Would it be nice?
Okay now you can afford to retire, you have a pension, investments and some money you have saved for this event. You maybe single or divorced and looking for a wife and you have heard that Filipino girls make very good wives and don’t care about the age thing.
You may of met a girl on the internet, come down here to the Philippines and stayed in a hotel, got married to her and later took her home to the home land. What ever you now decide to retire and buy a property and live in the Philippines.
What you don’t know is there is a noise problem here and its hard to find a quite haven, the number one problem being chickens. The Filipino’s love cock fighting and everywhere is highly populated with cockerels, these cockerels do not follow the general rules maybe because of this dense population. They crow night and day and your new neighbors may have hundreds of them.
The second problem is videoke machines, the Filipino’s love to sing and in fact some bright spark here in the Philippines invented a machine that one but 5 peso’s into for a session of Karaoke. The volume is normal turned up to full power with loads of base and these machines can be found everywhere within a neighborhood.
Problem three is very loud music with the base turn up to its highest level, this is the norm for Filipino home entertainment also its not rare to hear such dreadfully played music on the local transport Jeepney’s or Tricycles or issuing from private transport through out the Philippines.
Problem four is open Baptist type churches that seemed to think one needs to scream shout and sing to God, they can render this awful din up to 11 o’clock at night.
My answer to this problem is to rent and not buy, if I find a noise problem where I live I just up sticks and move to a quieter place. But sometimes new neighbors move in and the place is not so quite, so I move again, knowing it’s a waist of time asking people to turn the noise down. In fact many a foreigner has ended up in a legal wrangle due to noise problems.
So if you have a problem with noise you need to buy a big lot and center your house in the middle have a high wall and screens of tree’s. Some people successfully cut most of the sounds out but unfortunately not all.
Truthfully Filipino’s have no respect for their neighbors when it comes to music and noise and is become part of their culture. If you want to live in Paradise you have to get use to the hell next door.