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  1. Hahaha, yeah, the old punch cards ….. do not fold, bend, staple or mutilate. When I was 16 my first “real” job was sorting / delivering mail at the IBM corporate office in Princeton, NJ. They had a computer they fed those cards into …… it took up space in a room about half the size of a football field! The other half was filled by a machine that collated and sorted them.
  2. My Asawa got one printed out with the QR code at her local Dept of Health office (where she was vaccinated) as she needed it to travel from Cebu to Manila back in March. You could try your local Dept of Health or perhaps where you got your vaccines at.
  3. 54.644 on world remit early this morning.
  4. I’ve bought it at Metro (Marque Mall in Angeles), but I don’t recall the brand. They also had pasta made from chick peas, pricey though. And I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it at the health food store in SM mall (Clark).
  5. ……do so little for their vets, yet claim they do. Imho what’s just as bad is they often ostracize those who do seek mental health care.
  6. Citi bank. I have an advantage platinum Master Card. No international transaction fees and a fair exchange rate (mid-market I believe). They do charge an annual 95$ fee, but for me it’s worth it. Just make sure you make all purchases in pesos, otherwise the vendor’s bank will do the conversion at a much lower rate.
  7. No dorms or bedspacer / boarding houses near the school? Or is she too good to stay in one of them? Lol.
  8. “We” get the headlines / good press (which translates to a higher budget) and they get to be traded when their cohorts take the next hostages or “escape” when they pay “us”.
  9. Likely in response to the Feds raising the rate by 0.75%. Biggest raise since 1994. And another rate hike might be in the pipeline ……. Commie Joe’s answer to hedging inflation (he doesn’t care if millions loose their jobs and the USA slides into another recession sooner then anticipated, he won’t remember anyhow, lol).
  10. About the same in west central Florida. That was just over half of a tank for me ….. F-350 with a 35 gallon tank that gets between 10 - 11 mpg (city / 7.3 liter engine). Luckily I can write it off as a business expense, but it still hurts.
  11. Same with me, only needed it when submitting proof of marriage to get the PSA stamp. But it’s one of those little known documents that are easy to get and nice to have as you never know when it might be required.
  12. I’m almost afraid to ask, but I have to …… what were your first and second thoughts? Lol. My first thought was “Glad the DOS expunged and scrubbed my record when I left the DSS corp”. 🤣🤣🤣
  13. Get an 18 year old fresh off the farm province girl and train her the way you want. Hahaha. Just kidding. On a serious note, be careful if you do meet younger girls. You’ll frequently find girls claiming to be 18 or 19 when in fact they’re 16-17 (or even younger). Some are scammers looking to set you up to be extorted, but most are just looking to find pesos or work to help their families (they often use fake ID’s or the ID of a cousin, sister, etc). Be wary of girls who state they are the “bread winners” of the family. All they tend to be interested in is your wallet.
  14. Although I agree with what you say, I’m more concerned about the initial (and oft uninformed) gatekeeper …… the airline clerk who checks you in at your first point of departure. It’s how they or their corporate attorneys decide to interpret the rules as to whether or not they’ll let you board the aircraft.
  15. True ……. unless the IATF decides to suspend it again like they did for a good portion of time during the pandemic
  16. Or one that runs on a 12 volt battery. Could hook it up to a pair of car batteries and recharge them on your drive home or at home.
  17. If your outbound / return ticket was with PAL it was already in their system and showed up when you checked in. Therefore they did not need to ask.
  18. Agree, but isn't that what the insurance is for? Even if LBC is denying culpability then the claim should still be looked into and honored. I'd certainly take Old 55's advice and shame them on wastebook as well as any other social media website they post on.
  19. The few times I’ve used them to send packages to Cebu from Angeles there was never a problem. Each time they had me initial both sides of the box over their security tape. Perhaps it wasn’t the ppl at LBC, but rather the custom’s inspectors who opened the boxes for an “inspection”.
  20. Best if mixed into a solution and not just mixed dry. I drink about 3/4 of a small bottle of coke then let it go flat, add a little more sugar (not that it really needs it) and the Borax. Shake well and place a few drops along the ant trails. Terro ant baits work well and are hassle free. I just couldn’t find any in Angeles……no stock (of course blamed on covid, lol).
  21. Good point. I went into the PNB branch in Angeles City to change my address from Cebu to AC. They told me I had to go to the Cebu branch where I opened the account to do that. Not what I expected from a “National” bank!
  22. Since you only connect thru Istanbul you can fill out the OHP while your still in the Netherlands. As far as the BOI and BOH are concerned Amsterdam is the beginning of your trip. I’d fill it out there as opposed to using public WiFi in Istanbul airport.
  23. Just like little kids at Christmas, who are often more amused with tearing off and playing with the wrapping paper then the gift itself 🤣
  24. It won’t be a problem. I had the same issue when I traveled here back in January when they were scrutinizing paperwork very carefully.
  25. Perhaps she means the QR code on the One Health Pass app; yes, you’ll need that. But you don’t need a QR code for the Covid test itself. You’ll also need travel insurance for the duration of your stay with 35,000 $ (USD) minimum Covid coverage. The BOI’s wastebook page and PAL’s website tend to have the most up to date info on what’s required.
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