Originally Posted by BSartist
As YOU well-know....you've got a fine MAN as a helper for you and yours ( Bernie ). !!!
I've truly enjoyed reading this "thread".
I appreciate your "forthright manner"...typical, I think, of Australians !!!
We "Merikans" were once that same way. ( not too sure about THAT lately.....) ???
You've probably (unintentionally) created a HUGE "fan-club". It is GOOD, I think, that YOU have done this....because....It probably enthuses people and makes THEM think about "possibilities" ( VERY IMPORTANT in a LIFE ! )
BEST REGARDS !
I have ALWAYS been interested in the Philippine Islands...because....my Father was one of those who fought there in W.W. II along with the FINE PEOPLE of the Philippines ! (his battles on the Bataan Peninsula on Luzon...."The Battling ******** of Bataan" and the "Bataan Death March" )
He told me that it was a LOVELY PLACE with GOOD PEOPLE before WAR came. The Filipinos helped him to survive.
GOOD PEOPLE !
I have a CLOSE FRIEND (in the U.S.A.) who is married to a Filipino gal. She is a good gal...but VERY "hot-tempered" and very much a "Family-Protector". ( She's also quite "conniving". Ha-Ha !!!! ....and...a Treasured Friend !!! )
THANK YOU AND YOUR FAMILY/FRIENDS for this EXCELLENT Thread !!!!
I'll (hopefully) continue to read this fine thing of yours,
just an Old Curmudgeon, ( in New Mexico )
P.S. I'm ONE of MANY people ...whose lives have been "saved" by the sort of Heart Procedures that YOU perform regularly. My Boxer-Dog and my Chickens THANK YOU.....and I do too !
Welcome to BYC Mr Sartist, i love the name.
My goal when I started this thread was to just have fun and document my adventure while hopefully getting advice along the way. We have certainly met those endpoints so far.
All the support, love and encouragement we have received was completely unexpected. As we approach twenty thousand views, it blows my mind. I try to tell it as it is, and me recognizing Bernie's efforts is the right thing to do. His fan club per se, tells me that I am giving him the right amount of credit.
On our first date, Mrs Oz informed me that if I was looking for a subservient Asian wife, to move on. She is a volatile , hot tempered and passionate woman. She is a great protector of her family and a danger to cross. The Filipino, when given the opportunity and a vision, is one of the most industrious but self sacrificing national I know, Bernie falls into that mold.
Keep safe, keep reading and THANK YOU