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Advice For Filipinas – How To Scare Off A Foreigner

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Author: Reekay

After 49 years living in Southern California, USA, I decided to move to the Philippines despite never having been here before. I spent a year getting all the information I could online and in July, 2012, I took a leap of faith and transplanted myself first to Mactan and then began my trek through Cebu, Bohol, Panglao, Moalboal, Dumaguete, Bacong and now living in Cebu City, here in the amazing Philippines.

Starting in January of 2019, I will begin a slow trek through Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and possibly Malaysia, China and Japan. My itinerary is open with no big rush since I hope to share in detail what each place is like as I enjoy it for months at a time.

I am a single man taking an honest look at all that Southeast Asia has to offer, one day at a time. I hope you find my channel informative and/or entertaining. 🙂

I hope you will make use of the links I provide as they help to support some of the costs of making this channel possible. Thanks!


  1. Hi Reekay,Ive been following many of your topics with great interest,not only do i find them very informative,i also enjoy your commonsense approach and your down to earth way of delivering the message.Im coming over to visit the Philipines mid next year.Ive been talking online to women there on and off and have decided to follow your advise,and do the talking etc when i get there.One thing ive noticed is there appears to be a lot of single mums looking for a man.What im interested in is how do these ladies survive,as ive been told theres no welfare there.Look forward to your reply,thanks keep up the good work..Kevin.

    1. From what I’ve seen, up close and personal, many single moms survive by working a job 6 days a week that only pays about $3 to $4 usd a day. And that’s if they have a ‘good job’. Many work for just $2 usd a day. It’ a hard life for most. Often they have to leave their kids with the grandparents in order to get work. I know a Filipina who rides a motorcycle and trike from the hills to her jobsite 3 cities away just to have a job. It’s rough.

      Other single moms get by just being supported by their parents. They may not have any job skills or transportation.

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