Hi littey, and welcome. I think also we've got a couple of other members from the Philippines who check in now and then. It's nice to see that some of our friends in Asia are still actually trusted with firearms (compare the Philippines with the hopeless situation for aspriing gunowners in places like Japan or Korea).
As for your new MA1 Steyr, I think you'll love it. I haven't shot one yet, but I've handled one, and the "feel' is amazing. Probably the best designed handgun ever, from the human engineering standpoint.