Really Chuck, what a silly reason to go the mall, and now I understand why LA Cafe is so popular, because there is no Bar Fine.
I know you have many corners Chuck of your mind, and a person who stays in Thailand or the Philippines can does not learn this is truly stupid. Situational awareness is zero for some people.
I try to give peoples a heads up to know what to expect so they do not get angry.
I like LA Cafe, I think it is humorous, there are few places in the world where I am the most popular man in the bar for stupid reasons. I do not like to watch Soap Operas, however I admit, I enjoy observing the true soap operas of the world.
The Philippines is a never ending reality Soap Opera on steroids.
I was just told that men go to the Cebu mall to walk around a few days ago here in Baguio, I thought this was anal. I like malls, I like to people watch.
Which mall do I like?
Well, after Africa I like Robinsons mall because it is very clean.
After relazing for a few weeks, I think I like the Baguio market, there is everything under the planet for sale. People repairing cell phones, people selling vitamins, it is truly an experience to see what the world buys.
Girls, I am a good looking guy surrounded by some really fat ones here in Philippines. I like a good conversation, even from the most corrupt person on the planet. I am not tempted to change, I am a recovering alcoholic of 22 years or more, not sure I forget.
But, I am not tempted to change, I arrogantly like myself way too much to become like the people around me. The biggest failing of travelers is they become like the country they enter.
Jeroen in Thailand always ask
- You just came back from Africa, why do you not have on some Africa clothing?
I went to Africa to visit Africa, not to become African. I come to the Philippines to take the shiny stuff off the top.
I HAVE LEARNED MY LESSON
Do not get involved in any type of business here.
I believe travel is a Reality Culture show.
Funny, now I am less naive.. aagh, I now know about Spark Nevada.
Love and friendship is simple on the whole planet, however Baguio is part of the whole. I am an American, I am part of the whole, when an American person is doing something bad, I say,
- That is my culture.
Where does everybody learn this stuff? The art of enjoying life is not searching for fun, it is removing the annoyances out of my day, what is left over is normally fun.
Philippines, the best reality soap opera on steroid I know of on planet earth, generalizing about the country.
I was in Mindanao, I was talking to a girl, here boss said, you can date her if you prove you are single. I was laughing, it was the first time in my life and only time in my life a person wanted me to prove I was not married.Hard to understand this level of mistrust, but thanks to the Philippine men, they really make me a good guy.
The Bar Fine term is outdated and supposedly shunned now so EWR ( early work release ) has replaced it and is a better explanation. Good for you for not drinking alchohol since your late 20s! I often find drunks boring with a tendency to repeat themselves and their stories but I really enjoy those who have lived their lives as a constant adventure and know many things from experiences. It seems many people are introverts which can open up to strangers only after having a few drinks.
Judging foreign expat men here in the Philippines and S.E. Asia needs to be done in comparison to their lives and lifestyles in their, often, VERY LONELY and expensive home countries. Everything is relative! Probably the majority have been divorced and previously married to housekeepers their ex-wives after the divorce keep the house leaving them to start all over again.