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For Pinays only. Say anything you find strange (kakaiba), weird, different pagdating niyo sa US of A. Dumating ako dito in the Fall. Kakaiba ang weather. Sobrang lamig na sa akin ang Fall time nila dito. But I am finally acclimated after 4 years. Ang mga Americans mahilig magsabi ng "Hi" and "How are you" parang mga robot. Naka program na sa ulo nila kaya kahit hindi nakatingin sa'yo "hi and "How are you pa rin sila :unsure: which I find it weird.


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For Pinays only. Say anything you find strange (kakaiba), weird, different pagdating niyo sa US of A. Dumating ako dito in the Fall. Kakaiba ang weather. Sobrang lamig na sa akin ang Fall time nila dito. But I am finally acclimated after 4 years. Ang mga Americans mahilig magsabi ng "Hi" and "How are you" parang mga robot. Naka program na sa ulo nila kaya kahit hindi nakatingin sa'yo "hi and "How are you pa rin sila :unsure: which I find it weird.

Agree on this. Aside from that, sa work pagdating sa umaga, halos lahat ng ka-work say "Good Morning", and then kapag pauwi na "See you later" or "See 'yah Guys". Not sure pero siguro sa nature ng work ko, when talking to old acquaintance, "What's up dude". Not usually common practice sa Pilipinas.

I was watching old case files or reality tv. Sabi ko sa asawa ko, "Most of the time, mga tao dito pumapatay kasi they are mentally challenged or insane, sa Pilipinas, pumapatay sila kasi walang choice, kailangan nila mag-survive (ex. holdaper).

One more thing, yong coupon that you can get from newspaper, if you good enough to use it, it pay off almost half of the cost of your groceries. Walang ganyan sa Pilipinas. Hehehe.


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and pag andito ka sa restaurant, mga waiter/waitress lalapit sau para tanungin ng "is everthing ok?" then andyan na ang refill ng drinks mo... sa pinas, you have to raise your hand and call the waiter/waitress para lang pagsilbihan ka... :yes:


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Agree on this. Aside from that, sa work pagdating sa umaga, halos lahat ng ka-work say "Good Morning", and then kapag pauwi na "See you later" or "See 'yah Guys". Not sure pero siguro sa nature ng work ko, when talking to old acquaintance, "What's up dude". Not usually common practice sa Pilipinas.

I was watching old case files or reality tv. Sabi ko sa asawa ko, "Most of the time, mga tao dito pumapatay kasi they are mentally challenged or insane, sa Pilipinas, pumapatay sila kasi walang choice, kailangan nila mag-survive (ex. holdaper).

One more thing, yong coupon that you can get from newspaper, if you good enough to use it, it pay off almost half of the cost of your groceries. Walang ganyan sa Pilipinas. Hehehe.

I've been here for almost 5 years, but the coupons I get give me a dollar or 50 cents off and I need to purchase at least 2 for me to get $2 off. Anyway, yeah you are right. Hindi uso ang coupons sa Pinas.

There's a bunch of them serial killers and ax murderers here because they are sick in the head. Sa Pilipinas the holdapers have no choice but to kill their victims para hindi kumanta. Dito lang ako nakakita ng mga hippies at nudists. Parang normal lang sa kanila ang mag-smoke ng pot habang naliligo sa bath tub kasama ang mga friends nila. Sa Pinas kailangan magtago or lagot ka sa lespu. Bawal din maghubad sa kalye or else kulong ka for vagrancy.

Agree on this. Aside from that, sa work pagdating sa umaga, halos lahat ng ka-work say "Good Morning", and then kapag pauwi na "See you later" or "See 'yah Guys". Not sure pero siguro sa nature ng work ko, when talking to old acquaintance, "What's up dude". Not usually common practice sa Pilipinas.

I was watching old case files or reality tv. Sabi ko sa asawa ko, "Most of the time, mga tao dito pumapatay kasi they are mentally challenged or insane, sa Pilipinas, pumapatay sila kasi walang choice, kailangan nila mag-survive (ex. holdaper).

One more thing, yong coupon that you can get from newspaper, if you good enough to use it, it pay off almost half of the cost of your groceries. Walang ganyan sa Pilipinas. Hehehe.

I've been here for almost 5 years, but the coupons I get gives me a dollar or 50 cents off and I need to purchase at least 2 for me to get $2 off. Anyway, yeah you are right. Hindi uso ang coupons sa Pinas.

There's a bunch of them serial killers and ax murderers here because they are sick in the head. Sa Pilipinas the holdapers have no choice but to kill their victims para hindi kumanta. Dito lang ako nakakita ng mga hippies at nudists. Parang normal lang sa kanila ang mag-smoke ng pot habang naliligo sa bath tub kasama ang mga friends nila. Sa Pinas kailangan magtago or lagot ka sa lespu. Bawal din maghubad sa kalye or else kulong ka for vagrancy.

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Bullwinkle: "No, they are just confused."

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and pag andito ka sa restaurant, mga waiter/waitress lalapit sau para tanungin ng "is everthing ok?" then andyan na ang refill ng drinks mo... sa pinas, you have to raise your hand and call the waiter/waitress para lang pagsilbihan ka... :yes:

OO mabibilis ang mga waiters and waitresses dito. You get what you pay for when it comes to dining in restaurants. If you don't like the food, they won't charge you at all.


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Bullwinkle: "No, they are just confused."

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Ive been there for a coupls of months and i observe in the states,especially in the mall,not so many security guard,unlike in pinas,every place my security guard na naka bantay,and speaking sa restaurant unlimited drinks nila :yes: :yes: s

Ive been there for a coupls of months and i observe in the states,especially in the mall,not so many security guard,unlike in pinas,every place my security guard na naka bantay,and speaking sa restaurant unlimited drinks nila :yes: :yes: s


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>walang tingi tingi. bulk talaga pag bibili. sa pinas, kahit asin pwedeng piso lang bibilhin mo.

>sa lugar namin, hindi pwedeng lakarin ang neighbor. sasakay ka talaga.

>pinapamigay ang mga appliances pag hindi na kailangan. friends and neighbors ng husband ko inaalok kami kung gusto namin piano, gas range, sofa.. at kung ano ano pa kasi lilipat sila or may bago sila. unlike sa pinas, bibilhin mo kahit secondhand pa or ipapaayos.

>we are using coupons too.

>you can leave your things unattended. yung sasakyan kahit nakabukas ang window, walang gagalaw jan. kahit bahay. pag aalis kami, hindi nakalock. kaya minsan pag may friend husband ko na may iiwan, sabihin ng husband ko ilagay na lang kahit saan sa loob ng bahay. very safe sa lugar namin.

>walang susunod sunod na salesladies sa mga stores.

>walang security guards kahit sa banko.

>buffet ang kfc. hehe

>farm na sa pinas ang tawag sa malaking lupang taniman, dito garden palang. hehe

>mga bahay na magaganda, walang nakatira or mga trailers na abandonado, mga buildings na ginigiba kasi daw di na safe. sa pinas, kahit sa kariton tinitirhan, tapos mga buildings hangat walang aksidente, hindi pa gigibain.

>at kung ano ano pa.. :)

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here i need to wait for my sched./ appointment in the hospital/ clinic--- in the PH i will just walk-in to my OB no need to wait for appointment/ sched. :(

can't buy med. at the pharmacy w/o prescription in the PH i can go to pharmacy and ask for the med. i need... :(

lab., ultrasound, etc. u can't get the result at the same day.. in the PH i can get the result in the same day... :(


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Hindi naman kakaiba, more like, "what the eff?".

-Madaming obobs or unreasoble pero akala mo kung sino. - - People want to exchange a USED item dahil lang nataggal ang butones. Nyek, di ba kayo marunong magtahi???

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-It's more fun in the Philippines. Yes, this is sooo true. I think the people there are happier in general, regardless of their resources or lack thereof because their lives are more "balanced"- - - family, fun, career can easily be balanced. Kung di ka maingat dito, your job can burn you out and turn you into a soul-less monster. LOL


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kakaiba, I find it disrespectful sa restaurants na kunin agad ang plate mo even before some plate aren't still finish or even di pa kayo nagbabayad which people here find it disrespectful kung di agad kinuha ng waiter ang plate empty, I always get pissed and that's one thing which annoys me


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kakaiba, I find it disrespectful sa restaurants na kunin agad ang plate mo even before some plate aren't still finish or even di pa kayo nagbabayad which people here find it disrespectful kung di agad kinuha ng waiter ang plate empty, I always get pissed and that's one thing which annoys me

Don't worry.. You are not alone on that. Here in he states. It is not about quality, but quanity. They will give you your check even before you take the first bite of your main entree. I just tell them to go away and leave me alone or they don't get tip, but even worse I won't pay for the food for the interruptions.

It is one thing coming by to fill up the drinks. It is another thing trying to kick us out the door and expect a good tip from it.


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Don't worry.. You are not alone on that. Here in he states. It is not about quality, but quanity. They will give you your check even before you take the first bite of your main entree. I just tell them to go away and leave me alone or they don't get tip, but even worse I won't pay for the food for the interruptions.

It is one thing coming by to fill up the drinks. It is another thing trying to kick us out the door and expect a good tip from it.

may kasama ako pala, Im always irritated when the waiter do that, instead of us enjoying the dinner first well in my case my hubby and son doesn't care but I always don't forget our own kaugalihan


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may kasama ako pala, Im always irritated when the waiter do that, instead of us enjoying the dinner first well in my case my hubby and son doesn't care but I always don't forget our own kaugalihan

Just tell them to go away and we will call you when needed. They will be offended but oh well, they are not there for our enjoyment. They are there for their tips.


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19 DEC 11 LETTER FROM NVC STATING THE PETITION WILL BE FORWARDED TO MANILA

127 DAYS BETWEEN NOA 1 & NOA 2.

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27 JAN 12 RECEIVED PACKET 3 COPY TO ME HERE IN STATES

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