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Rwestgate... Makes some good points are you taking notes Marky? Because we are always look at as "Santa Clause" and they won't stop asking for gifts: Booze, cigarettes and food in that order... And later on loans but there won't be a pay back or you'll have to beg them for your money back over and over again.
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Not sure about the legitimacy of the poster's inquiry - Trolling? Naive? Maybe The general feeling here is that the streets of the Americas' are paved in gold. This is not unlike the Irish in the 70's and 80's. This is a country where good girls will prostitute themselves to help support their families...not a drug habit but to put food on the table for their extended families or maybe just their own children. Poverty here is not a small issue. I do not think there would be too much of a problem for a visitor vacationing here as long as he watched where he was. There are many world class resorts, beaches and natural attractions - do your home work. Living here with a mate is interesting because it automatically includes her/his family...if you cannot afford that then lay down the law with your mate early in the relationship. I am blessed so I can handle that occasional banquet table at the restaurant. I can see how that could become burdensome if your circumstances were such. For me it has always paid dividends. My brother-in-law has built 2 homes for me with no angst on my part. Great skill and fair price. The other relatives feed us whenever we visit as though I was their favorite son. When they visit us they always bring treats...it is a 2 way street with family...outside be careful as any foreign setting with flashing money and where you are. There are safer spots then others same as in any major city in the US but to dismiss out of hand is a mistake as far as I am concerned.
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I just moved to PH, Angeles City 6 months ago. I live on the outskirts of town in a gated community. Nice houses, lots of open space and good security. I have several neighbors who have all stopped by my place and introduced themselves. Friendly folks all of them.
In my case, i shipped way more of my personal items than I really needed here. Tools being a lot of the items. Because of that I am a very popular neighbor.
So far I have lent out quite a few tools to help out my neighbors. I seems like most of my Filipino neighbors don't own any tools!! However they do know how to use them and are quick to return them. I have also been giving away some of my stuff when these neighbors come by and give me food that they cook. Bartering works real nice here.
I get the feeling that these neighbors really do care about each other and now me too.
The only thing I have noticed that is a little weird is that a lot of these neighbors have dogs, but keep them in small cages on their property and hardly EVER let these poor dogs out.
Has anyone else noticed this going on? I have been tempted to leave an anonymous note on the cages asking why they are torturing these dogs, but i don't want to upset the harmony we have as neighbors. Some of these cages barely let the dog turn around. I was told by a few of my friends that they use these dogs simply as security.
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I just moved to PH, Angeles City 6 months ago. I live on the outskirts of town in a gated community. Nice houses, lots of open space and good security. I have several neighbors who have all stopped by my place and introduced themselves. Friendly folks all of them.
In my case, i shipped way more of my personal items than I really needed here. Tools being a lot of the items. Because of that I am a very popular neighbor.
So far I have lent out quite a few tools to help out my neighbors. I seems like most of my Filipino neighbors don't own any tools!! However they do know how to use them and are quick to return them. I have also been giving away some of my stuff when these neighbors come by and give me food that they cook. Bartering works real nice here.
I get the feeling that these neighbors really do care about each other and now me too.
The only thing I have noticed that is a little weird is that a lot of these neighbors have dogs, but keep them in small cages on their property and hardly EVER let these poor dogs out.
Has anyone else noticed this going on? I have been tempted to leave an anonymous note on the cages asking why they are torturing these dogs, but i don't want to upset the harmony we have as neighbors. Some of these cages barely let the dog turn around. I was told by a few of my friends that they use these dogs simply as security.
Any suggestions?
Hi Steelcleat and welcome to the forum, It could be a form of security and a way to control the yard droppings you did say you live in a private community. Returning tools quickly LOL that's a new one or even return the tools without you having to ask WOW.

Something tells me eventually you'll have that epiphany, but from what it sounds you seem to be getting along fine, for sure I wouldn't call the neighbors on their pets.
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...The only thing I have noticed that is a little weird is that a lot of these neighbors have dogs, but keep them in small cages on their property and hardly EVER let these poor dogs out.
Has anyone else noticed this going on?...?
Yes, either in cages or just on a 4 foot chain. They are "yard alarms". Looks like a miserable life.
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I stayed in a motel in Davao city and it was a privately owned one. All the rooms were on the first floor. Outside about 50 ft away from my door was 3 dobermans in cages that they could not stand up because they were a small cage. These dogs 'barked all hours of the night when they heard noise and every morning when people were starting to move around they would wake me up about 6 am barking again. I am on vacation and had to listen to this crap. I complained to the owner of the motel. She claimed I was the first one to ever say anything about the dogs. I made her move me farther away from the dogs.

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Whenever I see a question like in the OP I think of a story I once heard.

An old man was walking along the road between two villages, he met a traveler who asked what were the people like in the next village. The old man asked what were the people like in the last village, The traveler responded “Terrible people, they were not friendly, not trustworthy, they would rob steal and cheat you without remorse.”
The old man replied, “You will find people much like that in the next village.”

The old man continued walking and met a second traveler who asked what were the people like in the next village. The old man asked what were the people like in the last village, The traveler responded “Wonderful people, the salt of the earth, they would help you every way they could and were honest and trustworthy.”
The old man replied, “You will find people much like that in the next village.”

How people act towards you and how they treat you is pretty much a reflection of how you treat them, I have found that just about everywhere people are pretty much the same, they will respond to friendliness and kindness with the same and respond to fear and distrust the same way as well.

I cannot but ask the OP about getting invited to fellow church members houses, Do you expect to be asked because you somehow feel it is their duty to invite you because you are single and alone or are you projecting an attitude of friendliness and openness that would entice them to welcome you into their homes?
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Not sure about the legitimacy of the poster's inquiry - Trolling? Naive? Maybe. The general feeling here is that the streets of the Americas' are paved in gold. This is not unlike the Irish in the 70's and 80's. This is a country where good girls will prostitute themselves to help support their families...not a drug habit but to put food on the table for their extended families or maybe just their own children. Poverty here is not a small issue. I do not think there would be too much of a problem for a visitor vacationing here as long as he watched where he was. There are many world class resorts, beaches and natural attractions - do your home work. Living here with a mate is interesting because it automatically includes her/his family...if you cannot afford that then lay down the law with your mate early in the relationship. I am blessed so I can handle that occasional banquet table at the restaurant. I can see how that could become burdensome if your circumstances were such. For me it has always paid dividends. My brother-in-law has built 2 homes for me with no angst on my part. Great skill and fair price. The other relatives feed us whenever we visit as though I was their favorite son. When they visit us they always bring treats...it is a 2 way street with family...outside be careful as any foreign setting with flashing money and where you are. There are safer spots then others same as in any major city in the US but to dismiss out of hand is a mistake as far as I am concerned.
Well said and concur Reb, valid points that many of us have tried to relate to the OP within different scenarios not only on this site.

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