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Author: Reekay

About Me.. In 2011 I made the decision to move to the Philippines within a year. Since 2012 I’ve been traveling through various islands of the Philippines as a full-time Expat. (Mactan, Bohol, Panglao, Moalboal, Dumaguete, Bacong, Boracay, Cebu) I recently spent the year living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Share with me here my ongoing adventures of life in the Philippines. Dating, vlogging, cooking, traveling and sharing the information with you needed to make your own plans for living as a full-time expat in Southeast Asia.
— Reekay

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  2. Some just dont care but want to believe what they want to believe like the age gap thing. So many have opinions on things that they have no idea what they are talking about. Some things need to be researched before giving an opinion. So many want to believe Filipinos just want money and I say no not true, they are old school, the are tradition and just want love, a family, a husband unlike most other places where most woman only think of money, money and more money!! Like here in the US where the woman are just that. All about money! Money hungry!

    I say to people do you like money? do I like money? everyone likes money rite and yes even Filipino woman but they are different, a lot of other woman are all about that the money and nothing else. Filipinos first want love, a good marriage / husband / family – kids a future, and yes to be financially secure but their secure is way different than say an American, They just want to live and nothing more. Love is more important. They dont need 95% of what an American needs or wants. They are simple people. Not material like an American gold diggers!! My ex NEVER asked me for money! My current asked me once so she can buy a product to sell and make money and another for a birthday party she was going to,but I was the one to push her to ask id she needed it, she has not asked since.

    Now in the US yea we all know the young girls goes with the older man because why? $$$$$$!!! thats how they are brought up and tought, money over everything! Wrong!!

    Or you hear oh they only want a green card, NOT! Wrong again! Yes some woman from other countries are notorious for that but not the girls in the Philippines, My ex said she would go back to live in the Philippines any if I want to go.

  3. I was married to a Filipina who had tampo and may I say it was brutal!! The average day she did not talk to me was 3 and when I say talk I mean didnt even acknowledge me what so ever!! It is the worst thing one can go threw. In fact after doing a lot of research it says to give one the silent treatment (tampo) can be the most cruel thing to do to another human, but that didnt mater to her. Oh and till the end of our relationship, I NEVER did anything to her bad for her not to talk to me, she had real mental issues that she did not want to fix, I gave her years but just worse. If anyone gets a girl who has the tampo, you better fix it and fix it FAST or you will live one unhappy life!

  4. What if you don’t want to take the vaccine? They are placing a chip into the vaccine. I’m not taking that sh*t. They are not going to let go the quarantine unless everyone takes the vaccine. Watch and see.

  5. Haha it’s funny you mention truck drivers listening and driving that is exactly what I do for all my Philippines vloggers it helps my nights go by quickly

  6. Hello Reekay just signed up and would like to upgrade I am a Canadian retuned to Canada Feb 9-20 and at present single and very much alone

  7. Sadly a 3 hour 39 min. live chat replay is too long to view. I hope you make shorter live chat, if we miss the live time. Thanks

  8. If someone is operating as a “missionary” or charity, are they suppose to be registered with the PI Gov.???? And shouldn’t there be records and receipts of how much $ received compared to given out???? Mr Joe does Asia, my be Mr Joe does time?

    1. According to Presidential Decree #1564 (amendment to the Solicitation Permit Law).. a foreigner who solicits donations without the proper permit AND lacking records of all money received (full accounting) and where the money was spent will face up to a year in jail and afterward deported.
      ref; https://www.chanrobles.com/presidentialdecrees/presidentialdecreeno1564.html#.XztHWzURW00

      “Sec. 6. Any person found violating the provisions hereof or the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant hereto shall upon, conviction, suffer the penalty of imprisonment of not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than P1,000.00 or both such imprisonment and fine, at the discretion of the court: Provided, however, That if the offender is a corporation, organization or association, the penalty shall be imposed upon the guilty officer or officers of the corporation, organization or association; and if such guilty officers is an alien, he shall be deported after serving sentence without further proceedings. “

    2. @Reekay’s LifeBeyondTheSea Thanks for the detailed explanation. Sadly there are people that would abuse the good will and giving nature of most humans, and exploit it for themselves. And for a guy (Mr Joe) who constantly beats his chest about how “charitable” he is (with other peoples money by the way), and trying to shame others for not giving, which most people who donate to charity don’t make it a public display)….

    3. Yes. in the PH, a person or group doing any kind of charitable activities MUST file for and obtain first an NGO status with the PH SEC department. also, 100% of any money taken in donations for the charitable work must be recorded and none of it can be used as salary or to the benefit of anyone in the charitable NGO.

      this is to prevent 2 things. the illegal solicitation of funds for personal use under the guise of a ‘charitable effort’. and to prevent unaccountable access to vulnerable children by unscrupulous individuals.

      the full details of the legal requirement to solicit funds and act as a charity in the PH can be found here, directly from the Council on Foundations;
      https://www.cof.org/content/nonprofit-law-philippines

      here is just a short excerpt of what PH law says about this;

      “Under the Revised Corporation Code, a non-stock corporation may be formed or organized for charitable, religious, educational, professional, cultural, fraternal, literary, scientific, social, civil service, or similar purposes, such as trade, industry, agriculture and similar chambers, or any combination thereof (Revised Corporation Code Section 87). By definition:

      “No part of the income of non-stock corporations shall be distributed as dividends to their members, trustees, or officers; and
      “Any profit incidental to their operations shall, whenever necessary or proper, be used in furtherance of their purpose or purposes (Revised Corporation Code Section 86).

      “A non-stock corporation may use the word “foundation” in its corporate name, provided that it:

      “Meets the requirements stated above;
      “Has initial capital of at least one million Philippine Pesos (PHP 1,000,000, or approximately $22,800), as evidenced by a Notarized Certificate of Bank Deposit issued by the bank;
      ” Conducts its public fundraising campaigns in compliance with applicable law and consistent with its submitted Modus Operandi or Plan of Operation; and
      “Submits to the SEC a written statement of its willingness to allow the Commission to conduct an audit of its corporate books and records.”

      ref; https://www.cof.org/content/nonprofit-law-philippines

  9. Mr Joe calls himself a “missionary”….Wonder what the amount of $ he takes in donations for the kids compared to the money he spends on the kids? If he is a legit Charity or Missionary this info should be transparent. Just sayin’

    1. @Reekay’s LifeBeyondTheSea Wow, Goggle him Dave Buchmann Mchenry county blog. Seems he has been asking for donations for his numerous Medical issues for years. Also, me personally, I am not scared by his “mafia” stores. If someone was really going to do something, they do not give warnings or leave a trail. Me, I am a “pacifist” anyway!

    2. According to Presidential Decree #1564 (amendment to the Solicitation Permit Law).. a foreigner who solicits donations without the proper permit AND lacking records of all money received (full accounting) and where the money was spent will face up to a year in jail and afterward deported.
      ref; https://www.chanrobles.com/presidentialdecrees/presidentialdecreeno1564.html#.XztHWzURW00

      “Sec. 6. Any person found violating the provisions hereof or the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant hereto shall upon, conviction, suffer the penalty of imprisonment of not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than P1,000.00 or both such imprisonment and fine, at the discretion of the court: Provided, however, That if the offender is a corporation, organization or association, the penalty shall be imposed upon the guilty officer or officers of the corporation, organization or association; and if such guilty officers is an alien, he shall be deported after serving sentence without further proceedings. “

    3. Yes. in the PH, a person or group doing any kind of charitable activities MUST file for and obtain first an NGO status with the PH SEC department. also, 100% of any money taken in donations for the charitable work must be recorded and none of it can be used as salary or to the benefit of anyone in the charitable NGO.

      this is to prevent 2 things. the illegal solicitation of funds for personal use under the guise of a ‘charitable effort’. and to prevent unaccountable access to vulnerable children by unscrupulous individuals.

      the full details of the legal requirement to solicit funds and act as a charity in the PH can be found here, directly from the Council on Foundations;
      https://www.cof.org/content/nonprofit-law-philippines

      here is just a short excerpt of what PH law says about this;

      “Under the Revised Corporation Code, a non-stock corporation may be formed or organized for charitable, religious, educational, professional, cultural, fraternal, literary, scientific, social, civil service, or similar purposes, such as trade, industry, agriculture and similar chambers, or any combination thereof (Revised Corporation Code Section 87). By definition:

      “No part of the income of non-stock corporations shall be distributed as dividends to their members, trustees, or officers; and
      “Any profit incidental to their operations shall, whenever necessary or proper, be used in furtherance of their purpose or purposes (Revised Corporation Code Section 86).

      “A non-stock corporation may use the word “foundation” in its corporate name, provided that it:

      “Meets the requirements stated above;
      “Has initial capital of at least one million Philippine Pesos (PHP 1,000,000, or approximately $22,800), as evidenced by a Notarized Certificate of Bank Deposit issued by the bank;
      ” Conducts its public fundraising campaigns in compliance with applicable law and consistent with its submitted Modus Operandi or Plan of Operation; and
      “Submits to the SEC a written statement of its willingness to allow the Commission to conduct an audit of its corporate books and records.”

      ref; https://www.cof.org/content/nonprofit-law-philippines

  10. Mexico recommendation: San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo León, Mexico. It’s a beautiful mountain side suburb of Monterrey in Northeastern Mexico. 3 hour drive to the border at Laredo or McAllen. It’s the richest suburb in all of Latin America, so it’s pricey but so nice, amazing cuisine, friendly people, great nature with Chipinque Nature area for hiking in the mountains and Huesteca Canyon. There are even two ice skating rinks, and a great city area for walking/jogging called La Calzada, where everyone runs each afternoon. Very nice gated area as well if you feel more comfortable in this type of setup.

  11. Hi, REEKAY, I HAVE BEEN A FOLLOWER OF YOUR GREAT SHOW FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS AND JUST RECENTLY BECAME A MEMBER. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOU MAKE AVAILABLE TO HELP ME FINALLY MOVE HERE TO THE PHILIPINES. I MET A UNICORN ON FILIPINA CUPID AND WE ARE TOGETHER NOW SINCE I ARRIVED ON MAR. 14 THIS YEAR. I LIVED NEAR TAMPA, FLORIDA FOR 20 YEARS.
    SHE JUST TURNED 43 AND I AM NOW 79. WE HAVE SO VERY MANY THINGS IN COMMON THAT I AM THINKING OF ASKING HER TO MARRY ME.
    I SINCERELY THANK YOU FOR POSTING YOUR STORY ABOUT YOUR BIGGEST MISTAKE. I RESEARCHED INFO ABOUT MY SERIOUS ATTRACTION TO THIS
    ULTIMATE IDEAL WOMAN (UNICORN) AND AM WILLING TO BE MARRIED TO HER SOMETIME WITHIN 2021.
    HEY, IN HEARING YOUR MENTION OF A FORK IN THE ROAD I OFFER SOMETHING YOGI BERRA ONCE SAID:
    “IF YOU SEE A FORK IN THE ROAD, TAKE IT!”
    Ha, Ha, Ha!

  12. It’s in our culture to think and not follow what is recommended by one bureaucrat. Japan also has a history of letting those in charge do as they see fit. It didnt work well for them then either.

    1. i wouldn’t do it for money. purely as a creative outlet. same with writing books. yah.. every writer dreams of having his stuff turned into a screenplay.. but in reality, no real money in it beyond coffee money. it’s just something i’d like to do as a creative project. if a few people see and enjoy it, great.

  13. I wouldn’t trust anything Duterte says about the vaccine sitiuation. Vaccines typically take 10 years of development before they’re safe and effective. About a decade ago there was an N1H1 vaccine that was rushed to the public, and for some of those who were vaccinated, they were beset with a number of neurological maladies like narcolepsy, chronic fatigue and lack of muscle control: nasty stuff and irreversible. I am of the belief there will be quality therapeutic before a vaccine. Also, even if one is safely developed, it will take months before it will be fully disseminated to the citizens of any country, even the U.S.

  14. Wow, I just saw your segment on the trolls! Some people need to get a life and stop spreading the hate and lies . God Bless you man, I hope justice is served to those trolls. I’m also friends with Paul and Mae, through their videos.

  15. Hello. I hope the vaccine to be used is not the Russian version. Putin’s daughter just died after her second use of this vaccine! I hope you can dive deep into this and help the citizens there know their options. Here in Oklahoma, we have had a resurgence of the virus and hoping to get on top of it once and for all. I appreciate all your updates and God bless you and your lady.

  16. In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
    Zager and Evans
    In the year 2525, if man is still alive
    If woman can survive, they may find
    In the year 3535
    Ain’t gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie
    Everything you think, do and say
    Is in the pill you took today
    In the year 4545
    You ain’t gonna need your teeth, won’t need your eyes
    You won’t find a thing to chew
    Nobody’s gonna look at you
    In the year 5555
    Your arms hangin’ limp at your sides
    Your legs got nothin’ to do
    Some machine’s doin’ that for you
    In the year 6565
    You won’t need no husband, won’t need no wife
    You’ll pick your son, pick your daughter too
    From the bottom of a long glass tube
    In the year 7510
    If God’s a coming, He oughta make it by then
    Maybe He’ll look around Himself and say
    Guess it’s time for the judgment day
    In the year 8510
    God is gonna shake His mighty head
    He’ll either say I’m pleased where man has been
    Or tear it down, and start again
    In the year 9595
    I’m kinda wonderin’ if man is gonna be alive
    He’s taken everything this old earth can give
    And he ain’t put back nothing
    Now it’s been ten thousand years
    Man has cried a billion tears
    For what, he never knew, now man’s reign is through
    But through eternal night, the twinkling of starlight
    So very far away, maybe it’s only yesterday
    In the year 2525, if man is still alive
    If woman can survive, they may find
    Source: LyricFind
    Songwriters: Richard Lee Evans
    In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, A Side Music LLC D/B/A Modern Works Music Publishing

  17. I was going to Philippines in September since I’m married to a filipina but now they require you to have 13a visa also. A lot of people were using fake marriage certificate to enter Philippines. Now I guess March is good.. Ugh!!!

    1. @The Philippine Experience Got this from the PH embassy here ”
      As of the moment, since all visa-issuances are currently suspended and the Embassy is unable to issue a 13a visa even if you are married to a Philippine national.

      Kindly monitor the Embassy’s website and Facebook page as we will release advisories once the suspension has been lifted. “

    2. The change to now both require and allow visas for spouses, children and parents just happened on August 9th I believe.

      Just with your local philippines consulate as the situation is changing all the time

    3. I also had a flight booked for September, unfortunately it was canceled (Eva Air which I like).

      From my understanding spouse (of Filipino citizens) , parents of
      minor children or special needs children (who are Filipino citizens)
      Can still come to the philippines but are now required to obtain a visa before they depart.

      you will need the visa AND your proof of relation (marriage or birth certificate)

      By the way according to my correspondence with the philippines consulate in Houston Texas you can apply for the 9(A) which is the tourist visa even if your married (your not required to apply for the 13a)

    4. @Reekay’s LifeBeyondTheSea I just recently heard that now they require you to also have a 13a visa. Because of too many fake marriage certificates being used to enter. I dont have a 13a.

  18. The thing to remember is NCR accounts for over 75% of the GDP of the country if they screw that the rest is insignificant as most the funds going to the provinces are coming via NCR.

  19. Governments ALWAYS fuck things up, can u imagine if the whole world was socialist? They would get their dream of 500 Million population real quick like.

  20. You have very sound logic Reekay, but unfortunately, the Philippines government is full of knucklehead morons with no commonsense.

  21. If possible can you tell me who I can contact in the phillipines about the visa for foreign fathers who can I email to find out more about this Thank you

    1. @Kalbo’s life
      Thank you very much I am also getting in touch with the phillipine embassy in USA
      I tried getting in touch with embassy and immigration in phillipines but not much luck with that
      Phillipine embassy in USA told me I can get a 9A visa to see my family
      I am trying to get one now
      Thank you for your response

    2. best check with PH embassy .. Got this from theirs here :
      “As of the moment, since all visa-issuances are currently suspended and the Embassy is unable to issue a 13a visa even if you are married to a Philippine national.

      Kindly monitor the Embassy’s website and Facebook page as we will release advisories once the suspension has been lifted. “

  22. Thank you for all your information always a pleasure to sit and listen and learn you have a great day Take care thank you again

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