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A Man's Guide to Life/Love in Philippines - Larry Elterman

Postby Winston » Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:54 am

Hi everyone,

I'd like to endorse and recommend Larry Elterman's Ebook A Man's Guide to Life and Love in the Philippines.

It is very comprehensive, realistic, informative and no-nonsense. The Ebook is a must have for anyone wanting to live or date in the Philippines long term. Larry has lived in the Philippines for nine years and is an expert on expat living and dating there.

Ebook Description:

"A practical guide about life and love in the Philippines; a no holds barred, no subjects avoided, non sugar coated look at all aspects of Expat life, love and sex in the Philippines. Are you a middle aged man not ready to give up on fun? Are you divorced and alone? Do you crave a younger sexy woman but don’t have any hope in your own country? If so, this book can help you in two ways; it can help you to find a Filipina wife to bring back to your country or it can help you to start a new life and adventure in the Philippines! This book is chockfull of practical information such as: The best places for Expats to live; How to find women while in the Philippines; The culture and psychology of Filipina women; The legal system and it’s dangers; Prostitution, entertainers and massage; Buying property and building a house; Immigration/ Visa laws; How to handle your money; About medical facilities; Estimated living expenses; Culture and history; and much more!"

To order or read some sample chapters, click here.

The cover of his ebook is below:

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You can listen to his informative Interview with Steve Hoca here: http://www.happierabroad.com/podcasts/Larry_Elterman_Interview.mp3

Larry has also registered on this forum. So if you have any questions for him, feel free to post them in this thread.

He also does private one-on-one consultation. If interested, visit his ebook site at the link above and click the Consulting tab at the top.

I've also put the link to his Ebook in the right sidebar of the forum index page, so you can also get to it from there next time.

Thanks and hope you check it out.

A Man's Guide to Life and Love in the Philippines

Regards,
Winston
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Re: A Man's Guide to Life and Love in the Philippines

Postby Rock » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:27 am

Winston

I read this book about a year ago and still have it in my Kindle. I think its pretty comprehensive and well written. Unlike Thailand, Philippines is not covered by many books geared to expats interested in the local women. That makes this book a must read in the field. I hope Larry does join this forum. I have some follow-up questions for him.
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Postby Winston » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:48 am

Larry has already joined this forum under LarryElterman. He posted a few responses already in other threads. Feel free to post your follow up questions for him in this thread. He will see them.

Btw, Larry recently did an interview with Steve Hoca, and I heard it went well. I will post the link to it when it becomes available.
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Postby Winston » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:24 pm

Hi all,
Steve Hoca's interview with Larry Elterman has just been uploaded!

Listen to it here:

http://www.happierabroad.com/podcasts/Larry_Elterman_Interview.mp3

I haven't listened to it yet, but I will later.

Hope you all enjoy it!

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Postby Rock » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:36 pm

Winston wrote:Hi all,
Steve Hoca's interview with Larry Elterman has just been uploaded!

Listen to it here:

http://www.happierabroad.com/podcasts/Larry_Elterman_Interview.mp3

I haven't listened to it yet, but I will later.

Hope you all enjoy it!

Winston


Hey I'm already more than half way through and still listening. You're doing great Larry. I like the way you keep steering Steve away from bashing American women to the much more interesting topic of the Philippines and its women.
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Postby dano » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:01 pm

It was a good interview. I liked Steve's comment about his family not understanding why he wants a foreign woman. I never talk about it with my family either, they will never understand.

Also, Larry's comment, "The longer you stay in the Philippines the more likely you are to meet a higher quality woman"(paraphrasing) was worth noting.
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Postby Winston » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:22 pm

I'm halfway through it too. This one is very balanced and informative. It lags in a few moments (probably cause it was 2am Steve's time and he was tired), but overall very sensible and realistic, yet optimistic at the same time. I agreed with pretty much everything said in the interview.

The only disagreements I heard were over trivial things, and even then it wasn't about right or wrong, true or false, but a matter of degrees and people.
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Postby Rock » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:56 pm

Great interview Larry. Wish it had been even longer and more detailed. I can tell you're brimming with knowledge about the most popular part of Abroad on Winston's site.

I'm guessing the Chinese gals you approached were Filipina Chinese for the most part. I'm not surprised you got a cold reception. I think a lot of the Chinese in countries where westerners are often seen with bar girls and pay-for-play companionship try to avoid associating with us. They see themselves as set apart from the indigenous locals and above their poverty and hard life, even if they too come from a relatively modest family.

BTW, first follow-up question: Do those high interest rate opportunities with regional banks still exist? Can you post some fresh info on this forum about that?
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Postby Rock » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:29 pm

Winston wrote:
Rock wrote:Great interview Larry. Wish it had been even longer and more detailed. I can tell you're brimming with knowledge about the most popular part of Abroad on Winston's site.


I thought this interview pretty much covered everything and answered the important questions.



Depends on your definition of 'everything'. Larry is a Philippines specialist and can talk details.

I was hoping he would spend some time comparing and contrasting key cities and areas where expats tend to settle since there are big differences in life quality, weather, attitude of the locals, and girls.

Also, I Googled that guy he mentioned who runs a site about working without a base and came up dry so would like to have heard a bit more about his services.

And finally, since Philippines does not have great work opportunities and guys need ways to generate cash for living expenses, I wish he would have spent a little time talking about local investment options (real estate buy to rent market, bank and CP interest rates, scams, and condo purchase rules and opportunities).
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Postby Winston » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:08 pm

Rock wrote:
Winston wrote:
Rock wrote:Great interview Larry. Wish it had been even longer and more detailed. I can tell you're brimming with knowledge about the most popular part of Abroad on Winston's site.


I thought this interview pretty much covered everything and answered the important questions.



Depends on your definition of 'everything'. Larry is a Philippines specialist and can talk details.

I was hoping he would spend some time comparing and contrasting key cities and areas where expats tend to settle since there are big differences in life quality, weather, attitude of the locals, and girls.

Also, I Googled that guy he mentioned who runs a site about working without a base and came up dry so would like to have heard a bit more about his services.

And finally, since Philippines does not have great work opportunities and guys need ways to generate cash for living expenses, I wish he would have spent a little time talking about local investment options (real estate buy to rent market, bank and CP interest rates, scams, and condo purchase rules and opportunities).


Funny I had the same thoughts and questions. I was wondering who that guy Larry mentioned was as well. He said "Dan" something and then the conversation changed to something else. But he never got around to spelling it, so you probably googled the name wrong. I've already emailed Larry to ask him about it.

I was also thinking that maybe he could compare cities in the Philippines. But then again, he'd probably just say the basics, like Cebu is cleaner and more modern, and less scams, etc. So no biggie.

He would probably say that investing in the Philippines is risky and wouldn't recommend it.

Do you plan to go to the Philippines? If so, we would love to show you around.

But I think you are set with residual income from your investments and savings right? So this shouldn't be a concern for you, is that correct? If this question is too private, you don't have to answer of course.
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Postby Winston » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:15 pm

Just got an email from Larry about the guy he was referring to in his interview about making money with websites. Here is the info he gave me about him.

ya, his name is Dan Andrews

Here are some of his web sites


www.outsourcetothephilippines.com

www.LifestyleBusinessPodcast.com

www.TropicalMBA.com

http://manvsdebt.com/do-what-you-love-freedom-business

His thing is setting up web based businesses without needing a base. Everything is done from the computer, he goes where ever we wants go to. He specializes in driving traffic to web sites.
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philippine realestate

Postby starkeep » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:07 am

:?: I own realestate here in the us and have a forclosure in process here now. Has anyone bought any condos there? i have read many things on buying a condo in boracay and ranting it out yearly??? They claim fantastic returns?? Any opinions onthat??? Since the labor is cheap there has anyone tried hiring people to build for them?? Or corporations to own a house there???
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Re: philippine realestate

Postby Rock » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:36 am

starkeep wrote::?: I own realestate here in the us and have a forclosure in process here now. Has anyone bought any condos there? i have read many things on buying a condo in boracay and ranting it out yearly??? They claim fantastic returns?? Any opinions onthat??? Since the labor is cheap there has anyone tried hiring people to build for them?? Or corporations to own a house there???


Like I said, I wish the interview w/Larry had had focused more on specific details related to the Philippines instead of tangential rants about the US and its women.

But it sounded like a Part 2 will follow at some stage. Perhaps we should post some Qs to Steve ahead of the next interview.
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Postby globetrotter » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:59 am

I noticed this, with annoyance, as well.

Steve - let your interviewees talk and stop interrupting them. Larry had about 12 times where he was saying something useful and insightful and you would cut him off, he would lose his train of thought, and his insight was lost. I know what the USA is like, I need info from an experienced hand on the ground in the RP.
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Chines and high interest opportunities

Postby LarryElterman » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:21 am

Rock wrote:Great interview Larry. Wish it had been even longer and more detailed. I can tell you're brimming with knowledge about the most popular part of Abroad on Winston's site.

I'm guessing the Chinese gals you approached were Filipina Chinese for the most part. I'm not surprised you got a cold reception. I think a lot of the Chinese in countries where westerners are often seen with bar girls and pay-for-play companionship try to avoid associating with us. They see themselves as set apart from the indigenous locals and above their poverty and hard life, even if they too come from a relatively modest family.

BTW, first follow-up question: Do those high interest rate opportunities with regional banks still exist? Can you post some fresh info on this forum about that?


For the record i was talking about real chinese people who grew up in china. Filipina with chinese blood are still Filipino in my mind. I have found some chinese men to be friendly to me, but never chinese women. Im not making a judgement here, im only telling my own experience.
Larry Elterman is author of A Man's Guide to Life and Love in the Philippines and host of the web site lifeandloveinthephilippines.com
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