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  1. One morning after my wife and I first started living together I kissed her at the door and said "see you later alligator" as I set off for work. When I came home she was upstairs in the bedroom and the door was locked, I had no clue what I had done. Finally she let me in around bedtime but I couldn't get anything out of her so I tried to get some sleep for work the next day, of course just as I'm about to drift off she starts crying, I plead with her to tell me what I did, finally she looks at me and says "you call me alligator" needless to say I didn't get any sleep because she couldn't be co
    12 points
  2. When i met my future wife and had the holiday romance , a few pictures taken of us both plus lots taken of her by myself , I had one picture on my mobile phone as a screen saver which I thought was a very nice one , anyway Emma saw it and straight away went quite on me and I had no idea why as I said the picture is lovely . A few hours later I found out the reason why she was a little upset , while the photo was fine on my mobile phone my service provider was written right across her forehead VIRGIN, that’s what she did not like , it took me awhile showing her virgin trains , virgin pla
    10 points
  3. Could be worse. Could still be with one from back home. .
    5 points
  4. I'd personally rather have AM and her anger than any sort of cold shoulder behaviour, at least it's out there in the open and being discussed, well eventually None of us is perfect, what do we all do when we're in the wrong? I just admit my error, apologise, and move on after she's calmed down.
    4 points
  5. Interesting commentaries. I have been happily married for 49 years to the same person. She is my first love and that love has blossomed over the years. We celebrate our 50th anniversary this coming September. On the subject of marriage and relationships, let me plead the 5th (US Constitution right against self-incrimination).
    4 points
  6. PLDT has an upgrade plan that might benefit some of you. Only good til the end of the month. Link down below. I have been paying p3730 for 50 mbps + Cignal digital HD TV for 5 years, and that started out with SubicTel, a PLDT subsidiary. I usually get 50-75 mbps. After my 2 year term was up, I asked at the Subictel office about getting a lower rate, more than once. They acted like they had never heard of that concept, and said no, not possible. Since then, Subictel was merged back into PLDT, so I have to deal with PLDT directly. So a while back I got an e-mail from PLDT about t
    3 points
  7. Makes me glad I’m still single! If a girl I’m with pulls the Tampo thing I merely show her to the door and say adios! 🤣🤣🤣
    3 points
  8. I am not sure what the future economic impact will be from the stimulus money. Just glad it went to me, and others like me, to spend. Better than having politicians explain through their press releases how they are using it for wonderful projects in their home states like statues for town plazas honoring local citizens you absolutely don't know.
    2 points
  9. Did Sean really bitch slap Baba Wawa? God I hope he did.
    2 points
  10. More than 90 million people have received at least one dose in the US, so some immunity there. Add to that the 31 million cases to date, and the likelihood that for each officially counted case there are two others that never were detected, and we are talking over 180 million people with at least some immunity right now. That's over half the US population. Herd immunity is expected to hit at somewhere between 60 and 80 percent of the population, so we should be getting there very soon at the current rate of over 2 million shots per day and roughly 60,000 official cases per day. Once that occur
    2 points
  11. PLDT, seems to work better at night. I can stream movies without any buffering, even UK live TV shows. Might be that the farcebook media kids have gone to bed.
    2 points
  12. And that would assume your pockets are deep enough to buy a jab(s) for the cost of a round trip airfare plus the other food, lodging, travel, etc. expenses because the jabs are three to twelve weeks apart depending on vaccine. And hope the Philippines does not change the rules on who can come back while you are away. And if all that is not worry enough, it appears certain people in the USA are beginning to think it okay to harass and/or assault anyone with Asian features so keep a close watch over your wife. I will probably calm down after I have a cup of coffee.
    2 points
  13. GeoffH provides us with a very good explanation. The following is supplemental information. You can still catch Covid 19 after vaccination, but here is the latest: "In total, four out of 8,121 workers at the University of Texas and seven out of 14,990 in UC San Diego tested positive after receiving two doses, according to The New York Times." Can someone vaccinated transmit the virus to others? The answer is, "Maybe yes. Maybe no." The experts don't know and they are waiting for the data from studies. So the experts want everyone to wear masks in the meantime. Specific
    2 points
  14. Problem is: our (= Western expats) definition of normality isn't exactly a Filipino's definition of normality. The amount of struggle, pain and hardship a "normal" (typical) Filipino family goes through their life doesn't even begin to compare to our life back home, or even down here. Do they accept most of these struggles and pain passively, with a smile and an almost religious form or resignation? The fact that they seem to bounce back after every family tragedy, after losing everything and starting over, after episodes of humiliation and de-humanization that we Westerners would find un
    2 points
  15. Tampo time is the time I actually assert my reason for being here, for PEACE not silliness. On these occasions I do have the LAST word and they know when I am annoyed.
    2 points
  16. My partner does it and despite many conversations/warnings etc regarding my total contempt of such a childish action she still continues to do it. A year or two back a good friend here just advised me to give her an hour or two and if she is still acting like a spoiled brat then just go out and leave her to it. That is generally what I do now, I leave her to sulk on her own until the cows come home. Me? I go off to town, have a coffee, meet friends, maybe go for a dinner and then have a few beers and watch some live music. Maybe go into 'Why Not' which is a late night bar/nightclub and j
    2 points
  17. I've had two internal gas tanks empty over night due to leaking hoses. One hose was only installed three months previously. It was a rented property and the gas bottle stuck under the sink. I made a habit of switching the gas on and off after every use as the quality of the rubber hose was suspect even from new.
    2 points
  18. Kinda hard Jake if they refuse to talk, discuss or otherwise say what the issue is. Plus why patronize or reward bad behavior? For me being in the oldie category I deal with it by being the same, just keep mouth shut and do my own thing, Eventually it goes away, fortunately rarely happens these days.
    2 points
  19. This is what am still confused about. A gray area for now. I was paying for a Fibr/Cignal package obtained through Subictel. I just looked at the old paperwork and the Fibr monthly was 3500. The Cignal was free Cignal Triple Play package + 230 for Cignal box rental per month. So I have no idea what is going to happen with my Cignal. Actually we wanted to drop it anyway because we no longer use it. Now I have to wait for the April 1 billing to see what happens.
    1 point
  20. You lucky bastards. All Uncle Sam sends me are tax bills, not stimulus checks.
    1 point
  21. Regardless, you're saving around 1400php a month for, at worst, the same as you had before - not the worst deal you'll get. I just upgraded my Globe plan - same price and increase from 30mbps to 35mbps. No big jump but will allow me to get Netflix in 4k more often than I currently do. Taking Globe (1899php) and Cignal (1880php with 2 boxes) together we are paying about what you were before. That said, we have more channels on Cignal than with the PLDT plan but a lower speed.
    1 point
  22. Good news! There are already abundant worms cruising through our soil here. One crawled over my foot yesterday and startled me. We see their tracks on the surface in some places where we recently added some "earth fill" or land fill that is mostly earth or dirt (except for the plastic bits, flip-flops and a few rocks. We think it may be river dredgings because it is very silty. So we are going to hold off on importing more worms for now... I am impressed with your neighbours. I always had the intentions but did not follow through with being a true environmentalist. But we both try. When t
    1 point
  23. The special has nothing to do with Cignal but yes, Cignal would not work well if PLDT is not working well.
    1 point
  24. Even Better
    1 point
  25. They certainly get tampo over the strangest things. My latest one came right out of the blue ( her 2nd of three then the door hits her on the way out). I was asking what she fancied doing later and she just blurted out " the ice crusher is broken." Not having an ice crusher in the house I asked her for the start of this particular conversation as I've not got a clue what she is on about. She just went silent and her lip dropped. I asked her again what the full story was and she just blanked me. I reminded her that if she is discussing something I like a start then a middle and an end t
    1 point
  26. I think you will have to go a bit further up 15. Jake is in Vegas now!
    1 point
  27. Well to be honest, we had saved up for a visit last June (we know how that went ). Have a 3 week credit at a hotel in San Diego (took me 3 months going through the booking agent, hotel and credit card folks to get that taken care of ) We have a niece there now (nurse naturally ) who is keeping her ear to the ground. My (hopeful) plan is to wait until the J#J one jab shot is ready and widely available. My fall back is, it being San Diego with lots of military bases and if we have to extend our stay, to stay on one of the base transient quarters. 3rd option is to bunk in with either my sis
    1 point
  28. I thought about that too but from what I'm reading the Philippines treats the a positive antibody test as a covid case, you would have to then have the RT-PCR test to prove you don't have the virus currently, which brings me to the subject of travel to the U.S. Passengers are required to get a negative covid test within three days of departure "The negative pre-departure test must be a viral test (RT-PCR or Antigen) that was conducted on a specimen collected within 3 days prior to flight departure from a foreign country" The problem I see here is that if you opt for the antigen test you might
    1 point
  29. That sounds like a recipe for disaster for me. Act like a spoiled child and get rewarded for it? Not bloody likely!
    1 point
  30. My wife has always done this - after every use she turns off the supply.
    1 point
  31. I just call my partner by the name of my ex if she starts that behaviour. I'm too long in the tooth to put up with what I see as immature behaviour. She soon gets the message.
    1 point
  32. Maybe. 10 days ago I started coughing and could barely catch my breath. Symptoms got worse and included cough, fever, shortness of breath, pain in upper lungs, headache, fatigue, muscle ache. Sounds familiar yes? The problem is there are no test sites here in the province. I felt like crap, but I also do not feel it is life threating (at that point) and know that the majority of corona cases, if that is what is, do not require hospitalization. About day 7 I began to cough up "yellow crap" and my lungs were making strange noises. At that point my wife drove me to the doctor.
    1 point
  33. The Angry Midget (wife) and I have a rule: Don't go to sleep angry with each other. This is normally rather easily achieved given that I'm never in any doubt as to where she stands on any contentious issue, and these opinions are often delivered with umm fervour. There's been times I wish I was on the wrong end of "tampo".... 4'10 and 45kgs (100lbs) and the only thing in the planet I'm scared of....
    1 point
  34. Behavior that is rewarded with gifts or money will be repeated in the future. Just my opinion of course.
    1 point
  35. “One of the worst feelings in an intimate relationship is to feel ignored” The subject of TAMPO, although it was discussed many times before....thank you Guy for sharing. It's still quite relevant, especially for the new members here. Over the 35 years I've been married to Judy, I am guilty also of giving my wife, the silent treatment. But when I started my retirement years, I had to force myself -- don't sweat the small shit. And indeed, most of our issues were BS. I do get angry but after an overnight of unnecessary stress, I try to kiss and make up. JJ made an excellen
    1 point
  36. Mostly agree. What I don't understand is this. Why would our local leader be encouraging people to get tested at p3800 a pop? This is from her FB. Why would someone who is feeling fine want to be tested? Especially with the tests not being 100% accurate? And if you are negative, and no vaccine is available to you, a week later you could be positive. Cases are rising. Get tested. Titiisin ko po lahat ng pagmumura ninyo sa akin Basta sumunod po tayo sa protocols upang wag dumami pa ang COVID dito sa atin
    1 point
  37. final update on this question... Credit Karma is NOT international! unless you're using a VPN (i am not) foreign isp's get blocked. it displays as the 'page is not currently available. try later.' went to H & R Block site and got it done. about 20 minutes and FREE! i did avail myself of the $24.99 that keeps the information in the cloud for 6 years just so all the minutia will be available when next year rolls around. there is talk in congress about either a 4th stimulus check or permanent, regular, monthly support for low and most middle income taxpayers. NOT holding
    1 point
  38. Just for the record, the gentleman who started this thread is a friend of mine and co-worker that I have worked with for many years. He reached out to me for help and has pretty much explained everything this is to know on this topic. I can vouch for him, if that means anything. Because my wife is from the Philippines and I have asked many a questions here and you guys have helped me out in that regard, I suggested my friend make an inquiry here hoping that it might bare some fruit. Rest assured that there is nothing sinister going on here... just a genuine reaching out for some help. In the U
    1 point
  39. Printing money from thin air is causing inflation, reducing purchasing power and making all of us poorer. I took my $1400 check and invested all of it in bitcoin, as of today my stimulus check grew to almost $1600.
    0 points
  40. Remedy the situation right away, not by correcting the infraction because the reason is unknown, but by being extra nice in other ways. Dinner out or an increase of money for the household expenditure. You are in really deep trouble if she starts telling friends and family members what's wrong with you.
    0 points
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