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An Expat Talks about Living in Manila, Philippines

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What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

To get involved right away, join the very active American Women's Club. It's also for men here who have to leave their wives at home in the U.S.

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In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

On the weekends most people go out shopping in the huge malls to socialize and then go out to eat in one of the many restaurants and fast food places. Along with the Filipino restaurants, there are franchises from every corner of the world, so there is something for everyone. Everyone goes out Friday night after work, so there are traffic jams all over Manila.

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