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Mike S

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Mike S last won the day on January 1 2016

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  1. FYI ..... he finally announced on the ABS-CBN news tonight that he believes in one god ... allah .... all along he has been saying he is not a muslim .... just in case you were wondering or need to know ..... FYI
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    To the "Shy Boy"

    My god ... the ol' fart is getting old .... .... Happy Birthday chief .... And here is your present .... use it in good health as I know you will ....
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    Me and Computers

    You could always by a cheap monitor at CDR King and just plug it into your laptop but then you wouldn't be able to travel with your LT .... cheapest way out .... you could just remove the LT screen if you get a monitor as you said your keyboard comes off anyway just follow the wires back from the LT screen and disconnect them ... but not sure about that so ask someone who knows .... good luck
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    Yamashita's Gold

    It was reported that when Marcos was president he found or rather confiscated a large quantity of the Japanese stolen loot .... look it up n the internet and enjoy many hours of fascinating reading .... Never been bit by the treasure hunting bug here but when I lived in Florida I spent more than a few weekends on the out-laying islands around Charlotte Harbor searching for pirate treasure as well as countless hours in libraries pouring over old books and manuscripts .... met many a colorful character including L. Frank Hudson an author of 4 books on Florida treasures .... also a diver who worked for Treasure Salvors (owned by Mel Fisher) who had to resign due to a busted ear drum before they found the Atocha .... and a few more .... it was fun but definitely a young mans game .... no fun sleeping on a 20ft high shell mound in the middle of no-where ..... miles from civilization and only reachable by boat .... ahhhhhhhh ... those were the days
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    Lazy boy chair

    Don't know if it is real or not but there is a store that is called LZ Boys which advertises Lazy-boy recliners on Lacson near Uratex foam .... but like I said not sure if they are legit or not .... if you check it out please let us know what you find ....
  6. I certainty hope you are not including me in the (most of you guys) as I keep my private life just that private ..... I don't associate with other ex-pats or my neighbors except to wave or say hi to my neighbors .... I have no social media accounts and never allow my picture to be taken let alone posted except for official purposes I was only pointing out MY experiences with the Brgy as pertaining to the registration .... so if my reply upset you than so be it .... I replied to your concern about your passport info being required .... for me it was not and I guess it was not for Jack ....
  7. Exactly ..... the first time I applied for my annual 13a registration I was required to go to the brgy in person to fill out a Brgy clearance .... no big deal and NO PASSPORT or passport info was required .... just a simple form with our address a picture of me and other simple questions .... am I concerned .... no not really because as many have mentioned most tricycle drivers know were you live as well as your neighbors even if you THINK you are anonymous ..... you really aren't ....
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    Geeeeez Steve ... I didn't know it was Myrlita's birthday too .... .... anyway happy birthday to the TWO of you ....
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    Anyone else notice this?

    You spent them on wine ... women and song ..... .... just be glad your still 54 .... you could be an ol' fart like me pushing 71 .... Happy birthday you YOUNG fart .....
  10. Sorry Guys but I have been using Win 8.1 (came on my computer) for almost a year now and I don't see any problems with it .... none what so ever .... I upgraded (definitely not a correct term) to Win 10 for about 2 weeks and promptly went back to 8.1 .... BUT .... I have not installed any windows updates since I went back to 8.1 more 7 months ago .... and guess what ... no problems but then I don't use any of M$'s programs except 8.1 with all programs from M$ deleted except the naked OS .... I know people bitched about the charms menu popping up all the time on 8.1 but I don't run my cursor along the far right side of my screen anyway (don't know why someone would) and if I need the charms menu I hit Win + C and it pops up so it is not a problem for me .... and if you want 8.1 to look and act a lot like Win 7 there are tons of tips and tricks to do that on the web ...... you just have to search for them ...... still run Win 7 on my desktop with updates turned off .... same reason .... I personally feel 8.1 got and continues to get a bad rap .... 10 is much much worse in terms of stability etc. ..... but again JMHO .... Here is the first page of a search for making 8.1 more like Win 7 .....
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    Is it me? or them?

    Com'on guys you've been here long enough to know that every little Podunk store isn't going to carry an item that would take 10 years to sell nor would you or I if we owned the store .... I ordered a processor for my computer 4 years ago that wasn't even available in all of the Philippines but had been out for more than 6 months in the US but the supplier in Manila ordered me one just took 3 weeks to get it ... supply and demand is what it is called in Business 101 .... best to call first (if you know the number) and bring a picture of what you want ... it really helps ....
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    Good News For Me

    You do realize that your dog will probably be put into quarantine for a while once you get here don't you ???
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    Alternative cereals

    Sorry but everyone knows there is but one cereal ...... cornflakes ...... Just kidding ..... but I do eat Special K and I loved the shredded wheat biscuits (cereal) sold by Tesco when SM used to carry it .... but as usual it was sold out about 1 month after they got it so no need to order it again .... that was 6 months ago ....
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    Diabetic anyone

    Hi Mark .... there are a few of us diabetics here on the board .... me I was just diagnosed with type 2 late last year but to me it was borderline .... 160 but still needed to be controlled .... in the US I controlled it with diet and limited carbs but here not so easy so I now am on medication ..... first thing is to find a good Internal medicine Doc. .... not sure where you are going to move to but they are around .... get ready for a sticker shock .... mine charges me p350 per visit and she is excellent ..... as far as price of medications go I can't say as I'm taking medication for Diabetes .... High BP and a Thyroid disorder .... all three run me about p10,000 per month or $215 per month (happy to say all are well under control) .... I have only seen 2 brands of glucometers here the most popular being OneTouch Select and can be found just about any drugstore .... strips also available as well as needles (you don't need a scrip for anything except the medication) .... if you take insulin needles and meds also available .... and the pen type applicator .... unlike the US you don't need a scrip for needles here (I used to by them for my printer ink refill) ..... Anything else you may need just ask .... a lot will depend on where you are moving to .....
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    Condiment Mysteries???

    Springfield products are generally pretty good and are made in the US and sent here (all except cornflakes .... sorry private joke) their mayo is to me the best I have found here .... Heinz Ketchup is Heinz Ketchup and not sweet like the Filipino kind ..... I did find Vlasic pickles both the whole ones in gallon jars and the sliced ones as well as relish .... also found Jack Daniels mustard .... about 10 different flavors but all this was years ago in Ayala Cebu .... lot better food choices in Cebu than here .... Springfield brand was found in Ayala and Robinsons and they have lots of different items from peanut butter to horse radish .... have not found a bad product by them yet but like everything else here it is hit and miss .... one month the selves are filled with them and next 2 months wala .... even the Tesco products we were getting a while back in SM have depleted considerably .... no pickled beets in months now .... and the shredded wheat cereal I loved longer than that ....(Kriss Aquino needs to get out of the politics and start pushing Tesco products again .... would be a whole lot more productive) (JMHO of course) ..... We were making our own bread (and still do occasionally) but we found no sugar wheat bread made by Bob's Cafe to be better than we could make and easier too .... I find here that it all depends on who asks for what from the manager as they may try it but if it sits on the shelves for very long they won't reorder and if sells out in a week they won't reorder either .... .... so it is a challenge finding food you like ..... finally after almost 9 years I found hotdogs I am comfortable with .... Virginia's New Yorker hot dogs .... either I have lived here to long or they are equal to the hot dogs in the US .... If I can think of anything else I'll let you know ....