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About roddavis

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    Toledo City Cebu Philippines
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    Flying, fishing, boating, motorcycle trips

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  1. roddavis

    Proof of life form time again !

    Found the form online thru Soc Security. Can be filled out and sent online. https://form-ssa-ocr-7162.pdffiller.com/ SSA form 7162
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    Proof of life form time again !

    Thanks Lobojohn. I thought I read that it would be in June! The mail situation is indeed pretty slow. Our Toledo mail usually arrives, and they sit on it for a month or so. I have setup a reward system, that if they deliver it right away they can make a couple hundred pesos for it. But if I go in and find it there, no reward.
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    Proof of life form time again !

    1st year retired from the US, is POL coming out soon?
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    Real Dairy ( Cow ) Milk

    Cebu Dairy now at S&R in Cebu for P86 per litter. Best milk I have had the past 3 years in PI since leaving the States. Now my corn flakes taste like back home! As Micky said...Try it, you will LIKE it! Cant compete in price with the Calif brand milk half gallon that they sell for P240. I think it even taste better than the Calif. brand!
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    Buying a used car

    Same here. We bought a Susuki Ciara...real popular, and shouldn't have any maintenance issues for a few years. Costs were not much more than what you were looking at. The banks bend over backwards to get your business. They even delivered the car to the province for you. Even got a 50" Hisense TV thrown in for free!
  6. I am a type2 diabetic. If a type 1 and just using insulin there is no problem here. Can get Lantus for daily bolis and aphedra for each meal( I used to get Humulog but hard to find here in PI) In fact, insulin in the States would cost @$400 a box of 5 pens. But here in PI the same box of 5 @ $80. Big difference in price! Much cheaper here. And I don't need a prescription from a Dr to get it. Just find a drugstore that carries it and buy it! Be very nice and make friends and get 10-25% discount!
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    Strange Health Conditions

    Not sure if the bacteria is tied with hot shower, since I do not use hot water just what comes out of the of the shower. And I agree it is probably from the water itself! And it makes sense it enters your body thru a break of the skin or even the little bit that may enter your month from a shower. We drink only bottled water. There may be a fix from, Ace hardware(large sand trap filter with backwash and a whole house filtration unit(with UV)) installed on on water line. That runs @ $1000. But if it works like I suspect, it would be worth it. On my to do list in the near future!
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    First of all, if you took a picture of the document was it saved as a pdf file? If it was a picture should be jpg, bmp,tiff or some such file. You can edit those with pc paint. Pdf's are secure documents and very hard to edit unless you have a pdf editor. Just retake the photo and make sure you save as jpg file type. Send that to your desktop pc and edit with pc paint. If its a text document, then send to email and open on desktop.
  9. Rats above the ceiling, we have cats that go up there to kill the rats. Now we have the patter of cat feet chasing the rats up above.
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    heath insurance

    If your address is showing here in PI when you file your US taxes....you will not pay cuz your out of the US. Its one of the questions(TurboTax) asks for if you lived in the US.
  11. roddavis

    Phone Home

    One method I use is Skype phonecall. You can dial most phones with Skype credit for about $0.02 a minute. But if you have to call 800,866... some companies will not accept if there is no callerid. You can put in a callerid in Skype. If you want to receive calls, then buy a phone number from Skype. Cost is only . $50 per year which includes voicemail if someone calls you and you are not online. You can get the number with about any area code in the States. So, calling and getting calls are no problem now.
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    Western union

    My question is, CAN you send money to yourself while you are in the PI? Some services don't like that. Can you send to yourself (VPN, so it looks like you are in the US). In other words (sender and recipient) same person? Also bank to bank dollar account PI?
  13. roddavis

    Wanna Start Learning Cebuano?

    Wow, thats a good list!. I'll have to add these. Thanks!
  14. OK, thought I had better start learning some Cebuano now. Here is a list of the basic words that I got started on. If you have some useful ones, I will add them to my list: English Phonetic Cebuano Hello Haalo Halo Welcome. Ma-aayung paag-aababot Maayong pag-abot Good morning. Ma-aayung boontag Maayong buntag Good night. Ma-aayung gabee-ee Maayong gabi-i Good bye. paanaameelit Panamilit How are you? Kaamoosta kaa? Kamusta ka? I’m fine, thanks, and you? Aako ma-aayo, salaamat, Ako mayo, salamat, ug ikaw? Og eekaw? I’m pleased to meet you. Naleengaw ko saa aatong Nalingaw ko sa atong panagkita. Panaag-keeta Thank you for your help. Salaamaat saa eemong Salamat sa imong tabank. taabank My name is _______. Aakung paangaalan see_. Akong pangalan si ____. Black eetom Itom Blue aasul Asul Brown Taaboonon Tabunon Grey aabo-hon Abohon Green berDay Berde Orange kaaheyl Kahil Purple moRaado Morado Red poolaa Pula White pootey Puti Yellow dalaag Dalag Big daako Dako Deep laalom Lalom Long taa-aas Taas Narrow sigpet Sigpit Short (height) haamoo-bo Hamubo Short (length) doo-ol Duol Small, little gamaay Gamay Tall taa-ass Taas Thick Tambok Thin Niwang Wide Lapad Round Lingin Straight Tulid Square Kawdro Triangular Triyanggulo Bitter maapaa-it Mapait Fresh lab-aas Lab’as Salty paaRaaton Paraton Sour aaslum Asslum Spicy poono saa panaakot Puno sa panakot Sweet Tam-is Bad daa-otan Daotan Clean Hinlo Dark ngyit-ngyit Ngitngit Difficult leesod Lisod Dirty hoogaw Hugaw Dry oogaa Uga Easy saayon Sayon Empty hoorot Hurut Expensive maahaalon Mahalon Fast toolin Tulin Foreign laang-yaw Langyaw Full poono Puno Good ma-aayo Maayo Hard (firm) gaahee Gahi Heavy boog-at Bug-at Inexpensive Barato Light (illumination) Suga Light (weight) Gaan Local Local New bag-o Bag-o Noisy Banha Old (things) kaRaa-aan Kara-an Old (about people) teegoolang Tigulang Powerful gam haanaan Gamhanan Quiet heelom Hilom Right/Correct Sakto Slow Hinay Soft Humok Very laabee-gaayud Labi gayud Weak looyaa Luya Wet ‘baasa Basa Wrong/Incorrect saayop/deli saakto Sayop / Dili sakto Young baataa Bata Few / Little gamaay Gamay Many / Much daag-haan / labeehaan Daghan / labihan Part paaRtey’ Parte Some / Few oosaa kaa / deli daag-haan Us aka/ Dili daghan Whole teeboo-ok Tibuok FOODS and Sanitation Food paag-kaa-on Pagkaon Can dee-laataa de-lata Cup taasaa Tasa Fork teeneedoR Tinidor Knife kootsilyo Kutsilyo I added the attached file for your own use. Please add and I will update my list! Thanks! EnglishPhoneticCebuano.txt
  15. roddavis

    What happens when dogs inbreed

    Inbreeding can cause a host of problems with new borns. From still births to various sickness before the first year. I had 9 puppies that were inbred a couple of years ago. There was 1 still born, 4 we gave away to neighbors. The ones we gave away died before they were a year old. Don't know if mal treated We kept 4 puppies(1 male 3 females) We have had them for over 2 years now. All the females grew up strong and loving and are a joy to have. Their only problem is they chase cats, kill them, then partially eat them! We don't have a cat problem from the neighbors anymore! HaHa! The male is the same with minor shakes. Learned that may be due to inbreeding. In all, we lost about half, but the ones that survive are just as caring and sweet as properly bred dogs. So not recommended, but accidents happen.