Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / Far East and Asia / Philippines

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old Oct 7th 2017, 1:40 pm   #1
Just Joined
 
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 9
Danielb2103 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Younger residents of Philippines info

Hi I’d like to get some advise from younger 30-50 year olds who either live in the Philippines full time or work elsewhere part of the year. Please get in touch as I’d like to get some info.
Thanks
Daniel
Danielb2103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 7th 2017, 3:41 pm   #2
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 596
mikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Younger residents of Philippines info

Perhaps if you identified the areas that you are seeking info of, then you would get relevant responses?
mikemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 7th 2017, 3:46 pm   #3
Just Joined
 
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 9
Danielb2103 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Younger residents of Philippines info

It doesn’t really matter as it’s in the Philippines in general. I stay a couple hours outside Manila. When I say a couple hours I mean a few miles but with traffic and roads there a few hours
Danielb2103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8th 2017, 2:46 am   #4
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: Consolacion,Cebu
Posts: 1,747
quiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Younger residents of Philippines info

As this is British Expats, I presume you are looking for 30-50yr old Brits to respond? There are not many who live here, unless on something like a secondment term from their company as it is extremely difficult for foreigners to get a job here. As Mike says, give us some idea of what kind of advice you're looking for - social life, cost of living, job prospects etc and then we can be of help.
__________________
If I voice an opinion - it's just that, an opinion!
quiltman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8th 2017, 2:47 am   #5
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 596
mikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Younger residents of Philippines info

Sorry I cannot help you as have not got a clue what you are looking for other than a wide age grouping for advise that is only relevant to a specified age group with knowing what the area of advice would cover.

Best of luck
mikemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8th 2017, 4:28 am   #6
mikek1 
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 115
mikek1 has a reputation beyond reputemikek1 has a reputation beyond reputemikek1 has a reputation beyond reputemikek1 has a reputation beyond reputemikek1 has a reputation beyond reputemikek1 has a reputation beyond reputemikek1 has a reputation beyond reputemikek1 has a reputation beyond reputemikek1 has a reputation beyond reputemikek1 has a reputation beyond reputemikek1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Younger residents of Philippines info

Quote:
Originally Posted by quiltman View Post
As this is British Expats, I presume you are looking for 30-50yr old Brits to respond? There are not many who live here, unless on something like a secondment term from their company as it is extremely difficult for foreigners to get a job here. As Mike says, give us some idea of what kind of advice you're looking for - social life, cost of living, job prospects etc and then we can be of help.

Daniel, it would appear to me that you have done very little research into all aspects of life in the Philippines. There are numerous internet sites that document and advise ex pats on all aspects of living here. I strongly advise you to read them and get a grasp of what you would actually encounter.
Unless you have a secondment from a established company finding employment in the Philippines would almost be impossible.
Even if you were to find employment the salary would inevitably be very low, and in all probability your living costs would exceed your salary, particularly if you have visions of a Western country lifestyle.
Most ex pats that live in the Philippines tend to be pensioners who do not need employment. There are countless blogs similar to yours who for some reason seem to think that the Philippines can offer something better than they are receiving from their home country. The majority unfortunately have visions of permanent sunshine, cheap living, unhindered beuracracy, etc..These aspirations are far from the truth..........as I have written do your research!
mikek1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8th 2017, 5:21 am   #7
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: Consolacion,Cebu
Posts: 1,747
quiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Younger residents of Philippines info

Daniel, it would appear to me that you have done very little research into all aspects of life in the Philippines. There are numerous internet sites that document and advise ex pats on all aspects of living here. I strongly advise you to read them and get a grasp of what you would actually encounter.
Unless you have a secondment from a established company finding employment in the Philippines would almost be impossible.
Even if you were to find employment the salary would inevitably be very low, and in all probability your living costs would exceed your salary, particularly if you have visions of a Western country lifestyle.
Most ex pats that live in the Philippines tend to be pensioners who do not need employment. There are countless blogs similar to yours who for some reason seem to think that the Philippines can offer something better than they are receiving from their home country. The majority unfortunately have visions of permanent sunshine, cheap living, unhindered beuracracy, etc..These aspirations are far from the truth..........as I have written do your research![/QUOTE]
The question is - Will Daniel return to the forum?
__________________
If I voice an opinion - it's just that, an opinion!
quiltman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8th 2017, 7:49 am   #8
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 596
mikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Younger residents of Philippines info

i am not sure that Daniel knows he is in the Philippines), then again maybe he is not lol
mikemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8th 2017, 9:08 am   #9
Just Joined
 
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 9
Danielb2103 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Younger residents of Philippines info

I am well aware of wages in the Philippines I have been there 5 times. I am not looking for employment there. I imagine you’re a 70 plus American with too much time on your hands.
Danielb2103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8th 2017, 10:51 am   #10
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: Consolacion,Cebu
Posts: 1,747
quiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond reputequiltman has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Younger residents of Philippines info

There is a clue in that this is BRITISH EXPATS Daniel.Right, so now we know you are not looking for employment here. how long do you intend staying at any one time and how will you support yourself. We want to help you but it is impossible without some detail from you. Can't speak for mike but I'm in my 70s, live with my English wife of 48 years with our two sons who are settled here. They set up a corporation a few years ago and are now just starting to make money. My eldest fits into your 30-50 category so ask specific questions and I'll get him to answer.
__________________
If I voice an opinion - it's just that, an opinion!
quiltman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8th 2017, 11:21 am   #11
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 596
mikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Younger residents of Philippines info

daniel i am within the age range and after your response to quiltman you can just go play with the traffic
mikemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8th 2017, 11:24 am   #12
14 yrs as a Witchy Hermit
Premium Member
 
Pollyana's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2002
Location: Keep true friends and puppets close, trust no-one else...
Posts: 91,134
Pollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond reputePollyana has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Younger residents of Philippines info

Quote:
Originally Posted by Danielb2103 View Post
I am well aware of wages in the Philippines I have been there 5 times. I am not looking for employment there. I imagine you’re a 70 plus American with too much time on your hands.
well if you are not looking for information about employment, what ARE you looking for?
__________________
So when you think of me do so with pride, Honour and Bravery ruled by my side.
And in your memory I will remain; I will forever be within the flame.....
Don't shed a tear for me,I stand alone. This path of destiny is all my own.
Once in the hands of fate,there is no choice, An echo on the wind,you'll hear my voice............"
Pollyana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8th 2017, 11:23 pm   #13
Just Joined
 
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 20
Simon1983 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Younger residents of Philippines info

Hi Daniel. I fit into your bracket. What info do you want?
Also, I work here, not on a secondment, and my salary is OK.
There are not many younger expats here. Mostly the expats here and old, retired and very grumpy!
Simon1983 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9th 2017, 12:39 am   #14
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 596
mikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond reputemikemike has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Younger residents of Philippines info

Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon1983 View Post
Hi Daniel. I fit into your bracket. What info do you want?
Also, I work here, not on a secondment, and my salary is OK.
There are not many younger expats here. Mostly the expats here and old, retired and very grumpy!
Older, retired and very happy. do not suffer fools gladly as do not have the time to waste.
mikemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9th 2017, 11:02 am   #15
Raffin 
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 182
Raffin has much to be proud ofRaffin has much to be proud ofRaffin has much to be proud ofRaffin has much to be proud ofRaffin has much to be proud ofRaffin has much to be proud ofRaffin has much to be proud ofRaffin has much to be proud ofRaffin has much to be proud ofRaffin has much to be proud ofRaffin has much to be proud of
Default Re: Younger residents of Philippines info

Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon1983 View Post
....
There are not many younger expats here. Mostly the expats here and old, retired and very grumpy!
Very grumpy? You mean more grumpy than in the UK? It seems there are some good reasons to be grumpier as one ages eg lower testosterone, health issues, disgruntlement with younger people's ways, eg their inability to write in clear English.... oh, and their tendency to make spelling mistakes!

But I can think of a few factors that would lead to less grumpiness here. New relationships, better climate, lower cost of living, more deference. The main factor to increase it would be dealing with some of the inefficiencies here.
Raffin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / Far East and Asia / Philippines


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 7:22 pm.


Powered by vBulletin: ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 1999-2010 BritishExpats.com