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  1. 7 points
  2. Wow out and about today, into the wet market and I feel like a rock star then into the super market and I feel like a movie star, why are all these beautiful women looking at ,but I must confess only on here I just cannot help but look at them all, what beautiful looking ladies , fantastic figures and ??. Stop it you are married now mr Woolley .
    4 points
  3. If they want to get in they Will, bars only stop the opportunist thief, if your neighbors looks easy. They will take that
    4 points
  4. My window bars are in the inside of the window. First they need to break the glass or force the window open, even with a car jack it would be impossible to get a open space for a small boy to fit through, maybe a baby lol. Then 3 dogs barking like mad and biting the intruders arse and me with a baseball bat ready to knock the living daylight out of them. Plus I have razor wire along the perimeter fence. There are easier picking in the neighbourhood.
    4 points
  5. It's just your imagination..once again..running away with you..like the song. Kidding. I know what you mean. Enjoy it. Your wife or GF will put a stop to it soon enough. At 67 I mostly get the flirting from the flamboyant gays. It's fun though cuz my GF and I love talking to them.
    3 points
  6. 3 points
  7. I agree!! One of the doors to my house can be opened with a credit card or just a piece of strong cardboard within .5 seconds! My front gate was never really locked for around 5 years now (because we lost the key for the lock and never bothered after that *lol*), but we have bars all around the house's windows plus 3 dogs who go crazy whenever a stranger approaches the gate. I'd say that I'm living in quite a secure neighborhood, but my opinion is that window-bars, CCTV cameras and so on, give a certain outside-impression to intruders. And the dogs will definitely make them thin
    3 points
  8. In 12 years I have lived in 8 different houses/apartments in the Philippines. Some for as short a time as one month and this current one for 5 years. Only one of the houses I lived in had bars on the windows. I lived there for 10 months until I was robbed. It is the only house I lived in that was robbed. I laugh at the thought of bars being a security device. Location, location, location. That is the best security device, IMHO.
    3 points
  9. Almost ready VID_20200105_130831.mp4
    2 points
  10. One thing that has not yet been mentioned. Many schools here do not have air conditioning. We retirees are used to the heat but do you really want to work in it? That said, some do have air conditioning so if a comfortable work environment is important to you then ask in advance.
    2 points
  11. Or sea salt, or toothpaste. Also hot water and vinegar
    2 points
  12. Washing up liquid....add sugar.
    2 points
  13. This is the crux of the matter - there is probably no such thing as a burglar-proof property but as long as my property is harder to get into than my neighbours I will sleep more easily.
    2 points
  14. Thanks... I think... I had a friend who worked for the US Dep of Agriculture as a meat inspector for a time. After that job, he became a vegetarian... Your post has maybe put me off Indian restaurants for life, at least here in the Philippines.. I love Indian food, but will continue to just make it myself, even though it may not be quite authentic always...
    2 points
  15. They match us up with folks from the UK when we enter. Immigration policy is; "Maybe two halfwits can keep each other out of trouble." Turns out they were wrong, makes for double the trouble.
    2 points
  16. You are right, there, Mike. I also call it "Campfire Stew." Maybe I should stick with that? L cannot remember the "other" name anyway...
    2 points
  17. The dish sounds good, the name eh - not so much.
    2 points
  18. My House and contents insurance Premium was reduced by 16/17% because I had bars and another 2% because they had an emergency centre flap with a quick release that can only be opened from Inside, Note ; the bars are Internal
    2 points
  19. Yes , just tell them you are on vacation or visiting your GF if you have one. Then extend your visa as required.
    2 points
  20. I do online teaching here and am perfectly legal, I am registered with BIR, have a TIN and pay tax so all above board. Tutors are generally hired as contractors so no benefits or guaranteed hours but in reality higher pay than in either public or private schools IF you are willing to work longish hours i.e. more than 8 per day. If you are a workhorse you can earn 50k per month - I have done but no longer due to changing priorities. It is not that easy to get a 'proper' teaching job as they feel here that they are native level speakers and therefore there is no reason to hire foreigners -
    2 points
  21. I'm considering asking my landlord to remove the iron bars around our windows. The ceiling and interior walls are made of wood. It's an old house so it would probably burn up like a match stick. Even the bedroom aircons have a cage around them. Been thinking about it for awhile now because I have 5 burglar alarms that I feed twice a day that would keep us safe.
    2 points
  22. Go to a hardware store and ask for "Trisodium Phosphate".
    1 point
  23. I found this on a quick search for a smartphone viewfinder: https://www.dpreview.com/news/9346172995/oko-is-an-immersive-viewfinder-for-your-smartphone-camera Perhaps their are other solutions out there.
    1 point
  24. Today here in Auckland the skies started turning orangish about 1 pm and I took this pic about 3:30 pm. Very eerie all afternoon! I hope they get some big rains in AU soon!
    1 point
  25. 30K is about what I was thinking too, HK
    1 point
  26. At the risk of making a political statement here... Our "governments" spend an awful lot of time protecting us from ourselves. Part of that is the "sue you, sue me Blues." Part of it is watching how stupid some people really seem to be... Yep... it is a funny world... and a strange strange trip it's been...
    1 point
  27. That is absolutely the point, which is why we must be extra-careful here in this country especially when it comes to education! Sad but true.
    1 point
  28. Unfortunately, here in the Philippines the concept that you get what you pay for doesn't always work - you get what you are able to fight for! So, a high fee doesn't guarantee a high quality - this may be true everywhere but even more so here.
    1 point
  29. Their website is https://www.montessoridemanila.edu.ph/ - as soon as school starts again (it's semester break right now) I can send you personal contact information via PN if you like. Did some Google research and I think I've found your school, called "KMS" I assume... Correct - Montessori is a method rather than a company. Same as K-to-12 is a curriculum and not a company. The problem here is this (I'll just draw a loose analogy here): I know how to program in Microsoft programming languages, so nothing can stop me from teaching people C#, .NET, and so on - BUT
    1 point
  30. There is a high demand for English speaking teachers but they speak English here in the Philippines so the demand for Native English speakers is much lower than in other Asian countries - similarly the salary on offer is less than in some other Asian countries. That said, most student I teach say how much they prefer Native tutors but try convincing the locals here of that! Online English teaching pays more but the hours are longer and less convenient i.e. evenings and weekends if you want to earn reasonable money. No degree required, no qualifications needed - just stable internet, a
    1 point
  31. That's the way to do it.
    1 point
  32. 1 point
  33. In all the years the house has been here there has never been any bars on the windows or doors ,but it seems there has never been anything to take either that’s what they tell me,but what does amaze me is there are locks on the bedroom doors to stop people going in there , maybe that’s where they keep everything out of site and that is why we have a good lock fitted on our bedroom door , but is that to stop burglars taking stuff or people closer at home taking stuff, anyway back to looking but if the budget does not stretch that far ,it will not be done, plus anyone can take our blow up bed an
    1 point
  34. Not seen any. You could try washing powder.
    1 point
  35. And look what's happened! It's all your fault!
    1 point
  36. L wants me to - again - make her favourite dish of mine - slumbullion. She wants this maybe once a week or so. I offer to cook fish, steak, burgers, burritos, but she always wants slumbullion... Back when I was 11 years old, I went to summer camp on an island in Lake Huron. That's where I learned sailing, canoeing and swimming and how to avoid poison ivy... When we went on one canoe voyage, the camp guides made what they called slumbullion. It was simply a combination of ground beef and canned baked beans mixed together in a frying pan. But after a long day canoeing, it tasted like h
    1 point
  37. If you inform the immigration officer your intention is to live here I doubt you will even be able to start life here.
    1 point
  38. Everyone is giving you good advice. My recent stay is for 2 months, but when they asked me how long I was staying, I just replied 2 weeks, and they let me go. But if they look at my passport, it is filled with extensions, so maybe there is a trust factor there.
    1 point
  39. Just turn up as if on holiday. Once here you can worry about extensions etc. If you are here on holiday they'll only ask basic questions. Once you decide to stay and before your free visa runs out go to a satellite immigration and request an extension. I've never been asked for reasons why I want to extend in 4 years.
    1 point
  40. Yes we sent all our convicts to Australia, you should see the lot we sent to the New World.
    1 point
  41. It is true that they're of limited use from a security view point and they can hinder access during a fire. But it is possible to have them made in a decorative way that reduces the 'security bars' look... makes them look like window decoration from a distance.
    1 point
  42. I am rarely unsupervised... there is always a friendly girl offering to show me around ha ha
    1 point
  43. I can't believe they just let Americans in unsupervised.
    1 point
  44. Again thanks boys , and here is me thinking I was the odd one out, I am learning and like a few of you have said ‘tell them’ and I have , we shall see what happens over the next few days , off on a vacation soon for a few days here and there to blow away the cobwebs plus my first time at driving a car here, wish me luck.
    1 point
  45. Could be silverfish, was a pest before wallpaper paste had insecticide added.
    1 point
  46. There is also another insect that I have encountered which could be a cause for concern yet could be a false alarm? I don't know the true name of them other than all yachtsmen referred to them as "Book Bugs." The are very small and similar in appearance to aphids - just tiny off-white specs that can move fairly quickly and seem to prefer the adhesive found on bound and paperback books to be a favourite food. I have no idea if they would eat wallpaper glue, but they devastated most of my paperback books on the yacht. Just another possible consideration...
    1 point
  47. We have not had termite problems but the load bearing interior walls in our house are concrete and that’s not termite food. SWMBO took some photos, the vertical stripe pattern was much easier to line up than the circles (and wasted less paper).
    1 point
  48. Mike... After observing and listening to L, who is a high school teacher here, the "gaps" in the education sector here are huge. Teachers and students are not provided with basic materials - textbooks, note pads, pencils, computers... If a teacher wants to display something using a projector, he or she must provide that projector privately. Teachers are expected to teach western style subjects and methods, but are given no teaching aids or real guidance. They also spend 75% of their time filling out paperwork that probably nobody looks at - abstracts about the students and their physical bein
    1 point
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