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  1. 8 points
    Oh it IS a Puppy, I hope my new Boy Grows into those ears: Took a little while but the others are getting used to him
  2. 8 points
    We had four guys over to work on a project for us. Two of them worked on our house so we trusted them. At the end of the day on Sunday, with the project yet to be completed, my wife approaches me: "Honey, can I give the men your bottle of Bacardi Gold?" "Why?" "One of them is having a birthday today and they don't have money to celebrate because I won't pay until they're finished." "Well, Tata and Jason are good guys. Okay. But you know if you give them a bottle of rum today, they won't be here tomorrow." "No, they won't drink it all." Monday morning arrives. "Menchu? Where are the men?" "You were right, honey. I gave them the rum and they didn't show up." "Well, that's all right. It's not a very nice day to be worki - Wait! I was WHAT?! "Shuddup, honey."
  3. 6 points
    Dearest Members I have just finished work for the day here in Abu Dhabi and am now chilling before going to the airport to fly in 6 hours to Manila. Lucky for me I am flying on a Staff Ticket from my Employer, Etihad Airways so Business Class here I come. I can't wait to get to our house and have 2 weeks relaxing. Wife and Mum and Dad are on their way to Manila from Isabela to collect me at 1200 lunchtime Manila time tomorrow. Have hired the van and driver so we can relax (and drink) on the way home. I look forward to sharing some pictures with you all and have bought a new drone so will try and get some arial pictures of the house if I can stay sober enough to use it!! Anyone near Santiago City, give me a shout, the beers are on me and flights too. Paul
  4. 6 points
    That's a very large bunny.
  5. 6 points
    Talking of Animals, as many will know we Lost our Big Boy "Shadow" last year and unfortunately another little Shadow not long ago But on Saturday, we fetched a new kid on the Block so welcome "Prince" another member of the Waste brigade, BTW the Lady is the breeder and is the Wife of a good Friend who has Bred Good Belgians ( this chap is a Belgian Shepherd as the others were Malinois.)
  6. 5 points
  7. 5 points
    Once you pass the guard(s) at the entrance to the BI area, instead of getting in line that leads to the interview counters go to the far right counter, that is the BI cashier counter. If you wait in line, once you get to the counter they won't do anything until you go to the cashier and pay your ECC anyway. When I was there in February we had a 5am flight and the BI area was closed until 3am and we ended up in line with about 200 people in front of us when the area opened. When we got to the guards I asked them if the cashier was still on the right and they said yes. I went straight to the cashier, no one was in line. Once done he sent me to the 'crew' BI window one desk over. Even with 200 people technically in front of us, and me needing an ECC, we were through immigration in about 3 minutes.
  8. 4 points
    Putting up a Photo in another Topic made me realise what 10 years can do, Our Sprog is a Young lady now where in the other shot just the brat But don't we just love em, Also reminded me i must get a new Barong. Hmmmmmmmm Ukay Ukay shopping on Saturday maybe
  9. 4 points
    Excellent advice for anyone who plans on getting married here. In the Philippines a wedding is a HUGE event for the family and friends. If 100 are invited, expect to feed 150 - 200 as a minimum. One final bit of advice. If you cater lechon baboy (roast pig), DO NOT have them cut it up first thinking it would speed up the line of people at the serving table. Why you ask??? We did that and as we approached the table our friend looked at the pig with a puzzled look on his face. He turned to me and said; "Your pig is too short. They stole the middle of your pig and then pushed the ends together." Only in da Philippines.
  10. 4 points
    Well it had to happen ,I cracked this morning, it was the smell of everything, the rice ,the hot dogs and some red stuff called ham I reached for the oats ,and made myself some porridge yummy porridge with honey and banana ,all washed down with a mug of pg tips ( English tea ) Sorry if I let the side down guys ;-)
  11. 4 points
    Your best bet is to start your marriage they way the rest of your life will be,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,LET HER Decide
  12. 4 points
    Batman had a dog... he was called Ace the Bat-hound
  13. 4 points
    Wow. If my wife said that I would think she was the one who drank the bottle of Bacardi Gold!
  14. 4 points
    Well I am not sure how else one would spell Trmp?
  15. 4 points
    It just seems so odd that someone would want to live like a prisoner and be so fearful of interacting with the local population. The best part of my walks are when I give and receive greetings from other people. Maybe that is the advantage of living in a small town like Moalboal. I cannot help but feel the best way to be safe is to be an accepted member of the community you live in. Know your neighbors, take the time to speak with vendors, smile when you see a parent holding the little ones. These actions tell those around you that you respect them and want to be a part of the community, and not an outsider. Just my opinion of course and not worth more than that of anyone else.
  16. 3 points
    Did you miss this part.
  17. 3 points
    'OLD' IS WHEN... Your sweetie says 'Let's go upstairs and make love' And you answer: 'Pick one, I can't do both!' 'OLD' IS WHEN... Your friends compliment you On your new alligator shoes And you're barefoot! 'OLD' IS WHEN... A sexy babe or hunk catches your fancy ... And your pacemaker opens the garage door! 'OLD' IS WHEN... You don't care where your spouse goes .. Just as long as you don't have to go along. 'OLD' IS WHEN... You are cautioned to slow down By the doctor instead of by the police 'OLD' IS WHEN... 'Getting lucky' means you find your car .. In the parking lot. 'OLD' IS WHEN... An 'all-nighter' means not getting up To use the bathroom. AND 'OLD' IS WHEN... You are not sure these are jokes! Have a good day!
  18. 3 points
    Old is when you read in the newspaper that your close friend died. You say to yourself "that could have been me" and you knock twice on the wooden table for your good fortune. Then you ask yourself; "did that knock come from the front door or the back door?"
  19. 3 points
    I would not want to be the one to test the law in court. Someone may rule that it was imported new but it is now second hand so it is "used imported clothes". Anyway. There are tons of Ukay Ukay in certain areas (like Dumaguete) and there are none in other areas. There are articles online about how to start and run an Ukay Ukay business so I have to believe there are some places where the authorities allow the sale of used clothing, provided you are not importing it. As a side note, it is illegal to sell knockoffs of brand name goods but the major department stores (Lee Plaza, Unitop, etc) in Dumaguete do that with complete disregard for the law. In fact, Unitop also sells and advertises imported Ukay Ukay clothing. Thus one wonders how far this enforcement will spread and if it is a one time raid for publicity.
  20. 3 points
    That is what BI in Dumaguete has been saying for the last 2 years - and was NOT correct. I was on a tourist visa and did my ECC on the way out of the country at 8 months and 11 months (December 2016 and February 2018) and personally know 2 others that have done it since then. Refer to my previous post where I describe exactly what desk to go to at the airport. Over 6 months you need an ECC which can be obtained in minutes at the airport, if you are here over 12 months you need an ECC from a BI office.
  21. 3 points
    We even joked about calling him "Batman"
  22. 3 points
    I know it's old fashioned advice, but I was brought up to believe that if you cannot say anything good about someone then you should not say anything at all.
  23. 3 points
    A great choice of dog Jack, a top top breed for sure. I have no doubt he will be a great asset to the family.
  24. 3 points
    I rarely make eye contact because I have always found it to be rude... not sure where I picked that up... but, I love wandering the streets of the city. I smile at everyone, and say hi to most. It helps me to enjoy my time, and also helps size up people & situations. I find that most people are friendly and honest, but I try to watch out for those that are not. In over 30 years of travel I have been pickpocketed once. Without victim blaming, I know exactly what I did wrong in the situation to allow the person to take advantage of me. When I lived in the city it would not be uncommon for me to be out and about until 1 or 2 in the morning. I never ran into any trouble, mostly because I do not look for trouble. I go places that I would tell you to stay away from - but I stay very aware of the situation. I have lived here almost 6 years (really, wow!) and have never felt unsafe at any time here.
  25. 3 points
    Sometimes I am positive I need to look the other way when mama is spoiling her child A wise man knows to let it happen, once in a while.
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