I posted this in the sb but I'll repost it here so people don't have to dig through the archives.
(2:33 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: so...
(2:33 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: I'm in a situation
(2:34 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: my parents want me to go to school (university/college) in the philippines
(2:34 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: or are suggesting it
(2:34 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: I'd be living in my dad's aunt's summer home, which is like a mansion
(2:34 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: since they're rich
(2:35 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: and there'll be a lot of family since it's where I'm from
(2:35 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: but... idk
(2:35 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: still wavery over whether I should really go or not
(2:36 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: i don't want to be a burden to them, and i'll probably be a disappointment seeing as how i have little to no skills and achievements
(2:36 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: and the language there... i forgot a lot of how to speak it and their accent when speaking English would probs make it hard for me to understand them esp with my hearing problem
(2:37 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: and then there's the issue of the school quality
(2:37 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: us school vs Philippine school
(2:37 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: :/ dad's aunt is the one who paid for his college education
(2:38 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: and he currently has a job paying $70k/year
(2:38 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: but he got the job etc. back in the 90s, 00s and went to school to learn things that were kinda simple and important back then
(2:38 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: >COBOL
(2:39 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: and the way the world is now I'm not sure if the education levels will match up
(2:39 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: but then again the alternative is i could teach myself. And going to a subpar school could only be a little better since i could still be teaching myself, just with another crutch
(2:39 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: hm
(2:40 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: What are you guys' thoughts?
(2:41 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: Also, dad's aunt got all that money from being a head nurse at someplace and the retirement pay was a lot. Also they get a lot of money from relatives. And they travel around the world these days in their (her and her husband) retirement days.
(5:28 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: I guess if I fuck up I can always move back to the US and continue being a NEET.
(6:41 PM - 08/12/14) Waker:
(8:45 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: welp, it's not so much a mansion as a big house
(8:45 PM - 08/12/14) Waker: And the university is a Roman Catholic school. And I'm an agnostic atheist. Shit.
and extra, from my posts on /r9k/ and /adv/:
I'm in a situation right now that involves me maybe moving to the Philippines.
My parents are suggesting I go to school (university) in the Philippines like they did. I'm currently living in the US. If I did move there I would be living in my dad's aunt's summer home, which is like a mansion. She and her husband are rich and travel around the world these days from her head nurse job back in the day - the retirement pay is huge. They also get money from relatives. She's the one who paid for my dad's college education. Dad's a programmer now making ~$75k/year.
What I'm concerned about is the education level and the language barrier. I barely know much Binisaya anymore, besides the little I hear my parents speak, and I barely listen to them. Also I've been NEET for the past four years and don't want to be a burden and a disappointment. I have little to no skills or achievements. And another thing... they might have stricter mores about sex outside of marriage in the country.
On one hand there's more Asian girls there solely for the proximity (Chinese, South Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese etc.) but there's gonna be backlash for having premarital sex with them which isn't as much of a problem in the US.
>live in summer mansion of rich relatives who are usually out of the house, traveling the rest of the world
>lots of family who love you
>allowance from immediate family in the US for school, food, and you get to keep the extra
>Girls who are closer to your ethnicity
>a chance to basically restart your life and pretend to be someone else
>More anime (and other Asian programming) on TV than in the US
>lower-tier school than if you went to a US school
>need to learn the language
>lack of skills and achievements
>no work ethic
>22-year-old NEET, never had a job, dropped out of first months of college
>no sex with gfs if you even get one
>90% of females are 5/10 and below
What would you choose, k-g?
edit: also, dad said i can only return to the US once my 4 years of college are done.
Edited by Waker, 12 August 2014 - 08:27 PM.