The Single Dude's Guide to Boracay, Philippines

Beatiful Beaches in Boracay

Hey Boris! This place is great! The beach is amazing and goes on forever, and there’s hot chicks everywhere! Look at that one! Hot!! And she’s waving at us, we should go talk to her.

Wait. Abort! Abort!!

That’s an Adam’s apple, dude.

OK, no problem, this is Asia, we’re used to the ladyboys. It’s ok, I say be whatever you want to be, it’s not my style but it’s cool. How about that chick?

Ladyboy again.

Hmmm. What do we do now? I know let’s go in this bar. Cool place, right? Lots of cute girls in here, for sure. And they sure are friendly! I thought Filipina girls were supposed to be shy, but those girls just … [Read more]

Guest Post: Street Pickups

Gender

While the politics around the pronoun “he” have not often spilled over into violence or lead to the sort of grinding inability to compromise that can cripple a nation, the issue does make for an elegant illustration of the Orwellianism and unconstructiveness of the feminist impulse.

“He” – a word of two simple letters – becomes sexist when used in reference to an hypothetical member of mixed-gender group. For instance, “A leader should be decisive. He should not hesitate.” Here the word ‘he’ becomes sexist because it reinforces the patriarchal notion that any leader is necessarily a man.

Fair enough, logically speaking. Practically, however, we are left with a mess. The English language has no gender-neutral third-person pronoun. “He … [Read more]

Charlie's First IRA

My mental image of what's happening to the USA

When I was younger I used to believe more of what other people told me. One thing was what the typical money managers say to regular dudes like us (meaning people that aren’t millionaires). “Make regular scheduled contributions to mutual funds that mirror the broad market, buy stock in blue chip companies, buy and hold, and be patient. This investment will work out for you in the long run and you’ll be financially secure when you retire (At 65).”

What bullshit.

Those guys don’t give a shit about us. We’re minnows. Our purpose in the mind of those Wall Street BBDs (business-banker douchebags) is as food, like the 2 1/2 tons of plankton a … [Read more]

Fantasy Stock Portfolio Contest

Dollar Sign

Charlie and I thought it might be fun to have a little fantasy stock portfolio game during these tumultuous times. The game will start on October 1, 2011. In order to join the game follow the instructions below:

1.) Go to www.updown.com and create a free account. You will receive $1,000,000 in play money.

2.) After you create an account, go visit my profile and ad me as a friend at: http://www.updown.com/member/borissdt.

3.) Do not make any trades before the market opens on Monday, October 3, 2011. Anyone that does will be disqualified.

4.) You may not hold you entire portfolio in cash the entire time. You must make … [Read more]

Is Bank of America really this stupid?

Bank of America Blog Spam

Charlie sent me the article below and I can’t help but wonder whether or not Bank of America is really this retarded? After reading The Big Short and Griftopia I have to say it’s possible (bankers are more retarded than you might think) but really what did they hope to accomplish with this?

Reposted from SGTReport.com:

In Fairness, We Don’t Like Them Either…

by SGTreport:

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” –Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 – 1860)

“First they ignore you. Then … [Read more]

Single Dude Radio Episode 3: The Night Boris Died (almost)

Single Dude Radio

Today Boris and Charlie are back for another episode of Single Dude Radio as they recap the story of Boris’ parting gift from the wonderful nation-state of Singapore.

Links:
The Night I Almost Died in Singapore
Singapore – The Cons
Singapore – The Pros
I Love Cougars!
Retard say what?
Nice Guys Finish First
Don’t be an asshole!
The Single Dude’s Guide to Thailand
Crazy Chicks- The Dudestroyer
Making Friends with Dangerous People
The Single Dude’s Guide to Boracay, … [Read more]

Crackpot theories about the end of the world as we know it

Nuclear Fireball

A while back while I was sitting on the beach with Charlie in the supposed paradise of Boracay Island, Philippines, I came up with a theory about when the next major US market meltdown (or meltup?) will occur. Usually we would have been picking up chicks but unfortunately that former island paradise is now overrun with ladyboys, prostitutes and fat Western tourists. So instead Charlie and I sat on the beach drinking $1 San Miguel Lights and discussing just what this crazy world is coming to.

In a nutshell, the theory that I came up with is that the time period between major US bear markets is decreasing at an exponential rate (give … [Read more]

Our favorite fan mail to date

Fanmail

Since the last reader mail we posted was definitely hate mail, we thought we’d follow it up with the most flattering fan mail we’ve received to date. Thanks QN, we wish you luck in your travels!

From: Q N
Date: Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 8:29 AM
To: contact@singledudetravel.com

Hey,

I just wanted to email you guys and let you know that I want to be you when I grow up, if I grow up.

This is the first time in my life I’ve ever sent anything even remotely close to fan mail – I much prefer hate mail because watching bridges burn is way cooler and less time consuming than actually watching people build them. … [Read more]

Brain Health and The Single Dude

The Human Brain

As one of our central tenets here at Single Dude Travel we believe that it’s exceptionally important to not suck or at the least to go to great lengths to limit the degree to which you suck.  Nobody is impressed with a sucky dude, especially when he sucks at his job.  Life, in my opinion, should be a constant effort at self improvement.  Getting in better shape, learning a language, getting better at a sport, playing a musical instrument, or creating a new business are just a few examples of the “self-improvement” projects that are an essential part of life.

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you are too old to learn something … [Read more]

The mainstream media continues to screw Ron Paul

Ron Paul

As I pointed out before the mainstream media is currently engaged in a willful and blatant conspiracy to fuck over Ron Paul. He is currently annihilating the competition in an MSNBC poll on the latest presidential debate (go vote on it), however the mainstream media continues to downplay his relevancy, distort the results of polls and even ignore his … [Read more]