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Posted: 10/1/2009 7:45:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 7:22:53 PM EST by penguinslider009]
Bigassed typhoon struck the country last week... been doing relief work after we manage to bug out some of my relative in the affected areas. Some pics of the aftermath













Link Posted: 10/1/2009 7:53:53 PM EST
Boo! I am headed there in December. I was promised some discount dental work and a nekkid meesage by a hottie.
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 7:56:44 PM EST
Ha, pretty much how I remember it.
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 7:57:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By Firebird69:
Boo! I am headed there in December. I was promised some discount dental work and a nekkid meesage by a hottie.


Unless another big one hits the country two weeks before that, you are still good to go
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 7:59:17 PM EST
I thought thats how the place always looks.
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 8:02:32 PM EST
Crap, just found out...another one is heading in, Type 5 as strong as katrina
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 8:02:36 PM EST
Bet you could get a hot wife pretty easy right now.
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 8:08:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By penguinslider009:
Crap, just found out...another one is heading in, Type 5 as strong as katrina


Wow. I hope you and your relatives can stay safe.

We have a call center in Manila. It's been really hectic for them.
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 8:16:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
Bet you could get a hot wife pretty easy right now.


No offense bro, what you guys find as hot aint the same as our local's definition of hot
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 8:17:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2009 8:28:10 PM EST by penguinslider009]
Originally Posted By AF1ACURA:
I thought thats how the place always looks.


Negative, I dont have comparative pics of the areas before but they were damn pretty before the storm hit. Other areas:









Link Posted: 10/1/2009 8:18:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By AF1ACURA:
I thought thats how the place always looks.


I didn't figure it was that bad, but I've heard its bad. How does it look normally?
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 8:38:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By damcv62:
Originally Posted By AF1ACURA:
I thought thats how the place always looks.


I didn't figure it was that bad, but I've heard its bad. How does it look normally?


It is third world but when I was there in the 80's it looked a lot better than that. It was a relatively clean place for the tropics if you don't count the trenches along the streets where the sewage flowed. It was always a challenge not to stumble into them in the dark when "drunk as a sailor in port".

I do miss the fun I had in the PI
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 8:45:40 PM EST
need more pics of the hot young MILFs with the nice legs.
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 8:49:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2009 9:10:23 PM EST by kpel308]
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 8:50:26 PM EST
Looks like Detroit.
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 8:51:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By kpel308:
You guys with the comments might want to consider some of us have families down there, and over 180 people were killed, with hundreds still missing, with another storm coming.


At least one guy here understands
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 9:00:33 PM EST
George Bush doesn't care about Filipino people.

- Oh wait he's not president anymore.
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 9:01:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By penguinslider009:
Originally Posted By kpel308:
You guys with the comments might want to consider some of us have families down there, and over 180 people were killed, with hundreds still missing, with another storm coming.


At least one guy here understands


What did you expect by putting it in GD? I don't have people there but I do feel for those people. I know how they live. If you want to appreciate the States that is one place that can bring back that warm feeling to your heart and mind. Those folks have little and those effected have even less now.


Link Posted: 10/1/2009 9:12:54 PM EST
where are the "after" pictures?
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 9:15:37 PM EST
That sucks

Good luck to them.
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 9:18:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By river_rat:
Originally Posted By penguinslider009:
Originally Posted By kpel308:
You guys with the comments might want to consider some of us have families down there, and over 180 people were killed, with hundreds still missing, with another storm coming.


At least one guy here understands


What did you expect by putting it in GD? I don't have people there but I do feel for those people. I know how they live. If you want to appreciate the States that is one place that can bring back that warm feeling to your heart and mind. Those folks have little and those effected have even less now.



Based on what I saw in Korea (which is 'advanced' compared to the PI), and based on how many folks from the PI would do *anything* (and if you've been to the ROK, you know I literally mean *anything* to get out - PI is to ROK what Mexico is to the US in terms of immigration)....

I would agree with the above statement, river...

Link Posted: 10/1/2009 9:37:11 PM EST
Thanks for the pics, penguinslider. Hope all goes well, and be safe with your activities.
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 10:06:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 10:55:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dave_A:

Originally Posted By river_rat:
Originally Posted By penguinslider009:
Originally Posted By kpel308:
You guys with the comments might want to consider some of us have families down there, and over 180 people were killed, with hundreds still missing, with another storm coming.


At least one guy here understands


What did you expect by putting it in GD? I don't have people there but I do feel for those people. I know how they live. If you want to appreciate the States that is one place that can bring back that warm feeling to your heart and mind. Those folks have little and those effected have even less now.



Based on what I saw in Korea (which is 'advanced' compared to the PI), and based on how many folks from the PI would do *anything* (and if you've been to the ROK, you know I literally mean *anything* to get out - PI is to ROK what Mexico is to the US in terms of immigration)....

I would agree with the above statement, river...



Yes I have also been to the ROK around the same time frame as the PI. Even then there was a distinct difference between the two places. Not so much in the more rural areas but the better things extend farther out in Korea. I can only imagine what happened to the PI after the U.S. left. The U.S. in a lot of ways supported the economy of the country, not just the areas around the bases.
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 11:15:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By river_rat:
Originally Posted By Dave_A:

Originally Posted By river_rat:
Originally Posted By penguinslider009:
Originally Posted By kpel308:
You guys with the comments might want to consider some of us have families down there, and over 180 people were killed, with hundreds still missing, with another storm coming.


At least one guy here understands


What did you expect by putting it in GD? I don't have people there but I do feel for those people. I know how they live. If you want to appreciate the States that is one place that can bring back that warm feeling to your heart and mind. Those folks have little and those effected have even less now.



Based on what I saw in Korea (which is 'advanced' compared to the PI), and based on how many folks from the PI would do *anything* (and if you've been to the ROK, you know I literally mean *anything* to get out - PI is to ROK what Mexico is to the US in terms of immigration)....

I would agree with the above statement, river...



Yes I have also been to the ROK around the same time frame as the PI. Even then there was a distinct difference between the two places. Not so much in the more rural areas but the better things extend farther out in Korea. I can only imagine what happened to the PI after the U.S. left. The U.S. in a lot of ways supported the economy of the country, not just the areas around the bases.


Hey, the Filipinos asked us to leave.
Link Posted: 10/1/2009 11:50:17 PM EST
Did they upgrade?
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 1:09:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 1:12:38 AM EST
'Boo! I am headed there in December. I was promised some discount dental work and a nekkid meesage by a hottie."

Ok, so you get a mud bath massage
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 1:17:44 AM EST
I've been keeping an eye on this, have a friend or two in Manilla. It looks bad. My prayers are with you guys.
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 1:18:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By penguinslider009:
Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
Bet you could get a hot wife pretty easy right now.


No offense bro, what you guys find as hot aint the same as our local's definition of hot

What do you mean by that?
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 1:36:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By penguinslider009:
Originally Posted By kpel308:
You guys with the comments might want to consider some of us have families down there, and over 180 people were killed, with hundreds still missing, with another storm coming.


At least one guy here understands


+1

I was just able to contact those I care about tonight. Cell coverage was pretty spotty. What a relief! More is on the way too. God bless them.
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 1:41:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By kpel308:
Originally Posted By BulletBait:
Originally Posted By river_rat:
Originally Posted By Dave_A:

Originally Posted By river_rat:
Originally Posted By penguinslider009:
Originally Posted By kpel308:
You guys with the comments might want to consider some of us have families down there, and over 180 people were killed, with hundreds still missing, with another storm coming.


At least one guy here understands


What did you expect by putting it in GD? I don't have people there but I do feel for those people. I know how they live. If you want to appreciate the States that is one place that can bring back that warm feeling to your heart and mind. Those folks have little and those effected have even less now.



Based on what I saw in Korea (which is 'advanced' compared to the PI), and based on how many folks from the PI would do *anything* (and if you've been to the ROK, you know I literally mean *anything* to get out - PI is to ROK what Mexico is to the US in terms of immigration)....

I would agree with the above statement, river...



Yes I have also been to the ROK around the same time frame as the PI. Even then there was a distinct difference between the two places. Not so much in the more rural areas but the better things extend farther out in Korea. I can only imagine what happened to the PI after the U.S. left. The U.S. in a lot of ways supported the economy of the country, not just the areas around the bases.


Hey, the Filipinos asked us to leave.


No, the left wing, pro-Socialist and Islamist assholes asked us to leave. The majority of people in the north did NOT. That would be saying I'm responsible for Obama being President, even though I voted the other way. Most of the folks on Luzon, where Manila is located, are very good friends of the US, and are fighting the same fight in their country that we are in ours, except it's got down to the bullet box, rather than the ballot box, in some areas. Don't forsake our friends because they were outvoted by assholes.,


Well said!
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 1:55:10 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 1:55:13 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 2:09:32 AM EST
This is the stuff flashbacks are made of....



Link Posted: 10/2/2009 2:28:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 4:48:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By river_rat:
Originally Posted By penguinslider009:
Originally Posted By kpel308:
You guys with the comments might want to consider some of us have families down there, and over 180 people were killed, with hundreds still missing, with another storm coming.


At least one guy here understands


What did you expect by putting it in GD? I don't have people there but I do feel for those people. I know how they live. If you want to appreciate the States that is one place that can bring back that warm feeling to your heart and mind. Those folks have little and those effected have even less now.




I dunno, to show you guys that there is something out there aside from the comfort of your mancaves and the occasional range trip? I wasnt expecting sympathy really...just to show guys something.
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 4:50:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2009 4:52:44 PM EST by penguinslider009]
Originally Posted By jinks556:
Originally Posted By kpel308:
Originally Posted By BulletBait:
Originally Posted By river_rat:
Originally Posted By Dave_A:

Originally Posted By river_rat:
Originally Posted By penguinslider009:
Originally Posted By kpel308:
You guys with the comments might want to consider some of us have families down there, and over 180 people were killed, with hundreds still missing, with another storm coming.


At least one guy here understands


What did you expect by putting it in GD? I don't have people there but I do feel for those people. I know how they live. If you want to appreciate the States that is one place that can bring back that warm feeling to your heart and mind. Those folks have little and those effected have even less now.



Based on what I saw in Korea (which is 'advanced' compared to the PI), and based on how many folks from the PI would do *anything* (and if you've been to the ROK, you know I literally mean *anything* to get out - PI is to ROK what Mexico is to the US in terms of immigration)....

I would agree with the above statement, river...



Yes I have also been to the ROK around the same time frame as the PI. Even then there was a distinct difference between the two places. Not so much in the more rural areas but the better things extend farther out in Korea. I can only imagine what happened to the PI after the U.S. left. The U.S. in a lot of ways supported the economy of the country, not just the areas around the bases.


Hey, the Filipinos asked us to leave.


No, the left wing, pro-Socialist and Islamist assholes asked us to leave. The majority of people in the north did NOT. That would be saying I'm responsible for Obama being President, even though I voted the other way. Most of the folks on Luzon, where Manila is located, are very good friends of the US, and are fighting the same fight in their country that we are in ours, except it's got down to the bullet box, rather than the ballot box, in some areas. Don't forsake our friends because they were outvoted by assholes.,


Well said!


Ditto, you have no idea how frustrating this people are...

edit
oh wait... you do
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 4:57:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By streetfighter:
You know, for some reason, I'm not looking at the kids

http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af48/forarfcom/Compressedpics22.jpg


I will never trust a British man ever again...no matter how cases of guieness he brings...
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 5:00:17 PM EST
They can own guns there right?
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 5:00:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By SevenMaryThree:
This is the stuff flashbacks are made of....

http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/ketsana_09_30/k27_20545709.jpg



If you are referring to Katrina, people are surprisingly getting help faster ...people in 3 story high flooded areas are getting help within 12 hours since the rains died on the first typhoon
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 5:06:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By penguinslider009:
Originally Posted By kpel308:
You guys with the comments might want to consider some of us have families down there, and over 180 people were killed, with hundreds still missing, with another storm coming.


At least one guy here understands


There's more than one. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

I've been watching Parma and she is looking like a big, ugly, ....well you get the idea. Try to find something substantial for shelter because they are
talking about possible sustained winds of 130+.

Best wishes, and if you can, keep us posted tomorrow on how you're doing.


Link Posted: 10/2/2009 5:08:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2009 5:10:34 PM EST by runcible]
Shit fuck... that's awful.

I hope your loved ones made it through, and everyone is safe.

Best of luck to you.

ETA: Been watching the footage on BBC America. Awful, awful, awful.

My thoughts and best wishes are with you, OP.
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 5:09:52 PM EST
When SHTF like this in most Asian countries, folks like these help each other out, they don't riot, murder, rape & rampage like some folks in obongo voting communities...
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 5:20:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By penguinslider009:
Originally Posted By SevenMaryThree:
This is the stuff flashbacks are made of....

http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/ketsana_09_30/k27_20545709.jpg



If you are referring to Katrina, people are surprisingly getting help faster ...people in 3 story high flooded areas are getting help within 12 hours since the rains died on the first typhoon


I was thinking he meant Nam.
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 5:23:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By mean_sartin:
They can own guns there right?


Yup, we can a short barrelled full auto rifle with the shoulder thing that goes up...problem is that you have to register it and the registration has to be renewed from time to time...
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 5:23:37 PM EST
Sorry about your family. I hope things work out. Stay safe and thanks for the pictures.
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 5:24:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2009 5:24:57 PM EST by penguinslider009]
Originally Posted By Pita_146:

Originally Posted By penguinslider009:
Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
Bet you could get a hot wife pretty easy right now.


No offense bro, what you guys find as hot aint the same as us local's definition of hot

What do you mean by that?


OPSEC
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 5:24:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By AF1ACURA:
I thought thats how the place always looks.

+1
Link Posted: 10/2/2009 5:25:37 PM EST
What would you guys do if you have this hottie stuck on the roof of her house cold and wet?



It took me a while to find a COC compliant picture of her.



NY Times Link

Filipino Actor Saves Real-Life Damsel in Distress

MANILA, Philippines (AP) –– A popular Philippine actress cried out for help from a rooftop as a tropical storm roared and floodwaters rose menacingly. Then an actor emerged from nowhere on a speedboat and swept her to safety.

A romantic scene from a movie?

No, it was the real-life travails of young actress Christine Reyes. Her rescue by movie and TV heartthrob Richard Gutierrez as Tropical Storm Ketsana raged across the northern Philippines was one of the happier moments of last weekend's disaster that left at least 140 dead and tens of thousands homeless.

As the storm blew and set off the worst flooding in the capital in more than four decades, Reyes climbed to the roof of her two-story house in upscale Provident village in hard-hit Marikina city on Saturday with her mother and two young children.

Marooned for hours, she made a frantic call for help to ABS-CBN TV network with her mobile phone.

''If the rains do not stop, the water will reach the roof. We do not know what to do. My mother doesn't know how to swim,'' she said, weeping.

Gutierrez, a close friend and Reyes' co-star in an upcoming movie, heard of her plight, borrowed an army speedboat and went to the rescue.

''We couldn't go fast because of the strong currents and floating cars,'' Gutierrez told GMA TV Network on Monday.

Reaching Reyes' house, he struggled to tie the boat to a tree amid the churning waters, climbed into her house and eventually whisked her to safety.

''I thought it was our ending but I did not lose hope,'' Reyes said, thanking Gutierrez. ''Let us help those who have not yet been rescued.''

About 8,000 people have been rescued by troops and civilian volunteers from rooftops and isolated villages. At least 32 people remain missing.

The houses of more than 450,000 people were inundated in the storm, which dumped more than a month's worth of rain in just 12 hours. Some 115,000 displaced people were brought to about 200 schools, churches and other evacuation shelters.





Link Posted: 10/2/2009 5:29:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By penguinslider009:
Crap, just found out...another one is heading in, Type 5 as strong as katrina

You guys stay safe over there.

My girlfriend has an e-friend that lives in the Philippines, nice girl, law school student. Hope she is OK.
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