The Captain Will Be Steering The Ship From USA Soon

All good things must come to an end. But that’s not gonna happen in this case. I’ve just returned from my home state of California USA where I just signed a 12 year business contract that should secure my retirement and make life as sweet as it can be back in the good ol’ USA. 

I didn’t really go looking to leave, but a long time friend (since high school) has been trying to get me to go into business with him for a couple years now, and I’ve been holding back. But a few weeks ago he came up with a business plan and an offer I just couldn’t refuse, so I went to go spend a few days with him going over all the particulars. It’s a done deal. 

I’ll be packing my shit and heading home at the end of April.

But worry not. Philippine Fail Blog will go on the same. I’ll just be running it from America now, worry-free. 

I’m going to be hammered with shit to do for the next several weeks, so please be patient when you submit your posts or contact me. In a month or two I should be settled in and I’ll have more time to run the blog. I’ll try to check in and get submissions published as often as I can.

It’s gonna be good to be back home.

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  1. Profile gravatar of Phil Doh
    Phil Doh

    Good luck with the move and the new venture, Captain, hope all goes well. How will you cope though without the karaoke, traffic and cold vegetables?

  2. Profile gravatar of Mike

    I for one will not let you leave the country until you promise something. Go and have a good steak with a baked potato, real salad, rolls and cold beer for me.

  3. Profile gravatar of John

    When I saw PinoyLand, I told to myself “how a person in right mind can live here?!” It doesn’t need to be Albert Einstein to find out this country is not the place to be!
    You made a right decision Captain. I wish you luck.

    1. Profile gravatar of

      Same here. Also all the best from even we had some discussions before 🙂 Im sure you will aprecciate some things in the US that you didnt think about here. Just an idea. If there is nobody to approve the new artricles here. Get Mike ( if he have time and want it).

      1. Profile gravatar of Captain PFB
        Captain PFB Post author

        Thanks to everyone for the best wishes!

        I appreciate the fact that we can have heated disagreements and still go on with discussion and still be friendly.

        I grew up and lived all my life in California before coming to Philippines. I’m just going back home to everything I am familiar with, and I WILL NEVER TAKE FOR GRANTED AGAIN, LOL

  4. Profile gravatar of Captain PFB
    Captain PFB Post author

    As far as food goes, the #1 thing I’m looking forward to most is a thick tasty juicy Ribeye steak. In-N-Out Burger is really battling for that #1 position. And I’m sure it will be the first thing I eat after stepping back on to California soil. I’m sure on the way home from the airport I will make a stop at In-N-Out and have a major pig-out.

    It’s going to be wonderful to see the greatest city on earth again as I land in San Francisco. Looking forward to feeling the cooler, dryer air, GOOD SMELLS, and all the wonderful freaky people in the city I love.

  5. Profile gravatar of Sarah

    All the best Captain. But you will miss the noise, the pollution, the “sorry Sir not available”, cold food, bad internet, lousy service and the scamming Filipinos!

  6. Profile gravatar of Captain PFB
    Captain PFB Post author

    I still have a huge back-log in my memory of experiences here in Philippines I can write about here once I’m back in USA. Not to mention that just south of San Francisco is Daly City, which has a huge Filipino population. I’m sure I’ll have plenty of experiences with them to write about also.

    1. Profile gravatar of Don Quixote
      Don Quixote

      Good Luck Mate, I hope it all works out for you.
      I understand exactly how you feel about posting, you will note when I am in Flip land my posts dry up too.
      I am much more secure when separated from the corrupt sneaky paranoid bastards by the Equator.

  7. Profile gravatar of Esteban Magtaka III Jr
    Esteban Magtaka III Jr

    Captain will be working overseas. Therefore Captain is rich. Captain, please buy me motorcycle, and my baby needs milk.

    1. Profile gravatar of Sarah

      Captain, don’t forget to send your first month’s wages to the Philippines. Grandad’s fishing boat needs fixing and asswipe uncle’s trike also needs fixing and if they don’t get fixed, they will starve. And the Carabao is sick, needs money for medicine. And the nipa hut got blown off by last year’s typhoon…. you choose which typhoon. (pssst, guys don’t tell Captain that the fishing boats and trikes have all been sold, and the Carabao was slaughtered for bakla cousin’s wedding, OK?) 🙂

  8. Profile gravatar of snakebitbytheflips

    Oh, boy…you are going to become an OFW! That means you will be required to send regular remittances and balikbayans back to the Land of Imbeciles. I’m sure you are looking forward to that, unless you forget to give your phone number, email address, and Skype address to the parasites before leaving LOL 🙂

  9. Profile gravatar of PWYFYB

    Thanks for all your help, Captain. This Forum has helped keep me sane – I now know that my thick, nasty, poisonous ex-sister-in-law isn’t unique (unfortunately). Enjoy your time back home with normal people!

  10. Profile gravatar of Mindanao

    Well, late to the party here but congratulations on the escape, Captain.

    In reading this and other threads I have come across this Mindanao Bob person, so I looked him up. Holy shit he’s telling people Basilan and Tawi-Tawi are not so dangerous. Abu Sayyef just killed 18 soldiers on Basilan, so I’m wondering what he means by that. I just wrote here on the forum about the War on Mindanao within the last week and specifically mentioned those along with Jolo as good places to get yourself kidnapped or killed.

    I saw that video posted by FHPS. I dunno – if someone wants to try making money off people willing to pay, it’s buyer beware. But frankly telling people Basilan is not so dangerous as you read about – it’s foolhardy to take such advice. Abu Sayyef spotters will see you coming off the ship and within minutes let their commanders know if you have a security detail or not.