Jeff Harvie a Migration Agent has given permission for the article below. Thanks Jeff.
My friends here in the Philippines seem to sleep through everything, how I so wish I would have adapted to that. But not yet!!
One of the things that I have written about before is the constant use of the car horn at all times for no apparent reasons even when you are stationary too.
I have seen and heard so many drivers who are approaching their homes sound the horn loudly and aggressively as to ensure someone in the house opens the gate for them. It does not matter that there is a car next to them or pedestrians who all have to react to the sound of the constant horn, in fact the more noise they make I think the more important they feel.
If the gate remains closed for too long the horn becomes more rapid and everyone has to listen to it even if it is the early hours of the morning. I have even seen a man get out of the car and shout and scream for someone to open his gate as he has the keys in HIS hand. The noise of his shouting is just as bad as the noise from the car horn.
Maybe he can drive but does not have the capability of getting out and opening the gate driving in and closing it. Is this laziness or some class system that seems to be accepted by most? To me its disrespect to his family and staff and his neighbours too, but I can make a very good assumption that he probably is unaware and does not care.
Jeff Harvie is an Australian Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0959797) who has given up the quiet life in Australia a few years back for one more adventurous with his Filipina wife and kids in Manila, Philippines. He runs Down Under Visa, which specialises in Australian partner visas for those Aussie men who fall madly in love with the local girls and want to bring them to Australia.