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  1. Regarding the surge protector... You need to protect anything that connects from the outside... not just the AC... but also the cable and phone if used. Also need to ensure the surge protector is grounded. Friend of mine had alot of electronic & computer equipment zapped from a lightning strike that hit the cable tv/internet cable which the cable company had not buried yet.
    4 points
  2. IMO when China really slows, the entire Asia bubble will slip horribly. All i can say is that i intend to play the markets for the next 6 - 9 months but towards the end of the first quarter next year i will be all in cash awaiting the normal big correction that you see after a US election. I honestly expect to see Asia beat to hell about that time too. Again, this is just my musings, not for anyone else's advice.
    4 points
  3. Hi all in Cebu, for those of you that have not seen it, there is a new curry house opened in Cebu, Country Mall. Not tried it as yet but know the owners are from the Indian store and the menu looks pretty good. Cant wait till I am off this diet ;-( :th_unfair:
    3 points
  4. You can buy a surge protector at any hardware store. I think I paid in the neighborhood of 600-700 for a 4 outlet one at Tru Value and that was about the best one they had. It's sounds like they are trying to hose you which is not uncommon with the contractors the cable companies hire, not only here but everywhere. If you paid for the cable service and installation (usually extra) I'm curious why you paid them p300 more. Did they install a digital cable box or is it coax going directly into the TV from the pole? If it's not a box you are getting an analog signal and the picture quality will n
    3 points
  5. What we all have to say to ourselves is I worked hard for many years for the money I have . Why should I give it away just because I have more than them. Before you give any money just check what it is really for. If it is for the Doctor go with them and pay the bill. If it is for school check the school fees. If they call you names behind your back do you really care maybe it will stop other family members from asking. I worked construction for 35 years and now suffer because of the hard physical work so I am not going to give my money away yes if it is an emergency but as JR said I will as
    3 points
  6. i dont off road much, i use this on back roads and quick trip to market , very easy on fuel
    2 points
  7. If I were buying I would get one that is trail ready like the Yamaha. You are going to have longer travel shocks for those big potholes and any off road adventures, and the frame is built differently. I love Honda products but I looked at their web page and it seems they don't have anything similar to the Yamaha in Phils. The TMX 155 does appear to be built for sidecars, but is is not very sexy! I may get a bike, dependent on where I end up living. :cheers:
    2 points
  8. They got me with the 1000 for the extra cable too. Check with the provider to see if you should have the box, it may not be available but if it is you want it. For p400 a month you're probably not getting many channels but there's not much worth watching anyway (except for "Wil Time Bigtime", of course).
    2 points
  9. I can't see why anyone would want to leave a perfectly good and safe airplane in mid-flight :mocking: ....... but damn .... that is a good video ...... :thumbsup:
    2 points
  10. China is an incredibly conservative economy and with all the controls that they have in place it is very unlikely that the economy will crash per se. It is more likely that the 'slow down' in China will deepen and regardless of the huge govt stimulus the economy will miss growth targets and then the Western economies will react very badly. The Western markets are free and are much more vulnerable than the ones in China. Thing is that once China starts slowing, the 'Asia as the flavor of the month' will likely fall away. At that point money will flow out of the Phillipines far more rapidly than
    2 points
  11. OK try this https://www.box.com/s/3878f6bd42ce9a3a6b72.
    2 points
  12. From what I have read you are spot on to do with China. If in fact the Chinese economy were to take a huge crash there is a real chance of an uprising and regime change. The ramifications would affect Philippines and the whole world.
    2 points
  13. I crashed and burned from my jump training. But got back up and took up muff diving instead.....he, he. Wha-ha, wha-ha -- Jake
    2 points
  14. I remember following every link on the government sites regarding 13a visas quite a while back. I can't find the one I saw but - and I am going by memory here - if you are on a 13a visa, are widowed and have children, then you can remain on the 13a visa with your child as your sponsor in lieu of your wife. If you do not have children, you may be looking at moving to another visa category (forget which one they suggested) but this would be done in certain situations under a humanitarian process. There were many prerequisites for each way they turned but there was pretty well always an answer
    2 points
  15. YES do this .by doing this your sure its either the TV or Cable. the US providers of the content blocks most non-north american countries from Viewing their "free content" try a US IP. address, see next quote below one of the best "brands" sold here is called BELKINS get that . it should be most helpful. #2 make sure you have ALL other "electronic" gear protected by using the Surge protector .not on the same unit but seperate ,,, your investment of under 1500p will be recoup many many times. .
    1 point
  16. What is the price range for that Yamaha YBR 125G sold in PI? And more importantly, how does one secure your motorcycle while you're shopping or leaving it outside your property? Does PI insurance cover stolen property or vandalism and how much annually? Thank you -- Jake
    1 point
  17. Excellent point Earthdome......in my experience, most outlets in the Philippines do NOT have ground connection for the three prong plug. If any of your appliances, audio and video components give you a slight shock upon touching their metal surfaces, your home is not properly grounded. Protective devices such as surge protectors need that ground to pass any electrical spikes/surge immediately to earth ground. Normally earth ground (a long metal rod) is buried at the pole where the transformer is located. Often times that earth ground is compromised due to road construction, floods or
    1 point
  18. OK so a surge protector will work? from my research it seemed I had to get a special setup with the device been earthed. I had a good surge protector in Aussie that I sent in a B box before I left but that won't be here for sometime, I should have packed it in my luggage but I will check out the shops next time. I only paid the 300 as I felt it was my TV that was not compatible since it was from Australia and they also kept saying it was my TV and they even borrowed another TV from a neighbor to show it was my TV that was the problem although I knew they were going to say that as I said to my
    1 point
  19. The fun part about China and their slowing economy is that all the experts disagree by 180 degrees on what will happen. I agree that the government will just keep throwing money out to make it look like they are still ok but everybody will know they are falling apart. I don't think the Philippine economy will crash with the Chinese economy. They are too independent and separate on the World market. They will see a dip and the peso will drop but not drastically. Of course I could be wrong... Anybody else notice that around the time that China's economy first started slipping was when th
    1 point
  20. In China, workers live at the factories in dormitories. If there were mass lay offs then there would be a large amount of people heading back to mom and dad or some other relative. The effects of an economic crash in China would most likely be something on a scale unprecedented in modern times.
    1 point
  21. Bob there is a saying in the UK it is "you are as old as the woman you feel" so don`t worry mate
    1 point
  22. The big question is when the balloon will pop? A friend of mine was in Manila a few weeks ago and decided to buy a condo. 9 Million Peso's for a 88sqm unit being built by Mega World in Fort Bonifacio. Expected date of completion? 2016!!! To me I consider that to be one heck of a gamble. Big money is flowing into the country. This is not fictional money on paper either.
    1 point
  23. Got my wife interested in Gilligans Island. So very true TV is not the same entertainment it was years ago. Then again, critics of the time hated most of the shows we now call classics.
    1 point
  24. I just wish Mike S would stop calling all of us old! Sorry Mike but we all remember these shows too! And I'm not old, I'm only 19! ok, 24... 34? 44? Arrgghh!!!! :mocking:
    1 point
  25. After reading all the above, I have to say I agree with each and every one of them! There needs to be a serious change in the civil and criminal responsibilities but I don't think that is ever going to change - at least not for a long time!
    1 point
  26. im sorry to say your in laws are bloodsuckers .................... i think you should stop playing the generous foreigner unless it is a genuine emergency and toughen out what ever they say to you. Regardless, how bad they are saying against you - you can bet when they need something badly they will still come running. The point is, they are still young, come a time when they are old and infirm or a real emergency - then you would be in a pickle, as you would likely be the only one they can turn to for help. And your wife wont be able to forsake them. Better for you to save the money now
    1 point
  27. if you could only speak the language you will be in stitches not just the slapstick comedy but the exchanges ............. but i guess, you need to be wired to filipino thinking to find it funny. heres one of the classic long running dolphy TV comedy ...............
    1 point
  28. in UK they have the "Good Life" series................ i love watching their repeats ..............
    1 point
  29. While learning to drive in the Philippines, the repeated mantra was, "Do not stop if you hit a child. Drive to the next town and surrender to the police." Fleeing the scene of the accident and surrendering later to the police avoids mob justice. Do not stop sounds like the common thing to do. When a truck ran us off the road he did not stop and lend any assistance. They claim he stopped at the police station and said he did nothing wrong. The way people handle differences of opinion there I could see why a person would leave the scene of an accident in fear of their own safety.
    1 point
  30. will do what i can to keep you and others informed about Persons with disabilitys here in the Philippines, We all have our hurdles to overcome in one way or another in life, not to mention the uncertainties of moving to a foreign country while being disabled. I consider myself lucky, that i adjusted easily to life here, I would like to also suggest to BOSSMAAN or Jollygoodfellow,to open a topic or area in the forum for Persons With Disabelities. so us disabled people can keep others informed about accesability and what to expect in the Philippines. instead of saying , good luck bud... tank
    1 point
  31. Just want to share that your situation is familiar Adventurer. My girl and I are still a bit "new" at living together and we had to work through some issues around being a couple instead of two people living together. Normal new couple stuff I think but a little extra fuel for the fire from cultural and age differences. I think all the problems came from me SMELLING better on the INTERNET. :bash: Silly me left the deoderant behind to make room for chocolates.
    1 point
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