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Updates from Winston's Return to the Philippines!

Postby Winston » January 24th, 2011, 8:27 pm

Hi all,
I'm back in the Philippines now. So if any of you are headed this way and want to meet up, let me know.

Wow I really appreciate being here more now. Being away from it, you realize some things here. As Ladislav said, social interaction here is smooth beyond belief. The Filipino intelligence is all about being harmonious with others, rather than logical analysis like the Western standard. Thus there is a smoothness in social interaction here and the flow of things, that absolutely unbelievable and out of the realm of possibility in the Western World. It's astounding. You gotta experience it over and over again to know what I mean. It's beyond words. It's amazing how you can just be nice and everyone will be nice back to you. In the Western World, that only exists in fiction. But here, it's a reality.

Ladislav was right guys. Listen to him. He is one of the most truthful sharer of wisdom that you'll ever meet.
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Re: I'm back in the Philippines... Wow!

Postby Rock » January 24th, 2011, 8:32 pm

Winston wrote:Hi all,
I'm back in the Philippines now. So if any of you are headed this way and want to meet up, let me know.

Wow I really appreciate being here more now. Being away from it, you realize some things here. As Ladislav said, social interaction here is smooth beyond belief. The Filipino intelligence is all about being harmonious with others, rather than logical analysis like the Western standard. Thus there is a smoothness in social interaction here and the flow of things, that absolutely unbelievable and out of the realm of possibility in the Western World. It's astounding. You gotta experience it over and over again to know what I mean. It's beyond words. It's amazing how you can just be nice and everyone will be nice back to you. In the Western World, that only exists in fiction. But here, it's a reality.

Ladislav was right guys. Listen to him. He is one of the most truthful sharer of wisdom that you'll ever meet.


Winston, I don't know if this is happening to you but it happens to me sometimes. When I leave a country that I basically like for a long time, and then suddenly return, the first few days to weeks is like a honeymoon period. The place seems so wonderful. But as the weeks become months, reality sets in and I start to see the bad side too. No country is perfect so the best we can do is find our favorite countries and spend as much time in them as possible. Hope you remain happy in Phils.
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Postby Winston » January 24th, 2011, 8:46 pm

Yeah, well the lesson here is to learn to count your blessings. Once you are without them or experience the opposite, you appreciate them more.

Hope you can come to Angeles sometime Rock, so you can experience what I mean. I'd like to show it all to you in person so you can compare. Totally different vibe here. The hearts and souls of people seem so rich compared to wealthier countries.
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Postby The_Adventurer » January 30th, 2011, 5:20 pm

I met a bunch of filipinos working in a restaurant in China tonight. It was amazing how friendly there were. I have forgotten what interaction with them was like. Not saying I will be going back anytime soon, though, as I still vividly remember the bad side...
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Postby Mr S » January 31st, 2011, 5:38 am

Terrence wrote:I met a bunch of filipinos working in a restaurant in China tonight. It was amazing how friendly there were. I have forgotten what interaction with them was like. Not saying I will be going back anytime soon, though, as I still vividly remember the bad side...


What's your perception of the bad side?
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Postby Fenix » January 31st, 2011, 6:38 am

Congratulations, Winston! Finally back in the place that makes you happy.
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Postby Winston » February 22nd, 2013, 8:04 pm

Hi all,
I'm in the Philippines now. Wow its amazing. People are so relaxed and easygoing. I can compliment any girl I want without feeling like a creep. It's so great to be around normal natural people again. I feel like a huge burden has been lifted off my shoulders. It's so refreshing. The difference from Taiwan is absolutely amazing. Beyond words. So surreal. The vibe here really soothes your soul. I'm in culture shock right now but in a positive way of course. I'm still in awe and taking it all in.

Also my son has really changed a lot. He no longer complains or behaves badly. He is very quiet and well behaved now. Like a different person. Quite amazing. I thought he'd never change.

Anyway tomorrow I'll probably meet up with Rock and Ginger. Talk to you all later.

I'm typing this from my android so it's taking a long time. I didn't bring my laptop with me.
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Postby WiseTruth » February 22nd, 2013, 8:29 pm

LOL You're really funny, Winston. You probably have no idea :lol:
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Postby Banano » February 22nd, 2013, 8:37 pm

Good luck Winnie

Hope you score some puss tonight, you are overdue
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Postby lone_yakuza » February 22nd, 2013, 8:52 pm

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Postby ladislav » February 22nd, 2013, 10:56 pm

When in the Philippines remember that you are in an ancient Hindu kingdom with a veneer of Christianity and American-ness and Spain-ness covering it as a foil wrap that covers a delicious turkey. It takes time to figure it out. The true culture is subtle and implied. When you learn Tagalog, you will see that people there operate on a totally different plane of existence and have totally different values.

I should be joining you ( God willing) this year as soon as I arrange my things here in the US.
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Postby Banano » February 23rd, 2013, 12:13 am

Is it just a holiday or you plan to live there ?

Maybe you should stay away from AC and Manila and try different places/cities
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Postby eurobrat » February 23rd, 2013, 1:15 am

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Postby noog » February 23rd, 2013, 4:56 am

Winston wrote:Hi all,
I'm in the Philippines now. Wow its amazing. People are so relaxed and easygoing. I can compliment any girl I want without feeling like a creep. It's so great to be around normal natural people again. I feel like a huge burden has been lifted off my shoulders. It's so refreshing. The difference from Taiwan is absolutely amazing. Beyond words. So surreal. The vibe here really soothes your soul. I'm in culture shock right now but in a positive way of course. I'm still in awe and taking it all in.

Also my son has really changed a lot. He no longer complains or behaves badly. He is very quiet and well behaved now. Like a different person. Quite amazing. I thought he'd never change.

Anyway tomorrow I'll probably meet up with Rock and Ginger. Talk to you all later.

I'm typing this from my android so it's taking a long time. I didn't bring my laptop with me.


Nice to hear you are happier and enjoying the Phillipines Winston. I'm also glad you got to see your son and hope you continue to bond with him, you won't regret it.
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Re: I'm back in the Philippines... Wow!

Postby Jester » February 23rd, 2013, 6:18 am

Winston wrote:Hi all,
I'm back in the Philippines now. So if any of you are headed this way and want to meet up, let me know.

Wow I really appreciate being here more now. Being away from it, you realize some things here. As Ladislav said, social interaction here is smooth beyond belief. The Filipino intelligence is all about being harmonious with others, rather than logical analysis like the Western standard. Thus there is a smoothness in social interaction here and the flow of things, that absolutely unbelievable and out of the realm of possibility in the Western World. It's astounding. You gotta experience it over and over again to know what I mean. It's beyond words. It's amazing how you can just be nice and everyone will be nice back to you. In the Western World, that only exists in fiction. But here, it's a reality.

Ladislav was right guys. Listen to him. He is one of the most truthful sharer of wisdom that you'll ever meet.


Freakin KNEW u were goin back there!

The hint was when you mentioned not wanting to let anyone know where you were going, in case someone might send hit men after you. (You said something to that effect.) I didn't post "Philippines" as your predicted destination, on the off chance that it indeed might have caused you an issue.

Glad you're happy, skipper.
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