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  1. Tim, this is a great channel. I have a curiosity. I lived somewhere in Europe where they speak English about as much as in Philippines, Malaysia, etc., but I focused for just 18 months and became totally fluent in the local language – to where I didn’t speak English all day. It caused a transformation and I had tremendous success over 8 years, I was often the only foreign guy invited to social events with senior management. My wife was also American so we had to work hard to learn the language. More recently, I was working in Kuala Lumpur for about a year and I did not focus and only learned casual Malay (and in fact, more Tagalog and Bengali at the bars than Malay). Ultimately, a colleague who was fluent in Malay, also an expat, took over the work and the project. I see you asking your wife “What did they say?” and I’m left with some question marks. I know by experience that speaking the language of where you live is essential for being “at home” where you choose to live. Learning Tagalog would be so easy. Learning Chinese or Japanese would translate to regional relationships that might be tremendously satisfying, and these two are immediately in front of you. When I was fluent in a central European language, I noted a great number of colleagues with casual language capability that had boundaries every day in their experience that were simply lifted out of the way for me. I did a project in Tokyo where some caucasian Americans that were totally fluent in Japanese were clocking it, and I met a number of Filipino women who were totally fluent in Japanese as well. Could you do a video about Tagalog, language in general, your success/frustration with it, whether it is actually necessary, whether you think you will be fluent some day, etc?

  2. Im wondering, if you were a contractor, could you do your own construction or oversee the construction of your own home?
    Some of the masonry is scary

  3. Tim and Christin, If you are looking for property it has all been surveyed in 1983 by the PI government. Dependent on local cooperation and politics you can view
    the tax declaration at the baranguy tax office which is only good for getting the parcel number. The sq meters never add up to reality. Any licenced surveyor will
    have access to the CAD drawing of the province with all the parcel numbers and the accurate sq meters size. There is also a “technical description” which is the
    location of all the survey points of the parcel. The surveyor can get the name of the legal owner from the baranguy tax office and see if back taxes are owed and
    how much the amount. We have never been charged for any check by the surveyor who will include it if hired to do the physical survey. The survey includes sinking
    concrete markers with his initials cast into the top. Often there are already markers lost in the underbrush which are found during a resurvey of the technical description.
    The only person who can sell your wife the property is the one listed as owner on the tax declaration. If other people or relatives try to get involved or want paid
    just walk away.

    george and aurora

  4. 2 questions, why many steps, it will be difficult to enter the house especially when they get older. Why not concrete the ceiling.
    Beautiful dress ๐Ÿ‘— ๐Ÿ‘

  5. I watch your shows all the time hope to meet you someday i lived in laguna san pedrotry to get up to the problems in me little property my house see filipino’s are really hard workers qatar rial at a respect for the women for here goodnight guys good good couple got a healthy baby god bless you guys my phone is messed up hope you can figure my spelling out 3

  6. I’ve also gotta mention the masonry and well it’s different from the West that’s for sure. As in many Asian cultures. Function is first fit and form not so much. I wish I was there with my trowel, level and tuck pointer.

  7. You would think that they would cover the wood from the rain. The carpenter that built my house kept a tarp on the wood and supplies all the time. I hope that the electrician is cheap for you guys. I just paid last Wednesday 7,000 pesos for 5 lights, a refrigerator outlet and 3 regular outlets installed. That’s materials and labor. So it really wasn’t that bad on cost. Take guys.

  8. Tim thank u for sharing family moments, Crissy is a trooper & Tucker is a natural bad a..! Crissy seems to take care of most everything Tucker, Dale, dresses nice for u & not a complainer. Hope ya’ll still get to build on that hill.
    Good luck & God bless

  9. they sure take their time working on that house they should have it under roof by this time and working on the inside it is a small house even with working with hand tools it seems a little slow I hope they are by Christmas it looks like you and Christin are doing a I love to see Dale he is always smiling all the time good luck to your family

  10. Your living in an absolute paradise even though i can see some aggravations with how some stuff works there its still a kool place enjoy it buddy!

  11. Very crude construction typical for province home building. Safety measures also are not implemented country wide. That rebar sitting up with no caps on it is a tragic accident waiting to happen. Please keep the kids away .

  12. She is the light of the philippines.a lovely dress and smile and absolutely gorgeous.the house ๐Ÿก it’s coming along.but I have to say I adore the pad that you are in on the beach.just saying.now I do live in Florida on the gulf coast of Mexico so I love the water.lol

  13. Hey Tim great seeing another video from you but can I ask you a few questions
    One is how can that low grade wood cost so much I mill my own wood here at my home with my Alaska 111 sawmill and the wood I mill is much better quality
    Also what are those red tubes hanging from the roof beams for?
    Also in my life I was a brick layer and I just can’t understand why they didn’t fill in between the bricks but anyhow its nice to see that million dollar smile of crissys and wow tucker is getting really big
    Well we here are always looking forward to seeing your videos keep up the great work and we hope that someday we can meet you and the family ๐Ÿ‘ช ๐Ÿ˜Š

  14. Chrissy dress is beautiful Tucker is really growing… Your wrong Tim kids make the video… Thanks for sharing… Much love… Stay healthy and safe

  15. I built my own house in Arkansas, USA – Philippine homes are terribly energy inefficient! Concrete block walls have very low r-value with no insulation. And to add insult to injury, Tim rightly stated that electric rates in the Philippines are outrageously high! Just part of life there in the PI.

  16. Hello Tim, Chrissy and Dale.. Glad to see another video. Oh, Chrissy telling her childhood memories makes me smile with her. She has beautiful smile and the dress is pretty. Very nice walk with the dog. You both have a great week out there! Enjoy๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐ŸŒนโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโค๏ธ

  17. Chrissy you are always so nicely dressed – such a smart and pretty girl. Too bad you parents house is taking so long to build. I hope it turns out nice for them. Dale is adorable!!

  18. Tim k, Wow! Chrissy looked gorgeous on her dress and her smiles make your day wonderful. Thanks for the house build update for Chrissy parents. I missed baby Dale so much sending my love from Jeddah KSA. โค๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™

  19. Beautiful smile and teeth. If you are building your own house or the in-laws, the best decision you have ever made rather than renting. In the Philippines, the stronger, unified the family is the better. It’s the foundation of a great culture that must be embraced and accepted.

  20. Get to the embassy and vote trump ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  21. Nice to hear from Chrissy , beginning to think she doing a Hannah on shy strike haha. House will look ok soon once plastered and roof on, will never be a palace for the cost to build and locals seem to except the quality of work. Simple, cheap and acceptable life in the province where the people are friendly , happy and content. Whats not to like ๐Ÿ‘

  22. Nice view from the top of the hill where Tucker was claiming as his. Nice area but no utilities & water. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ Still a nice area to take your dog and get some exercise.

  23. Thatโ€™s so interesting. I would like to hear more of her talking about her experiences meeting and talking with foreigners there a dive resort. Like how she perceives them. And what they talked about.

  24. Hi Tim and Chrissy. The wood is hard wood Tim, the ants donโ€™t eat it. Lots has happened Tim, the bond beams and the stairs are almost done. The block work will be plastered and you will not see the rubbish laying lol. Also Tim I donโ€™t mean to be picky but it is perfect that Tucker likes being with Chrissy. Chrissy and Dale have protection, I like that. Also Happy to see you go back to see the family on the farm with Chrissy.
    Cheers from New Zealand

  25. My total on that wood bill is 24,700 not 26,100. Perhaps the 1400 was a delivery charge and not placed on the bill. Also the 10-2×6 12’s should be 5400 not 5000 so they undercharge you their..

  26. Hey Tim, chrissy English is really good. Don’t worry, your in-law ‘s house will be built. Just keep the faith my friend.๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ˜Š

  27. Itโ€™s hard to believe that tin is a mommy now, still the same petite woman as when you guys are still boyfriend/ girlfriend back then, now you have handsome little Dale already… so sweet…. Iโ€™m so jealous that you live there and I canโ€™t even go back home without any Visa, after 35 years living in the states Iโ€™m excited to go back, but would feel like a stranger cause of the changes… maybe one day, just one day… you guys are awesome couple, take care of each other and Dale, keep safe… May God bless the whole family

  28. My cousins who grew up in the province speak better English than me who grew up in Manila.Chrissy look studious student when she was studying. Women in the province are simple and shy type and not show-off so you will think the personality is weak but actually has a strong character. A lot of them work overseas and send almost all of their salary to their parent for the education of their younger siblings.

  29. With my Western ways I canโ€™t help but cringe seeing kids run and jump around a building site with Rebar everywhere. When in Roam ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
    .. Chrissy is so innocent and sweet. Nice story.

  30. I worked as a Masonry helper, those walls are horribly made. Whatโ€™s up with the joints between the cinder blocks? It only takes a couple of seconds to smooth out the joints. Thumbs up ๐Ÿ‘ for the video though!!

  31. I been trying to find a Filipina who lives in a beach village (right on the water) like Khristin. It doesn’t seem easy to do? Tinder Matches are all city women or women who live inland. I already spent 7 months in Filipino cities and it was not my cup of tea (dirty, noisy and crowded and expensive despite it being a ‘poor’ country). One idea I had was to look up beach villages on Facebook, see if any young women liked or commented on their community page and then I messaged / friended a bunch. But later these women admitted they didn’t live at the beach but 10+ – 20+ minute walk from beach so I just went cold and ignored them. Going to resume the hunt when Philippines announces border reopening (because I don’t care much for penpal relationships). Have no idea how TimK and Homer (the guy in one of his earlier vlogs) somehow find women who literally lived on the ocean. HOW?!

    Really have no idea how Homer and TimK make it look so easy to find a beach girl…

  32. Great hike view.. i was on a hill facing Leyte here in Canada and i am sure i cold see a woman in a bright multi coloured dress thousands of miles away ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Nice seeing the progress Tim and Chrissy. Tim, Iโ€™m wondering if once everything is enclosed in the house, would there need to be some dehumidifying due to the rain soaking the concrete?

  34. The secret for uninterrupted construction is build a scaffolding, columns and beams first to hold the trusses and finish the roof. When bad weather comes, heat or rain, you can continue your work inside. When the roof is built, you can just plumb the walls from the beams and erect the wall/partitions and floor.

  35. WHAT HAPENED to the nice place on the beach !!! That place was VERY NICE. WHY the WOOD is Soooo EXPENSIVE !! Lol ๐Ÿ˜ฎ YOUR WHITE RICH FORIEGNER….he he I woulld be on the beach not stuck up in that place !!!!

  36. I like the outside looks of the house. Do you have a photo of the floor plan and how many bedrooms and bathrooms and square meters is it if you are willing to share. Iโ€™m moving to Philippines down the road and Iโ€™m looking at floor plans. Thanks!

  37. I have vet friends that live in that country. Questions, they haven’t answered to me. 1. If something should happen to their atm/check card, where will they get cash? 2. cc/money order problems. 3. Got family back home, for any kind of rescue plan?

  38. Tim, Be very proud, the first view in this video was Crissy In that beautiful dress. Very Lovely, wish I could get my wife of 30 years to wear dresses like that daily.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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