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I want to connect with people who lives in Tagaytay. I moved here 4 months ago and still adjusting from city life to country living. I'm working from home and rarely see people outside. The place where I live, near Woodsborough, has less than 20 residents, the rest are house caretakers.

My problem with the place is.. people are not mindful enough to throw their rubbish everywhere. I spent my mornings and afternoons trimming my lawns and cutting grass -2 vacant lots beside me and one on the front. People would stop by and say "what the heck is she doing?" It looks foreign to them that someone is cleaning up.

My neighbors are far away from me and the only sounds I can hear are birds, cows and sometimes kids going to school on weekdays.

I have to get use to nosy neighbors, people throwing their rubbish everywhere, cars speeding through residential areas, and hardly you can see streetlights! Yes, it's dark at night.
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Hi DigitalChic and welcome to the forum. I get those same looks when I'm cleaning and working on the brush, trimming the grass, planting flowers or fruit trees and those strange looks would be normal because they're probably wondering why you don't hire somebody to do that for you or they probably want the job.

Nosy neighbors 100% understand that and also the trash dumping and I think we all deal with that, good thing you don't have to worry about burning trash? Trash is burned almost daily in our area of Laguna.

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Hello,

I want to connect with people who lives in Tagaytay. I moved here 4 months ago and still adjusting from city life to country living. I'm working from home and rarely see people outside. The place where I live, near Woodsborough, has less than 20 residents, the rest are house caretakers.

My problem with the place is.. people are not mindful enough to throw their rubbish everywhere. I spent my mornings and afternoons trimming my lawns and cutting grass -2 vacant lots beside me and one on the front. People would stop by and say "what the heck is she doing?" It looks foreign to them that someone is cleaning up.

My neighbors are far away from me and the only sounds I can hear are birds, cows and sometimes kids going to school on weekdays.

I have to get use to nosy neighbors, people throwing their rubbish everywhere, cars speeding through residential areas, and hardly you can see streetlights! Yes, it's dark at night.
welcome digitalchic and mabuhay

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Yes,I would like to connect with people living in or thinking of living in Tagaytay or Baguio

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Hi DigitalChic and welcome to the forum. I get those same looks when I'm cleaning and working on the brush, trimming the grass, planting flowers or fruit trees and those strange looks would be normal because they're probably wondering why you don't hire somebody to do that for you or they probably want the job.

Nosy neighbors 100% understand that and also the trash dumping and I think we all deal with that, good thing you don't have to worry about burning trash? Trash is burned almost daily in our area of Laguna.
Oh no, really? burning trash? They are not educated with environmental awareness. I complained about garbage collection that's why they never fail to come to my house once a week to collect it.

Those stares meant "why are you cleaning?" because their normal is "filthy streets and grass grows taller than you".

I even created a campaign on facebook about cleanliness in our community but they shrugged it off and some left negative comments. People don't want to change their lazy habits.

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Thank you! I hope there are more people living near my area

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Hello, where are you from?

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Oh no, really? burning trash? They are not educated with environmental awareness. I complained about garbage collection that's why they never fail to come to my house once a week to collect it.

Those stares meant "why are you cleaning?" because their normal is "filthy streets and grass grows taller than you".

I even created a campaign on facebook about cleanliness in our community but they shrugged it off and some left negative comments. People don't want to change their lazy habits.
I live in a 4th Class Municipality so the Garbage truck only travels down certain major roads and there doesn't seem to be much of a schedule or timeline and you have to pay I think 40 pesos per sack of trash so we actually have to burn our trash along with our neighbors and In-laws, I can smell plastic right now as I'm typing and it's been burning all morning long. Some people take their trike and dump the trash on the Laguna de bay beach head area behind our house, I haven't walked in our back yard for a while but I know for sure if I do I find mounds of diapers, plastic, booze bottles, cans and sandals dumped off and when the lake begins to flood the garbage ends up in our home.

DigitalChic, I don't think those people giving you a sour look are the owners and probably more like the In-laws or family members collecting that OFW's remittance sacrifice or Expats hard earned and wasted funds. Our neighbors even though its a poor Municipality and mainly a duck raising region, they still manage to plant beautiful flowers, trees and keep up the front of their homes.

I remember there was an Expat that nearly got deported for posting how trashy his municipality was (I think in Tagatay also ) and he posted photos on Facebook it enraged the Mayor also made him look bad so be careful.

Sounds like you have similar neighbors to us other than the cleanliness issue, nice to hear from you again.

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DigitalChic, I don't think those people giving you a sour look are the owners and probably more like the In-laws or family members collecting that OFW's remittance sacrifice or Expats hard earned and wasted funds. Our neighbors even though its a poor Municipality and mainly a duck raising region, they still manage to plant beautiful flowers, trees and keep up the front of their homes.

I remember there was an Expat that nearly got deported for posting how trashy his municipality was (I think in Tagatay also ) and he posted photos on Facebook it enraged the Mayor also made him look bad so be careful.

Sounds like you have similar neighbors to us other than the cleanliness issue, nice to hear from you again.
Nope, they're not residents. They are illegal settlers, uncultured people who dominates the community. - I am really frustrated about the situation here. And yes I pay 40 to 50 pesos per week for garbage collection. My maid and I started to do decomposing. We have a huge land also on both sides. I paid someone to trim them because the barangay officials doesn't care at all! Spending my tax money on them are such a waste and yes, they hate me now for raising the orderliness and cleanliness hahaha!

And the DIAPERS! YES! We collected 8 sacks of diapers within 2 months and counting now.

I'm growing veggies and fruits on my yard. I have such a lovely home, full of greens.

Should I go back to city living? **sighing here.
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Nope, they're not residents. They are illegal settlers, uncultured people who dominates the community. - I am really frustrated about the situation here. And yes I pay 40 to 50 pesos per week for garbage collection. My maid and I started to do decomposing. We have a huge land also on both sides. I paid someone to trim them because the barangay officials doesn't care at all! Spending my tax money on them are such a waste and yes, they hate me now for raising the orderliness and cleanliness hahaha!

And the DIAPERS! YES! We collected 8 sacks of diapers within 2 months and counting now.

I'm growing veggies and fruits on my yard. I have such a lovely home, full of greens.

Should I go back to city living? **sighing here.
I think you'll do just fine DigitalChick right where you are and good idea planting vegetables, it's a great way to save money and rewarding, I too plant some vegetables and I've planted many fruit trees over the years, I've found that Gabi or Taro root grows very well in our back yard and I have many plants and also several other root vegetables, my Calimansi/Tamarind (San Palo) trees are finally bearing fruit.

I'll bet we all have our issues with neighbors and yes the area I live in is full of squatters and worker implants from the Bicol region, actually we are squatters LOL on family squatted land, the land was given to my wife's father but the original owner passed away without giving a title and so his family over the years has fought us and many other people living here next to the water, it sometimes floods badly every 6 - 7 years.

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