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  1. 8 points
    Its only Dark Brown (says so on the packet) You fellows are always giving this old dog a "ruff" go of it. Nice to know you mean well (or in the case of some just jealous 'cause they haven't got any hair). So I'm sexy three today and still happy that I can get (it) up in the morning. Thanks for the well wishes. Just for that I'll share my cake with you all. Here you go. Dig in
  2. 7 points
    We are doing a 2 night staycation at Sea residences across from MOA. They have a new ferry from Bataan to the dock near MOA so we thought it would be fun for the kids. I'll share more when we get home.
  3. 7 points
    My neighbor came over yesterday to use my table saw to rip a piece of plywood. He noticed that I also had some marine plywood and asked where I bought it. I told him the vendor and he told he had tried to buy 3/4 marine plywood from them. They brought out a panel that he new was too thin. He measured it and said "This is 1/2 plywood, I need 3/4 inch". The response was "Sir, this is sub-standard 3/4 plywood". Only in da Philippines.
  4. 7 points
    Yes, the part that worries me is that his intended wants to start with such an expensive rental. Filipinas I know would be happy in whatever house their loved one chooses. Someone who is 45, married, with a 10 year old son sounds like a costly mistake more than the 15000 pesos for the rental. However, I know from experience that telling people not to get involved with married women here is like telling a duck not to swim in polluted water. They gonna do it anyway! So I wasn't gonna say anything, but now I've doggone gone and done it.
  5. 7 points
    The one thing I have noticed from this Topic and listening to many on the issue of medication is that many never realise that Meds should be taken as originally prescribed at the prescribed time and not willy nilly,Meds are in many forms as we are discussing are non addictive and stay in your system for 24 hours so we need to be taking them the same time each day (or as near as we can get to it) For me, My bloods one is after Breakfast each day at around 7am all the others (there are 7 in all) are at times directed by my Doctor after certain meals. Should we deviate from this regime of med taking is it any wonder we get strange things happening and Blood pressure is up and down like other things that our meds control Just saying G & G's
  6. 6 points
    Dear Fonts of All Knowledge, I received the below and as I am just 53 years old it makes me feel a tad older. My question is do you think I could wear it and use the Senior Citizen Queue in Robinsons?? Just Planning Ahead. Paul
  7. 5 points
    My partner loves me meeting up with young girls. It's fortunate that jealousy isn't in the Filipino nature so I can't see an issue with meeting up.
  8. 5 points
    An 85-year-old man was requested by his doctor for a sperm count as part of his physical exam. The doctor gave the man a jar and said, "Take this jar home and bring back a semen sample tomorrow." The next day the 85-year-old man reappeared at the doctor's office and gave him the jar, which was as clean and empty as on the previous day. The doctor asked, what happened and the man explained. "Well, doc, it's like this--first I tried with my right hand, but nothing. Then I tried with my left hand, but still nothing. Then I asked my wife for help. She tried with her right hand, then with her left, still nothing. She tried with her mouth, first with the teeth in, then with her teeth out, still nothing. We even called up Arleen, the lady next door and she tried too, first with both hands, then an armpit, and she even tried squeezin' it between her knees, but still nothing." The doctor was shocked! "You asked your neighbor?" The old man replied, "Yep, none of us could get the jar open."
  9. 4 points
    May your horn dog days last forever. Happy B-Day Dave!
  10. 4 points
  11. 4 points
    Over the 3 week I probably saw 3-4, there were a couple working beside the freeway going down from San Fernando to Manila. This type of thing.
  12. 4 points
    The price of the paddle wheel tractor is about 27000, Peso motor for it 6000 peso, a field rice thrasher, (separates the rice from the stork) about 27000 Peso, motor for it, Kubota 60000 Peso. All up about 120000 Peso, at the exchange rate todays, less than $4500, and to go through the trouble of trying to sell, import, TAXES, plenty of them, I wouldn't think it would be worth the trouble. These are the modern type of machinery that the local farmers buy and are made locally. Not being rude, Kiwiinjapan, but I think you would be better off sitting back and listening to locals before trying to change there way of life. Western style of farming has only just started to creep into their culture and it's not us long noses with plenty of money and big mouths,( no offense to anyone, but some farmers see foreigners that try to change their ways, as that,) it's OSW bringing back new ideas and the younger generation on internet that are changing Lolo's ways. Saying that, I know that price range I have quoted is not the type of machinery you have in mind, but the expensive self propelled machinery wont work in their fields, most province fields are a max of 5 acres, a lot of them are less. Any farm bigger than that are well covered by agents that make modern machines and it has to be a big farm to warrant a machine of that expense. Summing up: Most people that go to the PI's, go there to enjoy, put money making out of your mind, to many pitfalls and scams, read a lot of the posts on here, it's full of bad experiences and blokes that have been there for years are still being scammed. Welcome to the forum and I hope you keep posting.
  13. 4 points
    I was not checking it but have have two nieces who are RNs. They would check it and say it was "border line high". I was taking one losartan each evening at bed time. If I took morning and evening I would get dizzy when standing after sitting and was fearful that I would fall over and crack my skull. There were no signs prior to the stroke and no history of stroke in my family. I have taken an 80 mg coated aspirin every day for years, and took two immediately following the stroke. This happened here in Moaboal at 9:00 pm and there is no hospital here. Closest was Badian and all beds were full so arrived back at home midnight. Stroke was left brain, so right hand, right side face, and completely lost ability to speak. Interesting that I also lost ability to spell, as I scrawled a note to my wife using left hand that spelled "STOKE" instead of stroke. Then "call Gay" instead of "call Guy" who is a neighbor. Following morning I was able to speak but right hand was weak. Went to Chong Hua in Cebu City and saw a neurologist and also got a CT brain scan. No brain damage and recovery has been complete. The doctor felt the daily aspirin plus the two immediately following were probably what prevented major damage. Now taking losartin morning and evening, clopidogrel evenings, and daily aspirin in the evening. I have trained myself to flex my leg muscles several times prior to standing from a sitting or laying down position. That has lessened the dizziness when standing. When I travel I keep extra aspirin in my "man purse" just in case.
  14. 4 points
    My thoughts on that, It would be interesting to know if it was his personal style of writing. If he wrote the note himself, he may have been following a tactic that I use when out and about in the bars. I keep my stash of cash in one pocket and just move a few notes to the pocket I will be paying for my drinks from. That way a pickpocket watching me will try to pick the wrong pocket, thinking there is more in there. So where I'm going with this is: If he has had his pocket picked before, he may have written "unlucky thief" on that "banknote sized" paper and stuffed it in the pocket with little or no cash. I am suggesting he would do it as a private joke so if it goes missing he can have a chuckle at the d*ckhead who picked his pocket. He may have mentioned this private joke to friends and if so it may come to light in the news on future updates.
  15. 4 points
    I'm finding out that the Honda XR150 is a popular motorcycle. So much so that I've had very little time to use it myself And yes, that's a good thing.
  16. 3 points
    Your “ modest house cost in a subdivision for 1500 p ” is way too low.
  17. 3 points
    You are on the right track with using Tourist Visas. Arrive with any ticket out of the country and you will qualify for 30 days free. That ticket can be for any future date but you avoid some of the "power tripping" officials if you have it dated within 30 days. If you never plan to use it that is fine. If you plan to be in and out of the country then get your exit ticket as far in the future as you can so that you can use it for future "exit ticket" needs. Your first Tourist Visa renewal will be for 29 days. Everyone does that. Your second one can be for 6 months. That will be nice for you if there is no immigration office in Dapitan City. Here is a link to a list for all the published BI Satellite offices and it looks like the fast craft to Dumaguete is your best option OR get an agent to do it for you and you never have to leave your living room. It costs "approximately" 20,000 Pesos a year to stay on a tourist visa and you have to leave the country at least once every 3 years. The current rules are extremely generous so expect them to change once the government realizes that Have a great time. PS, your budget will be fine.
  18. 3 points
    Good to know, Dan. Better ask your wife first. She might see something wrong with you getting to know this member and then doing travels and having fun. But I may be wrong on this so I'll ask Lynne. Hmmmm. I got the look. Thing is, this is a Philippine Expats Forum and most wives have no problem with us meeting other expats to exchange ideas and socialize but: This idea will get a lot of expats dragged away from the forum by their wives. (Lynne says I am right)
  19. 3 points
    Do you get extra privilege if you have multiple "short times"?
  20. 3 points
    If you are looking for friends then fine but if you are using the forum for a dating site it wont happen.
  21. 3 points
    Well done! Different countries have different definitions of Veteran. If yours means you are a Veteran of Foreign Wars you will fit right it. Its an all out, elbow to elbow, clashing with the clerk, confronting the other shoppers, WAR in that Senior Citizens Queue.
  22. 3 points
    Mr. Kiwi I agree with a lot of people on this thread. The cost of importing, the danger of treading on others toes and the fact that actually, and this is just my belief, the Philippines biggest secret is The World looks at it as a 3rd World country but it is in fact a Tiger economy due to expand at double the World bank predictions for the Civilised World. Farmers can and will buy equipment locally and I am afraid you won't be able to compete. Now if you have machines that can stop rice Cartels and illegal imports then you will be rich. Just my point of view. Paul
  23. 3 points
    I felt the same way. Then I had a stroke, now I take it twice a day.
  24. 3 points
    This medical app site says it doesn't work: There seem to be a lot of claims that it is a "feel good" app that simply tells you what you want to hear so you feel good about yourself. EDIT: Strange question. Take a garden hose and block the end so it does not leak. Turn the tap on. Notice that the higher the water pressure, the "firmer" or "harder" the garden hose is when you try to squeeze it. So why is it, if we old times have high blood pressure, the ole "hose" doesn't get harder when the gf tries to squeeze it?
  25. 3 points
    They must check some people more often than others. Perhaps I have a shady look about me because I have been coming here a long time and either the airline or the Immigration at entry check me at least half the time. You are lucky you had the means to buy that exit ticket. In 2012 a friend was refused the flight and missed it with no refund due to not having a return ticket. He was one of those who lived here on US$ 1,000 a month and no credit card. He just did not have the ability to purchase a return ticket in time for his flight and he had not been listening all the times I told him he could be a throw-away exit ticket to avoid that. Its too bad people do not learn from the mistakes of others but then, that's what we stubborn old guys are like
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