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Discussion in 'Expat Section' started by charlyB, Dec 29, 2022.

  1. charlyB

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    Over the many years i have been here i have became numb to to most of the noise here but the one that still gets me is the noise made by these wooden tubes that they put petrol or some other combustible fuel in and it makes a bang comparable to a handgun going off.
    If they used them just on Christmas day or new year because they can't afford proper firework's then fine but it seems to go on for weeks and at all times of day and night.
    These things really scare all the dogs and if you had a baby you are trying to get to sleep then good luck, i never complain because i know it would be futile and probably just encourage them to increase the frequency of the bangs, none of the local people seem to mind it so once again i would just be a strict foreigner who can f**k off back to where i came.
    I know it's the season of goodwill to all men BUT something that i often think of is that these things look homemade so if one was to explode and take a hand off would i feel any compassion, NO.
    Maybe a bit harsh, ok then how about a couple of fingers (from each hand)
    Happy new year.
     
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    Out here they are made of empty cans, tops and bottom taken off and then packing tape. The BIG ones are from fruit coctail.
    Interesting how they are made. The fuel is Tiger brand fuel (normally for cooking). The ignition is from an electric start lighter pressed into a soda bottle top, the spark ignights the fumes. All that and I agree, those, the plastic horns (which will wash up on the beach in a month or so) all day and night. Why? Because it's culturally accepted to assume if I like loud noises and karaoke and K-pop misic then everyone does.
     
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    Combined with 'I don't care a sh1t about anyone else anyway'.
     
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    Yes the total lack of understanding anyone else's space especially regards noise. IMO that shows a certain brain malfunction or the absence of anything outside of the me brain being me and nothing else matters. Yet on the other side is a respect for elders that the West has definitely lost in most cases...
     
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    Yes - they make great carers aboard due to respect for the elderly. But here they don't give a sh1t if an elderly person is dying as long as they can make noise nearby.
     
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    It's been like that for a month where I am. Some silly tw@t have took their muffler off the bike and riding around.
     
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    It's mo noise in the Philippines, ain't gonna change any decade sooner!
     
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    I know, kinda getting use to it.
    Happy New Year 2023
    Everyone.
     
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    I own a stereo system and also have a guitar amp. Both combined equals 450 watts. I have the loudest home in my City I am in. Pay back feels good.........real good!
     
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