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  • Birthday 04/13/1947

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  1. Seems like his girls brother or lover is a cop
  2. We Never use LBC for sending anything anywhere! In the past we tried sending various things to the UK via LBC inc Passport renewals which they would not accept ! And birthday gifts to the wifes friend again they would not accept ! But DHL no problem !
  3. Our burial plots already bought ! I have told my wife if i get ill enough to be taken to hospital then i wiil stay at home and in bed ! And die at home, i also told her do not get expensive medicines ! Her mother before she passed on was on a special milk at 7000 pesos a bag ! Less senior discount ! Hospitals here are all about making money ! I went to our local hospital a few years ago when i cut one of my fingers only wanted a tetunus injection, but they wanted to do blood test xray and keep me in over night ! I told the wife we are leaving ! Went to mercury drug got some cream all sorted ! Thing here also if you die now its automatically covid so its cremation
  4. My sister-in-law is a college teacher and she is upset at some of the comments here ! She works every day from 7am umtil 5pm teaching her students online ! inc sundays !
  5. Just thought i would put my two penneth in! From where i am sitting i can see a nephew working as a mining Engineer in Australia, his Brother a Geologist in Canada, another Brother a Doctor in Saudia Arabia, and their Sister an Accountant all from one family, from another family a Nephew is a priest in Legazpi, his sister is an online nursing adviser for a group of 5 US Hospitals, and their sister is a Marine Biologist in Masbate ! All taught in local colleges, and another Nephew has his own Dental practice here in Los Banos !
  6. I agree if your wife is with you its a quick and easy process the Ambassador is very nice ! Very helpful taked two visits the second is for the visa !
  7. With ref to this topic I am now getting 184 pounds a week and my wife gets 104 pounds a week ! Life is good
  8. Been here in paradise since 2011 never put on or lose weight ! I rarely eat rice , stay away from big cakes , a lot of things here are produced for the Filipinos ! Which amazes me for example 3 in 1 coffee , most are high in sugar ! Nestle a while back introduced a Blend and Brew coffee which was great but then they changed the recipe,( more sugar less coffee ) i only buy san migs Barako coffee 3 in 1 now and and Nestle Gold which i make to my liking, my main diet consists of US burgers,chicken nuggets, Flounder,Blue Marlin, US cheese and fruit juices, Drinks from Australia, and Angus hot dogs, and the wife cooks me Cinnamon rolls and Chicken Kievs And i love Jollibees champ burger !
  9. Myself and my wife had our Covid Vaccines today( pre registered last week ) . Many blood pressure tests before and after the Vaccination ! Lots of questions about my health such as am i on medications,and have I had any operations etc. In all 10 different stations to go to but all over in just 90 mins ! Total cost zero !
  10. Ants ! The little blighters amaze me, they get everywhere ! Its got to the point now that things like jars of coffee,sugar,biscuits etc once opened need a food bag over the top before the lids are replaced ! Things like when the doorbell stops working, its because the ants have made a nest in the push button ! For me i was surprised when i went to use a tape measure ! I began to pull out the tape and the little pests crawled out all over my hand !so i pulled the tape out all way locked it and spayed the holder with WD40 ! No ants since !
  11. To all UK expats whose wife is getting a UK pension, my Filipina wife worked in the UK for nine years, but did not get her own pension but one based on my National ins contributions. After reading about UK wives not getting the right amount and some woman getting thousands back in back payments I emailed the INT pension office and the reply was it will take 10 days for them to respond so we phoned the INT pension service in the UK using Viber ( very cheap ) than using PLDT ! Initial phone call the wife was told it did not apply to her ! However they replied by email saying their response was sent by letter ! Which will arrive in 2 months time !, however on Sat we went to town to get some money , and my wifes account had a large balance in it ! I wont say how much exactly but it was a very large amount ! Luckily we have relative in the bank who checked with head office which confirmed the DWP had made 2 large payments into the wifes acct. Wives are meant to get 60% of their husbands pension ! So give them a call !
  12. Its no surprise to me that this covid thing is still with us ! Yes the local city government are doing all they are able to with the amount of resources they have. But and this is a big but ! Where i live its a short tricycle ride to a large grocery store, and from my house to the store i counted 32 people standing and sitting outside their homes chatting with others or drinking coffee etc , non wearing face masks ! And with small children playing in the road non with masks !
  13. My take on the Royal Family may upset some . Yes the Queen through tourists brings millions into the UK. But really thats all she does ! Yes she may be head of state but she has no real power ! All she does is sign the Governments documents to make them legal. But my biggest gripe with the Royal Family is the sheer number of them and the hangers on ! And the cost ! " AIR MILES ANDY " is a good example with his Helicopter trips for a few miles! As for " The Peoples Princess " Diana her days were numbered when William was born! With Camilla lurking in the backround waiting to take her place ! And the thought of Diana marrying Dodi Fayad that really upset them ! And as some people say now Harry and Megan must avoid driving through tunnels ! I wont say anything about Andrew and the Epstien thing as he will get away with it. Then you have all the relatives cousins,nephews ,nieces etc living in homes which the taxpayer funds. The Royal Family are basically untouchables ! Who have no idea of the real world !
  14. I use Lazeda for buying things from China recent purchase was replacement foil and cutter for my panasonic shaver Cost was just over 2000pesos inc 50pesos for delivery! No extra customs costs, same when we bought a answerphone, no customs duties, i am about to order a radio scanner from the US cost of 10600.oo pesos no extra custom duties
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