Is living in the Philippines a hell or heaven?

Philippines
January 12, 2007 1:35am CST
Its heaven to live here in the Philippines despite of the political issues and the bad things we hear from other country. I chose to live here again even after death. This place is a heaven in my eyes....For foreigners who would read this discussion,discover the peculiar natural wonders and people in the Philippines.
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• Philippines
21 Jan 07
well, it depends. if you're rich it's heaven, if you're poor, it's heller than hell.
• Philippines
30 May 07
I hope you don't really mean that "if you're poor, its heller than hell." Poverty is a state of mind, it is relevant, depending on who is saying it. We are poor (if you mean poor as in no cash) but because we were taught to accept what you have in life and to be grateful to the Lord, we are happy and have peace in our heart, and therefore, we don't live in "hell." When Jesus said in the "Beatitudes" that "Blessed are the poor" He did not mean "poor" in material wealth, but "poor in spirit."
@newbloom (13)
15 Jan 07
Well, it's heaven for some & hell for others, I imagine. As with any place, there are pros & cons. And beauty is in the eye of the beholder, remember.
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
YEah!thank you for reminding me of that.
@alecs76 (657)
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
its not heaven but its not hell either. its still home for me. a place where i could find peace in my heart. true there's bad things happening here, isn't for every country? there's still good things here, that's why many are still coming back home. =p
• Philippines
30 May 07
That's right alecs. One goes to work abroad and in the process, sacrificed a lot-- leaving families and friends behind, leaving the convenience of having maids around, doing their own cooking, cleaning by themselves. It's a lonely life for majority despite having the economic benefits, the efficiency, the technology available to everyone. Philipines is still "home."
@lquiambao (109)
• Philippines
30 May 07
Me, too, jtmblossom, there's no other place for me but Philippines. I was abroad in Papua New Guinea for 10 years but I soon found out that Filipinos still seek each other to survive there. Despite of the material wealth that one gains from working abroad, we are still drawn to go back home. I can't say it's heaven but because my family is here, I would still love the Philippines -- with its inefficient systems, its unbelievable tangle of traffic, its circus-life politics. No matter where you take me, the grass will always be greener on this side.
@Deane_2005 (1645)
• Philippines
30 May 07
I think it is heaven if you have some money to spend the rest of your life here. But if you don't have enough money here ,your life would surely be different. I think Philippines is a good place because of close family ties.
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
that depends. if you're loaded then its heaven because lving is cheap. if you belong to the lower bracket then i can be hell. T_T