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#1 Channe

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:28 PM

Kinsay taga San Francisco dri na mga pinays? Pwede makig-amiga? :) :) :)



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:15 AM

Pretty soon you will find 10,000 pinays in the SF Bay Area. My girlfriend is from CDO and coming in Sept.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:14 AM

Pretty soon you will find 10,000 pinays in the SF Bay Area. My girlfriend is from CDO and coming in Sept.

 

 

Hi Keith Johnson - Keeping my fingers crossed :) :) :) 

 

Best of luck to both of you.  Hope to see you and your girlfriend



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:44 PM

Me and my husband will go to San Francisco for 1 week vacation.
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:57 PM

Me and my husband will go to San Francisco for 1 week vacation.

 

Hi there

 

I live in San Francisco. Wow nice!!!



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:59 PM

Kinsay taga San Francisco dri na mga pinays? Pwede makig-amiga? :) :) :)

We spend our weekends about 20 miles south of San Francisco (Half Moon Bay), but Daly City and San Francisco are full of Pinoys.  What will be surprising, however, is that Chinese now seem to be more conspicuous than Pinoys.  Most of the mixed-race relationship couples we see south of San Francisco are White guys and Chinese gals, with Fil-Am following close second.

 

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 09:04 AM

Hello, sa SF gyud ka gapuyo du-ol ra ta taga Oakland ko, du-ol ra kaau sa SF. Bag-o lang ka dria? Message me anytime.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:58 PM

i wish i live in CA.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:11 AM

i wish i live in CA.

It's not all sun, sand and smiles.

We cannot wait to leave when I retire


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:51 PM

It's not all sun, sand and smiles.

We cannot wait to leave when I retire

Tipmart,

 

As an elaboration of your response above, let me add:

 

California has a lot of sun, sand and smiles, but can be very expensive to live comfortably and good employment is difficult to find for those just starting out here.

 

California is the destination of preference for a large percentage of Filipinos immigrating to the U.S., with the Golden Gate Bridge and Disneyland high on the list of "wannasee" sights.

 

But the sticker shock of high rents in urban areas combined with the only easy employment in fast food "eateries" soon tarnishes the excitement of being in the state which is considered by many to be "center of the universe."

 

But once established, with at least one person in the family with a good-paying job...home ownership in the suburbs soon follows and most Filipino families soon fall into the rhythm of being genuine "prune pickers," (an expression used to refer to Californians).

 

Very few immigrants leave California permanently for other states, but many leave other states for California, as part of the 'secondary migration' of immigrants to the U.S.

 

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:03 PM

Tipmart,

 

As an elaboration of your response above, let me add:

 

California has a lot of sun, sand and smiles, but can be very expensive to live comfortably and good employment is difficult to find for those just starting out here.

 

California is the destination of preference for a large percentage of Filipinos immigrating to the U.S., with the Golden Gate Bridge and Disneyland high on the list of "wannasee" sights.

 

But the sticker shock of high rents in urban areas combined with the only easy employment in fast food "eateries" soon tarnishes the excitement of being in the state which is considered by many to be "center of the universe."

 

But once established, with at least one person in the family with a good-paying job...home ownership in the suburbs soon follows and most Filipino families soon fall into the rhythm of being genuine "prune pickers," (an expression used to refer to Californians).

 

Very few immigrants leave California permanently for other states, but many leave other states for California, as part of the 'secondary migration' of immigrants to the U.S.

 

--Ray B

Sacramento and Half Moon Bay, California

I would agree Ray

 

It is a beautiful state, but either renting or buying in decent areas is becoming prohibitive and taxes are getting crazy.  We want to start up pour own small business and this is not the place to do it.   My retirement will go alot further away from here and quality of life is more important..  And I don't want to live out in the boonies.


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:00 PM

I have never been in California (only my hubby) but i have heard it's a beautiful state with such magnificent Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco thought it's quite a crowded place..a busy state.

 

What about living/retiring in a citrus State Florida???


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:02 PM

I have never been in California (only my hubby) but i have heard it's a beautiful state with such magnificent Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco thought it's quite a crowded place..a busy state.

 

What about living/retiring in a citrus State Florida???

Florida produces most of the mangoes for consumption in the U.S., followed by Mexico.

 

Florida also has Disneyworld.

 

But the humidity there probably puts it behind California in climate comfort.

 

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:03 PM

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What about living/retiring in a citrus State Florida???

Too hot and humid. At least compared to northen California.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:30 PM

I was only to California once (except for layovers) and I was 20 and at that time when I visited LA I was very surprised at least back then that it was pretty seedy. I like Florida and find it very much like a modern version of the Philippines and other than the occasional hurricanes we have here, it is a paradise for us. Every place has its good and bad, so I can put up with an occasional hurricane with all the other wonderful things Florida has. Fortunately during the time I have lived here, our area of Florida never got a direct hit from a hurricane.


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:53 AM

Florida produces most of the mangoes for consumption in the U.S., followed by Mexico.

 

Florida also has Disneyworld.

 

But the humidity there probably puts it behind California in climate comfort.

 

--Ray B

 

I visited Florida years back. I liked the place..the subtropical climate.

 

I saw many citrus fruits as hubby had  citrus farm and i thought such fruits,especially oranges are major part of Florida's economy not mangoes. Correct me if i'm wrong.


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