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    tallcoolone got a reaction from Carpe Vinum in What would be considered alot of money in the Philippines   
    She will become the town provider with that much money........
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    tallcoolone got a reaction from Shia and Ash in Married Filipinos who send money to family back in Philippines   
    For us it's not an issue, my wife doesn't send money to her family for various reasons. She will on a birthday or Christmas send some money to her sister.
    But as a General Rule I would follow these.
    If she is not working, then no money would be sent home.
    From the people I have spoken with, it seems like $200 per month is what most send back to thier family. $200 per month in Philippines is a good monthly salary for a lot of working people.
    Don't let the family or friends call up with Personal Emergencies like:
    Relative is Sick
    Some One Needs Medications
    School Tuition is due
    Family Dog is Sick
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    tallcoolone got a reaction from adam2dot0 in St Luke's Hospital Sucks   
    Yep, Just another scam to get more money from US Citizens, Welcome to paying "Long Nose" prices.
    Another kick in the teeth if you admit to drug use in Philippines then you will get a lifetime ban to USA, but in other countries you can admit to drug use and it's ok.
    My main issue with St. Lukes is USCIS is that we have thousands of Illegal Aliens crossing into the USA from Mexico and they carry disease, poverty, crime into the USA and once they can make it into the USA then they are treated like royalty. They are given free medical, their kids get to go to school for free, they suck the welfare system dry by getting free food and financial and housing assistance.
    To top it off, You walk into a place and the signs are in English and Spanish, Excuse Me I thought I lived in the USA.
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    tallcoolone got a reaction from Garcialove in My Experience in the States   
    Is this a scam or for real.
    Seems like another Nigerian Scam
    If it's real then it's a horrible story
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    tallcoolone got a reaction from Laser1 in Bohol as vacation destination (not visa related)   
    Did the Bohol and Panglo trip a couple of years ago. Tourist place and hotels were around 5,000 pesos per night, Beach was a little above average compared to most PI beaches. I only spent 3 days there, I just felt like it was too much of a tourist place and over rated.
    If you want a Kick ####### beach and still have a non tourist trap place try Palawan (Hotels are still expensive, but best beach I have found in PI). They have white sugar sand and nice waves to play in. We stayed in Sheridan Hotel they were running a special for 5,400 peso per night, you could walk down the beach 400 yards and find Sari Sari stores with cheap food and drinks and not have to buy from the hotel.
    If you want a cheap vacation with a kick ####### beach, reasonable hotel, and no tourist (Still relatively unknown) and for the money and view and things to do I would say go to Camigiun Island.
    They have all kind of things to do, Rent a motorbike for you and your fiance/wife for 500 peso per 24 hours, go check out Soda Springs, Hot Springs, Cold Springs, Ride to the top of the Volcano, Check out sunken Cemetery, it will keep you entertained for days plus it's dirt cheap there.
    We stayed here last time, great place with great food and priced right. You can usually negotiate price down from posted price. http://www.camiguinisland.net/cgi-bin/index.cgi
    A couple of trips ago we went to Bohol/Panglo and Camigiun Island on the same trip, I would rate Camiguin as a much better deal and hands down a better choice for entertainment
    http://camiguin.islandsphilippines.com/resorts_hotels.php
    Stay flexible in the Philippines, don't book a place for more than a day or two, If you like it stay longer, if you don't move on to another place, that's how I roll in PI.......
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    tallcoolone got a reaction from user19000 in ABUSE CHARGES - UPDATE   
    Sounds like a Drama Queen.......
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    tallcoolone got a reaction from TnJ in St Luke's Hospital Sucks   
    Yep, Just another scam to get more money from US Citizens, Welcome to paying "Long Nose" prices.
    Another kick in the teeth if you admit to drug use in Philippines then you will get a lifetime ban to USA, but in other countries you can admit to drug use and it's ok.
    My main issue with St. Lukes is USCIS is that we have thousands of Illegal Aliens crossing into the USA from Mexico and they carry disease, poverty, crime into the USA and once they can make it into the USA then they are treated like royalty. They are given free medical, their kids get to go to school for free, they suck the welfare system dry by getting free food and financial and housing assistance.
    To top it off, You walk into a place and the signs are in English and Spanish, Excuse Me I thought I lived in the USA.
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    tallcoolone got a reaction from cherrylovekalbs in am I cheap?   
    Sounds like you need to get a second job to accomodate her spending habit.
    She is a your common "Gold Digger"
    Kick her to the curb, don't let her come to the USA she will break you and put you so far into debt that you will never see daylight again
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    tallcoolone got a reaction from mr and mrs in am I cheap?   
    Sounds like you need to get a second job to accomodate her spending habit.
    She is a your common "Gold Digger"
    Kick her to the curb, don't let her come to the USA she will break you and put you so far into debt that you will never see daylight again
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    tallcoolone got a reaction from G&D in employment letter having monthly salary   
    No doubt...........................
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    tallcoolone got a reaction from TheFantastics09 in Life after K1 POE   
    I wish she would become a Moderator on VJ
    She is young but very wise..............................
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    tallcoolone reacted to I AM NOT THAT GUY in AOS - is it necessary   
    Wrong, wrong, wrong. The K-1 is a one use visa, and is no longer valid once you reach the POE. There is no time limit for AOS. There will be no deportation. You maybe detained, but will eventually be released with the admonition to, "Apply for AOS as soon as possible". If she married the petitioner within the 90 days after arriving at the POE, she meets the requirements of the visa, and cannot be deported. If she marries after the 90 days (or marries someone else), then the process becomes more complicated. If she never marries, she can be removed from the country, but even that is not guaranteed, and there are legal ways to even avoid that.
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    tallcoolone got a reaction from Laser1 in Best way to send $2000   
    Sending Money to the Philippines gets old. I had to do it for almost 2 years. I put my wife thru college, rented her an apartment, was her mommy and daddy and sole provider for a long time.
    You guys who only have to send money to PI for a few months got it lucky................
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    tallcoolone reacted to I AM NOT THAT GUY in What are your 'friends' saying?   
    Yep. You don't get it. For every USC that might be looking, there are 50 that are willing to marry him, and be the best wife they can. No matter how good looking the locals (and they are a handsome people) might be, there are tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands, that prefer secure fat balding guys that will take them away from life in the barrios, and give them a chance at the American dream.
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    tallcoolone reacted to I AM NOT THAT GUY in What are your 'friends' saying?   
    You miss the point. The men are not getting in line, because there is not a market for them, yet. What right thinking corn fed hippo is going to ditch out good money for wife beaters, philanderers, and drunks? Well, maybe if they were better hung...
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    tallcoolone reacted to DavenRoxy in Total EXPENSES FOR K1 VISA IN MANILA   
    LA2012,
    Relax a minute, ok? I recommend you read every single post on the first 4 pages of this forum, then start asking questions. Why? Because you will find that most people on here mean very well, but sometimes, things come across wrong when typed and you can't see/hear their faces. And you will not always agree with all opinions you read here, so you just have to sort thru that.
    Nothing wrong with being young, in love, and poor. In fact, the majority of us started out that way. You have a long road ahead of you, trying to be together in the US, and it will be expensive, too. I would say that $5,000 is pretty close to the end amount of money you will spend, but it can be spread out over a year or more. There is an initial fee of $455 just to file a petition (I think this cost actually went down after we filed last August, current fees are on the USCIS website), there is a medical fee of $213, there is visa fee of $350, and that is just to get approved visa. And then there is the cost of a plane ticket, typically around $1,000, airport taxes, CFO fee, the cost of a marriage license, then filing for Adjustment of Status (AOS), around $1,070, and that should be done ASAP after getting married. And as mentioned, none of this includes the costs of food, travel, and lodging to and from MNL.
    Yes, it is expensive, but you don't need to have all the money at once, you can either save it up and have it set aside, or just pay as you go. But it would be really bad to pay for an application, and an exam fee, only to not have the money for the visa fee. So I say save at least $2,000 before you apply, or at least know you can have it saved by the time you will receive your visa (this can take from 2-5 months). Once you get your visa, you only have 6 months to get to the USA. And once in the USA, only 90 days to get married. So there are time constraints.
    As I said up front, relax. Everyone here is on your side, we are all doing the same thing, but you are new here, and your question is a hard one to answer. You will figure it all out, and most here will be helpful. Lots to learn here, and as TCO said, you will grow in the process of learning. Wish you the best on your journey, but I hope you take my advice and read a lot here. As you read, you will have many questions, but if you keep reading, all of them WILL BE ANSWERED, I promise.
    Salamat po and walang anuman po!
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    tallcoolone reacted to Eric-Pris in Scams in Manila   
    Your woman makes them take you so your eyes don't wander too much. I'm not joking either, my wife tried that sh*t with me when I wanted to go out by myself. I have friends who travel to my wife's country and we hang, so I don't need my wife's brothers as chaperones. Probably the same in your case. There are lots of women that like Americans there, she's just scared to lose you to some younger, hotter woman.
    In all of these scams, you just need to be a little street smart. I'm from NYC, so I'm used to all kinds of characters trying to come up to me on the street and sell me stuff or trying to con me in some way. When I travel abroad (I travel enough, but not that much), I don't worry about those things. But if I were from a small town or somebody who travel abroad very infrequently, it would be a concern. As Americans, just about anywhere we go, we are a mark. The sc*mbags will try and separate you from your money. You just need the correct attitude to deal with it. You gotta act like you've done it before or they will eat you alive. Taxis are scammers everywhere. You gotta watch the meter, some have what I call a "tourist button", a button they press when the tourist is looking around at the sites (or women ) and the meter jumps forward. My friend had that happen in Costa Rica, but the fare jumped from 600 ($1.20) to 3000 ($6), so my friend noticed and just walked out of the taxi at a light.
    I have friends who travel to the Philippines alone and never had any problems. But they are regular international travelers (more than me).
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    tallcoolone reacted to KRAGG in understanding filipino dialect   
    wow! i just wonted to know what was said! and all the other stuff came with it! thanks guys for the traslation! it was i work nights now and im asleep!
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    tallcoolone reacted to calibob in Total EXPENSES FOR K1 VISA IN MANILA   
    Not trying to be a smart alec but if you gotta ask, then you probably can't afford it.......
    Bob
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    tallcoolone reacted to Joan >3 Bob in Total EXPENSES FOR K1 VISA IN MANILA   
    Do not forget to factor in a few Redhorse Beers and a couple Tanduay Rums Depending if your Honey Pie is from another island or not, worst case, it could run you at about $5,000 USD at minimum and a few centavos....from the start to the AOS once she is in your home..... But WAIT..... the ROC costs about another 500. Plus you need to factor in the cost of your trip to meet her. OH did I forget all the money you will have to send her family.
    This link kind of sums it up.......

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    tallcoolone reacted to southcalhog in Total EXPENSES FOR K1 VISA IN MANILA   
    LOL..."Tall" you always have me cracking up!!
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    tallcoolone got a reaction from Ban Hammer in VERDICT REACHED!!!!   
    I bet Scott Peterson is Pizzed Right Now..............
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    tallcoolone got a reaction from Ban Hammer in VERDICT REACHED!!!!   
    The first question to Casey as she leaves the court room should be, "How does it feel to get away with murder?".
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    tallcoolone reacted to _Simpson_ in VERDICT REACHED!!!!   
    Because I think she would make a good hood ornament.
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    tallcoolone reacted to mrsfrisbey in VERDICT REACHED!!!!   
    I AM CRYING :cry:NO JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE JURY??!!!!
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