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  1. Members We thought during this dark time it would be nice to look forward to something so had our pool and bar finished. Now just need to get to the Philippines to use it. Flights and quarantine hotel booked for August so lets see what happens. Need to come back to renew my 13a ACR card as expires in September and need to do in person. Stay Safe.
    13 points
  2. So I left my watering hole and at the very same time it began to rain. Thought well maybe wont be too heavy but I was heading to a 7/11 not far. Anyway got across the park and rain got heavier. Same time Filipino guy walking with umbrella meets me and ask if l wanted help with his umbrella. Thank you I say and told him just going over there which is covered once I cross the road. He helped me there which is good of him and he went off. Yes grateful l am from an unknown guy to share his umbrella. Now dont jump to conclusions as I dont think he had other motives but I staye
    12 points
  3. Hi Folks, Not sure if this has been posted before, but thought it was so cool https://econ.st/3hUoYPr
    11 points
  4. The lady boys seem to all go for the heavy makeup, revealing clothing, and high heels. They seem to go for the "look at me, I want attention" look. I call it the Kardashian syndrome.
    9 points
  5. Best thing to do is let me move in as caretaker. No problemes mate. PS: Need more stock in the bar for me.
    8 points
  6. Well hell, why didnt you say so....that makes it easy! What branch Air Force? Then Boracay is for you, lots of luxury hotels and resturants. Army? Settle in Tarlac, flat, dusty, hot with horses. Marines? Any where in Mindanao, bad food, bad water, far from any civilizing influence with pirates, bandits and rogue cops. Navy? Bonifacio Global city, thats where Vice Ganda and his buddys all hang out
    8 points
  7. ...And this is one of the reasons why I have built an ugly, cheap, practically unsaleable shack...albeit, a high-tech and comfy one.
    8 points
  8. One reason yolks will be runny is that they are not fresh.
    8 points
  9. Got the Johnson & Johnson COVID 19 vaccine today, before going in the VA workers asked if my wife wanted to also get it. We both got it at the same time. If United States Veterans want to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (one shot) for there spouse or caregiver the below is how to contact VA Manila. The below is from an email sent out by the VA Manila Director. A dedicated phone line has been set up at the VA Manila Clinic to accommodate the high demand to schedule vaccine appointments. Veterans can contact the Manila Outpatient Clinic at +63-02-8550-3888, Press Option 2 for t
    7 points
  10. Seems my twitchy face , perfect morning crap, and 6 cups a day are good news then. Cheers. .
    7 points
  11. Yes, his life turned from Paradise Philippines to a nightmare in a few short years. A real horror story that was largely his own making, (too smart for his own good and not realizing that logic does not persuade filipinos). But each new crop of expats has to learn the horror stories for themselves. We, as humans, have never been good at learning from the mistakes of others.
    7 points
  12. I have read enough Scifi, Tom clancy and spy novels, seen all all the James Bond, Mission Impossible and Jason Bourne movies to be familiar with the idea of the Mad scientists trying to take over the world. So now that they are in the drivers seat, just when will they relinquish control back to the people? WHO warns vs lifting COVID-19 curbs too soon WHO warns vs lifting COVID-19 curbs too soon | Philstar.com Asked about England’s plans to ditch most of its coronavirus restrictions from July 19, WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan said: “I would urge extreme caution in the co
    7 points
  13. I'll believe ya. Did he tell you how gwapo you are?
    7 points
  14. I guess I'm now officially living in the Philippines...got my ACR card today. For those who like to keep score on such things, here's the time line: Dec 15 - submitted combined application for 13A and ACR card Jan 28 - on the approved Agenda posting for that date May 5 - got my Provisional (one year) 13A stamped into my passport July 6 - got my ACR card. In case you're wondering, none of this relates to impacts from submitting at a regional BI office (in Angeles City) vs. submitting at BI "central" in Intramuros. From simple personal reading, it seems like the re
    7 points
  15. Over the last 6 months or so we have been using GOMO which is convenient for those not able to avail of a fiber or broadband. Its great as no expiry so we both have a sim plus one in the pocket wi fi, speeds around 6--7 down and 1---2 up. Not great but OK and well able down load movies. yesterday my partner brought a dito sim, P100 with 1 GB included, basically for testing. Well surprise surprise, first speed test was 37 down and 26 up......repeated tests showed more of the same. easy to top up using G cash. Paid P200 for additional 25GB and so far excellent results. Not sure the future a
    7 points
  16. These are ready to eat after just over 3 weeks from seeds.......terrace grown. have another 6 pipes different varieties coming on.......to give away,
    7 points
  17. You may have read that Andrew Marr, the BBC Presenter, went down with what he described as a nasty bout of Covid last week despite also being double jabbed. And not with Sinovac. It happens and again we should remember that the vaccines reduce the impact of Covid, not prevent us contracting it.
    7 points
  18. I've given up advising people now and just keep telling myself it's not my money. I've know too many get screwed over and regardless how much to try to advise them they always know better. Even when you give examples of how they have already been played by their partner they just tell you they are in love.
    7 points
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  20. I switched over to these for the last 3 years. Easier and more effective than the variety of snap traps, magnetic walk the planks, etc. But no matter what you use, some rats learn very quickly to steer clear. But many others don't. I've trapped both small, young and large, old. I don't know why, but sometimes you catch a lot and other times.... wala for awhile. Maybe other available food, maybe some are more circumspect at times due to other factors. I like cage traps now because its easy to drown them and chuck the corpses into the wetland with the use of a charcoal tongs. These re
    6 points
  21. I would assume that in time here the situation will resolve itself in that many establishments will either offer discounts to the vaccinated (Greenwich Pizza store are doing this in my city already) or simply not let those in who are not vaccinated. It's not the best way to get things done but I hope they don't go down the road of giving money to get the vaccines out there as this will simply reinforce the wrong message.
    6 points
  22. For those of you who don't know who Scotty Kilmer is he was a small time TV car "guy" on east coast television who went on to become a big deal on YouTube. He's a hoot and mostly spot on with his auto advise.
    6 points
  23. Problem is its ever changing so what open now may not be in February. Yes there is an issue coming back for tourist at the moment but who knows when that will change. Best you marry someone and take her with you to make it easier to get back if things are still the same later.
    6 points
  24. Yes... Afghanistan comes to mind.
    6 points
  25. The way I see it, regardless of how effective it is,,,your more protected now than you were this morning
    6 points
  26. Just had my second shot of Sinovac. Beggars can't be choosers.
    6 points
  27. Sorry forgot to reply to say thanks for the replies! I purchased the game on Live-Now for P100 and it was very good reception & coverage on my smart TV with no issues! So I recommend for future sporting events 👍🏻 Wish I hadn’t bothered now 😂. The best team won in the end but it prepares us better for the World Cup Next Year! Thanks for the replies & recommendations, have a great day 😀
    6 points
  28. I recently flew Manila Cebu, took a taxi to Moalboal and had an excellent 3 weeks there. Then onto Oslob which is a one horse town and left after a couple days. Back in Makati now. Didnt need to take a single RT PCR test, didnt need to show my vaccination card anyways. Got a " tourist pass" in Moalboal and was asked for it at one checkpoint only. No restrictions no checking nothing. The IATF seems to make a lot of rules, that many it seems to me totally ignore. Moalboal, like Bantayan... everyone owns a mask, the number actually wearing them, maybe 5%. Gaisano wants you to have a f
    6 points
  29. 40+ years in Naval aviation... one thing held true through dozens of accidents... First reports are always wrong.
    6 points
  30. My thoughts exactly. "The lady doth protest too much, methinks" It is the Philippine education system that needs to apologize the the hundreds of thousands of students who being saddled with a piss poor education.
    6 points
  31. Let me see if I got this right.........the World Bank lends/gives money to developing nations,,,,,,,,they tell the truth as the see it........the developing nation gets BUTT HURT and whines..........and then will want more money and will then whine if they dont get it...
    6 points
  32. You're giving your age away.
    6 points
  33. I did meet the current Mrs through an internet dating site ...and she's definitely not a bloke . It's so hard to tell though, isn't it. .
    6 points
  34. With todays technology it is virtually impossible to tell. There has been a recent bit of publicity over a Japanese blogger who looked like a young beautiful female biker with lots of subscribers which made the person a decent living. That person turned out to be a Japanese man in his 50's using a Face App.
    6 points
  35. I used to be shocked at the very large number of expats who could not see what their filipina partner was up to when all around them could see it. Then it happened to me and I realized that love really IS blind, deaf and dumb. Not only did it happen to me once but it happened to me with a second filipina also. This third one seems to be the keeper but ya never really know. Fortunately, I followed all the advice on this forum and never invested more money into the relationships than I could afford to lose. It was another Expat who screwed me out of my surplus money.
    6 points
  36. Pretty much following on from the above report a detailed breakdown of deaths on a report I read, no link I'm afraid broke down the deaths even further. Out of 47 deaths of people double vaccinated 30 were over 80yrs old and 10 had cancer, some had heart issues and diabetes, some multiple illnesses. Only 6 had no previous medical complaint and were under the age of 50. As they say you can write statistics any way you want but the main point is every study to date has shown that vaccination gives many times more protection from the current covids than not being vaccinated. The good old flu is
    5 points
  37. Appreciate the good advice.... Part 2 of best laid plans of mice and men.... We had the super highway to the roof removed with a drastic cutting back of the mango tree branches from the vacant lot next door. The next day I spied a rat at the top of a drainpipe which doesn't go into the gutter (don't know what the story is behind it) but ends a foot from the eaves. So maybe trying to find their way in again? Noises in the ceiling much reduced (according to her indoors) or non existant (my ears). Next steps.... moth balls will be thrown around the ceiling and a rat tra
    5 points
  38. Yes mate dealt with by one of these two if needed Just put them (it) baited inside the Loft Hatch Available at Tops, Unitop or Novo Stores & other Stores I would imagine Very successful anywhere you use them
    5 points
  39. I think for my relatives getting vaccinated isn’t even a consideration, unless they take the vaccine into the barangays and set up shop in like a basketball court they won’t bother. Maybe another round of payments with the stipulation that those who want to receive the 5k peso must get vaccinated.
    5 points
  40. Joking apart (even if you weren't actually joking) It is a serious issue that might haunt many of us for a long time. Whilst being vaccinated with the "non-approved" vaccines will work for life in the Philippines, it may not if we wanted to go outside. But, what to do - I'll still choose Sinovac if that's what I'm offered.
    5 points
  41. Just when a guy thinks he is fully vaccinated he finds a "Chink" in his armour.
    5 points
  42. And there are also consequences of continuing the lockdown. It cannot go on forever, you can only do so much or you risk a complete economic collapse.
    5 points
  43. Gcash is also very popular here. You can load it with as much money as you wish and just download the App to your phone. https://www.gcash.com/
    5 points
  44. Well probably no one can sell it as it was in the high price range so the good family discussed that it was better to move in and act as security until they find a buyer. Also makes it easier to show the prospective buyers through the house. Besides the carabao helps keep the grass down.
    5 points
  45. He never said if he was an officer though then someone will have to take him there by hand or he'll get lost.
    5 points
  46. Thus far the Philippines is behind the curve in vaccine and "beggars cannot be choosers" come to mind. I expect they will continue to use whatever they can buy, beg, or borrow.
    5 points
  47. Bananas from our garden... nicely ripened... still more on the plant from this bunch. .Also, a wonderful garden asset (my Flymo hover mower) put in the balikbayan box by my son in the UK...arrived a few days ago.
    5 points
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