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  1. Better days are surely ahead, buddy. Remember that tried-and-true saying: When it rains, we drink!
    3 points
  2. TUT TUT steve, A Photographer that did not Rotate his Photos before Posting, Bad Steve Bad as my Coffee just fell of the PC Table when I tried turn the PC to view your hard Work Just pulling your leg Steve.
    3 points
  3. We have been in Auckland for a few days now and are enjoying very nice summer weather! When we were here 4 years ago in December, it was not so nice. We went to Mount Victoria and I should have worn sunscreen. I got a nice burn! My girls on Mt. Victoria Takapuna Beach was warm and had lots of people on Saturday.
    3 points
  4. Looks like locally made. They are very creative like that, here. Possibly a development of this one
    2 points
  5. Just make sure he is not shaking it to look like it’s alive.
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  6. As long as the crab is still alive it should be ok.
    2 points
  7. This is how us poor folks' kids play.... my son yesterday: . Geoffflying kite.mp4
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  8. The first quake this weekend was 6.9 and then revised to 6.8... the second was 5.something... 5.9..? I forget now... All of the quakes over the last few months have been shallow and inland... Just 2 plates mildly bumping against each other, thus no need to worry about tsunamis... Which is good as my fiancee lives beside the big plywood factory in Toril... Right by the water..! (I'm just over a mile from her and inland... Just across the MacArthur Hwy...). It's been interesting but not all that bad... Aftershocks are continuous and probably will be for a few days...
    2 points
  9. They are too poor around here to afford windows, at least until they have paid off the karaoke.
    2 points
  10. Yes marrying us for our money is just a myth put around by filipinas so as not to upset the the Philippine men. They tend to be on average a bit bit smaller in the trouser department than us westerners.
    2 points
  11. Steve - you want a serious treat my friend? Buy some dried mango, some dark chocolate, and a good merlot (does not have to be expensive). Melt the chocolate and dip the dried mango in the chocolate and let it cool. Chocolate dipped dried mango and a nice merlot - now we are talking top tier. You could be on "Masterchef" next week. Warning - If your spouse is into chocolate and wine, this could be hazardous to your health.
    2 points
  12. Its beeping because of others had said you are trying to use the wrong pan. I know someone who threw away a brand new induction cooker as nothing he did would heat the pan. After I told him what the problem was I could not stop laughing all night.
    2 points
  13. Abenson looked like a good choice, especially since they have many stores all over Luzon. So we ordered a 50" TCL and it should get delivered by Christmas. I did it online and was able to use my VISA. Delivery was an extra 1200 peso's. They have a store close enough that my inlaws could have done a pick up but that store was out of stock of the TV we wanted to order. Still if there is a problem the store is close enough for warranty work. My wife had wanted to buy a TV in the US because they cost so much less and ship it. Our normal balikbayan shipper wants $165 to ship a large TV and the
    1 point
  14. Hi everybody, I couldn't find a suitable area specifically for introductions, so I just post it here into the "Wo wants to meet" thread (@Admins: please move if wrong and bear with me). I'm brand new to this forum and I'd like to introduce myself to all of you because after reading a bunch of your topics on this board I'm planning to stay for a while... :) My name is Gery, to this day I'm 38 years old (born in 1981), I'm originally from Austria and I'm living in Davao City for around 10 years now. I have a Pinay-wife and 3 kids and I work as a self-empl
    1 point
  15. Welcome Jerry, like others have said, a fresh young insight and a long term knowledge of Philippine life, makes you more than welcome.
    1 point
  16. I am guessing that that the apartment will be constructed on the same land as your house? Steve, my gut feeling is that you are storing up a heap of trouble for yourself and Ems in the future. You are making that piece of land more attractive, and valuable, to the 'family' as time goes on. Be careful all this investment doesn't come back to haunt you!
    1 point
  17. I remember my mate at school making his own bike from a BSA bantam he bought for 4 pounds. Plank of wood for a seat...and it would only do about 15 mph. lol Happy days. . Here's another carpentry masterpiece....
    1 point
  18. Have you seen the price? Edit to Add - they do have them in my local SM Supermarket - sometimes Waitrose brand (I think) sometimes Tesco. Too pricey for a simple, plain biscuit IMO.
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  20. Rich tea doesn't have enough sugar for them - you will see they really go for very sweet snacks
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  21. According to the apps I use, there have been more than 25 aftershocks of 4.0 or greater. Dropping the threshold to 3.0 or greater shows more than 60 aftershocks. If you're a praying person, say a few words for the people close to the epicenter who surely must be under the tremendous stress of feeling every aftershock.
    1 point
  22. I think the price is definitely what makes it so popular - it does a solid job and I suspect for most people we wouldn't really know the difference between it and high-end models - especially given the internet environment here
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  23. Ok lets transpose the word " blame " to the USA and replace it by " incentivised " It still comes down to the fact that many innocent travellers who have gone through the numerous hoops required to get a Philippines passport, are denied being allowed to leave their own country because of a government policy whereby stopping innocent travellers ( plus some who are being genuinely trafficked ) is provided with a monetary reward by USAID for said practice. Lets also consider the strange but true practice of "self tafficking" whereby a geneuine Filipino/Filipina who may want to visit HK or
    1 point
  24. i bought a 55 inch Skyworth from SM appliance as it fitted my price budget.. I think was less than 30- 33 K. Includes Youtube and Netflix as standard as i have no interest in getting local channel or a subscriptions. Been working fine for past year and no problems..
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  25. Not much to report about the build , the bathroom walls are finished now it’s the start of the floor, it’s been raised and I think it’s ready for the tiles , the bedroom has nearly all been smoothed so that should be ready for paint and floor tiles , one of the biggest things it the roof terrace has been cleaned and ready for the new layer of concrete and sealant . I have been asking around for a price for windowing door bars and plus a carport for the side of the house, this was coming up blank so I tried on Facebook sales , and I have had 3 replies so far the first was way to much just
    1 point
  26. I bought a TCL 4k TV from Abensons, but not a fan of smart TVs. I brought over Amazon Firestick 4k and use that instead.
    1 point
  27. I have a TCL 4k on the way from Lazada. Best bang for the buck I was able to find. Cost-wise I would have had to pay almost double for a Sony or LG. I would recommend to stay away from Sharp based on personal experience.
    1 point
  28. How were you able to fit it into the microwave Steve?
    1 point
  29. That's a very apt quote there! I think this diversity is very fruitful! On Nr.3 I also have my reservations - housing costs vary heavily depending on the location! I chose my house to be at the border of the city - not too far outside, not too far inside - and the price was really okay. But one shouldn't be fooled; even though he Phils are a "cheap" country, housing prices can indeed exceed those in Europe or the US - by a multitude! On the other hand, buying land (I'm talking hectares) in the province is really really affordable here, compared to wester
    1 point
  30. I was thinking that the 1812 Overture with Cannon, and directional speakers, at max volume would be good. The cannon would definitely get their attention especially if it breaks their windows.
    1 point
  31. I hate Cebu City traffic, I cannot even imagine what Manila must be like. I am so thankful to live in the province. I used to worry about having a heart attack here and no hospital. But if the hospital is 10 km away and it takes two hours to get there I guess it doesn't;'t really matter.
    1 point
  32. News article from Al Jazeera. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/deadly-earthquake-strikes-southern-philippines-191215085405295.html Deadly earthquake strikes southern Philippines Magnitude 6.8 earthquake southwest of Davao on Mindanao island kills at least four and injures several others A powerful earthquake has struck near the Philippine city of Davao, killing at least one person and causing several injuries. This was the latest in a series of tremors to strike the southern part of the country recently. The magnitude 6.8 earthquake on Sunday was centred 60 kilometr
    1 point
  33. Thanks boys for all your replies, ain’t life simple when you have the answers, anyway I was going crazy with just the rise cooker working .
    1 point
  34. I think you got scammed! It looks like a DJ turntable that they make that scritchy scratchy rap music with
    1 point
  35. Hi Gery... and welcome. I first came to the Philippines when I was your age, but the years have flown past , and now I'm an old man, with my second Filipina wife and family. Do contribute, whenever you can.
    1 point
  36. A couple of kids along our road the other day were throwing one of their slippers in front of passing cars to see if it would be run over. I guess we did similar things but on the local branch line. Got some really flat pennies somewhere at home.
    1 point
  37. That's a reasonable, intelligent and realistic way to look at it. One of my friends back in the cold land built a very large home in Cebu for his wife's father maybe 25 years ago. He was a government lawyer, his wife a non-working homemaker who raised the two sons with him and they lived modestly for the duration of his work life. His wife would come back to visit her family who all lived in the house. In later years, with her ill and aging father, she would often stay months at a time... The point being that despite the large monetary investment, it was worth it to them as a couple
    1 point
  38. Once watched young boys using a coconut palm frond as a sled. They would take turns pulling each other across the ground.
    1 point
  39. Servus Gery, I've been on this forum for quite a while now. This wonderful forum is rich with street level knowledge, experiences and culture on a global scale. I am forever grateful to learn new aspects of life about their home of origin. And now, I believe you're the first member from Austria. We look forward into your insights and experiences. Respectfully Jake
    1 point
  40. My 4 year-old... though he does get taken to the family farm every day, to run around a big grassy pasture, with the other kids. .
    1 point
  41. Aah the Filipino woman ! They may be small in stature in the UK her fav weekend treat was boot fairs ! And the only way i could see her when i was half way round was her umbrella ! A nice sunny day and she was the only one with an umbralla ! Well untill she told her Filipino friends about bootfairs ! And yes when back in the Philippines its the slow crawl walking, and her showing her friends her Kano ! And the never ending furniture re-arranging and everything in its place ! But we love them !
    1 point
  42. In another dimension? Don't forget about the alter reality of Filipino Time dimension.
    1 point
  43. I've got 2 pairs of pants and one pair of shoes that still fit..if I need them. And one pair of socks. Uniform of the day where I live is shorts and flip flops. I only put on a shirt if I go outside of my gate, or any of the malls. Life is good.
    1 point
  44. Queueing in Hell A man dies and goes to Hell. There he finds that there is a different Hell for each country. He goes to the German Hell and asks, "What do they do there?" He’s told, "First they put you in an electric chair♨ for an hour. Then they lay you on a bed of nails for another hour. Then the German devil comes in and beats you for the rest of the day." The man doesn't like it, so he moves on and checks out the American Hell, the Russian Hell and Hells of other countries. He finds that they're all more or less the same as the German Hell. The
    1 point
  45. Be careful, though, about Magnolia butter - it has at least one ingredient (besides salt) so it is not pure butter (check the ingredients on the package). It's the same with other non-Kiwi butters that I have checked. I don't remember what that other ingredient is - I am sure not dangerous, but I want only the pure stuff. I only buy Anchor butter.
    1 point
  46. Gfs telling me that there was another a few minutes past the farms good these little piggies are going to the market in December lol
    1 point
  47. The stuff that I like about the Philippines is the stuff that reminds me of the way that it used to be in Scotland Relatives would drop in unannounced, they would turn up and there would be drinks and food and a song or two , this was before karaoke, so of you played an I instrument you were most welcome Family gatherings of thirty to forty people , at the beach , games of football with just jackets as goal posts , we kids would make our own fun , a phone was something that was in a big red box My dad and his brothers did not use banks, they borrowed when necessary from eac
    1 point
  48. I love what they don't have here. Loud alarm clocks and self entitled people!
    1 point
  49. All the complaints that frustrate me about the philippines, tend to have the same root cause as the things I love about the Philippines. 1. - the govt here is too poor and disorganized to have created a 24/7 police state like we have in the US. Most of my fellow expats on here may disagree with that assertion, but i stand by it. I love freedom. In PH I don't have to put up with facial recognition cameras, spy drones, or my car sending a data stream to the govt. They probably don't have the resources to store my phone calls, messages, and text data either, although I have no way to c
    1 point
  50. Been doing that the last 3 years! Leave early morning from Cebu to Hong Kong, spend a couple hours eat lunch there and return same day(afternoon thru manila).
    1 point
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