Edward wrote in with a question.
Here’s what Edward had to say:
I have been here for almost six months, and married my wife on May 4th. All this time I have just been renewing my visa every two months. I had no idea I would have to leave at some point or be in violation of the law. Now that not good because I don’t have the cash to leave and come back. It seems to be considered a given that all us foreigners can come and go with ease. Hmmmm, I sure as heck can’t afford that. Heck I am trying to figure out how to make a living here. Not everyone is a businessmen, and I look for work to know avail all the time. When I do find it, they wont give me a work permit. I think I better find out about this other visa. I Need a job if anyone can help, not looking for riches. My rent is cheap (7,000 pesos), and my wife makes pretty good money for a Filipina. We are in Manila.
Here is what Bob had to say:
Hi Edward – not sure if you realize, but you can take a trip to Thailand or some other nearly place and come back very cheap. Maybe $100 or so!