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Everything posted by russellmania

  1. You are retired with a steady monthly income to support yourself in the Philippines?
  2. Taking those long overnight ferries in the Philippines always had me a little nervous. I would picture everyone in the ships wheelhouse sleeping like the security guards in the Philippines at 3am LOL!
  3. I heard some people are using whats called "Rent a Ticket" which is a legit flight itinerary good for 48hrs to use at check in and Phils immigration. The ticket is auto cancels after 48hrs. They running 20 bucks or so. Cheaper than throwaway tickets for sure.
  4. I'm not sure if I remember seeing whole wheat pasta for sale in the Philippines grocery stores, is it for sale there? If not, I will bring my own on my next trip to the Phils.
  5. I bought my airfare last week. Lax to Singapore to Cebu leaving Feb 22 for $1250. Returning March 20th. Getting PCR covid tested 48hrs before the flight is gonna be a bish.
  6. "They choose tall single male" but thats not always true. I asked the check in clerk for an exit door seat. Im 6ft6 and she said,,sorry sir, no vacancy. I get on the flight and as I walked by the exit door seats..I see a female next to the exit door!!! Of course I was annoyed but I held my tongue.
  7. You paid 1.5 million for 1700sqm a few years ago...I just paid 1.5 million for 170sqm near Cebu City! You got 1000 sqm more for the same price!
  8. Hahahaha...no man yall didn scare me. I just dont frequent the forum everyday thats all. I read all the advice here and I will proceed with caution. My GF is haggling the price currently down from the P6500 the seller listed price to P5000 for 200 sqm in Minglanilla. I have seen several YouTube vloggers in the Philippines that have built small to large houses with little or no problems. So if a guy does his homework building a house in Philippines can be done with minimal problems. Search in YouTube: xxxxxxa..this guy built a huge western style house in the Phils!
  9. What are some pertinent questions to ask a building contractor you thinking about hiring to build a single family home in the Philippines.
  10. Nice place,congrats! Whats with all the trikes lined up on your street?
  11. How about days when the work crews show up and start to work and then it starts to rain all day. How is that handled?
  12. Do you have a YouTube channel chronicling your home build?
  13. Back in February when the covid got going and shut downs starting happening and people starting hording in cebu city, she could not find them in Pharmacy and online. I went out and bought them thinking I was headed back to cebu city in April. Corona virus stopped that so I been holding on to them ever since. I thought I could send them a little easier now since quarantines are lifting. I will see if she has checked around lately there and I will just hold the vitamins til I can get back.
  14. My first trip to Cebu City was back in 2005 and the rate was P55 to $1 and Im not sure if thats the highest its ever been or not. I thoroughly enjoy it back then LOL!!
  15. If the face shields are mostly to protect the eyes from the virus then I suggest motorcycles goggles would work much better. Phil government should allow them also.
  16. I have some vitamins I would like to ship a friend for her kid in Cebu City. Maybe a 1lb or 2lb total weight. Whats the best parcel service and is the shipping delayed because of the covid 19?
  17. My first time encountering this policy in searching for housing in Phils. Apartment for rent Banilad Cebu Fully finished unit House details 2 story building 4 BR and 3 T&B With garage Near to: Country mall UC college Take note: foriengners not allowed. For residential only. Prefer (Family)
  18. Cebu has a big bike club also called the Outsiders. A wannabe Hells Angels type bike club.
  19. Check out the Kymco Super 8 150......One of the cheapest, powerful 150cc in Philippines at P76,000
  20. This reminds me of a story from the actor Micky Rooney. He said on his first trip to Vegas he lost $100 bucks and over the years he has lost a million trying to win it back!!
  21. As I entered the immigration area I asked a pinoy airport worker wheres the office to apply for the visa extension? He told me to go to lane #1. I wasn't sure if he understood my question so I just entered the normal rope passport lines. As I got to the counter I asked where do I apply for the extension. She asked me do I have a outbound ticket from Phls and I showed her my itinerary. She walked me to the side desk and another official took my passport and P3000 and walked away. Less than 10 mins later he came back with my passport done and he told me to go to the now empty line #1. That was a relief because the other lanes were a mile long by now! Next trip I will go directly to lane #1 and get the ball rolling from there!
  22. I got stopped last year by immigration at the Mactan airport for one day overstay. Then guided me over to the head officials table where they verified the days and I was charged P3000 for the offense. Good thing I kept some pesos on me or I would have been in deep doo doo!
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