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This business idea is not a good one

By Bob Martin | April 19, 2007 | 15

In relation to this blog, the thing that people ask me the most is how they can get into a business here.  They need to earn money so that they can live here, and they don’t know how to do it.  Well, I have made other posts in the past about ideas on how you can make money, but there is something I want to address specifically. When guys tell me that they have a…

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Being an ex-pat opens many windows

By Bob Martin | April 12, 2007 | 2

Living in a country other than your own opens all sorts of windows that you did not have in your home country. The “window” that I want to talk about today is having friends from all over the world. I never really thought about this topic until about a year ago. I have an American friend that I have known for years who lives in Iligan. We knew each other in the States before either…

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Family asking for money

By Feyma | April 9, 2007 | 43

Living here for awhile now I hear a lot of my family members asking for money. The people that really have asked me were the people that are not even close to me.  Honestly, I told them that the only close family that Bob and I would really support would be my Mom.  At that time my Mom was staying with my sister. Even all my siblings knew before we came here that I will…

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Construction Everywhere!

By Feyma | April 2, 2007 | 2

In the past months Bob and I have been traveling a lot. I notice a lot of road construction. I just didn’t pay much attention to it until lately, because I realize that it is almost election time here.  Always here in the Philippines politicians will work on their projects when its almost election time to show people that they have done something during their term. It’s nice that they will have projects to work…

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RP best retirement haven for foreign nationals, says Gen. Aglipay

By Bob Martin | March 30, 2007 | 15

General Santos City (29 March) — Smile at life…in the Philippines! Retired Police Director General Edgar Aglipay, chairperson of the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) proudly enunciated the agency’s battle cry shoving the Philippines as retirement hub in the world. “We have this branding because Filipinos are by nature happy people and it is the kind of service Filipinos provide – from the heart,” he explained. PRA, a government-owned and controlled corporation supports the Philippine economy…

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TV Shows

By Feyma | March 27, 2007 | 7

Living here for almost seven years now, I could really see lots of changes in tv shows. Not much to see before. Now you get lots of choices like STARWORLD, they’re showing (Oprah, Seinfeld, American Idol, Kings & Queens, Rachel Raye, Amazing Race, Survivor, and many more). STARMOVIES there showing the fairly new movies that just got out of the theater. STARSPORTS. Of course there showing the games like golf, football, cricket, tennis match, baseball…

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Entertainment – Putting it all together

By Bob Martin | March 23, 2007 | 0

OK, let’s wrap up our series about setting up an entertainment system!  So, you have the computer that you will use for the system, you have the TV set that you will use.  You have the computer set up with Azureus or some other Bit Torrent client so that you can download shows to watch, and you have the software needed to watch the shows.  You are all set, except one thing.  All you need…

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Entertainment Step 3: The software for viewing shows

By Bob Martin | March 22, 2007 | 0

OK, now you have purchased all the equipment you need, you’ve download a Bit Torrent program, and have started downloading shows that you want to watch.  Once you have finished downloading a few shows, though, there is a new challenge:  how will you play the shows? Most downloaded shows are AVI files, or WMV files.  Personally, I use Windows Media Player to view the files, but there are other players you can use too.  Windows…

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Entertainment Step 2: The Software for downloading

By Bob Martin | March 21, 2007 | 2

OK, after you have the computer that you will use for your entertainment system, and the monitor or TV set, it’s time for software. The best kind of software you can use for downloading TV Shows, Movies and the like is software that will let you take advantage of Bit Torrent technology. What is Bit Torrent? It is a system where you download large files in small chunks from different people on the network who…

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Furniture Shopping

By Feyma | March 21, 2007 | 16

Few days ago I saw a furniture store, as I glance on the window I could see that it’s pretty good stuff. So I decided to checked it out. Wow, it shock me when I went inside, they had lots of good quality furnitures inside. The name of the store is BENTLEY. It’s just behind Chowking right across Victoria mall in Bajada. I think they had branch in some other areas in the Philippines. This…

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Entertainment Step 1: Getting the right equipment

By Bob Martin | March 20, 2007 | 6

OK, so you have decided that you want to hook up your TV and PC so that you can watch TV shows from overseas. I’ve been doing this for about three years now, although I’ve been really doing it a lot for about a year now. The first step you need to take is to make sure all your equipment is compatible. First, let’s see what equipment we need to get everything working: A TV…

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New Series – Setting up an Entertainment System

By Bob Martin | March 19, 2007 | 4

Of all the things that I post about on this blog, the number one thing that I get questions about is setting up a system where you can watch US TV shows here in the Philippines. I have posted before that I have a system where I can download the shows from the USA on my computer here in the Philippines, then watch them on my TV set. It’s actually quite simple, and you can…

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