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Offline codefreeze

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What's your typical day like?
« on: June 19, 2017, 05:31:25 PM »
This question is for those who have retired or semi-retired to Philippines...

What's your typical day look like? What time do you get up? What do you do all day? What activities or hobbies do you enjoy?
Living in the UK. Retiring early in 2018 - possibly to Philippines.

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Re: What's your typical day like?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 05:40:47 PM »
This question is for those who have retired or semi-retired to Philippines...

What's your typical day look like? What time do you get up? What do you do all day? What activities or hobbies do you enjoy?
funny, I was just thinking how much I miss certain things.   Given I am taking care of many family members, my retirement is not what I envisioned.  I am tolerating it for a couple of reasons, 1.  they are family, and 2.   I am young enough to start doing the things I wanted to do a few years down the road.  Wake up about 5 or 6 am, have a glass of buko juice, take the nieces to school, have some coffee and wait for whatever breakfast.   Watch the news or NFL total access.   Clean up some around the house, water the gulay, listen to some music.  about 2pm I play basketball, either alone or with my brothers in law, finish exercise in the house.  Go to the market, and pick the girls up from school.  Watch PTI, eat dinner, relax, pop open a beer, and watch a movie or something.   Pretty mundane.  Sometimes will spend a couple days in Makati just to break things up, or hit a local club to watch a live band.  They have a Beatles cover band this Saturday so will probably go check that out.     

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Re: What's your typical day like?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 10:04:35 PM »
First of all being retired is great, I can wake up when my body tells me to, unless we have something we need to do that day, and go to sleep whenever we wish to, when we do not have anything planned for early the next day.

As for what to do, we do almost the same in the Philippines as when back home, we go places to walk, so a/c malls seem to be best for me, some friends go to the gym, and we go out with friends to eat, shopping and wander around to places to see and also go to movies and friends homes and some come by our condo and hang out on our balcony having a drink or two watching the world go by. In my case, my health keeps me from walking around much outside where I would sweat too much and be in the sun too much but I used to enjoy doing that a lot too in past years.

Chances are if you do it back home, then you should be able to do the same or similar in the Philippines, getting used to the mindset of no longer having to be anywhere on a clock is hard to do at first but once you do, then retired life is great. 
:) Happily married since 1994 & live part of the year in Cebu and the rest in S. Florida.

 


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