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  1. http://www.amazon.com/Termidor-SC-Termiticide-20-oz/dp/B015X6E0LU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454348143&sr=8-1&keywords=termidor
  2. Boric acid is welding flux. Goodyear hardware in Olongapo has it. Ask for welding flux.
  3. Are the 2 little ones US citizens? Will they be traveling on US passports?
  4. Check and make sure the car, even if new is not a flood car. Also, I am pretty sure if you don't bring your car to the dealer you bought it from for oil changes and all other work they will void your warranty. Have a front and rear HD camera installed IMMEDIATLY. Make sure it records voice so you can let the police and or traffic officer know THEY are being recorded when you are pulled over for "driving while white".
  5. How much will 1500 be worth in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years? 20 years? I was just talking with a Norwegian yesterday and his currency has lost 25% since last year against the Peso. My electric, gasoline and most of my western style groceries cost more here than back in NY. Yes it can be done on your pension but for how long. Do you have free medical with your pension? Is the medical valid if you move outside of your country? Rent out your place and come on over here and see if you can live on your pension and not touch your savings. Remember, you will also need to pay visa costs and a visa run every 36 months. And with millions of beautiful Filipinas here, it won't be long before you find yourself with one of them attached at your hip. Even if your not looking to get attached, it will happen(its a good thing). Now your expenses have gone up. And what Filipina doesn't want a baby? Again more money but worth every penny. I am not trying to scare you but I see so many guys here that never really thought this out and moved here and now they are financially strapped and can't afford to go "home" and start over. So, come on over and get your feet wet. I'll buy you a beer if you come to subic. I can even introduce you to some great hard working Filipinas.
  6. You have never been here but plan on living here? This place aint Kansas. You will either love it here or be gone in 5 years or less. Tell us more about yourself so we can guide you towards the right area, if there is a right area.
  7. At home. I watched the towers fall from my house on Long Island. Religion of peace my ass!!!!
  8. http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/philippines-travel-warning.html Also, stay away from Chicago, Detroit and Baltimore
  9. Flagyl http://www.drugs.com/flagyl.html But go see a doctor
  10. Sept is rainy season so make sure where u are staying is not in a floodzone. There are some good places to eat. One of the main problems now in Angeles is the street kids. By law the CANNOT be arrested and they know it so they attack you in broad daylight on Fields Ave and there is nothing u can do but try to hold on to your stuff. They will stick their hands in your pockets and grab whatever they can. If you hit them or push them you will end up at station 4 paying out big money to the cops who will keep almost all of it for themselves. The kids have been known to do this to guys who are 6' 3" and 250LBS. They have no fear so be careful when walking on fields. Just say no to the vendors and keep walking. If you want to meet some Swedes, come up to Subic.
  11. How long will u be staying? Do u want only a hotel room or will an apartment be OK, if u are staying for a long time?
  12. FLOOD These people are experts at hiding flood cars. Be very very careful.
  13. NFL Game pass works fine and ONLY out of the USA. $199 last year for EVERY game and the best part is you can play it when you want, not at 4am local time when it airs. https://gamepass.nfl.com/nflgp/secure/packages?ttv=0
  14. "Ok. I have decided to put a small house on my wife's uncles land. I will not own anything but she will have a place to live when I die." STOP RIGHT THERE. REPEAT...STOP RIGHT THERE Wifes uncles land Wifes uncles land Wifes uncles land I would almost bet that after you are gone (RIP by the way, sorry to hear of your passing) there will be fighting amongst the family over that house and your wife will end up out on the street. NEVER build on land you don't own in this country. For sure there will be aunts uncles sisters brothers nieces and nephews coming out of the jungle to claim what is "theirs"
  15. Forget paranormal activity. I'm still waiting to experience NORMAL activity here in the Philippines!!! :hystery: :hystery: :hystery:
  16. Wednesday nights at Wild Orchid Barefoot bar is steak night. For P495 you can get a 250 gram tenderloin with soup, salad and potato. I was there this past Wednesday with three other couples. Live band playing in the background. You can go on base and try Texas Joes BBQ place. Nice and clean, air conditioning very good ribs and brisket. Gilbert runs that place. If you want to spend about $40 or more per person you can try The Castle on base. VERY VERY upscale. The owner also owns The Urban Deli across from the yacht club. Brand new place with great bread, chocolate and sandwiches. Today I had lunch at Extreme Expresso on base. Very good pizza ( for the Philippines) and EXCELLENT toasted almond gelato ice cream for dessert. The bars in Barretto are either morning/afternoon drinking bars or evening girlie bars. What day will you be arriving?
  17. Vfw is good food run by Mike from Puzzles cafe. Also, Margarita Station is good. Stay away from Phillies.
  18. Do you know what sort of rent is paid in the Condos in Subic Freeport. I am realising more each day that may be thethe only answer. Just one b/room one level hopefully You are probably looking at a minimum of 25,000 per month. If u live on base u will need a car or a motorcycle.
  19. Texas Joes is managed by Gilbert. I can introduce you to him if you'd like.
  20. Almost forgot, there is a wood fired pizza oven at a restaurant on base called aresi's. http://www.tripadvisor.com.ph/Restaurant_Review-g4751237-d1630494-Reviews-Aresi_s-Subic_Bay_Freeport_Zone_Central_Luzon_Region_Luzon.html Some love it, others don't. To me, the pizza was horrible. Much better pizza at Extremely expresso http://www.tripadvisor.com.ph/Restaurant_Review-g4751237-d812747-Reviews-Xtremely_Xpresso_Cafe-Subic_Bay_Freeport_Zone_Central_Luzon_Region_Luzon.html Are you planning a visit to this area?
  21. I live in Subic and I can tell you that the ALL the pizza here is pure garbage as is most of the Italian food. There are 3 real problems. The first is quality ingredients. Almost impossible to get and pricey if you can get them. The second problem relates to the first problem. You have to charge a decent price to cover the cost of your quality ingredients and MANY of the expats here will complain about bad food, but won't pay for good food. So now the expats won't pay for your excellent food and the locals who have money think your food is crap because it tastes horrible(which means it tastes excellent). They have completely different taste buds and consider ketchup with sugar mixed in good spaghetti sauce. Now forget about what I just said and come here and open a place up so I can have some good Italian food and pizza. I am dying for a real slice of NY pizza and a veal parmigana dinner.
  22. if your interested in diving in Subic, stop in at The Arizona hotel dive shop in Barretto or Johans dive shop in Baloy.
  23. My gf came up with one last night that I told her we would kick around. So let me put it on the forum. Lots of filipinas work for call centres. Some foreigners also work for call centers. Due to the rapidly falling exchange rate on the Canadian dollar, my gf suggested to me that sooner or later I may end up having to work to supplement my budget and it would be better to do it now rather than wait until I am even older. So she hatched this plan where we could both get a job at the same call center and become DINKS (double income no kids). She figured we could work the same shift on the same 6 month contract and then take 6 months off to enjoy the extra loot. She had it figured that the starting salary is 14K pesos a month but the full salary (after 6 weeks) is 25K pesos a month and that would mean not needing any of my Canadian money until (hopefully) the exchange rate recovers (I could only get 34 pesos to the dollar yesterday). So as of now its just a daydream but who knows, anyone tried it? You can get all your answers here. http://www.pinoyexchange.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=93
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