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Where to spend new years eve 2016 in South East Asia?

I will be in South East Asia from the 19th December until the 10th of January this year and have yet to decide where I am going to spend new years eve. Where should I go for a great celebration? [more inside]
posted by litereally on Sep 6, 2016 - 4 answers

Personal recommendations for real estate attorneys in the Philippines?

Involved in a real estate dispute where the previous owner resold the property after our purchase. Need legal help retrieving the title. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2016 - 1 answer

If you had three weeks in the Philippines, how would you plan them?

I know NOTHING about the Philippines and next to nothing about international travel. But my friends and I want to spend 2-3 weeks there. [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Dec 29, 2015 - 5 answers

Do you know your Filipino given names? Help!

Quick and simple question: How common is the name Janeskie or Janeski as a given or first name for women in the Philippines? [more inside]
posted by bobbyno on Aug 22, 2015 - 1 answer

What is the view of trans men in India and the Philippines?

I'm a white American project manager who works extensively with engineers in India and the Philippines (almost all male). All of them know me as female but I am going to come out as a trans man fairly soon. I have no idea how transgenderism (and specifically trans men) are viewed in Indian/Filipino culture. What might I expect? Should I handle the transition any differently with them than with American/Euro colleagues? [more inside]
posted by AFABulous on Jul 30, 2015 - 13 answers

Traveling to China and Philippines. . .first time. . .

I am traveling on business to China (Guangzhou area) and Philippines (Manila). I have some international travel experience but none to Asia. I'll be working most of the time, so this isn't about sightseeing; it's more about, what are some lessons-learned, travel survival tips, etc., that you can share? Many thanks in advance.
posted by charris5005 on Jan 11, 2014 - 11 answers

Does anyone have access to maritime fleet tracking databases?

I am trying to find out the name of a vessel that arrived at the Port of Long Beach from the Philippines on September 9, 2013, carrying a shipment of bananas (see details pasted below). Does anyone have access to any of the databases that might supply this info? It was possibly a Dole-owned/operated vessel, but even a list of all the arrivals at Long Beach (maybe narrowed to arrivals from the Phlippines or the specific departure port, again below) would be a good start. [more inside]
posted by soulbarn on Jan 10, 2014 - 2 answers

What kind of turtle is this?

What kind of turtle is this that my friend found crossing the street in Manila? He brought the turtle to me knowing that my house is practically already an animal sanctuary, and not wanting it left in traffic, but I know nothing about turtles. It has a pointy nose and a relatively soft, tapered shell, and I assume it's a freshwater turtle? But it was found in Manila, in the street, nowhere near any ponds or lakes.
posted by ferdinandcc on Oct 18, 2013 - 10 answers

What's cool in Metro Manila, Philippines? I'm new and I need friends.

What's cool in Metro Manila, Philippines? I'm new and I need friends. [more inside]
posted by Hawk V on Jul 13, 2013 - 10 answers

What are some national novels and poems?

A while back, I read Noli Me Tángere by José Rizal, which is sort of the national novel of the Philippines. I've just borrowed The Knight in the Panther's Skin from the library, which is seen as "Georgia's national epic". What are some other national novels? (I've seen the Wikipedia national epics list, but I'd prefer novels to epics, I think, unless they are really outstanding.) If you have particular translations/editions to recommend that'd be great as well.
posted by Jahaza on Jul 1, 2013 - 25 answers

i'm not my own grandpa, but i would like to know more about him.

how hard is it to get a birth certificate from the philippines (possibly malaysia) when you don't know all the information? [more inside]
posted by koroshiya on Oct 19, 2012 - 3 answers

Where can I watch Filipino news with English subtitles?

How can I watch Filipino news (or any type of Filipino current events programming) in Tagalog with English subtitles? I only have a Roku - but if this can be accomplished with cable TV, Hulu Plus, etc., I'm all ears. I'm in Arlington, VA and have internet through Comcast. Thanks in advance.
posted by invisible ink on Jun 5, 2012 - 1 answer

Day trips from Cagayan de Oro

Suggestions for one-day trips this June out of Cagayan de Oro* in southern Philippines? [more inside]
posted by night kitchen on May 13, 2012 - 2 answers

Books in/about Philippines

Please recommend some non-fiction books about Philippines, and fiction set in Philippines. [more inside]
posted by vidur on Apr 17, 2012 - 14 answers

Zaftig hot weather clothes!

Shopping options for relatively inexpensive hot-weather clothes for a plus-size woman? [more inside]
posted by brilliantine on Mar 20, 2012 - 13 answers

A Billboard Lovely as a Tree?

What's the story on roadside poetry in the Philippines? [more inside]
posted by Ideefixe on Oct 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Ozamiz laptop

My friend wants to buy a laptop computer for her 13 year-old daughter in Ozamiz City, Philippines, for about $500 Canadian/US. Could you recommend a reliable brand and model for that price, and possibly a retailer in or near that location? Thanks.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Aug 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Anyone in Manila?

I need a contact for Viva Entertainment Inc. in the Philippines. [more inside]
posted by Ideefixe on Aug 4, 2011 - 2 answers


Headed to Palawan, Philippines. What should I see/do/eat? What shouldn't I miss? Hotel recommendations? [more inside]
posted by bardic on Jun 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Can I rent beach huts in South East Asia?

Can I rent beach huts in South East Asia? [more inside]
posted by logicalsequence on Jun 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Does University Philippines at Diliman offer organic chemistry lab?

Does University Philippines at Diliman offer Organic Chemistry Lab? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on May 25, 2011 - 8 answers

What was my ancestor doing in the Philippines in World War I, anyway?

I've been doing some research into my family history, and recently learned that my great grandfather was stationed in the Philippines during World War I. Can you help me figure out what he was doing there? [more inside]
posted by That's Numberwang! on Apr 8, 2011 - 5 answers

September Honeymoon in the Philippines?

Philippines in September? My fiance and I our planning our honeymoon and we were thinking about going to the Philippines this September. Does anyone have any thoughts on whether this is a good idea for a honeymoon? [more inside]
posted by Falconetti on Apr 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Is there a standard history of the Philippines in English?

Is there a standard history of the Philippines in English? [more inside]
posted by ThisIsNotMe on Feb 28, 2011 - 2 answers

How do companies afford to ship internationally?

How do companies ship their products internationally so cheaply? [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc on Apr 15, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me get my overseas iPhone cheap

Help me buy an iPhone cheap. Complication: Living overseas where they are EXPENSIVE! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Can I really become famous in the Philippines?

Can I really become famous in the Philippines? [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Feb 12, 2010 - 10 answers

Teaching English, reading and writing to a 15 yr old street kid who's never been to school.

Do you have any advice for teaching English comprehension, as well as reading and writing, to a fifteen year old Filipino street kid who's never been to school a day in his life? [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc on Dec 1, 2009 - 13 answers

What do you do with a long layover in Manilla?

How do I kill 12 hours in Manilla? [more inside]
posted by Scientifik on May 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Marine research in ... the Philippines!?

I need help mentally preparing myself or the conditions and culture of the Philippines, where I will be working for the next 8 months. I'll be doing marine research around Cebu and Bohol. So many questions. [more inside]
posted by eagle-bear on Dec 7, 2008 - 9 answers

How to teach a microbusiness workshop in the Philippines?

What are some good resources on teaching micro business in developing countries? [more inside]
posted by cusr0002 on Jul 26, 2008 - 2 answers

What questions should I ask the subjects of my documentary on the Philippines porn industry?

I'm going to be filming a documentary in the Philippines about families supported by the pornography industry, and I'd like to hear any interesting questions you might have for the subjects. [more inside]
posted by premiumpolar on Jun 23, 2008 - 15 answers

Looking for quick getaway options

Where can I find a list of all countries I can visit which don't require a visa (I'll be staying less than seven days at most)? I just want a list; when I resort to Google, I always end up typing in a random country's visa requirements just so I can find out. Thanks. (PS I'm from the Philippines)
posted by drea on May 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Where should I go in the Philippines?

Where should I spend 12 days in the Philippines? [more inside]
posted by MostHolyPorcine on Apr 20, 2008 - 8 answers

Postage Stamp Filter - Philippines to USA

My wife wants to send stamps to a friend in the Philippines so the friend can write back easily. What type of stamps should she buy?
posted by stuboo on Apr 13, 2008 - 10 answers

American football in Manila?

Where to buy an American Football in Metro Manila/Makati? [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Dec 25, 2007 - 6 answers

A gift for my teammate on the other side of the world!

I have a coworker I work very closely with who is actually in Manila. I'm in the US. I'd like to get her a little something for the holidays, is there a popular online shopping site for The Philippines (like Amazon?) that I could get her a gift card for?
posted by Kellydamnit on Dec 19, 2007 - 3 answers

Help me find a very specific Filipino Christmas album.

I am looking for a specific Christmas album on Capitol Records, called "Christmas in the Phillipines" or "Pasko Sa Pilipinas", which is understandably a very generic title. The record I'm thinking of has the song "Pasko Sa Manila" by the Roque Sisters. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Dec 8, 2007 - 1 answer

Why are people from the Philippines referred to as Filipinos rather than Philippinos?

Why are people from the Philippines referred to as Filipinos rather than Philippinos? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on May 28, 2007 - 7 answers

Businiess travel tips for Manila - the city, not the folders

It looks like I'll be spending 1 or 2 weeks in Manila next month, and I've got lots of questions. [more inside]
posted by buildmyworld on Apr 15, 2007 - 8 answers

oing to Cebu in about 10 days with my brother. Have no idea where to stay, what to do, what to bring ect...

More Philippines ?'s - Going to Cebu in about 10 days with my brother. Have no idea where to stay, what to do, what to bring ect... [more inside]
posted by nintendo on Feb 6, 2007 - 1 answer

An island to ourselves

The Philippines — We want to get away for a while. I mean really get away. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Feb 5, 2007 - 10 answers

What is this dessert?

Please help me identify this dessert, which is possibly from the Philippines. [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Jul 10, 2006 - 4 answers

Travel Globally, Dial Locally

Client needs local internet access phone number(s) in the Philippines, at an affordable price. [more inside]
posted by BigLankyBastard on Feb 8, 2006 - 4 answers

Life in Manila

Can anyone provide any insights into Manila in the Philippines -- positive or negative -- as a place for a Western female to move to and work?
posted by nthdegx on May 9, 2005 - 13 answers

Hong Kong and Philippines

Hong Kong ? Cebu, Philippines. Cheaply? (More inside) [more inside]
posted by nathan_teske on Sep 17, 2004 - 5 answers

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