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    SCUBA, Tennis, Racquetball, Cycling, Hiking, Running (until my knee starts to hurt), SQL. I would like to start learning web page design and programming.

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  1. Caring for a very Poorly Dog

    I'm very sorry to hear that your buddy Shadow has passed on to a better place. God bless him for all the joy and happiness he brought to you and your family.
  2. Subic Bay Condos

    We have been here about 4.5 years now.
  3. I'm not aware of any schedule services. You can probably charter.
  4. I didn't re-read this entire thread, but I am surprised that more people don't mention the safety issue with trikes. You have no protection in an accident. Go on you tube and search Philippines Trike Accidents. In normal stop and go traffic speeds, jeepneys offer some protection as they are built like tanks. And the pollution is the worst when riding a trike. You are down low sucking in all the jeepney exhaust. My lungs can't take it.
  5. Panglao Island/Alona Beach

    We are planning to visit Bohol sometime in the next year, so I was looking at places on AirBnB a while back. There are some that are quite reasonable and nice looking, especially if you have to accommodate more than 1-2 people. Of course, many are not right on the beach which is fine. If anyone has used an AirBnB property on Bohol, that they would recommend, please post it.
  6. My daughters school is 6 km from the house. Back forth, 2 trips a day, that is 24 km a day. So that adds up. And now that I think about it for the last 1-2 years I have been going to a doctor in Angeles quite often, around 150 km roundtrip, so that adds a lot. Hopefully my treatment there will be done soon. We also take shopping trips to Angeles and San Fernando often. And the long trips to Baguio.
  7. Subic Bay Condos

    For those of you looking for a condo in Subic Bay, your time has come! You might need more the $1000 a month though! They don't mention in the article that this right next to the airport. The PAF had plans to more to that airport, but I don't know it will ever happen. Even so, I'm sure they will save you a spot for your Gulfstream. The article mentions "in suite sky garage", what ever that is. https://subic.morefun.ph/news/taiwan-firm-unveils-₧2-billion-subic-luxury-residences-project/
  8. I was going to put this in your other topic about Subic, but I will put it here. If you live in Subic Bay Freeport in the former Navy housing, a car or MB is almost a necessity. I only know one expat who did not have one and he finally broke down and got at MB recently. The housing is in the hills overlooking the business areas of the Freeport and Olongapo. The only transport service for these residential areas is the Windstar vans and expensive taxis. In the Freeport, jeepneys and trikes are not allowed I always planned to have a car here because I love to drive and can't imagine not having something to drive. Here in the freeport I can't take a leisurely drive without worries of crazy trikes and jeepneys. Sometimes I put my kids in the car when they can't sleep, and take them for 15-20 minute drive. They always fall asleep quickly. With a family of 5, it would be hard to not have a car anywhere. Of course it can be done but most expats with a family will have a car. Safety is important to me to, with 2 small kids. In my car, they are in car seats for added safety. In a few years when I replace my current vehicle, I will buy something with latest safety features for passengers, like side curtain airbags. I lived in Laguna for 6 months and used public transportation. I had lung problems and got sick a lot from the terrible pollution. In 2.5 years of owning my SUV here, and put almost 45k on it!
  9. What Watts are What?

    How about this one, It seems to handle everything: http://www.lazada.com.ph/us-plug-digital-lcd-electric-power-energy-meter-voltage-wattage-current-monitor-consumption-cost-analyzer-overload-protection-intl-43114692.html?spm=a2o4l.search.0.0.FBOCn2&ff=1 Specifications: Plug Type: AU Plug / UK Plug / US Plug / EU Plug(optional) Color: White Operating Voltage: AC240V(AU) AC230V(EU) AC230V(UK) AC120V(US) Max Operating Current: 16A Current Range: 0.01A-19.999A Power Range: 1W-3680W Indication of Frequency: 46Hz-65Hz Measurement of Consumption: 0.00kWh to 9999.99kWh Duration of Indication: up to 9,999 hours 59 minutes Item Size: 12 * 6.3 * 7.5cm / 4.72 * 2.48 * 2.95in Item Weight: 150g / 5.3oz Package Size: 9.2 * 7.5 * 13cm / 3.62 * 2.95 * 5.12in Package Weight: 200g / 7.05oz
  10. Life in paradise

    You can keep your British deer!
  11. Scott, if I recall correctly, you moved around the same time I did. I arrived Oct. 21, 2012 and the rate was 41.42. It slid a bit more down to 40.50 in Jan.'13, (the middle bottom in the 10 year chart below) and has been on the rise ever since. Currently at 51.20, that is a 23.6% rise since my arrival. This has been an amazing benefit to my family and I. I retired at 56 with only savings to live on until 62, and I was very nervous about that. The rate moving up has provided us with a big, extra soft cushion, and age 62 is looking sweet now. After my SS starts and I have income, I can deal with the rate going down, but I hope it remains favorable.
  12. DU30 has only been in office a bit more than a year and the peso has fallen for 5 years.
  13. Not really. The dollar has been weakening against most of the majors for the past year. That article was written in July and I not sure what the goal of the article is. It certainly is higher if you look at the 10 year euro chart, but currently trending down. The peso has not correlated with the majors. I think it is more influenced by PH economy and politics, and the fact that I moved here in late 2012. My immense wealth and power turned it around. You guys should thank me. 10 year dollar / peso:
  14. Austrailian Dollars

    If your ATM card has has high fees associated with foreign withdrawals, combined with the ATM machine fees, that could be a very high % you will lose even if the exchange rate is fine. I have one ATM card that will refund all of those fees, up to 10 times per month, so I would use that one (if I can remember the pin ). if I were in your shoes. My Capital One credit card has no foreign transaction fees and the exchange rate is always excellent. I used it almost exclusively for purchases in New Zealand.
  15. Jake, if you read that second link, reopening that main gate bridge to traffic is on the project list. That area of chit river is a little less chitty these days. Lots of people are fishing there. I'll pass on the BBQ chitty fish.
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