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  1. My theory is that this is the end result of a tampo incident, she got into an argument with her bf or husband in whatever vehicle they were riding in and she decided to get out and walk down the middle of the street just to spite him.
  2. It’s sad to hear about the state of Mactan, after Cubi pt closed and my squadron moved to Guam we used to stop there for fuel since the C-2 didn’t have much range. We would stay the night in a resort and head over the bridge for some entertainment, always thought of going back someday to explore it as a retirement spot.
  3. I heard that it’s hard now to find a quarantine hotel now, the hotels have stopped providing the service. I checked into a hotel in Manila a couple weeks ago that I had booked online and they asked us fir our vacc certificates, luckily we had them on our phones but nowhere during the online booking did it mention the requirement.
  4. Heeb

    Turning Filipino

    Our barangay is pretty good about enforcing the 10pm no karaoke rule.
  5. I just have my brother in-law drive if there’s a possibility we might order fast food, it’s more comical for me to watch him do it. I don’t think he’s ever gotten an order correctly yet, I know enough tagalog to tell exactly when he screws up, I’m actual better at ordering in english than he is in tagalog. If my wife is the one who got shorted it’s hell to pay but he always blames it on the mcdonald’s employees.
  6. How about ordering at the drive-thru with a carload of filipinos? Worst nightmare, even my wife after living stateside for 30 years. What do you want honey? …. “burger”, points at the menu with 10 different burger options like I’m somehow in her brain. Then she always orders some beverage that’s not on the menu like mango juice. Then it’s one by one, niece what do you want? “Chicken” nephew what do you want? “Burger”
  7. I just use the tried and true method of getting old. https://www.discovery.com/science/ears-nose-get-bigger-old-age
  8. Both Netflix and Amazon Prime are available in the Philippines but the content is watered down big time for both. On Netflix you won't even see the programs your not getting but on Prime you will, however when you try to view it will say "not available in your region"
  9. Natural gas is subject to supply chain problems. When a pipeline exploded in Canada in 2018 it caused all kinds of problems on the western grid, it happened in early fall when there wasn't a lot of water to generate hydro, prices shot up as demand increased. Natural gas plants typically only generates about 250mw where a newer generation nuclear plant is around 2000Mw. Windmills? don't get me started.
  10. Unfortunately it has to be uploaded to the intercommunicate website before I can get an import permit. I'm going to try just uploading the the vaccination again as per instructions, I'm not sure what determines whether it's "applicable" or not. I only have to upload item 3-8 for a one time pet importer.
  11. He has Napoleon complex, I say we novichok this cassock, give him a taste of his own medicine.
  12. I use ExpressVPN, the only streaming service that detects it is Amazon Prime but I can usually change my city location and get it to work again. Hulu, Netflix, NHL, ESPN HBOMax I can confirm all work good.
  13. It was a man and a woman not married, she's a university professor, I don't know what he does. Two buyers had escalating bids, it ended up going 10% over asking price. They are financing but putting a lot down. There's just not enough houses for sale out there right now and buyers have to be aggressive when something comes to market, rents are through the roof. If there is a market collapse it probably won't last long, In my opinion we've reached a point where we have too many people in the country and they aren't building much now maybe because of construction costs. How many Ukraine refugees will end up settling in North America? More people, families will double up to buy homes, I believe they are already because there's a lot more cars parked in the street now, which irks me because it creates one way traffic in the narrow streets. I suppose with gas prices going up and inflation it will put some people over the edge and force some distress sales or foreclosures, there might be a window of opportunity in the near future.
  14. I'm going the opposite way to the P.I.
  15. Bureau Of Animal Industry https://www.bai.gov.ph/
  16. Okay forum police I know this subject has been broached before but I'm looking for current info. My house sold in one day (double what I paid 5 yrs ago) so I'm scrambling to tie things up here. I'm bringing two Siamese cats, in 2019 we brought our dog so I'm somewhat familiar with the process but it looks like some things have changed. For instance it's unclear whether the heath certification has to be issued within 10 days or 30 days. Also they are asking for some documents that they didn't require before like an affidavit and pet passport. It looks like It's a catch 22 situation also, in order to get the import permit I have to upload the documents to the inter-commerce website, one of them being the health certificate but I can't get the health certificate from the USDA without the import permit. I emailed the BAI with detailed questions about the process but only got a reply with a link to the inter-commerce website. So if anyone has recently been through this I would appreciate any advice, thanks.
  17. I love riding over there, the chaos keeps me on my guard and the challenge makes riding fun again.
  18. They have a lot of shirts and shorts, very large sizes as well, I'm not sure about underwear, the socks are expensive. i think the owners get clothing from discount stores or closeouts stateside, I've seen some TJMax tags on some items. There's some really good quality stuff in there like Banana Republic etc. I think I've seen the owner or one of the owners, a white guy showed up to supervise the unloading of a big truck filled with boxes of items. They did really well when the cruise ships and tourists were around pre-pandemic.
  19. Prices have gone up. I was on a 9a visa for just shy of 6 months and I maybe it was 3k average for 2 months extensions, I think I paid 4k the first time maybe because of the ACR. If I wanted a 6 month extension I had to travel to Manila because the local BI couldn't do it.
  20. I hope to still be riding motorcycles when I'm 70.
  21. I have a friend who's overstayed, it's really his own fault, he just kept on making excuses, his biggest excuse was he couldn't get back in and didn't want to couch surf until he could. Now he's dug himself a hole that keeps getting bigger. On top of that he isn't vaccinated so he can't go anywhere.
  22. If you ever take a trip to Subic, on SBMA there's several "American apparel" stores, the one next to Le Charme suites has a large selection of shoes upstairs, they have quite few 14's, mostly running or basketball shoes, I also have size 14. You can always order from Amazon as well.
  23. We had a filipino neighbor in Binictican who kept a rottweiler in a cage maybe 3x3 feet in the direct sun, it had a piece of metal leaning on one side for shade, one day the dog was gone, not sure if it died or what. We also had a few strays that were running around the whole time we lived there. I saw other smaller dogs like shih tzu's in cages in driveways as well, broke my heart. I wish I had known there was some enforcement because I would have called. I just assumed that there wasn't since it's the norm all over.
  24. I've only seen small dogs in restaurants and malls, they must be in a dog stroller or have a diaper on.
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