I have been writing on Live in the Philippines for two and a half years now, living here nearly three years. Read and learn as much about the culture and language as possible. Don’t believe that you are a wealthy target everywhere you walk.
Before moving here, I lived in the Middle East, and traveled extensively in the developing world. Leave the walled, guarded compound once in a while.
creative director Rossy Yabut Rojales, stylist Boopy Yap, ABAC (APEC Business Advisory Council) Chair 2015 Communications Director, Fashion author and lifestyle editor and entrepreneur Bambina Olivares-Wise, actress and model Isabelle Daza, actress Beauty Gonzalez, Dream Dad star Jana Agoncillo, Marielle Litton, Sea Wind Resort housekeeping supervisor Emilina Machinal, Angela and Belle Litton, Mady Villanueva, Manny Sia, Dominique Beato, Karen Lim, Dave Villarosa, Mikki Bunag, Andrea Zaidem, Bonn Acidera, Justin Baradas, choreographer Jan Cerazo, KC Dejos, Natalie Sze, Dan Amahan, Patricia Lopez & Mano Ramos, brothers Victor and Michael delos Reyes, restaurant supervisor Teresita Corsino, bartender Mark Losbanes, bar supervisor Lea Lastimoso, Angela and bartender Dharyl Aaron, Alex Falcon, Joey Luz, Quadro de Alas, Inc. Ines, Arlyn de Isidro, Camille Exconde, Jennifer de Chavez, Mary Jean B. Commercial Business Group senior division manager Joseph Reyes, Ayala Land vice president Javier Hernandez, Bonvests Holdings Limited Property Marketing Executive Charisma Comia, Ayala Malls operations manager and Glorietta general manager Mitch Dumlao, two hundred employees and partners of Brother International Philippines Corporation led by Brother International Philippines Corporation president Glenn Hocson, and Deputy General Manager for Sales and Marketing Masao Kasagi, Isao Noji, General Manager of the Sales and Marketing Department handling Asia Pacific and Japan, and the Global Marketing Department of Brother Industries Ltd.; Yumiko Iwadare, General Manager of the Sales and Marketing Department handling the US and Europe of Brother Industries Ltd.; Takao Shima, Manager for Sales and Marketing for Japan and Asia Pacific of Brother Industries Ltd.; Masakazu Goto, Senior Team Manager of the Sales and Marketing Department handling the US and Europe of Brother Industries, Ltd.; Shinji Tada, Managing Director, ASEAN, of Brother International Singapore Pte. managing executive officer Takafumi Kamenouchi, Philippine Cancer Society Executive Director Dr.
chairman Robert Ace Barbers, talent manager Charo Yu, equestrian Lucas Lorenzo, brand manager Nicole Villarojo, businessman Mias Posadas, professional florist/event stylist Dave Sandoval, Pasig host Lions Club treasurer Amy L. Rachel Rosario, Mc Donald’s Philippines Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communications Margot Torres, Samsung Philippines Head of Mobile & IT Business Hiebert Dimagiba, Google Philippines Head of New Business Sales Aitor Gomez Maguregui, and Max’s Group Director of Marketing Mark Gamboa, “Be BENCH/: The Model Search” finalist Ron Morales; Philgear International Inc.
I am not so rude as to tell someone that they are wrong, nor am I some “all knowing” being floating above the Astral Plane. This is stressed by myself and the other writers on this site over and over, yet I still receive many job inquiries. Thinking that you can buy land or work around the land laws: The obsession expats have with buying land is truly perplexing to me. Things tend to take on more importance when you live them every day. That belief is easily compounded on vacation or visits where things like hotels are cheaper than in the States. However, many things are more expensive here, and attempting to live a western lifestyle can get expensive very quickly. The Philippines is not Switzerland, Holland, Singapore, Hong Kong or a developed nation with large, wealthy expat or diplomatic community with small children.