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Old 13th January 2020, 01:31 PM
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Ive noticed the good post from our older members have ceased. I rarely spend the time on here as I use to. Seems some of the topics and attitudes have gotten pretty shoddy. Fred and all the older guys what stops you? Is it now that Gene is gone? Partly for me it is.

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I only check in each morning and read what is going on. Some threads I will contribute to if I feel I have anything of value to contribute, then again quite a few of the threads are reruns and have been discussed in the past, so I mostly ignore them and just move on.

Yes, do miss Gene's input as we did communicate a bit off grid, but this forum is for us still trying to get long. Mark is doing a excellent job in his place.

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Many of the older forum posters retired to the US or changed their mind about living in the Philippines.

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I only check in each morning and read what is going on. Some threads I will contribute to if I feel I have anything of value to contribute, then again quite a few of the threads are reruns and have been discussed in the past, so I mostly ignore them and just move on.

Yes, do miss Gene's input as we did communicate a bit off grid, but this forum is for us still trying to get long. Mark is doing a excellent job in his place.

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nice to see you post fred.....I cant remember but we had a few old timers around 10 yrs ago who gave regular contributions and I cant even think of who they were,can anyone enlighten me?

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I'm still working overseas but I do visit several times per year. If I see a post where I can contribute though, I'll definitely chime in.

I am surprised there arent more people who are asking about the Philippines as an alternative to living in Thailand.
I hang out on another online forum dedicated to people living in Thailand and there are a LOT of folks who are upset about the new health insurance requirement to use a Thai OA visa for retirement.
Apparently the insurance is somewhat overpriced and they wont cover ANYTHING you've been diagnosed with ever.
The alternative is to put 400k or 800k baht in a Thai bank (if youre married to a Thai or not) and a lot of people appear to be unwilling or unable to do that.
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I'm not really an old-timer, but I got on here after I married my wife to learn more about the Philippines.

When I got on here, we were living and working in Saudi. Now, we've left our jobs there, and have come back to the US. So for me, the routine of everyday life gets in the way of coming here.

Hell. I can't even keep up with routine email. there's no extra time like there was when we were in the ME.
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Still here, eating popcorn and reading the comments! Just got off track for a while with "life interfering with life"....still looking forward to our move, just not the pain in the backside that moving is, but at current pace, we will enjoy the beautiful Pacific NW summer and likely fly over in October, perhaps sooner. Lots to get done between now and then.
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Although I don't consider myself and Oldie, I'm still here. Read he posts each day and add a comment when I feel I have something to contribute.
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Although I don't consider myself and Oldie, I'm still here. Read he posts each day and add a comment when I feel I have something to contribute.
Contribute wisely you do Dave, as a newbie here only 4 years but 8/9 years another sites, some that I have been booted from for speaking my mind and others I don't have time for, being too clique opposed to their sites genre. I just went back to one I have been tied up with since 2011/12 and nothing changed, the same regulars dictating the same shite that have been there 10/15/20 years with little time or appreciation for new comers situations and ideas.

Oldie for me at 60 is a misnomer as we all have a wealth of knowledge and experiences both in life and expat forums.

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