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Old 03 August 2018, 12:24 AM
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The gravel itself should have provided a decent preventive as it would normally have allowed rainwater to drain away before it could freeze. I wonder if it was a freezing rain that froze instantly on contact with the gravel.
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Old 03 August 2018, 06:49 AM
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Yeah, I wondered if it was freezing rain as well, because that would lock the gravel together, not just be slippery. But freezing rain isn't that rare in some of these parts.
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Old 03 August 2018, 03:20 PM
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So far as I know, they did make adjustments (one of which, I believe, was to make the gravel deeper). There have been other accidents, but I don't think anyone else has gone off the end of the ramp.

My aunt, after being a passenger in a car driving UP the grade, told my father she'd never, ever either drive or ride on that road again. It scared her that much. That was the new road. Mostly, I'm okay with it, but it can get nerve-wracking if you're headed downhill and there's a semi behind you.

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Old 15 August 2018, 02:57 PM
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Hullo all!

Some more homework.

I need three names, of people ethnically native to the Phillipenes

Thay can be fairly typical, even derived from western influences.

The names will belong to three people. 2 Male around the ages of 30 to 50 years old and one for a female around 35 years old.

They are of relativley high social status (The males are Airline pilots and the Female is an Airline executive and heir apparent to the company)

(you may note for this segment I am not in Indiana any more!)

Small progress update, I’m about to break the 21,000 word mark!
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Old 15 August 2018, 03:11 PM
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Western first names would not be thought odd. For last names, Spanish / Hispanic names are quite common. For higher status people, I believe they would lean more towards Spanish, especially using the mother's maiden name as a second last name. I don't know that it would go so far as Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón, but along those lines.

Note that the proper name for the country is the Republic of Philippines and, IME, some people can be very insistent on that.

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Old 15 August 2018, 03:21 PM
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There are a lot of religious and Spanish names, so Joseph and Reynaldo are both very popular. The Joseph instead of Jose is mostly due to the influence of the US on Filipino economics and culture, especially during the Vietnam war.

During the late 60s into the early 80s many of the most popular Filipino baby names mirrored the trends in the US by families of moderate means. They weren't the tribal traditional names for people of lower economic means.

Joseph, Reynaldo and Maria would be three, safe bets.

**I asked someone whose family is from there. His name is Marte. Another good choice, although, not quite a common name.

ETA: GenYus beats me to the punch, again!
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Old 15 August 2018, 03:26 PM
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Brilliant. The maternal maiden name bit is something I never would have picked up on in my research.

Thanks both.

I like “Marte” sounds like a good name for a first officer!


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I'm expensive. I demand a copy of your final draft for me to read and enjoy! That and not a penny more!

And, Marte is a real good guy in real life too. Army officer. I can see him flying planes.
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Marte tells me that the names common from his town (just outside Manila) are:

- Estrada
- Cruz
- Marcello
- Soraino
- Rosales

He tells me that they don't tend to do that double-barrelled last name, except among the really high society that try to be Spanish, but even then it is rare.
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I'm expensive. I demand a copy of your final draft for me to read and enjoy! That and not a penny more!

And, Marte is a real good guy in real life too. Army officer. I can see him flying planes.
That’s a Deal.
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Old 15 August 2018, 03:58 PM
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Western first names would not be thought odd. For last names, Spanish / Hispanic names are quite common. For higher status people, I believe they would lean more towards Spanish, especially using the mother's maiden name as a second last name. I don't know that it would go so far as Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón, but along those lines.

Note that the proper name for the country is the Republic of Philippines and, IME, some people can be very insistent on that.
I think my High status excec will be a spanish name based person.

And noted on the proper name. I think that may come up in a later chapter.
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One other interesting characteristic about names in the Philippines is that many people are known by nicknames which have little to do with their given names.

Probably the most recognizable first name is Bongbong, for Ferdinand "Bongbong" Romualdez Marcos Jr.

Nene, Baby, Boy, Nita, okay, Nita is short for Hermenita, Boy for Boyette, Danny from Danilo, Roger from Rogelio.

I suppose a search on the web versions of the Manila Times and the Philippines Daily Inquirer will give you an insight of the names commonly used.

A few family names:

Macaso
Concepcion
Chrisologo
Rebibis
Javier
Ignacio
Laroya
Ortiz
Abistado
Samia
Icasiano
Lustestica

Just a few names I can remember.
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Old 27 August 2018, 03:52 PM
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The two Phillipinos natives I know (husband and wife) are Jennifer and Elvis.


Yes, Elvis.


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