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  1. Welcome to the forum P2! I agree with what the others have already said but will add a couple of items. Housing and electricity will be your main costs in addition to food. Cebu has some of the highest electricity rates in the country so depending on how much you run your aircon your bill could be high. A buddy of mine here on Panay who owns (lol, his wife owns) a good sized 3 BR house with split-type inverter aircons has had recurring electricity bills of $240/mo. He is in the process of replacing his security lights with solar led types to hopefully reduce that figure. He does run his aircon pretty much 24/7 btw. By all means get your wife's US citizenship and then reacquire her Philippines citizenship before you come. Also before you relocate here apply for and get a Philippine 13A visa while in the US (after she gets her Filipino Citizen back, that is). That should take care of any visa issues you could encounter. Set up at least 3 methods of getting access to your money while in the Philippines. Pre-setup bank wiring procedures, credit and debit cards and money transfer accounts such as Western Union, Remitly, etc. DO NOT tell banks and credit card issuers that you are moving to the Philippines! Just tell them you will be traveling in SE Asia for an extended period of time. Set up mail forwarding procedures. Some people use family members others use mail forwarding companies and some use both. Again, Wecome!
  2. I also have noticed their data service has been slower of late. Even when my phone shows that I am connected with 4G sometimes webpages fail to load. It is also becoming more and more frequent.
  3. Yes, no problem. Just be aware that she will have not have access to the USA catalog of movies, just the ones available in the Philippines catalog without using a VPN.
  4. Locked away Tommy? Not really as Mother Nature has been perpetually recycling carbon through the millennia or we would not be here as we are all carbon-based. An interesting read: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/methane-cow.htm "Cows emit a massive amount of methane through belching, with a lesser amount through flatulence. Statistics vary regarding how much methane the average dairy cow expels. Some experts say 100 liters to 200 liters a day (or about 26 gallons to about 53 gallons), while others say it's up to 500 liters (about 132 gallons) a day. In any case, that's a lot of methane, an amount comparable to the pollution produced by a car in a day." So, 1 cow=1 car in methane emissions. And I think that would apply to all ruminants, ie., goats, sheep, buffalo, etc.
  5. These are monthly figures Steve and due each month.
  6. If you are asking if the baby can 'anchor' you in the Philippines whether you are a legal or illegal immigrant the answer is no. You must still get and renew your visas when due or potentially suffer deportation.
  7. I consider Benny Hill more British vaudeville, slapstick humour; the early days. Monty Hill established, defined and refined British nonsensical humour as known today in my opinion. Both great entertainment!
  8. Is that where Monty Python go the idea for their "Silly Walks" skits?
  9. Yes, no change to renewals...…..yet.
  10. Here is an interesting read on seat density trends in the airline industry. Specifically mentions Cebu Pacific. Seems seating comfort is just going to get worse. https://www.msn.com/en-ph/travel/news/think-legroom-on-planes-is-bad-now-its-about-to-get-much-worse/ar-AAEUugj?ocid=spartandhp
  11. I have never flown KE but have heard the experience is worth it. Absolutely try the Bibimbap on the flight, it is their signature dish! If one of your flights is on a 747 be sure to take photos of it as KE is one of a few airlines still flying the passenger 747, the last of an era. Transiting through Inchon is the shining star of KE, it is considered one of the best airports in the world and I know people who choose their flights to make sure they go through it. I have heard lately that economy service on serval airlines has degraded in the last couple of years. EVA Air used to be great as I understand but their service now suffers. Same with several of the Chinese carriers. Seems they are starting to use the American model for economy service, not a good thing for long distance traveling. I loved flying ANA when I made my first trip here 5 years ago even though everything is a blur coming out and going back. Food and the entertainment was good I do remember but I was so wiped from not being able to sleep in either direction that I don't remember much else!
  12. By the gallon??? I've only purchased it by the pound (LB) or kilo. How much does a gallon of propane weigh?
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