Retired in the Philippines Character Assassination Old Dog New Tricks May 9 2020

Retired in the Philippines Character Assassination Old Dog New Tricks May 9 2020

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  1. My wife here in Cebu tries to insulate me not only from bad news in her family but also from those family members who might want to “try” to take advantage of me.

  2. The variety & balance of material on your channel is great Paul. It’s life. Tragedy, humour, romance, friendships, setbacks, success etc etc – you cover a lot and it’s all interesting. Cheers from Perth, Western Australia 🇦🇺 🦘🦘🦘👍✅

  3. Being born in certan countrys has definantly been a blessing. God has watched over us to see that we have EVERYRHING we need in life.
    Then i lived in 2 third world countrys, which changed my whole life, it certanly humbles a person. Ill be in the filipines soon, and im looking forward to being around humble people again for a while
    God bless all you do man….
    Mark H

  4. My father would say “I was sad I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet!”
    Old dog there’s an old Hank Williams song Thy burdens are greater than mine!
    Always reminds me how blessed I am to have such small problems!! Thoughts and prayers My friend!!

  5. Life in Philippines from the impression I get is a whole lot different than in America ,dont be buried there if you don’t pay the rent ,they dig you up.

  6. It’s hard to imagine how the government is only giving 10lbs of rice and 3 cans of sardines, while these people can’t work. And the people are like, i got rice…i’m good. God bless Baby Mae and her family.

  7. I don’t even want to think about how much I spent on a flat screen TV or any of the hobbies I have. So I also try not to complain very much. Yes I am eating a lot of rice right now …. and I miss my steak dinner. But I know that when this lockdown is all over, I can get a steak dinner, so life is still great for me. My prayers are with Mae’s family.

  8. Paul, are you not the one who can communicate the situations around you with integrity and reach out so some people who are able to give a little decide to help? even if 20 people gave 20 bucks its enough for a whole month there for kids foods and needs. so sometimes we do something we do not take notice of however the ripple effect grows as it moves out….I do know how you feel because I too was greatly humbled by the people there….I realized what I had,.and my problems were not even close to what I had thought….I felt ashamed for a moment and lost feeling sorry for myself…..I then enrolled into university at age 40 and went on to do my bachelors, masters, doctorate and my Phd. , it was all because I was able to observe their life and they amazed me of their hard work and perseverance ….I was inspired…I realized my blessings and worked my ass off …I am a better person because of them…..I think you are too….God bless

  9. Hi Paul. In another video Mae quote “ they forgot where they came from”. This quote took me back in time and how people cared and help their family, friends, and neighbors. Watching your and Mae videos help bring back my core beliefs for a positive and healthy life.

  10. Your attitude and your newly found priorities in life are exactly what Christ wants His church to be. His examples are throughout the New Testament. You are truly doing God’s work, you have a mission field, and I think not only will you continue to derive great joy from what you are doing, but it will add years to your life as well. Great video, enviable, and inspiring. Thanks so much.

  11. Being Christian all that happens does so for the glory of God which at the time it is hard to understand be it good or bad as we do not understand his ways.

  12. Oh…you hit upon something that is still close to my heart. “No. They don’t play in the box. They sleep in the box.” Wow. and they don’t complain. Kids sleep on mats. Mother visits…and sleeps on mat. One burner on the stove. I take soooo much for granted. God Bless you Sir Paul.

  13. Yeah man… Reality check big time.. 24.. G-d damn. That’s tough. Three Lil ones, Mae is your little angel who has got your back. 💙✌🏻

  14. Paul always remember….Old Guys Rule! Hahaha…sorry for Mae’s loss. I would like to send $ for her sister and the kids…can I send it to PayPal?

  15. “Better to give than to receive” is the old adage bro. we are about same age. i’m only a few hours away by scooter from you, married to my Filipina, living modest and paying it forward every opportunity we get. i left spoiled America and opened my eyes.
    MLK said “don’t judge a man by the color of his skin but by the content of his character!!!!”
    i’ve been blessed with white skin, pointed nose and blue eyes. that alone over here is greater than sacks of gold.
    you know that.
    and you’re also realizing that by paying it forward to Maes family you are showing true character.
    don’t be shy, give yourself a well deserved pat on the back, bro.
    or i’ll come down there and do it for you lol!!!!

  16. Paul, you have a loyal following here. Please address the steps for those of us who would like to make a donation for the kids. Blessings to you, Mae and her family.

  17. Whenever I reflect on improving myself and my attitude, I realize I could be a low life liberal. Then I cheer up, smile and thank God I’m not so rotten or deluded.

  18. When I was in Manila last year I saw a young boy that looked to be about 10 years old running around barefoot and politely begging for money. I gave him 50 pesos but then I called him back and gave him another 1000 pesos. My son is around the same age and I couldn’t imagine him being in that situation and it really made me appreciate the blessings in life.

  19. I was going to tell you something but forgot what I was going to say. Anyway, do you know what the good thing about having Alzheimer’s is? you meet new people every day.

  20. Paul.. I worked with orphanages in a third world country for some time.. After a while it gets to you to see so much poverty and hardships placed upon these children.. I decided to speak with my pastor and it’s what she told me that I want to share with you.. My pastor told me that I was only a tiny drop of dew on an extremely parched leaf.. She said it isn’t important how wet you make the leaf but rather that you’re the drop of dew.. Your right about being humbled.. your also being prepared.. Regards

  21. yeah, Paul. our state ran out of money (ha ha ha). so we are waiting for the federal government to send our state money to pay for unemployment and ALSO waiting for the Democrats to come BACK from VACATION to decide on this STIMULUS money

  22. We are too old to impress anyone. That’s why we wear what we want with the only intent on comfort. LOL Just like Thailand I was humbled many times and eventually stopped my complaining. Your thoughts are insight to your empathy and show what a good man you are. Prayers for everyone. God Bless

  23. Great video. Whenever I feel sad or angery about my situation. I watch videos of the very poor from other countries. It makes me sad and humble. It makes me feel I do not have it so bad. And appreciate the small things in life. It shows me no matter what you have you can still be happy.

  24. Cultural relativism as a theory predicts that issues pertaining to major transition in social situations (birth/death) have vastly different interpretations even though that culture partakes in forms of modernity, and globalization.

  25. Toughen up people.

    I TALKED TO A MAN TODAY . . .

    I talked with a man today, an 80+ year old man. I asked him if there was anything I can get him while this Corona virus scare was gripping America.

    He simply smiled, looked away and said:

    “Let me tell you what I need! [pause] I need to believe, at some point, this country my generation fought for [pause] I need to believe this nation we handed safely to our children and their children [pause] . . .

    I need to know this generation will quit being a bunch of sissies . . . that they respect what they’ve been given . . . that they’ve earned what others sacrificed for.”

    I wasn’t sure where the conversation was going or if it was going anywhere at all. So, I sat there, quietly observing.

    “You know, I was a little boy during WWII. Those were scary days. We didn’t know if we were going to be speaking English, German or Japanese at the end of the war. There was no certainty, no guarantees like Americans enjoy today.

    And no home went without sacrifice or loss. Every house, up and down every street, had someone in harm’s way. Maybe their Daddy was a soldier, maybe their son was a sailor, maybe it was an uncle. Sometimes it was the whole damn family . . . fathers, sons, uncles . . .

    Having someone, you love, sent off to war . . . it wasn’t less frightening than it is today. It was scary as Hell. If anything, it was more frightening. We didn’t have battlefront news. We didn’t have email or cellphones. You sent them away and you hoped…you prayed. You may not hear from them for months, if ever. Sometimes a mother was getting her son’s letters the same day Dad was comforting her over their child’s death.

    And we sacrificed. You couldn’t buy things. Everything was rationed. You were only allowed so much milk per month, only so much bread, toilet paper. EVERYTHING was restricted for the war effort. And what you weren’t using, what you didn’t need, things you threw away, they were saved and sorted for the war effort. My generation was the original recycling movement in America.

    And we had viruses back then…serious viruses. Things like polio, measles, and such. It was nothing to walk to school and pass a house or two that was quarantined. We didn’t shut down our schools. We didn’t shut down our cities. We carried on, without masks, without hand sanitizer. And do you know what? We persevered. We overcame. We didn’t attack our President, we came together. We rallied around the flag for the war. Thick or thin, we were in it to win. And we would lose more boys in an hour of combat than we lose in entire wars today.”

    He slowly looked away again. Maybe I saw a small tear in the corner of his eye. Then he continued:

    “Today’s kids don’t know sacrifice. They think sacrifice is not having coverage on their phone while they freely drive across the country. Today’s kids are selfish and spoiled. In my generation, we looked out for our elders. We helped out with single moms whose husbands were either at war or dead from war. Today’s kids rush [to] the store, buying everything they can . . . no concern for anyone but themselves. It’s shameful the way Americans behave these days. None of them deserve the sacrifices their granddads made.

    So, no I don’t need anything. I appreciate your offer but, I know I’ve been through worse things than this virus. But maybe I should be asking you, what can I do to help you? Do you have enough pop to get through this, enough steak? Will you be able to survive with 113 channels on your TV?”

    I smiled, fighting back a tear of my own . . . now humbled by a man in his 80’s. All I could do was thank him for the history lesson, leave my number for emergency and leave with my ego firmly tucked in my rear.

    I talked to a man today. A real man. An American man from an era long gone and forgotten.
    We will never understand the sacrifices. We will never fully earn their sacrifices. But we should work harder to learn about them . . . learn from them . . . . . to respect them.

  26. It’s the old american brain washing game that’s the problem Paul you still have the USA in your head. I was the same way for along time buy the best, work your ass off and everyone will be happy yet my ex-wife complained all the time. My bother and two sisters were raised on a farm but my parents wanted to move to the city this was before I was born but later my bother and sisters told me that the simple life on the farm was way better then the city life and when I listen to there story’s I know how much my growing up in the city sucks. The Philippines have it right keep things simple, spend time with family, friends and go with the flow then your life will be better. After raising my kids I now live the simple life as much as you can and still be in the USA I now have less then half the bills as before and I still have all i need. Take it easy Paul and remember what it’s like to live in L.A. you need to have the big $$$$$$$$$$$$$ for the women around here and even then you may not get a thank you or a kiss good night. 🙁 Mike

  27. You my friend have the heart of the blacksheep. The blacksheep is scorned and criticized by family and peers, until truly hard times arrive. Then all eyes and Hope’s are delivered at your feet, you will of course oblige… no ego involved, strength and humility are the blacksheep’s tools…good job.

  28. Appreciation for what they have and when times are tough as they often can be there….it seems like most all of the people act as a support family.
    One example that I had observed…a young girl (maybe 8-10) was playing with a doll and she was very happy and proud of her baby doll! The doll was 2 sticks and a sock with 2 buttons for eyes….Momma probaly made it for her and you could see and feel the pride she had. Appreciation. Dare I say that we Americans are quite spoiled with Stuff….Geroge Carlin …thinks so too (RIP George!) Just sharing a thought of my short experiences there in Phils..

  29. Filipinos live a simple life and they always smile while we r so spoiled growing up having everything, I’m glad I go to the Phillipines which makes be grounded and humble 😃my condolences to Mae and her family

  30. Sorry for your extended family loss but your exact story happens every single minute of every day around the World. Some outcomes after death some better some worse. We Americans are all spoiled brats. Be grateful we get SSI checks till death

  31. Paul, you’re a good man with a good heart, my family (wife, daughter and extended family) live in the Bicol region near Naga City, Cam Sur. they live in the province Magarao, that’s my home when I am there which is as much as possible usually about 3 months a year. Well short story long, living in the province teaches you humility/humbleness. The simple things in life are sometimes the most rewarding, I live (when I’m in the US) near San Francisco, Ca. I’m laid off from my job right now due to this covid crap and my income has literally been cut in half from pretty much 5 digits a month to 4 lol but because I fully understand how much worse it could be and I’m grateful everyday, less than two years to retirement and I’ll be in Phil long term, hopefully the wife and I can zip down to your neck of the islands next time. I’m going to try to shoot some dough to Mae for her nephews. Peace MarknLily

  32. Great video, puts things into a realistic perspective. BTW, is there a curtain blowing in the wind that causes the light level to change in the room?

  33. You and Mae are amazing. I know when the typhoon hit in Masbate, the father of my gf lost his house. She told me about it. Never asked for money. I sent him some help. Many Filipinos just barely get by. The sad thing is that the gov is just terrible and doent do anything to help the people. Keep up the good work and don’t be so hard on yourself.

  34. Love your down to earth vids Ol mate.
    Yes a bit of self reflection every once in a while and the planet would be a better place. Keep them coming and congrats on all the new subs. (Been following since your first funny, shakey, uncut and refreshing upload) Cheers from Down Under!

  35. Paul, you are coming to, or seems like have come to, the realization many of us expat military retirees in the Philippines have known for many years. And good on you! I specifically mention expat military retirees, vs just expats in general such as yourself, because there is a difference between us in perceptions. Most of us expat military guys cut our teeth here in the Philippines many many years ago, myself beginning in 1973, and learned real fast first hand just how really poor it was here and how really rich we were in comparison, and the differences in belief systems. We lived here because we worked here (in the military), not just because it was a cheaper place to live. Expats over the past 20+ years or so coming here have a different perception, many wanting to bring their western world with them and ignore reality here, complaining about everything, not understanding why it is what it is or why people here believe differently than us. I mean, having running water here is a luxury for most unless you live in a city. So many YouTube expats here whine about absolutely nothing that really means anything, when there are kids sleeping in cardboard boxes and not complaining! Yup, and they don’t complain because that’s life. So, good on you for seeing it and wanting to help out. Prayers to you two also. As for quarantine, yea really sucks here in Lucena, but so many others have it so much worse so we are always thankful.

  36. Yes Paul. These are the things I felt and experience d when I was stationed there 86-90. Had one of my wife’s family cry when I brought a birthday cake for her birthday. Asked my wife…then girlfriend why the tears? She said the girl never had a birthday cake…first time. Wow
    Anyway, just waiting for it to be safe and we are coming. Will live in Angeles. My wife and family are from there. I want to be near good medical like medical city Clark. Looking forward to coming over. Take care.
    Pete

  37. Great video Paul. We all take things for granted and complain about the little things that don’t matter. My heartfelt condolences to Mae and her family.

  38. Great video Paul. I like you have great admiration for my wife’s Filipina family. My wife has a wonderful extended family and I notice how they pull together and deal with it whenever there is death or serious illness. One year we were living across the street from her mother’s house. Nanies sis and mother were both dying from cancer with no narcotics at the same time in the same house. They had been ill with cancer for years but this was the end. And in the next house Uncle Lukas had a stroke and was on a feeding tube. All this at one time. They as you say “soldiered on.” They sang and massaged and talked to the sick ones twenty four hours a day for weeks. Our Christian faith was a big help in getting us through that difficult time. It does make a person look at ourselves when we see how well they deal with the brutal side of life. And then when the sick pass on there is a whole double truckload of issues for those left behind to deal with. Recently I drank beer with an 85 y.o. ex-pat in a small village in the province of Cebu. He had a 50 something year old wife with two kids. His wifes sis died and he took two more kids in. Then his wifes other sis went to prison on a drug related charge and he got another kid. An 85 year old with five kids and a $750 social security check! How much fun does that sound like? Yet they were making it work. The open store had a table for drinking beer. He would buy a large bottle Sam Miguel every four days and the storekeeper let him cork it and keep it in his fridge so he could drink 1/4 of it every day. Now that impressed me. They help each other out.

  39. I have an idea business for you, if you can pull it off. It would go great with your YouTube video. A local radio station if a lot people lesson to radio still. Go hand in hand with your YouTube. And get sponsors.

  40. In the States, San Francisco is sending homeless to hotels and providing them with cigarettes, weed, and alcohol under the premise they wont spread the virus and will be content to stay in their rooms if they get their vices provided on a nightly basis. This is what happens when people are given everything by the government as for every homeless person in SFO will attract 5-10 more to take their place on the street. The problem then increases exponentially ironically like the virus itself. In the Philippines, I get the sense people are self reliant and they expect nothing from the government so they help each other. They survive and have the character to overcome adversity whereas in the States everyone is looking for a handout. In the US people are conditioned to care only about themselves with no obligation to help others.

  41. This video hits home! My wives brother which lives in Manila works construction
    and it is shutdown right now because of the visus. In 3 1/2 yrs me and wife been married he has never asked for money.
    He is married and has couple of kids.
    He didn’t receive the 5,000 peos selected people in the Philippines or food aid.
    For the time he ask for money. I work North American Lighting a Japan in Alabama and we make headlights and taillights for Toyota, Nissan, Honda,.
    I am Toyota line and we been shutdown for almost 60 days. When I go back they are going take 1/2 my check to pay back health insurance that own so I am saving the extra money I got now to help pay my bills . I told I don’t have much money but will try to spend some money to help out.

  42. Blessings to you Paul, I’ve been a subscriber for a while. Your a genuine person no fake in you my friend. I’m 64 & been to the Philippines 2 times in last 2 yrs & have a G/F in Cebu. We’re close to same age. Sorry to hear about the bad situations. Wishing you good health & prosperity. 🙏🍀✌️

  43. Paul, since I’ve been here 5 years I’ve attended more viewings, funerals, weddings, etc, than I did for 50 years in the US. I was asked once at a viewing why I did not go look into the casket, was I afraid of dead bodies? I kind of chuckled to myself and told the person “I spent 20+ years as an RN and have seen more dead and dying than I can remember. I prefer that my last memory of them is when they were alive, talking, smiling, and enjoying life. Rather than have my last memory of them in the casket. I like to think they would prefer it that way also.” Maybe Mae might feel the same?

  44. As a child I would play with my friends ,we were 7ish. One day his father had cut off the top of his shoe by the toes .. I asked why ….he said his father told him …it was to let the sunshine in…
    THE LESS YOU HAVE THE HAPPIER YOU WILL BE

  45. Wow, thx so much for your good content. Most of all, you are really blessed with your precious girlfriend. Mind blowing and impressive. Regards Markus

  46. Everyone count your blessings. If you can do something for someone else, please help them. I started 3d printing masks for nurses that use the same mask for over a week. Enjoy the simple things in life. A slice of home made bread just out of the oven or watering your back yard garden. All are things I do while I am at home. Paul enjoy your new found home.

  47. I find it strange, which you believe only Mai shows this type of emotional strength, there are people like that all over the world. If you had to go to the Philippine to realize that, then you have missed something in other people around the world. Don’t mix economical resources versus those who do not wish to impose problems on others. God bless Mai, my girl friend is a Filipina, as we discuss our differences between up bringing. We both live in Japan near Tokyo. Mmmm, I wonder what you have missed in your past. All the best.

  48. I guess its all in perspective. I was there,at christmas,and wanted to give the whole construction crew 200 P each,,,at the hotel.
    My GF said no, give 2000 P to a relative of hers for christmas. I did not have a good trip, so consider yourself luckly to be having a better trip,,than i had. I admire you, and love the way you can tell your stories,,keep up the good work.

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