My goal here is to help my fellow expats stay out of trouble by explaining what not to do as an expat in the Philippines. These principles also apply to any country in the world. This video is for information purposes only. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
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hi guys I thought it would be a good idea at this time to talk about things expats should not do when they get to the Philippines because I have seen personally expats ruin themselves and their lives over the various reasons and over reasons that just don't make any sense off the first thing let me start by saying this these are my opinions these are opinions based on my personal experience and based on the experience of others I am NOT a doctor I do not hold a degree I'm not a psychiatrist I'm not a therapist I am a human being with a brain who likes to think deeply and I am telling you my observations so let's go number one do not let a bar stool take your life what do I mean by that ex pass will go and set on the bar stool and drinking themselves to death literally why do they do it most of the time most of the time it's because there's a cute girl a cute waitress that works at the bar and the guy thinks that if he drinks enough long enough goes in there and of spends enough money eventually she'll sleep with him nine times out of ten that is not the case so gentlemen beware there are plenty of other ways to get women here I assure you legally without paying money for anything there are plenty of women here looking for good men plenty of women looking for good men number two protect yourself gentlemen what do I mean by that I mean just what you think I mean I mean wrap it up and protect yourself because while the Philippines has lower rates of HIV and you other STDs than other countries that I'm not going to name and I know the numbers on this country but I'm not going to repeat them because I don't feel like hearing people say oh you're two points out you're a percentage point off it doesn't matter I'm trying to tell you that that the problem exists in this country no matter how low the probability it still exists you have to protect yourself well what if I don't want to okay if you're gonna be that hard-headed here's what you need to think about did you meet a girl off date in Asia that you're not gonna protect yourself with or are you paying a thirty five hundred pesos bar fine and another two thousand pesos payment to the lady to take her home you see you got two different probabilities there because in all likelihood again this is theoretical in all likelihood the girl baton Asia is less likely to have slept with as many men as the bar girl therefore your probability of catching something should be lower in theory should be but if you take home a bar girl and decide bareback is your thing but man just don't do it don't do it I don't care if you're 65 years old and you have terminal cancer and you think you're dying anyway just don't do it it's not worth it it's not worth putting yourself at that much more risk and that much more damage and you know it's just not worth it plus if you do that and you do it with other women and you happen to catch something then you're spreading it right way we don't we don't want any of that we're trying to promote a positive community here guys pile of this stuff we're trying to do good things in this country because I don't know if you've heard or not but I don't think the president of this country is too fond of a foreigner so we want to try to stay on his good side if possible they just released the memo immigration say if you get you catch the attitude and immigration they're not letting you in the country and if you catch one of the one immigration offices they're liable to tell you they're not going to renew your visa and that's bad for me because I've called her attitude in immigration office before regrettably but that happened it won't happen again but it did once so that's the second thing be careful guys use your head the third thing is just women in general right you got sites like Dayton Asia Filipino Cupid Dayton Asus is a good site I used it a long time ago before right and have a lot of success I don't mean that slept with a lot of women I mean met a lot of women made a lot of high-quality women I have never encountered not saying that I won't if I ever tried again but I have never encountered a scammer never not once and that was I mean on Dayton days I have encountered a scammer but not with Dayton Asia so it's a pretty good site try that it's free completely free you don't have to spend anything you can meet girls right you can go out with them if they like you there you go if not just meet another one it's not a big deal don't get so caught up in women aspect here that you fool yourself into thinking that that's the only thing that matters because the Philippines has so much more to offer than just pretty women the women here are beautiful absolutely beautiful and they are incredible human beings most of them they will go above and beyond for you for no reason at all just because you're their man they'll go above and beyond for you that's my personal experience so there's no need to go sit out I understand you know I'm a man too I get it sometimes you you know you need to go do what you need to do and and sometimes that's taking home a bar girl and you know sometimes it's using Craigslist or Backpage or whatever the case may be you know I like I understand I understand why men do that right but it's a really bad idea and we know it is I say we as and meet myself included in that statement it's just a bad idea that's not good it's not healthy there's nothing really good about it tell me one healthy thing about going home with the bar girl name one thing that makes your life better about going home with the bar girl and I'll say something stupid like well I get that release you you can get that release without a bar girl I'm just saying so what not to do as an expat don't tie your life up around women while you're here that's the first thing secondly don't spend all your money don't spend all your money all at one time if you come here with a big fat savings account and that's all you've got and you don't have any residual income you can forget it an angle happen you're not gonna last I've seen it too many times you're gonna be broke if you're lucky you might make it three to five years maybe and that's if you got you know one hundred eighty three hundred thousand dollars in the bank because that money is gonna go fast you're gonna spend it faster then you understand the consequences of it going if that makes any sense it's just a bad idea come here with some residual income come here with income that it's gonna renew itself that's a good idea I promise next thing don't try to live above your means live within your means if you can't afford a twenty thousand pesos a month apartment I'm talking to myself then don't live there because you're just gonna make yourself miserable find something cheaper that you can afford so that you will have money to spend and do things because if you have to stay cooped up in your apartment all the time there's no point in being in the Philippines like this is a play that you want to get out and explore you want to go see things do things try new things meet new people the whole nine yards right you can't do that if you're cooped up in your apartment because you're too broke to go anywhere talking to myself I did it I did but I just want to give you those few things guys little information to think about you know because I see a lot of guys going downhill and I just don't you know I just don't want to see X pass ruin themselves or ruin the overall reputation of X pass just because they had some kind of superficial need that they could have filled somewhere else that's all nothing but love guys you don't do anything else that they do more life