Steve GCC

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  1. They are ALL honorary western food in the UK are they not? All #1 takeaway of dine in and part of the great UK
  2. I like others think you do acclimatise to the Pi weather to a certain extent........... I for one can sleep with a fan at night as had to in early days staying in the in laws home. However now with AC I know what i prefer............ been in middle east for ten years so do get used to the heat........its the humidity that destroys me!!!
  3. you certainly dont get the returns you may expect or are lead to believe. I have had steady tenant always. Paid 2.6m for condo and get 15k month rent. I have not increased rent this year, rather keep the tenant than be empty. I think greed with many landlords does not pay off! Its a steady little bit of income that helps out when time comes and I think having a diverse portfolio is more important than putting all your eggs in one basket so to speak................
  4. Deeelish, try squeezing over the juice of a couple of limes (Kalamansi) and grate the zest of one also with a little salt and pepper, let marinate for couple of hours before frying..................... Thats what I do and gives it a rather nice tang and flavour
  5. Ok, every time we come visit we have to bring chocolate with us.............Im told its because Cadburys just is not Cadburys in the PI. Its not about the price/cost, just about the quality and all Pilipinos say it tastes better. Maybe its just as we bring it and Pasalubong is free. Thoughts, Discuss? Is it really different if purchased in PI.................
  6. The Sister in law worked for a year as a registered nurse...........for free, just for the experience so could apply abroad as an OFW. I think nurses in particular are taken advantage off by hospitals who have skeleton staffing on the payroll and lots of free staff.......... just my thought for the day
  7. Similar to others, lots of steel and good materials on the house build. Raised it 1m even tho no risk of flooding locally. Kept the hadn pump on the well so dont rely on the pressure tank/pump. And always sacks of rice...............
  8. dont like the long walk down the stairs when the fire alarm goes off the elevators dont work............imagine in this case the poor soles who attempted it perhaps from the 23rd floor...........dies within a flight of stairs from the smoke i suspect.
  9. They are all great.................just as important is the pressurization fan that over pressures the emergency staircases and keeps the smoke out.............clearly failed on this one as residents didn't make it down the stair cases and died from smoke inhalation. Similarly ensuring the ventilation turns off when fire alarm activates to ensure fuel is not fed to the fire.
  10. I work in Facilities Management (maintenance) and have done my entire career, last 10 years in the middle east...................... I live in a low rise building, not high rise. Does that tell you something???......................
  11. sounds like an interesting place.....................
  12. laptop and very occasionally iphone 6...................
  13. Looks to me like no Sprinkler system working what so ever, no fire stopping what so ever either. The building sprinklers would have very quickly extinguished a fire and the fire stopping would stop it room by room, floor by floor for between 30-90 minutes!! Corporate man slaughter for whom ever was maintaining and/or managing the building..................
  14. Im 48 and think the middle age spread has attacked also. Last time was in Phills for 3 weeks, lost 4.5kg's, just light work on house and sweating buckets, coupled with 3 square meals a day and half dozen san mig lights per night.......... Was noticeable weight loss tho