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Filipino SFers?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by ahjota, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. lmaligaya

    lmaligaya Senior Member

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    filipino myself, check the user name. haha. I am still new to the forum
     


  2. scarphe

    scarphe Distinguished Member

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    this is off topic but i want to go to the nergos islands in the coming months for a training camp. i have couple of questions.
    what languages cna i use there?, my knowledge of local is pretty useless.
    anything worth doing or seeing of particular interest?
     


  3. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    ^ Not sure. English probably. It's one of two official languages in the Phils. The other, Tagalog (sometimes called Filipino, though some say there is a distinction, and I'd agree), is resisted sometimes bec. it was forced on people by the Spanish, who practiced indirect rule. I spent a year in the Philippines and spoke English almost exclusively. I only know about 200 words and phrases in Filipino.

    Spanish might help too.
     


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    this is off topic but i want to go to the nergos islands in the coming months for a training camp. i have couple of questions.
    what languages cna i use there?, my knowledge of local is pretty useless.


    ^+1 to emptym. People in Negros speak mostly Visayan (bisaya), but you should get along ok in English.
     


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    <---Filipino
     


  6. acidboy

    acidboy Stylish Dinosaur

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    ^+1 to emptym. People in Negros speak mostly Visayan (bisaya), but you should get along ok in English.

    Isn't Ilonggo the language of choice in Negros?
     


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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Isn't flip a deragatory acronym that stands for "fucking little island person"?
     


  8. bbaquiran

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    Isn't Ilonggo the language of choice in Negros?

    You are correct, but I was referring to the Visayan group of languages, of which Ilonggo is a part. At least that's how I understand it.
     


  9. ahjota

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    Isn't flip a deragatory acronym that stands for "fucking little island person"?

    I'd always considered that a backronym.
     


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    Hey, I'm going to be in Manila next month for about 3 weeks. What are some good spots to check out. Daytime and night time (especially).

    Going to Bohol for a few days...Tagatay...other than that, I need some recomendations....in manila, looking for upscale lounges, bars, clubs and restaurants!
     


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    Me 2. I'll be in Manila next month for 2 weeks on business. I'm thinking of going to Palawan for a few days to rusticate. Boracay has lost it's magic.
     


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    going to a wedding there...so I get to rock a Barong...just got one.
     


  13. acidboy

    acidboy Stylish Dinosaur

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    My advise? Avoid Manila if you can- nightlife in the city can be fun, but most of the time its all pretentious bull- specially the upscale ones. Most of these are populated by spoiled rich brats anyway. Best way to enjoy the Philippines is visit the other smaller cities- Cebu and Bacolod, or the beaches in Palawan or Bohol, and maybe stay up north in Batanes and Ilocos Norte, both heritage sites.
     


  14. Xericx

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    Yeah, no real choice, staying with family for the most part. Won't have very much flexibility. I have a business contact in Bacolod that I could visit, but for the most part, I want to take as few planes as possible. A few days in Tagatay, a few day trips....Bohol. I like the more upscale places, I've done some of the more divey spots in Manila and it was a bit too dingy for me.

    What's the good shopping there? I know Rustans for high end...but looking for other stuff....anything unique? Not thinking that I'll spend a whole lot of cash...but probably going to Mall of Asia and Megamall.....don't remember megamall being very good though.
     


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    For shopping there's nothing really unique, but check out the boutiques Myth and Adora in the new Greenbelt 5 extension.

    I would avoid Mall of Asia. I only go to Megamall to pick up shoe polishing supplies and stuff for the kitchen.
     


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