I would check the LBC website and see if they do the large boxes from Thai to PI. Also Forex. For sure there ha as to be a shipping company that covers the route using the boxes
Looking at the LBC website, I'm not sure if they service Thailand or not. However, my understanding is that in places where they do not have branches they have a contract with DHL Freight services.Hi!
I saw that logo LBC in Phils never thought it would do international shipping. I'll check it out.
Forex? Aren't they in the business of currency transactions?
Have you had any experience (or reference of others) using LBC for shipping?
Obviously that by cargo ship it will take a good month for my belongings to arrive in Manila. That is OK because it will give me time to find a temporary, suitable place in Manila. Although I do not intend to settle in Manila.
I thank you for your kind reply to my post.
Be well and happy
I had a look into jobs over there, almost impossible for you to get one and if, the money is not worth it. We will start our own business as it is much easier there than here in Australia.Greetings to all!
My fiance - a Filipino-American - and I spent 3 weeks vacationing in The Philippines (PI) during the month of March. During this time, her family toured us through several residential areas (i.e., Taguig, Makati, etc.) just outside of Metro Manila.
Since returning to the US, we've begun discussing the possibility of retiring to The Philippines (PI). She and I are in our 50's and expect to retire within 5 to 7 years.
One should never base relocating on the whims of one prolonged vacation. However, after staying at a few houses and condos outside Metro Manila it is fair to conclude that relocating/retiring to PI (at least on the surface) is quite possible . . . assuming we're able to resolve two issues of concern.
Our main concern is healthcare. What would be the cost of high quality health insurance for a couple in their 60's? I've even heard that health insurance for someone over age 60 is unavailable. I've yet to confirm this.
Our second concern is the possibility of finding part time employment at our age. She and I woudl both like to have some form of PT work, more out of desire than need. We cannot conceive getting up and having nothing to do 7 days per week.
Your thoughts and opinions are welcomed and appreciated.
Thank you kindly.
Richard be careful the Yaya's get severly attached to your most cherish loved one and they're the ones that take him. It might be best to use a family member for this, those outside the family have so many hidden places and dissappear its seems off the planet and they take your child.I agree with mcalley boy about hiring local maids. We had one maid who turned out to be a thief. She didn't steal anything from our house, but whenever we visited my asawa's family, their stuff (clothes, shoes, cellphones) would disappear, piece by piece. Eventually we saw the pattern, and made her open her luggage which revealed her treasure trove.
Family members as maids can have their problems too. We had one relative who always filled her bag with coffee sachets whenever she went back home. We didn't have a confrontation with her or her parents though, since it was fairly trivial. Just found an excuse not to keep her on.
Nowadays we try to get our DH from a different island province, preferably someone without local family. Our current maid has been with us nearly 2 years now, and we trust her to look after the place when we are not around. The downside of her being from a different island is that we have to provide her with a return ticket to her home province at new year time, but I consider that a small cost for peace of mind. Finding a good yaya is more problematic though, since our child could potentially suffer if we make a bad choice. We just have to go through a period of vigilance whenever we bring in someone new, until we get to know the person better.
You're really--REALLY lucky to have seen the event and able to intervene. It takes only a second for something to happen or go wrong. These **people** are just looking for opportunities like this. Kids are taken every day. Some sold, some put into slavery, and yet others held for ransom.Richard be careful the Yaya's get severly attached to your most cherish loved one and they're the ones that take him. It might be best to use a family member for this, those outside the family have so many hidden places and dissappear its seems off the planet and they take your child.
Almost lost my grandson today at the market.... we found a really, really discounted store of course they had a huge sale out front with the Yuki-yuki clothes 5 peso's each so everyone lost focus, next thing you know some lady has got my grandson hand and walking away, OMG , I can't live without him :help:, after that I dropped everything and picked up my 3 year old grandson and held him till we left, my wife had to grab my 10 year old son for the same reason.
Yea...I can't live without my grandson, he's my joy and pain at the same time, he does speak English and he's only 3. Sorry for slow responses my internet was shut down for a couple days...till I paid my bills...LOL, man this billing thing is confusing.You're really--REALLY lucky to have seen the event and able to intervene. It takes only a second for something to happen or go wrong. These **people** are just looking for opportunities like this. Kids are taken every day. Some sold, some put into slavery, and yet others held for ransom.
This is especially true when the locals see a child in the care and custody of a foreign parent or family member.
The Yaya scenario is or can be a threat as you said. It may not be the maid or the yaya--but they all have family and in more cases than not, most families have a black sheep that can end up being a real threat.
Living here long term can have a bad effect on us when nothing happens for a long time and we let our guard down for just a second.