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#1 Joey_Jeremiah

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 09:01 AM

Just curious if there are people living outside the Phils who would ever consider moving permanently back and make it their home again after experiencing life in another country.

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 09:26 AM

hmmm. i used to work in the States before... after been there for around 4 years already, homesickness got into me and i went back home...

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 12:11 PM

i'd love to go back home.. prolie one of these days..

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 01:47 PM

For a vacation perhaps but not permanently move back ;)

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 12:47 PM

I want to go back home alright. Is my home in the philippines? No. I used to live in good old rainy London. Ahhh, if only i had a say in the matter when i was 9, I would have never agreed on our family moving here in the Philippines. ._.

#6 notnot

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 01:34 PM

...YES, I WOULD GO BACK AND LIVE IN THE PHILS. IN A HEARTBEAT...KAHIT PA MAGING CITIZEN

AKO NG ADOPTING COUNTRY KO, I WOULD ALWAYS GO BACK AND EVENTUALLY RETIRE SA PINAS.

ITS JUST FINANCIAL REASONS LANG KAYA WALA AKO SA ATIN. AND IF I WOULD, MOST PROBABLY, I

WONT BE STAYING IN MANILA THAT MUCH. I WOULD BE IN THE PROVINCE/ISLANDS WHERE I

WOULD BE JUST KICKING BACK AND SOAKING UP THE SUN IN ONE OF OUR GREAT BEACHES.

#7 brawler201

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 12:16 PM

Kung puwede lang, bukas na bukas din, uwi ako ng Pilipinas. Nothing beats being at home. Regardless of what people may say about the Philippines: economic depression, pollution, too much politics, corruption, lack of opportunity, it doesn't really matter. This is where I really belong. I still feel that I'm supposed to be in the Philippines, this is where I'm needed the most and the only place where I can really be happy trying to make a difference. Ang daming dapat gawin. And I will just be more than glad to do what's asked of me. Sa Pilipinas: Dito ako kailangan at dito ako masaya.

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 04:09 PM

when i was a kid & going on holiday to philippines i didnt wanna go back home to australia, but now i love it there as a holiday but to live there forever not now maybe when im old and retired got huge money under my belt but then i cant get my pension if i move hahaha...

but in serious thought its fun there the gimmicks and outings are different to australia the social life is fun, however after i stay there for a month or two it does get boring since i dont have a life there nor on going income stuff like that...plus my career is going good here, i doubt i'd find a job there equalling my income & position without doing a entrance exam or something...

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 05:13 AM

I would go back home in a heartbeat. However, until such time as I would have a decent income in the Philippines (min. US$2,000/mo) to enjoy myself, I have to live and work in the USA for a living. Work hard and save for 11 months, then go back for 3 weeks and blow it all away.....sigh.

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 12:09 AM

I guess popular opinion...largely regardless of nationality...would be that people would like to go back to their home country.

I'm not Pinoy. But I love it here. The food, the people, the culture. But at the end of the day...no matter how much I love the place...theres always an intangible "something" missing here.

But at the moment, Im young, flexible and completely enthusiastic about new places, people and experiences. So I explore on! :)

#11 mainman1

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 11:56 PM

i will eventually. adventure & travel muna. when im tired of the world, ill be back.

Edited by mainman1, 01 September 2005 - 11:57 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2005 - 09:10 PM

I'm planning to go back home after 25 years in the States.

I plan to just live off my investments, play golf daily and just do gimmicks w/ the barkada once in a while.

The Philippines is a great country to live in as long as may bala ka. :thumbsupsmiley:

#13 notnot

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 09:36 AM

I'm planning to go back home after 25 years in the States. 

I plan to just live off my investments, play golf daily and just do gimmicks w/ the barkada once in a while.

The Philippines is a great country to live in as long as may bala ka.  :thumbsupsmiley:

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 07:57 AM

yes, i want to go back home but possibly after i save some money for my retirement.di ko naman gaano namimiss 'pinas kasi at least every 2 months, andyan ako for business trip.sometimes, if my schedule permits, we spend our christmas there.i suggest that as long as you can work outside of the philippines, do so, save money and move back home later to which all pinoys prefer.

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 08:49 AM

I am considering attending AIM's Masters in Management program (11 month program). Lately, I feel that I missed out on something. My family immigrated to the California when I was 11. California is home but I'd like to spend a full year in the Philippines as an adult. It's sort of an itch that I need to scratch.

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 07:09 PM

I am considering attending AIM's Masters in Management program (11 month program).  Lately, I feel that I missed out on something.  My family immigrated to the California when I was 11.  California is home but I'd like to spend a full year in the Philippines as an adult.  It's sort of an itch that I need to scratch.

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I did exactly what you want to do 10 years ago. After graduating from UCLA, I went to the Philippines on vacation and stayed for almost a year to scratch the itch. I worked for a local company, had a great time but in the end, I decided, my riches will be made in the US. 10 years later, I'm 5 years away from early retirement and then I'm ready to go back to the Philippines for good.

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 06:59 PM

I did exactly what you want to do 10 years ago.  After graduating from UCLA, I went to the Philippines on vacation and stayed for almost a year to scratch the itch.  I worked for a local company, had a great time but in the end, I decided, my riches will be made in the US.  10 years later, I'm 5 years away from early retirement and then I'm ready to go back to the Philippines for good.

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i agree with you dude

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 10:20 AM

Just for vacation, most of my relatives are in North America.

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:02 AM

Was in the US 80 - 87. Standard of living definitely higher here having maids and the cost of gimmicks so low. True as a lot of posters said, you have to have the money, though.

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 03:09 AM

Just curious to know how many members of this board are non-resident Filipinos. Meaning you live primarily in another country (whether as a Permanent Resident or Naturalized Citizen).

If so:

1) How often do you come "home" to the PI.

2) Typically for what reason.

3) Typically for how long.

And the bigger followup inquiry: If you're one of those who haven't been back to the PI for an extended period (10+ years), what moments of "culture shock" have you gotten and why?


I'll get the post started by answering these myself :D


1) Not very often - this is my (planned) first trip back after being away for 20+ years.

2) No "typical" one yet (see #1) - coming back to get some legal stuff taken care of.

3) Again, no "typical" one yet - I'm looking at a one-week stint right now.

The followup inquiry: Well, I'm not sure what to expect after being away for so long... any pointers? :unsure:




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