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Offline GregW

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Re: My Experiences in Getting Here
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2010, 10:42:53 AM »
How does one read the attachement that was \"removed\" by the Admin...why was it removed??

One does not read the attachment.  That is why it was removed.

Why was it removed?  The moderator deemed it to be in violation of our rules.  The moderators do not need to offer an explanation of why.
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Offline Hank S.

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Re: My Experiences in Getting Here
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2010, 01:39:09 PM »
Hmn Mr. Moderator, so how does a \"Newbie\" learn when he can\'t read invisible ink? Any ideas? got me curious now  ???

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Re: My Experiences in Getting Here
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2010, 03:11:29 PM »
You don\'t!
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Offline Chasereo

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Re: My Experiences in Getting Here
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2010, 04:01:40 PM »
Hmn Mr. Moderator, so how does a \"Newbie\" learn when he can\'t read invisible ink? Any ideas? got me curious now  ???


If one wanted the attachment, one could PM oldsalt and ask him nicely to perhaps email it...
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Offline Gray Wolf

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Re: My Experiences in Getting Here
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2010, 03:46:02 AM »
Everyone chill while I find out what happened...   In the meantime, John would you repost the link?  Thanks.

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Re: My Experiences in Getting Here
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2010, 09:30:04 AM »
Everyone chill while I find out what happened...   In the meantime, John would you repost the link?  Thanks.

Yes, please. Another newbie here who would very much like to read it too.

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Re: My Experiences in Getting Here
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2011, 11:17:56 PM »
Sorry for the delay in responding to your request. Hopefully my attachments (my flight over and the first month in Cebu) will stay up long enough for your reading. I have reread these and am not sure why they broke the rules. It certainly was not my intention to do so. I really enjoyed my six months in the Philippines and I found the people there wonderful, friendly, and made some true friends. There was a major fire in Cebu City while I was there and 98 families lost their homes. One of my cherished memories has been helping three families rebuild their homes.

I just checked the price of airline tickets to the Philippines and they seem to be about three times what they were 9 months ago. Ouch!

John

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Re: My Experiences in Getting Here
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2011, 02:51:21 AM »
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Offline KINGOBA

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Re: My Experiences in Getting Here
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2011, 10:13:14 AM »
Greetings, I did not get a chance to read old salts treaties, it appears to have been removed by admin. We are retiring in a few months and plan our first trip in february, would have loved to read his words. Peace!
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Re: My Experiences in Getting Here
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2011, 01:44:47 PM »
Greetings, I did not get a chance to read old salts treaties, it appears to have been removed by admin. We are retiring in a few months and plan our first trip in february, would have loved to read his words. Peace!

The attachments are still there. Please see oldsalt\'s post of 31 March.

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Offline c_a_p_t_a_i_n_r_o_n

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Re: My Experiences in Getting Here
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2011, 04:23:46 PM »
So where did oldsalt go? I see his status has gone to \"guest\"

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Re: My Experiences in Getting Here
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2011, 04:53:15 PM »
He went the way of those that could not deal with forum status quo...
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Re: My Experiences in Getting Here
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2011, 08:43:14 PM »
Hi Its RJJ
I have read his documents. I guess the most I got out of them is that you need to have a caregiver/helper with you at all times.
Now just to say, I will be traveling to Cebu/Mactan Island this September (I think). I am having second thoughts about it. From reading the posts in the forum here it seems there are many dangers awaiting the westerner. Many are small ones but possibly a few large dangers too. Sorry but it is the flavor I am getting from the posts here overall in the forum.
Now the possible good news is that the one lady that it seems that I am getting serious with is an imterpretor (even though she is not working right now). She knows knows all of the Philipine languages, english and chinese. So as long as I stay with her things may be ok.
The one thing that was not mentioned in his document is the tourist tax. I have read up on it and it is soo confusing. But the price seeems to be about 1600 pesos. Just not sure on who or when someone has to pay it or how many times (if you have more than one filght). I have my reasons to be knowledgeable about this due to possible other considerations in my trip.
I have one other situation that I would like to bring up but this part of the forum is not the place. I will choose another thread and folder.
RJJ

Offline GregW

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Re: My Experiences in Getting Here
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2011, 02:53:16 AM »
Hi Its RJJ

Now just to say, I will be traveling to Cebu/Mactan Island this September (I think). I am having second thoughts about it. From reading the posts in the forum here it seems there are many dangers awaiting the westerner. Many are small ones but possibly a few large dangers too. Sorry but it is the flavor I am getting from the posts here overall in the forum.

Bad news always gets all the attention doesn\'t it?  Relax.  Cebu is a great place.  I feel much safer in Cebu than in the US.  I\'ve been to many places and done many things.  I walk around alone, unescorted.  Even do so at night.  Of course I stay away from known trouble areas but that is anywhere I go.  We have a lot on Mactan that we are preparing to build on and I have no qualms about the area at all.  Don\'t let a few Chicken Littles (The sky is falling, The sky is falling) steal a great experience from you.   

Hmmm, maybe I better stop now.  Don\'t want Cebu to become too popular.  If every foreigner came to Cebu and saw how great it is then it would be so overcrowded.    >:(  Yeah, on second thought, those other guys were right.   ::)  Yeah, that\'s the ticket, the sky really is falling.   :o

 :D ;) ;D
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Re: My Experiences in Getting Here
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2011, 09:19:48 PM »
Well gosh Greg,

You just put me off Cebu. Was going to sell my little beachside place on Mindanao
and transfer somewhere inland on Cebu. Tsunami\'s are very worrisome you know??
 ::) ::) ::)


Graham

 


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