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What now NORECO?

Discussion in 'Dumaguete City' started by Outcast, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. Outcast

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    Between NORECO and Globe, it would be hard to determine who is worse. Never could have imagined such service. 6 hour browqnout in valencia this am.
     
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    It always makes me smile when I read (other poster's) comments on this forum about Valencia being such a great place to live, and then I read about brownouts and Internet problems and (from another poster) water problems.

    I am sure glad Valencia is a great place to live, but I sure would not be interested. I'd move if I were you.
     
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    Brownout also in Batinguel, luckily it was cool last night.
     
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    The difference is, in Valencia it's still possible to sleep without ac /fan.
     
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    To each his own. while some may prefer to deal with some infrastuctre probelms and have space and be surrounded by trees, clean air, cool temps, and nature, others seem to prefer living in a tiny concrete AC box surrounded by hundreds of people. I couldn't live that way.
     
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    I agree. Living in Valencia does indeed present its challenges, but I think as more folks move in the infrastructure will improve. Maybe we will get an ATM machine soon! PLDT (reportedly) is sinking fiber optic cable in Valencia...Valencia proper, at least. Eventually we may see it out in the sticks, too.

    It's amusing to see how totally inadequate the roads are for a city the size of Dumaguete, but the main road from Dumaguete to Valencia is about to be a full four-lane concrete road for the Valencia portion only. (It's almost complete and they are working on it daily.) Why would such a beautiful roadway be built for the "quaint, backwater" known as Valencia if they are not planning for some real growth?

    Brownouts though more numerous are annoying, but they are a bit more endurable in Valencia with temperatures 3-6 C lower than Dumaguete.
     
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    Be careful with promoting Valencia as a nice place to live. The more the expat community grows there the less appealing it will become. I remember when I didn't have to put up with hearing/seeing a bunch of loud/stupid/drunk foreigners. That time has long passed and now I send someone to go buy food at the market for me whenever possible to avoid having that "what's your name/how long have you been here/where do you live/you're sitting in my seat (no, you don't own this seat at this restaurant you f*cking tw*t)/herpderp we're drunk morons, wanna engage in a ridiculously moronic conversation with us?" nonsense. Also, the more idiots that move in the more the locals will try to raise the longnose price on everyone.
     
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    I remember a movie with a quote "If you build it they will come". Sounds like you are suggesting a new movie "If you come they will build it" I suspect both movies would be classified as fiction :-)
     
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    Well, unless you head very far away from any city in the Philippines worth living in, you will have the situations you deplore (as we all do.) If alcohol is served, there will be drunk morons. It's a fact of life. If the place is a worthwhile location to live/retire/invest, there will be expats. The more attractive, the more expats. Valencia is not far enough away from Dumaguete that the expats (arriving in droves as a result of several magazines naming it a "Top 10" retirement spot) will somehow miss its existence.

    You find a bit of paradise on earth? You think no one else will? Nothing I post here will change that in the least. A larger expat community has its pluses and minuses like everything else. If there's money here, services will eventually follow it. But the money moving in also raises the prices. Nothing's perfect...at least not for very long.
     
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    I have been to many many places in the Philippines that were not infested with idiotic/alcoholic foreigners. Dumaguete is not one of them.
    Only if they know about them. Which is why I won't publicly discuss a few awesome places I have found in the Philippines that are very similar to Dumaguete, minus the foreigners, that I am thinking of moving to. I don't expect them to remain a secret forever, but I will do everything I can personally do to keep it a secret for as long as possible.
     
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