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    Help. I believe that my life may be in danger

    Hello again. My Filipina GF and I moved into an apartment last November (2019). It's OK, but the neighbours - who are also the owners - can be pretty noisy at times. This morning there was a cockfight going on outside our front door, and after a while, I went out and asked one of 3 men if they could be quieter. Its the 3rd time I have felt the need to do this. This time, one of the men became rather angry - I don't know what he said, but the face and the waving fists said it all. The woman, to whom we pay rent, soon showed up and rather forcibly invited me to go elsewhere if I wanted "a quiet place". The angry one, who is her son, became very aggressive, shaking his fists in my face. Of course, I will not be staying here for a minute longer than necessary. My GF says that, because they own the property, they can do what they like.

    Any advice would be welcome.


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    My advice would be to move ASAP and say nothing more to these imbeciles.. As a foreigner you have little to ZERO recourse.. Here we rely on Karma to deal with these uneducated and spoiled knumb skulls! Their time will come.
    In future be very fussy and careful about choosing your next location.. Don`t rush into signing a new lease.Research thoroughly,take your time and I wish you the best of luck!
    What is your location BTW??


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    Just because someone's aggressive doesn't mean they want to kill you. Think you're overreacting with that assessment, but yeah, relocating would be the obvious solution if you want a quieter life. Some people you just can't reason with.
    <<<< Me at the Taal Volcano in Tagaytay (November 2013). On this particularly visit to Pinas I arrived in Manila the day after Typhoon Yolanda wreaked havoc further south.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice View Post
    Hello again. My Filipina GF and I moved into an apartment last November (2019). It's OK, but the neighbours - who are also the owners - can be pretty noisy at times. This morning there was a cockfight going on outside our front door, and after a while, I went out and asked one of 3 men if they could be quieter. Its the 3rd time I have felt the need to do this. This time, one of the men became rather angry - I don't know what he said, but the face and the waving fists said it all. The woman, to whom we pay rent, soon showed up and rather forcibly invited me to go elsewhere if I wanted "a quiet place". The angry one, who is her son, became very aggressive, shaking his fists in my face. Of course, I will not be staying here for a minute longer than necessary. My GF says that, because they own the property, they can do what they like.

    Any advice would be welcome.
    find somewhere else , next time you speak to them if you have to apologise maybe say you had a bad headache and over reacted, let it be a lesson sometimes you have no choice than to bite your tongue, you wont win any argument with these people , they like noise there way is there way and your in no position to change it, be tolerent your not in UK now.

    you could buy them some tanduay and maybe a few bottles of Red Horse , that should soften them until you can get away


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    You chose an apartment, refuse to accept the local culture and expect the locals to bow down to your wishes.

    Time to move on...


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    No. I expect people to behave in a reasonably civil manner. I don't expect to be assaulted.


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    Yes. I shall buy a present for the people who attack me because I politely asked them not to be so noisy. Good idea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice View Post
    No. I expect people to behave in a reasonably civil manner. I don't expect to be assaulted.
    The thing is that in their eyes you were the one being uncivil, and also you weren't assaulted but verbally told where to go with your western standards.

    Remember where you live and try and respect the local culture


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    Thanks for the rep simon


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice View Post
    Yes. I shall buy a present for the people who attack me because I politely asked them not to be so noisy. Good idea.
    wait, you are the one crying out for help, you are the one who doesn't fit in, my advise suggests you have a good look at your own attitude or you might not get chance to shout out for help, its their culture here, do not expect them to change just for you, remember you are the foringer , and shes right if you don't like the noise move


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    O.P.

    You're a guest in a 3rd world country mate.

    They are different from us...and we won't change them.

    Try to find a quieter place, then CHILL with the local 'habits' as much as possible.


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    I think you need to move back to England as you are more suited here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slip View Post
    I think you need to move back to England as you are more suited here.
    this is the best advise so far


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slip View Post
    I think you need to move back to England as you are more suited here.
    Yes. No question about it. Bye-bye


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_ View Post
    You chose an apartment, refuse to accept the local culture and expect the locals to bow down to your wishes.

    Time to move on...
    What kind of arsehole are you?


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    Shocked that you are interested in my private parts.
    Good to see that you have moved on, to the USA, no cock fighting over there...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice View Post
    What kind of arsehole are you?
    Obviously he's a better arsehole than you, Philippines don't need Megga Assholes like you , giving a bad name to us Foringers here, you are the minority


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice View Post
    What kind of arsehole are you?
    If this unwarranted and crude response is anything to go by, I've got a feeling that you probably spoke to your landlady and her family in the same kind of manner, hence their aggression. If that is the case, you've got no qualms for complaint.
    <<<< Me at the Taal Volcano in Tagaytay (November 2013). On this particularly visit to Pinas I arrived in Manila the day after Typhoon Yolanda wreaked havoc further south.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ako Si Jamie View Post
    If this unwarranted and crude response is anything to go by, I've got a feeling that you probably spoke to your landlady and her family in the same kind of manner, hence their aggression. If that is the case, you've got no qualms for complaint.
    Exactly my thoughts too


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice View Post
    What kind of arsehole are you?
    Jeez, what kind of response is that ?, you come on here exaggerating what happened by saying your life may be in danger after a few angry exchanges with your landlords family, then you were offered a few ways forward which you responded to by saying what kind of arsehole are you?.

    May i suggest those words may well apply to you, Grow up and get some balls..


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