Hi Wondered if there was anyone out there currently working in Manila and could give me some positive vibes! Have an interview next week for a school out there,it has a great reputation and i have been very impressed with the recruitment process so far.... However, from a little bit of research and from living in South East Asia previously, I am concerned about compound life being restrictive, general safety and potential excessive workloads. I have lived in Ho Chi Minh City so quite used to dirty huge Asian cities but always felt quite safe and had a lot of freedom in Vietnam and lived in a house in the community not on a compound. Also, I am a very hard working person so not excessively worried about getting stuck in, however, don't want to be spending every other weekend at school either as would like to make the most of living overseas too and get the balance right. It's so early to be making decisions and want to make the right one, would REALLY appreciate any thoughts on Manila, Thanks!