We’re 2 Days into the Xmas Season

We’re two days into the Christmas season in Philippines. The dreaded “Ber” months (SeptemBER, OctoBER, NovemBER, DecemBER…fucking brilliant, huh?). That 1/3 of your year that becomes a hellish nightmare filled with senseless…

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If you can’t stand the heat….then STFU!

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ALLLLLRRRIIIIGHHHTTTY!!!  You’ve been here for a while…you thought you had a handle on just how idiotic this place is.  You may have even found that “safe space” in your head that helps you tolerate the Moron Parade that goes by every day of the week around here. Sorry.  You were wrong.  In typical fashion around here, it only gets worse.  The Philippines truly is the gift that keeps on giving…let’s see the next chapter, shall we? Recently, some journalists in Hong Kong were..well…doing their jobs.  They were pressing PNoy, who was attending some BS summit in HK where nothing actually gets done, about why the Philippines hasn’t made amends for the fucked up way they handled the HK hostage crisis in 2009.  Despite what the Filipinos think, it’s a big ticket item for Hong Kong residents.  Your people get killed because some monkeys with guns are a bunch of untrained gooks with no clue how to handle a traffic stop, let alone a hostage crisis, you might be a little miffed when the idiots that got your people killed act like they’re not responsible and don’t give a shit. In any event, they pressed and demanded answers…like every other journalist on the planet.  They even persisted inside the summit, having the same access as other reporters there.  What makes this different is…

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Communication, Misinterpetation, 7 Months of Utter Frustration!

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Ok…Ok…I actually give up, I concede the point.You cannot comprehend me for a few key reasons: You cannot or will not listen. Although you insist that you have excellent English, and in fact have actually taught English in da Pilipines (how that is even remotely possible is entirely beyond me). Your ability to comprehend the simplest request, unless I repeat it, rephrase it and explain it again tells me that whatever you were teaching was…

Help me decide…I need your thoughts.

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Hey everyone.  I need your thoughts on a situation and what I should/shouldn’t do.  Yes, I know I’m normally the one dispensing advice…but I could use some different eyes on this one.  The story goes like this: After several unsuccessful job attempts here (I could go on for hours about that), I finally landed (what I thought would be) the perfect job.  It was as a training consultant at a call center, specializing in teaching…

Wasting Money, Because Hey, Its Not Mine!

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Hey guys been awhile since I posted been busy back in the real world . Todays tale is a sore spot at the moment for me  . After getting bugged non stop to put my wifes brother in university I caved in and said OK . So off to the best one I could find signed him up with big promises of top grades  so after dropping close to 20.000p to get him in and…

Filipino-American Urges Foriegn Expats To Run For Office

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My fellow Americans.   Greetings from East Haven Connecticut. I came across this Blog by way of the commentary section on The Diplomat: (Redmond) http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/us-philippines-defense-ties-under-pressure/ and as a Filipino-born American (naturalized) I am glad I did. Let me from the outset say: I completely agree with the many frustrations expressed here. But as one of the poster quite clearly elucidated, that were it not for the foreign currency exchange US Dollar vis a vis Pesos…, I…

Our New PRIVATE Expat Community Site

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I would like to thank all who emailed me to express how important this community site is to you, and inspiring me to keep it going. Not only did you inspire me, but you motivated me to move forward with an idea I had months ago. And after one member suggested it in his email to me, I felt that now was the time to implement it. I have created a fully featured social network…

Ok, I Hear You

After a barrage of emails from folks who so eloquently expressed their thankfulness for this website and sorrow to see it end, and a long discussion with one particular core member whom I have come to like very much as a friend, I have been convinced that PhilippineFailBlog.com is more of a help than a hindrance. I have heard you, and I thank you for expressing in your emails what this site has been and…

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I fixed this…vote for me!

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As many of us know, there’s only one way to get potholes fixed in the US.  That’s simply to get a politician to hit it just once…maybe mess up a tie rod end….and that pothole will be fixed within a day.  Hell, most towns will have a provision to pay for repairs to your car…

What’s Next? A Hammer To Your Penis?

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We all know that Pinoys hate foreigners.  We come here and do the unthinkable….treat their women with respect. It doesn’t always mean those women know how to handle that respect, as much as they enjoy it, but we do it nevertheless.  So what’s a poor Pinoy to do when the foreigners have all the good…

Am I Cursed?

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I don’t expect this to get a lot of attention, mainly because it doesn’t really have an answer. I just need to type this out to relieve my eternal frustration; no not frustration, more like torment. I have written about this before, and if someone else has read any of my post’s they will see…

We are not alone…

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Sorry, this isn’t a story about aliens (although that would explain all those spaces between ears where the brains SHOULD be around here). This is a story about proof that we’re not the only place where you’ll see some refreshing honesty, rather than that nasty plastic sweetness of stale kool aid the Department Of Tourism…

Waxing political

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They say that, in America at least, the two topics to stay away from in any conversation is religion and politics.  And I think there’s a reason for it.  Both topics (usually) are full of subtle and not-so-subtle nuances that delve deeper into the core values of everyone at that discussion’s table.  In other words,…