel packages. I have over 15 years experience in cable, satellite and now internet TV. Having done business previously in Manila with mixed results I decided recently to change my direction and see if my services would be of interest to expats living in Cebu and surrounding areas. I have thoroughly tested the channel packages in Manila and Angeles and they are able to be received on the standard internet that is available there. Now I intend testing in Cebu to make sure the same is possible there.

The packages include the main UK premium channels, Free to Air TV and most Entertainment, Documentary, Sports, Movies, Kids and News channels available in the UK. In addition all Premier League football matches are shown live along with PPV Sports events such as boxing. The channels are streamed on UK content and time and are not specifically adapted to the Philippines.

I would welcome any advice on how best to approach the Cebu expat community to make them aware of this service. Any help would be most appreciated.

On the personal side. I have met online a girl I am deeply involved with in Cebu who I will be visiting later this month to meet her in person. Texting and video are no longer an appropriate way to communicate. If a relationship progresses then I intend splitting my time between the UK and Cebu on a 3 monthly rotation. Then in a few years time relocate there on a permanent basis. She is 20 years old, who some might think an immature age, but she is a lot more mature than her age. She is well educated and hard working. One of the most genuine women I have met in all my years. Any advice on this aspect of my trip would also be appreciated.

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My business in the UK is selling Internet TV equipment and channel packages. I have over 15 years experience in cable, satellite and now internet TV. Having done business previously in Manila with mixed results I decided recently to change my direction and see if my services would be of interest to expats living in Cebu and surrounding areas. I have thoroughly tested the channel packages in Manila and Angeles and they are able to be received on the standard internet that is available there. Now I intend testing in Cebu to make sure the same is possible there.

The packages include the main UK premium channels, Free to Air TV and most Entertainment, Documentary, Sports, Movies, Kids and News channels available in the UK. In addition all Premier League football matches are shown live along with PPV Sports events such as boxing. The channels are streamed on UK content and time and are not specifically adapted to the Philippines.

I would welcome any advice on how best to approach the Cebu expat community to make them aware of this service. Any help would be most appreciated.

On the personal side. I have met online a girl I am deeply involved with in Cebu who I will be visiting later this month to meet her in person. Texting and video are no longer an appropriate way to communicate. If a relationship progresses then I intend splitting my time between the UK and Cebu on a 3 monthly rotation. Then in a few years time relocate there on a permanent basis. She is 20 years old, who some might think an immature age, but she is a lot more mature than her age. She is well educated and hard working. One of the most genuine women I have met in all my years. Any advice on this aspect of my trip would also be appreciated.

Jeremy
No idea about 'internet services on Cebu' Philippines. On the girlfriend it really depends on the age and social gap. Are you sure this thread isn't a wind up ?!!
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Old Sep 15th 2017, 11:23 am   #3
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No windup. I am being honest and open. I have taken guidance from the vblog Lifebeyondthesea. Realise what I am experiencing is a near normal relationship in the Philippines. I would not consider bringing her back to the UK due to the ignorant attitude towards large age gap relationships. If a girl is the stay at home type and not a socialising party girl, then conflicts of interest are unlikely to occur. We do have an extremely large amount in common. I see no reason why there should be any issues that arise, but obviously meeting in person and not just by video can show up different aspects in a relationship.

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How old are you J?
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I would be interested to hear more about the TV channels, especially F1, MotoGP and EPL.
I am in Davao and will have a pretty fast connection by PLDT fibre.
Sounds like you have struck gold with your GF, go for it.
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I would be interested to hear more about the TV channels, especially F1, MotoGP and EPL.
I am in Davao and will have a pretty fast connection by PLDT fibre.
Sounds like you have struck gold with your GF, go for it.
It sounds like she's struck gold
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we use a smart Tv for streaming, You need minimum 10mbs to get a picture, I suspect PLDT fibre optic 20mbs will do the trick, if you can get it.I get all my sports fixes from that, soccer, rugby cricket etc

They have sky cable here so getting a tv package for some sports like FI and moto is available plus movie channels.

The expat populations will be in the main metro areas and clark/subic areas. I would be surprised if the ''mixed results and their reasons'' were not repeated.

what were the reasons that you felt were the hardest obstacles?

As for the personal stuff, that should stay personal and I will not comment.
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I am 61. In very good health. I keep fit. I have given up smoking and expect to live for a considerable number of years. I am divorced after 14 years of marriage to a woman who had poor fertility issues and was unable to get pregnant or maintain a pregnancy, but I would still like to have children before it is too late in life for me. That is the reason for seeking a younger partner.
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I would be interested to hear more about the TV channels, especially F1, MotoGP and EPL.
I am in Davao and will have a pretty fast connection by PLDT fibre.
Sounds like you have struck gold with your GF, go for it.
There are two packages available. A basic one which has more channels, but may have the odd stutter. This includes all UK sports channels for the F1 and MotoGP. EPL is via foreign channels with English commentary and all matches, including Saturday matches are covered. There are the main channels for European and North America also available. The EPG data is minimal so program information is required from a separate source.

The mid range package is less channels, but you would find it hard to distinguish it from normal TV. Again it covers all the main UK TV channels, but with less of the ancillary channels, those that generally have few viewers. There is a full onscreen EPG guide for most channels.

A minimum of 5mbs download is required to receive a full service.
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I am 61. In very good health. I keep fit. I have given up smoking and expect to live for a considerable number of years. I am divorced after 14 years of marriage to a woman who had poor fertility issues and was unable to get pregnant or maintain a pregnancy, but I would still like to have children before it is too late in life for me. That is the reason for seeking a younger partner.
41 years age gap ... Gosh. TBH it seems like it is already too late in life for you to have kids. I mean, didn't you consider that in your 20s 30s or 40s? Not really fair on the kids, is it? And if kids/family are the issue then surely a woman in her 30's rather is more suitable. 20 years old is practically a child. By the time she's 25 (and you're 66...Lordy Lordy Lordy) she's going to be mature enough to realise what a ridiculous situation she has fallen into, and it won't end well.
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It sounds like she's struck gold
You could say the same for me. I have no reason to doubt that she would not care for me in a genuine relationship, but only meeting will establish that. I would say that there are a lot of scammer out there, particularly in that age group, but there are also a few who are totally genuine.

For three months she has never asked for money from me, even rejected me bringing her a better mobile phone and is very much against waisting money on items that are not necessary. She is a simple girl, well educated to Degree level, hard working with goals in life.

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41 years age gap ... Gosh. TBH it seems like it is already too late in life for you to have kids. I mean, didn't you consider that in your 20s 30s or 40s? Not really fair on the kids, is it? And if kids/family are the issue then surely a woman in her 30's rather is more suitable. 20 years old is practically a child. By the time she's 25 (and you're 66...Lordy Lordy Lordy) she's going to be mature enough to realise what a ridiculous situation she has fallen into, and it won't end well.
You make good arguments. It is not a totally ideal situation and that is why I welcome your comments. I would have preferred to have children when at a much younger age, but events in my life at that time did not fall in to place. My ex-wife was Chinese, yes, I do prefer Asian women, is 14 years younger than me.
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I would be interested to hear more about the TV channels, especially F1, MotoGP and EPL.
I am in Davao and will have a pretty fast connection by PLDT fibre.
Sounds like you have struck gold with your GF, go for it.
F1 is live on Fox Sport on cable here in the backwaters of Capiz so I am sure should be available in Davao, the same for MotoGP, not so sure about EPL as I don't watch that. See Fox Sport TV guide https://tv.foxsportsasia.com/
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My business in the UK is selling Internet TV equipment and channel packages. I have over 15 years experience in cable, satellite and now internet TV. Having done business previously in Manila with mixed results I decided recently to change my direction and see if my services would be of interest to expats living in Cebu and surrounding areas. I have thoroughly tested the channel packages in Manila and Angeles and they are able to be received on the standard internet that is available there. Now I intend testing in Cebu to make sure the same is possible there.

The packages include the main UK premium channels, Free to Air TV and most Entertainment, Documentary, Sports, Movies, Kids and News channels available in the UK. In addition all Premier League football matches are shown live along with PPV Sports events such as boxing. The channels are streamed on UK content and time and are not specifically adapted to the Philippines.

I would welcome any advice on how best to approach the Cebu expat community to make them aware of this service. Any help would be most appreciated.

On the personal side. I have met online a girl I am deeply involved with in Cebu who I will be visiting later this month to meet her in person. Texting and video are no longer an appropriate way to communicate. If a relationship progresses then I intend splitting my time between the UK and Cebu on a 3 monthly rotation. Then in a few years time relocate there on a permanent basis. She is 20 years old, who some might think an immature age, but she is a lot more mature than her age. She is well educated and hard working. One of the most genuine women I have met in all my years. Any advice on this aspect of my trip would also be appreciated.

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My father lived and worked in Philippines for 10 years and I had spent a fair amount of time there. Quite a few of his friends married Philippine women younger them, usually by 20 or 25 years, and most ended up quite content- more so if they stayed in Philippines instead of moving back home. Unless you have spent time in Philippines best to go there and imagine your daily life, and in location away from her family.
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What you need to look at is the local population, how many 40 year ago difference couple do you see. No it is not accepted in the Philippines, maybe tolerated.....to your face.
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