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OnMyWay

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  1. Good question. They are going to work on it after they finish the license plates.
  2. That is why it is perfect for us. When we are out and about it is on all the time, but not used much, so it lasts a long, long time. For p399, mine will probably last almost a year. Also, I leave mine on all the time, so if I walk outside my house or into a wifi dead spot, it kicks in.
  3. Update on this. My 24 GB is has about 12 GB left, after 5.5 months. I use it a lot, I think. Great deal! Also, I got it for my wife too, so it is rare that we need to make phone calls. We just use FB messenger for almost all messages and calls.
  4. 20 years has passed so fast. The week before 9/11, I had a business trip to JFK and took an afternoon off to tour Manhattan, in a hotel arranged mini-bus. We passed by the towers but that was not one of our stops. On 9/11 I was on a commuter train in San Francisco, almost to the office, when the first plane hit. We only knew because my VP at the time always had a portable radio he listened to on the trains. Our office at the time was on the ~50th floor of 100 California. We were the first ones in the office and spent the next hours nervously looking out the windows and wondering if any more planes were in the air, perhaps towards San Francisco. A terribly sad day, life changing, world changing. May the perpetrators burn in hell, and may the victims and heroes of the day be remembered forever.
  5. A few months ago, thieves robbed a neighbor who lives near the perimeter fence bordering Olongapo. During a heavy downpour, they came up a hill through the jungle, came through a hole in the chain link fence, and actually came into his house through the backdoor while they were upstairs watching TV. Among the stolen items was a full size Bosch automatic dishwasher. They made it halfway down the hill then hid several items including the dishwasher. Those were recovered but I never heard if the thieves were id'd and caught.
  6. From her accent, I would guess she has spent a lot of time in California and probably lived there. Smart lady. However, if I would have seen her videos 10 years ago, I probably would not have married a single mom who was in the process of annulment. Luckily the annulment finished 6 months after I arrived.
  7. That is not illegal as long as you have a copy of the bill of sale and the sellers id, signed. They make it super hard for a buyer to change the name if the vehicle was not already registered locally.
  8. Yes, they have had them on SCTEX for several years. We have had them in Subic Bay Freeport for over 2 years, before Covid.
  9. Well then he needs to go back and censor a lot of other posts.
  10. For those that have been holding off on getting a vaccine, I have good news! I filled up at Petron, showed them my vaccination card, and got 2 pesos per liter discount! 112 pesos total!!!
  11. Mike, I just reported your post. A moderator, of all people, should not be calling other members stupid because of a difference of opinion.
  12. Dave, sorry, you are mixed up here. This is a Covid discussion forum. This is an Expat forum with a Sub-Forum called "Coronavirus. Your Say And Questions". GS can have his say and he has contributed on many other subjects. If you guys don't like what he saying, stop following this topic or block him. Social media is showing us that the best way to win an argument, or an election, is censorship. If you want to go down that road.
  13. I opened a discussion about the online Utah marriage on the Visa forum. So it is now legal to get married in Utah County without every meeting physically, via the Web Conference. The marriage participants can be from any country. For me, this is ripe for fraud and abuse. We will have to agree to disagree. Philippines is full of pretty young girls who would do anything to help their poor families. If some dude of unknown character wires them some money to buy a plane ticket for a meetup, I don't think she should be allowed to go, and there are thousand of historical cases of abuse. That is why CFO was formed. What I described above is basically online prostitution. If they allowed it, thousands of young Filipinas would swarming to meet guys overseas. Having 3 daughters, I use the daughter test for these scenarios: A. My legal age daughter tells me, "Daddy, I met an American guy online a month ago and were in love. Due to Covid, we are going to marry online right away". Hell no! If she pursues the relationship and really cares about it, she can wait. If she is super serious, I will hire a PI in the U.S. and investigate the guy. B. "Daddy, I met a guy online and we are going to meetup in Thailand to see if we like each other. Can you loan me the money for the plane ticket? He will pay it back when we meetup". Hell no! C. "Daddy, I have been offered a job in Dubai. The pay is very high and I am provided with room and board." Hell no! A few years back, I intervened and prevented my wife's cousin from being defrauded by a "love" scammer on FB. She is a 60ish widower and was falling in love. I researched the picture he was using on FB and it was a total scam. Fortunately, she has since found a genuine American gentleman. They met and are engaged. They would probably be married now, except for Covid.
  14. The problem is, in a place like the Philippines, they can't deal with this. So far, I have not been able to get my wife vaccinated at all. How will Philippines deal with "every 6 months"?
  15. Requirements for someone living in the Philippines, or U.S, to arrive in Hong Kong! Vaccination, pre-flight test and 21 days quarantine hotel and 6 tests during quarantine! Worse than the Philippines! They are calling it a Vaccine Bubble! https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html Group A specified places (High-risk) Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Malaysia, Nepal, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America Persons applicable: Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified place(s) during the relevant period (the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong or during the 21 days before that day) and who - Have been fully vaccinated and hold recognised vaccination record Boarding requirement: Present recognised vaccination record; Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 72 hours; and Confirmation of room reservation in a DQH for not less than 21 nights Quarantine requirement: Undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 days in a designated quarantine hotel Undergo 6 tests during compulsory quarantine; Self-monitoring in the subsequent 7 days Compulsory testing on the 26th day of arrival at Hong Kong at any Community Testing Centre (CTC) Better guide in PDF format: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/concise_guide_vaccinated_travellers_ENG.pdf
  16. This has been rumored for a while, maybe even here on the forum. And they owe a lot of people refunds. People have complained that refunds take forever. I wonder if these refunds are a large liability on the books that can be swept away.
  17. Out of curiosity, I was looking into it. It seems that Utah County in the state of Utah has come up with the most progressive online scheme. I can't find anything about a physical meeting requirement. However, there is this in the FAQ, and it might be relevant here. If a couple is married in a web-conference ceremony how does that affect immigration or travel, especially during COVID-19 restrictions? This is a question for the countries involved, but a certified and apostilled marriage certificate may facilitate travel in spite of general travel bans. However, in terms of immigration, additional proof of a marriage relationship may be required by the immigration officials of the country in which a visa is being applied for. A Certificate of Marriage may not always be enough documentation. https://www.utahcounty.gov/Dept/ClerkAud/WebCeremonyFAQ.html
  18. Yes, for US Visas, the same. Seems strange that the Utah online marriage would allow not meeting, but I suppose there is some other legal documents required. Most of the people using the online Utah marriage on the Visa forum were planning on Fiancé visa, but those are dead in the water for now. So they get married and then apply for spouse visa.
  19. Thailand is opening for the Philippines September 6. Malaysia and Indonesia too. https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/09/04/2124849/philippines-lift-travel-ban-10-countries-september-6?fbclid=IwAR0b6KpxoBpOZJsWbTq6fJlLZxrO-V8jFDrXv_EPylL6RkaNVRpfROyzcvc MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will lift the restrictions imposed on travelers coming from 10 countries starting September 6, Malacañang announced on Saturday. In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation of the pandemic task force to lift the ban on travelers coming from the following countries: India Pakistan Bangladesh Sri Lanka Nepal United Arab Emirates Oman Thailand Malaysia Indonesia The travel ban was implemented in a bid to ward off the hyper contagious Delta variant, which is now driving a surge in COVID-19 infections in the country.
  20. Thailand is back on the allowed list effective September 6. MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will lift the restrictions imposed on travelers coming from 10 countries starting September 6, Malacañang announced on Saturday. In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation of the pandemic task force to lift the ban on travelers coming from the following countries: India Pakistan Bangladesh Sri Lanka Nepal United Arab Emirates Oman Thailand Malaysia Indonesia The travel ban was implemented in a bid to ward off the hyper contagious Delta variant, which is now driving a surge in COVID-19 infections in the country. https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/09/04/2124849/philippines-lift-travel-ban-10-countries-september-6?fbclid=IwAR0b6KpxoBpOZJsWbTq6fJlLZxrO-V8jFDrXv_EPylL6RkaNVRpfROyzcvc
  21. I think you are saying that they have never met physically but got married online? This is interesting. I have not heard of anybody doing this on the US Visa forum. I will ask. Seems like the best way to meet because it is almost certain she will not be allowed to travel. Maybe if she is older and has travel experience. It might be illegal in some cases, but a requiring a CFO certificate is required by law when a Filipino is travelling overseas for purposes other than tourism. I know it is a hassle but after some time I believe in the concept. It is not about a "jealous official". It is is about protecting Filipinos from being trafficked or be made slave labor, etc. It has happened, a lot. If your Filipina friend met an American online, never met him physically, and married him online, my opinion is that that circumstance should not be allowed. Two people should meet and spend time together before marriage commitment. If that is allowed, they might as well go back to mail order brides.
  22. The US Visa forum I follow has a lot of discussion about online marriage and a section devoted to the Philippines too. PM me if you want the name. There are several who have used the Utah online marriage. I can't recall if any Filipinas used it. There are a several who married in 3rd countries, including at least one Filipina. The bigger issue may be with getting the Filipina out of the Philippines to meetup or get married. They are very strict now and if the Filipina does not have travel experience, it is tough. The younger the Filipina, the harder it is. They have been requesting CFO even though the traveler does not meet the traditional rules for needing CFO. Also, finding countries to travel to is hard and changes frequently. I don't think Thailand is an option now. If you are able to accomplish the meetup, I don't think coming in as a Balikbayan is an issue, as long as you have the marriage license.
  23. Wait a minute. Was there not an almost identical crash several months ago?
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