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  1. How much is the replacement battery?
  2. Wonder if it is easier in Cebu Mactan International airport or Davao Airport?
  3. Agree Jim, sadly. Think England peaked beating the All Blacks.
  4. Well played Wales you gave it your all. Congrats to New Zealand getting the bronze.
  5. Well played Wales sorry you didn't get there. Third time losing in the World Cup semi's. Your time will come. Well played South Africa. Go England in the final!
  6. Ee by heck an Andy Capp flat hat! I got one those haha
  7. Great game to watch Wales were gutsy and the rough arm (should I say elbow) tactics in the scrum backfired on the French with the red card taking them down to 14 players. I support Wales as it's the land of my late dad... mum is from Hampshire. But if playing Australia I barrack for my adopted country of Oz... I have dual nationality with UK. But if Australia play England I like England as my homeland to win....Go England against the All Blacks! Jack says I have a identity crisis ps my son was born in Scotland!
  8. Maybe having a gap between the flu and pneumonia shots is generally recommended by doctor's Dave but when I was back in Oz 3 months ago for a visit, my doc ok'd both at the same time....one in one arm and one in the other Didn't experience any problems from it.....and it saved me going back. Both shots were free as the Pneumonia shot is also free in Oz to the over seventies.
  9. Might be last months meeting or some stole my red wine
  10. I was one of those .....and yes know the "non-gentleman" who you are talking about, the man behind his wife ,as it was then. It was the same scheme that Dave H referred to back in 2012 when I was living in Cebu. I might even had been one of those foreigners in that room that pooh pooh you Dave...I'm not sure. That scheme was sold on the back of the PDIC's insurance backing as it was through a rural bank who were in on the scheme. Think the PDIC cover per bank account back then was P250, 000. So I only invested P250T as did my wife. I claimed and got P200,000+ back eventually but my Filipino wife's claim went round and round in circles and was never paid. Some people invested huge sums and lost the lot. What was particularily annoying was said non-gentleman kept encouraging people to invest and accepting new members to the scheme even when he knew the scheme was about to fold. A**h*le is too nice a name for this expat who made thousands from gulible investors....yes I admit I was one. The old adage "If it's to good to be true...it ain't true" applies in all this schemes. Footnote: sorry guys this should have been linked to quotes by Dave Houndriver and a reply to him about a ponzi scheme back in 2012. I stuffed up the quotes being in this reply... dotterage showing I'm afraid Here is the post from Dave that OzeMike referenced above. <snip>So if a bank tells you they have a mutual fund that you can invest in, and historically it makes 20 % per year, does that sound too good to be true? What about if I tell you I am a fund investor and historically I make 20% per year, does that sound too good to be true? Which one is more likely to be a Ponzi scheme? When you think you have the answer, Google "Philippine rural banks Ponzi scheme 2008". It is interesting that you use that old saying because people told me that same story before I moved to the Philippines. I told them how great it was here and they said: "That sounds too good to be true, I would not go there if I were you". It was great back then. Perhaps that was because there were not so many foreigners here. <end snip>
  11. Re: PLDT free speed increase for existing customers Yep same thing here been driving me crazy.... was beginning to think it was a scam
  12. They told us we can get up to 3 (or was it 5??) Smart cellphone numbers recorded with the PLDT office and these registered numbers can be called from the landline free. Anyone here confirm that?
  13. We're on the PLDT Fibre in Talay, Dumaguete 25Mbs plan..and most times its around 28Mbs some times even 30Mbs so very happy with it... as I use Kayo app from Australia through ExpressVPN for live steaming of all Foxtel sports channels....recommend it AUD$25 per month. Coming back to PLDT 25Mbs plan it is supposedly P1,899 per month but they charge me P1, 999 Keep meaning to ask them... I'm thinking it is the cost of installation spread over x number of months. I thought it was installed during one of their frequent "free installation" promos but maybe I missed out!
  14. Makes no difference they have been brain washed by advertising and by comments from other Fiipinos that to be dark skinned means you are a lower class and by economic reality in certain job positions here. A previous girl friend in Cebu some years ago went for a sale lady's position in Metro Department Store in Ayala Shopping Mall.. she was smart, had a computer degree, very pretty with a great smile and personality. She was told at the interview she met all the requirements but they couldn't give her the job because she was too dark.
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