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  1. Reminds me of when i went register at immigration in Manila. I was told i needed an xray before leaving the UK which had to be put onto a disk. The Doctor apologised to me as they were still running wndows xp and their software couldnt read the disk !
  2. We have a coffee grinder/brewer cost 3000 pesos from HMR original price 6000 works a treat ! Must admit theres nothing like fresh brewed Coffee ! I used to work for a vending company in the UK and i never use starbucks ! Used it once here when a new store opened cost 185 ! Just down the road is a 7/11 same thing cost 75 pesos ! And when you work out the average cost of a coffee at starbucks and then know that it costs them around 5-10 pesos to make ! Regarding coffee beans luckily where we are there is a south supermarket which sells many kinds of beans ( inc starbucks ) but we buy
  3. Ours was done in March smoke test is a joke ! Van in front of our car was belching smoke like a Jeepney! And it passed our car passed also, and had to have third party insurance as well ! Even though its already fully comp ! But its the law here ! No other test was done , we are however still waiting for our sticker from the Licencing centre !
  4. We reg shop at S&R no Alcohol ban here nobody seems to be buying in bulk lots of buy 1 get 1 offers ( 2 botts of scotch whisky for 399 pesos ! ) couldnt resist !
  5. With me its breakfast whenever i wake up , breakfast could be instant noodles or cheese on toast or cereals, lunch around 11am, dinner around 5-6pm i eat,fish ( Blue Marlin or Flounder ) US Burgers or Hotdogs, drink wise we brew our own coffee and we also drink 3 in 1. I drink on average 2 litres of water a day, 3-4 cups of coffee,1 can pepsi and 1 bottle of beer with the odd whiskey. I also eat on aveage 2 cakes a day ( doughnuts or cheesecake, or others ) weight wisw whatever i eat i stay the same weight ! Average 145 llbs. Wife cooks me Beef and Broccoli, Shepards pies, Beef and Potatos, a
  6. I also phoned the int pension centre but this time i used viber instead of PLDT int calls its a lot cheaper cost me $4 made 1 call to the pension centre and another recently to my UK bank viber balance is now $2.43
  7. we went to S&R Nuvali on Saturday no checkpoints manned well they were on their mobiles !! got to S&R no forms,no queues, no Alcohol ban just temp checked. here locally i cant go to the market with my wife ! even with a Quarantine pass ! everything slowly closing down again ! if this has led to Jollibee closing stores then who next ? SM or MCDs,etc,etc opposite me it was the guys birthday lots of his mates drinking , its one rule for one one rule for others !
  8. hi we live in Los Banos happy to help been here since 2011 so know the place well and we often visit places such as Cavite,Santa Rosa,Calamba and Nuvali. tend to stay clear of manila only go there when I need to renew my ACR card only problem is Im English
  9. No Sympathy from me he deserves all thats coming to him !
  10. Bread,cereals,biscuits,chocolate,in fact anything not in a tin or a bottle we store in the fridge ! things like doughnuts especially and the wifes baked cinammon rolls, just get them out an hour before eating then kept in Tupperware to stop the ants feasting on them! as for Gardenia bread we have stopped buying that now never smells cooked always yeasty and only lasts a few days even in the fridge we now buy Fuwa bread , much better. perfect for my cheese on toast.
  11. where I live the going rate for builders is labourer 400 pesos ,carpenter 400-500 ,electrician 500 per job. we employ several guys on a casual basis when they are avail for tree cutting and odd jobs, inc building work ! hard hats, safety boots, goggles, yes they might wear them the first day but they would have sold them by the 2nd ! we also feed them 2 Meriendas and lunch happy workers are good workers.
  12. always check the sellers location on Shoppee same as with Lazeda, but shoppee seems to be more sellers that are in China many stating they are in the Philippines .
  13. where I live in you would have thought nothing has happened ! Motorcyclists with 2 passengers no Helmets and just wearing face masks! this is the norm here, rarely see helmets !
  14. bought our Mitsubishi split A/C 3 years ago has been serviced each year by the installer company inside unit filters cleaned weekly and self cleaning every 3 days by myself bedroom temp on remote set at 29c temp at bed level goes as low as 24c its very fast at cooling !
  15. our situation here in Los banos is like most expats, I havent been outside the compound since march 13th, the wife and her sister can only do shopping on certain days of the week with a 10am deadline as thats when the free electric Trikes stop! I can pay most bills online Internet,credit card bills etc, Our Electric bill this month is just over 3000 pesos double the usual, but then we are using more fans due to the heat ! and the wife is cooking by electric as gas is getting hard to get ! somedays can be a bit boring but I just listen to my scanner finding different frequencies to listen too
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