From: metro Chicago, Illinois, USA
Same here berto, I'll be retiring in the Philippines also. But Tagalog is the only language there that I speak. So I'm tri-lingual. Tagalog, English, and bad English!
I recall a dinner I had with my wife's family ~30 years ago. Around the dining table, we were speaking five different languages: Pilipino (Tagalog), the national language; Ilokano, the regional (Cagayan Valley) lingua franca; Ibanag, my wife's and her family's native tongue; Ifugao, the language of a sister-in-law; and not a little English (the latter intermixed with all of the above).
If and when we retire to the Philippines, in part making up for the loss of my beloved Early Music, I absolutely require two things: a decent Internet connection; and war games, particularly about WWII Pacific, and especially WITP:AE. Without war games to occupy my non-Internet hours, I think I'd go batty!
< Message edited by berto -- 9/3/2010 8:31:25 PM >