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  1. Haha,... That's great Dave,....Seems Don was wrong,....many know "Tops & Bottoms"
  2. Up an up it goes,...where it will stop no one knows. Currently 51.31 per dollar. Just remember, what ever goes up will come down! Sooner or later. Enjoy it while it lasts.
  3. Mini trip report

    Thanks RBM, We travel that road every time we visit our first house and mother-in law in San Carlos. I really enjoy the views. Like you said, they are truly outstanding on clear days. You can observe the entire island of Sipaway and also see Cebu in the distance. Our daughter sometimes get a little car sick from the winding road though. I didn't know of the 86 y.o. American. Sounds like a good stop on our next trip. Thanks again for the report.
  4. Power Boats

    No thank you. I remember the last few times I used my boat. All I was thinking was the $$$$ signs flashing by in my mind and the other things I could be doing with the money. Like I said, it was no longer fun. I do remember thinking later a nice motor sailer or trawler would be easier on the pocket at the pump. But that was the time period I met my wife and discovered the Philippines. More fun than a boat!
  5. Power Boats

    350 hp outboard will burn close to 35 gallons of fuel per hour at wide open = (fast fun) x two engines. Well that full tank of fuel will last you almost 3 hours of fun! I remember when gasoline hit $1.50 a gallon in the US many years ago, it wasn't fun anymore. Sold the boats.
  6. Exactly. We called them stepping stones.
  7. Sent my niece and nephew through high school and college. She worked one six month contract. Now she is waiting for the job she wants,... three years waiting now. Nephew has a great outlook and always thinking. In the past four years he has worked about 6 jobs. Some related and some not to his college. He has never been without work longer than two months. He told me he will work any job to keep busy until he lands his career job.
  8. Better be careful Jack. They might put you to work.
  9. Stock Out!

    Typical!
  10. Stock Out!

    Well if they did in Canada, they sure did not in the US. Like you said it's mostly the imported stuff that seems to go odd the shelf and long to resupply. I suspect the problem here is the same as Canada and US. There is no large distribution centers for imported foods like local local supplies. Seems most of the smaller stores and even the mid sized grocery stores order their own stock to be imported . Order, wait, stock shelf, wait to sell out, and maybe order again if it sold fast enough. Then wait, and the whole process continues.
  11. Which TV?

    well mogo, I count no lees than ten recommendations thus far. I will now suggest you take out a small loan and purchase one of each of the recommend TVs. That way you watch all your favorite channels from the best TVs here in the Philippines from one seat with only moving your head! How great it is!
  12. New tax on vehicle purchases?

    maybe this will help. http://www.carguide.ph/2017/05/how-approved-excise-tax-bill-affects-20.html
  13. Which TV?

    Ron, Don't be afraid of using Lazada. We have now many times and never a problem. Easy to make returns also. We bought this 32" Ace TV and are very happy with it. http://www.lazada.com.ph/ace-32-slim-led-tv-black-led-808-dn4-3720746.html?spm=a2o4l.search.0.0.dAT8ZW&ff=1 They have many others also.
  14. Maybank

    It's so very great when you make a friend who can be helpful when you relocate like you have done.
  15. Balikbayan Box Major Rule Changes

    Well the new Balikbayan Shipping Rules take effect today and I was searching for any new information. Overall I think it is a good idea, but, like any rules here, there seems too many areas that could be hard to enforce or easy to bypass, however you choose to define it. One thing I was wondering which I could not locate in the rule, or may have just missed, is charitable donations that were in the past sent by BB. Are the senders now required to pay duty and taxes on the items sent? Sure you could have a family member send and receive I guess. The subject has gotten a little quiet in recent weeks but I was able to find one article that in part quotes the BOC Commissioner: What you need to know: Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon of the Bureau of Customs also posted the following clarifications on Facebook: 1. Senders of balikbayan boxes don’t need to fill out an information sheet declaring all the contents in the box or produce a receipt, if they are willing to pay duties and taxes for the goods being shipped. 2. Contents in balikbayan boxes are exempt from taxes provided they don’t exceed more than P150,000 in total value. 3. Declaration of goods is important because it is for the “protection” of the sender, to ensure that the parcel gets delivered. 4. Receipts are not required for used items, groceries, “gifts” and other goods worth less than P10,000. 5. When filling out the declaration form or “information sheet,” there’s no need to be very precise with the costs. Estimates are fine. For example, if the t-shirt included in the box was originally purchased for P500 and has already been used, the sender can declare the price as P100. 6. Receipts are required for items that are brand new and worth more than P10,000 each. Full article; http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/government/new-rules-for-filipino-expats-balikbayan-boxes-to-take-effect-1.2062849
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