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☛ EN Advice New Members in Philippines: Welcome!

Discussion in 'Philippines' started by texkourgan, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. texkourgan

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    Hello and welcome to EasyExpat.com -

    This topic is specifically dedicated to new comers in Philippines. We invite you to introduce yourself here!

    Why have you come here? Is it for internship? Studies? A job? Or simply in order to discover new lands?

    If you have already secured a job, how did you find it? How long do you think you will stay in Philippines?

    How was your move? What happened for your first steps here? What was the easiest thing / the most difficult to adapt to?

    Thanks in advance for your answers and here’s to a good discussion!
     
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    Hi , we are an Italian family.

    At the end of 2012 we decided to move to a Philippine island. My name is Davide, my wife's name is Simona and our 22 year old son Andrea. I was a manager in a private company , my wife worked in the public organization and Andrea for 2 years was a designer of molds with a permanent employment. By mutual agreement we decided to fire us and escape from Europe because we judge it in total decay and without hope for the future.

    The choice of the Philippines was not immediate. We examined several possibilities basing on parameters such as climate, form of government, religion, language , safety, etc. ... and continuing to skim we got here. Also helped us a lot the experience of one of our fellow Paolo who took this step in 2004 and due to which we were able to clarify some doubt ( we are now good friends ).

    The Philippines is very different from the Western world, from all points of view . The Country is growing rapidly (6/ 7% per year) and this can be seen in small things as in great . The people here are very poor but begins to afford the mobile, the motorbike or the TV. The government is investing a lot of money on public works, mainly infrastructure , thus creating new jobs. Moreover, in recent years have greatly increased foreign investment that create confidence in the future of the country and of individuals.

    Here children are born at a pace that is difficult to meet elsewhere: a small fishing village near where I live has no more than 50 houses, but its primary school has 309 kids!

    People , even in total poverty , is always smiling and helpful, always ready to lend a hand . What other countries is obvious here isn’t. For example, in the dry season it is important not to waste water because we do not have to infinity and wells may dry; during the rainy season the problem is the electricity that due to failures caused by bad weather may be missing for hours or days.

    But all this is dealt with fatalistic spirit , and no one is in despair but wait patiently.

    Ciao ! !
     
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