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Greetings from SoCal

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    Hi. My name is Del. I'm currently living in Southern California, but looking to retire in 5-10 years in Dumaguete. My wife of 15 years is originally from Bindoy. I've been to the Philippines about 9 times in the last 18 years and in Dumaguete about 5 times. I've come across this forum on multiple occasions doing searches on Dumaguete. I'm finding the "doing it yourself" from 8000 miles away can be very frustrating, so I've decided to join the forum hopeful to help some and to learn from some. I recently bought a house on the outskirts of Dumaguete, which I'm beginning to feel may have just been a huge mistake, since it was only 75% finished. Last summer I was in Dumaguete for the first time in 4 years and it sure is growing, at least there seems to be a lot more motorcycles and tricycles. : ) I also visited Boracay for the first time in 12 years and boy has that changed. Seems the Koreans have really taken a liking to some parts of the Philippines. Looking forward to getting to know everyone.
     
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    Welcome. I used to drive by the unfinished houses and wonder idly what the back-story was. Just run out of money? Have a falling out? Foreigner spouse die (god rest their soul)? Now I know one of them is probably yours!

    I was born in LA. Lived in North Hollywood. Worked in Beverly Hills for a while. Haven't been back except for layover at LAX since 1988. So you are telling me it's still there?:smile:
     
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    Welcome aboard, Should not take much to finish your house up. Hope someone can hook you up with a very fair contractor.
     
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    Welcome...see you when you retire. I am stuck here in the States too until the Government gives the big bail out to the working class guys who paid for the last one !
     
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    Got my first 25 posts in. :happy:
     
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    Congrats!

    (Were you looking forward to using those negative ratings? :wink:)
     
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    Thanks! In my case, it was a Filipino couple where where the husband used to work for a local Energy company and had medical issues so they couldn't continue the construction once he lost his job. I actually thought it was closer to completion. Rule #1, only buy expensive things you see with your own eyes or plan on working a few years longer. :wink:

    Yep, LAX still here and thriving. Crowded as ever. Probably a couple million more people living here than in 1988. If you had bought a place in Manhattan Beach and rented it out you would have probably made a million dollars. :smile:
     
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    How did you know?
     
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    Just a hunch. :rolleyes: (Also pretty sure nothing else of significance happens at 25 posts. :wink:)
     
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    My avatar doesn't say "Popped the Cherry!" anymore. :cool:
     
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