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by falconagain
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Expat Stages
Replies: 17
Views: 1995

Re: Expat Stages

A thought came to mind... How do you think your going through the stages affects your children? Do the expats married/partnered with Peruvians feel that their children evolve differently to other children in the same environment? Of course you evolve differently, or maybe the right word might be th...
by falconagain
Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun violence in America.
Replies: 84
Views: 9405

Re: Gun violence in America.

I think that descriptions need to accurate and proper. Whenever a series descriptions
fit a word. Then use the word instead, if uncivilized and backward are words that fit
the truth. They need to be used repeatedly.
by falconagain
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun violence in America.
Replies: 84
Views: 9405

Re: Gun violence in America.

You have to take in account that due to certain circumstances (sometimes, mainly
money), there is people (Peruvians and Non Peruvians) that ended up on this country
against their will. So they have every right to complain about it.

Why do you think I left.
by falconagain
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun violence in America.
Replies: 84
Views: 9405

Re: Gun violence in America.

I think that the current comparison between the US and Peru is unfair because of the following: The US is currently in its economic decline, with a heavy increase on poverty which is normally shared by a heavy increase on violence. Peru is now close to its economic peak, which normally should be sha...
by falconagain
Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Difficulty Finding a Professional Job in Peru
Replies: 14
Views: 1933

Re: Difficulty Finding a Professional Job in Peru

There is a great amount of bilingual Peruvian legal residents and citizens living in the States.
Don't you think that if there was a demand for English speakers, they would be the first to
apply and come back?
by falconagain
Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Adjusting to Peruvian Culture...and Hating It
Replies: 28
Views: 3549

Re: Adjusting to Peruvian Culture...and Hating It

You should not be surprised about hating it. Many Peruvians that lived abroad have similar opinions about Peruvian Culture. Gianmarco (Peruvian Singer) has been loudly complaining online about it. Christian Meyer (maybe I got the last name wrong, Famous Peruvian Actor), had some strong words about h...
by falconagain
Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: What would be a good Business to start in Lima, Peru?
Replies: 40
Views: 23378

Re: What would be a good Business to start in Lima, Peru?

Has anyone tried to open up a Business in Chile due to the new legislation??
by falconagain
Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru, expensive place to live?
Replies: 26
Views: 3509

Re: Peru, expensive place to live?

Healthinsurance? Doctors and dentists aren't expensive. When I go to the doctor, I got to the in-house doctor at Boticas Arcángel. They charge 5 soles for a consultation. I had some dentistry work done and paid 35 soles. Healthinsurance is for when you need it. Some years ago my son had a appendici...
by falconagain
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru, expensive place to live?
Replies: 26
Views: 3509

Re: Peru, expensive place to live?

A balanced and fair post from Chichi, ??????? :shock:
by falconagain
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Gun violence in America.
Replies: 84
Views: 9405

Re: Gun violence in America.

Having lived in Peru and suffered several incidents when the use of a gun would have helped me to avoid and deter damage to myself. I would rather have a gun and the ability to use it within the law instead on relying on a police force that cannot be everywhere all the time. I would say that a signa...
by falconagain
Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 13128

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

Lived in La Victoria, family of 4, each family member was assaulted in some way at least 9 times per year. Lived in San Miguel, family of 4, each family member was assaulted 3 times a year but there were some kidnapping attempts. Lived in San Borja, family of 4, incidents were reduced to 2 per year...
by falconagain
Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 13128

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

Lived in La Victoria, family of 4, each family member was assaulted in some way at least 9 times per year. Lived in San Miguel, family of 4, each family member was assaulted 3 times a year but there were some kidnapping attempts. Lived in San Borja, family of 4, incidents were reduced to 2 per year ...
by falconagain
Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 13128

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

I did not say that you were not Peruvian.
by falconagain
Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 13128

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

I have never understood those that feel that we can ONLY talk about our experiences here if we compare them to other countries. Because they make it sound as if it only happened here (Peru and Latin America) and not in the "first" world. But everybody in Peru has a right to free opinion (...
by falconagain
Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 13128

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

This might become a trend if the police does not penalize properly the guilty party.
by falconagain
Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: American citizen murdered in La Victoria
Replies: 78
Views: 13128

Re: American citizen murdered in La Victoria

KenBe, crime has always been an issue in Peru. In my opinion, I don't think it's got any worse over the last 10 years or more. Just my opinion. (I think this is being discussed in a different post). Lima : Meet PNP statistics about insecurity Home LimaLima : Know PNP statistics about insecurity Sat...
by falconagain
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?
Replies: 120
Views: 18269

Re: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?

Lets be clear, what's being discussed here is racism not classism. Definition of racism: 1. The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, esp. so as to distinguish it as... 2. Prejudice or discrimination directed against someone of a different ...
by falconagain
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?
Replies: 120
Views: 18269

Re: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?

If I follow your reasoning then HelloKitty becomes fascist and your statement becomes more ridiculous. The response that you are referencing was supposed to be ridiculous much like saying that native peruvians (not sure what exactly is meant by native) are lazier than any immigrant.. I said that Pe...
by falconagain
Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?
Replies: 120
Views: 18269

Re: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?

Unfortunately it's true. Peruvian natives are lazier than any immigrant, Asian, Europeans, etc. I might as well write something like everyone that uses the handle "SmartKitty" on the internet is more racist than anyone that uses a handle that start's with "A", with some exceptio...
by falconagain
Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?
Replies: 120
Views: 18269

Re: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?

This article about Spanish immigration shows that things have not changed as of today. "Cubans, Argentian and Peruvian are the most educated inmigrants; Chinese, Rumanian and Bulgarain are the most entrepeneurial" 08/06/2008 http://elconfidencialdigital.com/mundo/042632/cubanos-argentinos-...
by falconagain
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Road traffic accidents in Peru
Replies: 16
Views: 3275

Re: Road traffic accidents in Peru

Insurance companies should put blackboxes in every bus. If there was reckless driving involved
then the insurance does not need to pay any benefits as reckless driving should not be covered.
by falconagain
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Downturn coming?
Replies: 55
Views: 8484

Re: Downturn coming?

Looks like things are going downhill again. So back to normal for the US.
by falconagain
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?
Replies: 120
Views: 18269

Re: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?

Classism implies the restriction of certain groups to escalate in society. But in Peru the Chinese inmigrants moved from the bottom of society (they arrived as slaves in the 19th century) to middle and high class within Peruvian society. The same has happened with the new Chinese Peruvians brought ...
by falconagain
Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?
Replies: 120
Views: 18269

Re: Why is it that peruvians don't want to talk about classism?

It is my personal opinion, which comes from Europe classism, because if the conquerors of Peru, many of them were beheaded including Almagro and his son at the Convent of Las Mercedes, in Cuzco; Francisco Pizarro himself, whose head in Lima, and so did his brother Gonzalo, who is co-discoverer of t...
by falconagain
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peruvian food that you like the most
Replies: 40
Views: 3780

Re: Peruvian food that you like the most

aligirl, seems someone is quick to criticize, but slow to apologize. I am not interested in a vicious debate and getting shot at for my opinions, but a polite discussion might be nice about "fresh" Anything exported will not be fresh, methinks. They often pick it early, for example mangos...
by falconagain
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A STRONGER DOLLAR?
Replies: 47
Views: 7417

Re: A STRONGER DOLLAR?

Yes, I am not comfortable with the national debt; but DON'T BET AGAINST THE USA! I have read about FISCAL PLANS, that would have "my country" debt free in 10 years or less. It is a matter of: 1. Decrease the entitlements (too generous & too many government programs) 2. Increase taxati...
by falconagain
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Annoyed with my "own kind"
Replies: 30
Views: 4368

Re: Annoyed with my "own kind"

But if your truth is itself based on stereotypes then you are in fact arriving at generalisations based on stereotypes. Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes. Generaly, there is not enough rejection of stereotypes on this forum! I think that if the truth in regards to drugs and ter...
by falconagain
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A STRONGER DOLLAR?
Replies: 47
Views: 7417

Re: A STRONGER DOLLAR?

Simple Answer

American National Debt

16,741,117,126,001.50

How much has been paid so far: $0.00

What happens when somebody does not make any payments on its debt

Bankruptcy.

See you asking for money under a bridge.
by falconagain
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: "Peruvian Families more indebted than in Chile & Colombia
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Re: "Peruvian Families more indebted than in Chile & Colombia

richiecry wrote:41% interest is criminal and should be outlawed by the government.


If people sign for it. Then it is valid. Any lender has obligations to other lenders and there is
no way to recover this obligations unless there is a higher interest involved.

If you cannot afford the money then do not spend it.
by falconagain
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Annoyed with my "own kind"
Replies: 30
Views: 4368

Re: Annoyed with my "own kind"

There is actually two annoyances that are shown in every Hollywood movie that make many people to be biased against Americans. - Food fight. Coming from Peru where famine has been experienced several times through the decades. Any Food fight shown in TV or the Theater is not funny. It is not also in...
by falconagain
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Annoyed with my "own kind"
Replies: 30
Views: 4368

Re: Annoyed with my "own kind"

But if your truth is itself based on stereotypes then you are in fact arriving at generalisations based on stereotypes. Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes. Generaly, there is not enough rejection of stereotypes on this forum! I think that if the truth in regards to drugs and ter...
by falconagain
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Annoyed with my "own kind"
Replies: 30
Views: 4368

Re: Annoyed with my "own kind"

A person needs to learn the difference between stereotypes which are based in
something false. And generalizations that are based on truth.

If it is a generalization based on truth. You are totally justified to act on that information.
by falconagain
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru cracks down on junk food in schools
Replies: 13
Views: 2267

Re: Peru cracks down on junk food in schools

The problem is that the Peruvian government has failed all its initiatives so far. Personnaly, I think the Peruvian government isn't doing too bad at all. And they have limited financial resources. The European and US government have too much money and they still fail in all their initiatives. Exac...
by falconagain
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: A STRONGER DOLLAR?
Replies: 47
Views: 7417

Re: A STRONGER DOLLAR?

It is natural for a currency on QE to have certain amount of rallys increasing in value. It is simply the way of the economy to maximize the number of fools that end up under the bridge. If the dollar would be really improving you would see Oil at less than $40 dollar a barrel and you would see gold...
by falconagain
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru cracks down on junk food in schools
Replies: 13
Views: 2267

Re: Peru cracks down on junk food in schools

I definitely agree that fizzy drinks and high flat/sugar food advertisers shouldn't be advertised in schools. And I agree that schools in Peru should do more to promote healthy eating. It is not an American versus Peruvian thing though - there are the same issues all over the world. In the UK where...
by falconagain
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 13806

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

I think most of the health issues listed are not a major concern living in the "expat" area in Lima, nor in Arequipa where I live, except for the water which I don't drink. Many of the other issues are from the jungle or other remote areas. Actually the mentioned diseases are present in a...
by falconagain
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Annoyed with my "own kind"
Replies: 30
Views: 4368

Re: Annoyed with my "own kind"

Misconceptions is a two way street. Peruvians also have a lot of ideas and entitlements about the
United States that do not make sense. But still they keep thinking that way in face of the truth.
by falconagain
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru cracks down on junk food in schools
Replies: 13
Views: 2267

Re: Peru cracks down on junk food in schools

I think that the schools should teach children about food. Not training them to become a top chef but teaching them to eat healthy. Those chains that sell junk food should start preparing healthier food and then visit schools and offer the children healthy food. Good for marketing their food and th...
by falconagain
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 13806

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

I think most of the health issues listed are not a major concern living in the "expat" area in Lima, nor in Arequipa where I live, except for the water which I don't drink. Many of the other issues are from the jungle or other remote areas. Actually the mentioned diseases are present in a...
by falconagain
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 13806

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

I think most of the health issues listed are not a major concern living in the "expat" area in Lima, nor in Arequipa where I live, except for the water which I don't drink. Many of the other issues are from the jungle or other remote areas. Actually the mentioned diseases are present in a...
by falconagain
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 13806

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

ariel wrote:
victmanu wrote:The same chilean troll using two different nicknames in order to post whatever they find to trash peruvian people.


Thought as much.


I am 100% Peruvian and 100% truthful.
by falconagain
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru cracks down on junk food in schools
Replies: 13
Views: 2267

Re: Peru cracks down on junk food in schools

Yes I remember what happened in McDonalds when they started to offer healthy food. People started ordering their salads with 10 packets of mayo. It looked more like a vegetable soup than a salad. People that are used to empty calories are already hooked on them. It does not matter if you regulate th...
by falconagain
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Combi controllers
Replies: 17
Views: 2228

Re: Combi controllers

Usually they count the number of buses of the same route that pass in an hour and identify the buses by name or nickname. Every route is assigned by a municipality with certain amount of buses. But the amount of buses is never respected. The time and the day are very important because some days are ...
by falconagain
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Constant Negativity
Replies: 22
Views: 1945

Re: Constant Negativity

Meritocracy in Peru ??? Stop eating the 1 sol ceviches.!!!!

8)
by falconagain
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 13806

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

If any of those does not kill you. There is a whole list of side effects that affect the majority
of the population: body deformities (face, height, size of arms and legs), chronic sickness,
decrease in intelligence and weird allergies.
by falconagain
Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Peru cracks down on junk food in schools
Replies: 13
Views: 2267

Re: Peru cracks down on junk food in schools

This law is really stupid. Healthier eating habits depend on your family not on the state.
by falconagain
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Road traffic accidents in Peru
Replies: 16
Views: 3275

Re: Road traffic accidents in Peru

Things continue to go downhill. I remember getting this information in GEO101 course in college. Our teacher started the class with this statement (year 1995). "Hi, everybody. Do you know what is one of the main causes of Death in Peru? ...... Public Transit. Our country is so pathetic that pub...
by falconagain
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Cutting water to 20 districts on Thursday
Replies: 18
Views: 1701

Re: Cutting water to 20 districts on Thursday

As SEDAPAL has announced several times, the rates need to go up for them to keep
up with the expansion of the city.
by falconagain
Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Biggest Culture Shocks?
Replies: 125
Views: 13806

Re: Biggest Culture Shocks?

Peru Major infectious diseases: degree of risk: very high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever vectorborne disease: dengue fever, malaria, and yellow fever water contact disease: leptospirosis (2009) Definition: This entry lists major infectious diseases likely to b...
by falconagain
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: PERU ON CNN - SUNDAY JUNE 02...
Replies: 30
Views: 2950

Re: PERU ON CNN - SUNDAY JUNE 02...

Another take on the Bourdain show...http://www.peru-insider.com/featured/everything-anthony-bourdain-got-wrong-about-peru/ Tony always tries to improve his program compared to what he did before. Without over analyzing the program I saw the following: - a great deal of excellent seafood served in P...

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