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  1. Didn't the Japanese general say something like 'beware prodding the sleeping bear'?
  2. No Moto shop near you? My local Robinson's mall has a Moto shop and I found an EVO modular helmet there in XL which fits me.
  3. That would be my question also. I have looked at them and am considering a purchase but wonder how much of a pain in the a$$ it will be to clean. I had a George Forman Rotisserie and loved it and it wasn't that hard to clean, it had liners that came out that caught the splatters.
  4. I am one of the few people that had an implant fail. I got an infection in the bone around the post and had to have it drilled out and bone graft inserted to fill the hole. Must have been a big hole as the oral surgeon had to use 2 batches of bone graft material to fill it. All good now but I don't think I will give it another try. Removal was free as the oral surgeon was the one who installed it. It failed after about 5 years. Removed about 2 years ago.
  5. Did they take the mirror with them????
  6. OMG! I spent a lot of my formative years in the Pelican Rapids, Minn area!
  7. Easy Google search: https://www.holcim.ph/productadvisor/products/cement/wallright Product description Holcim WallRight is a masonry cement conforming to PNS ASTM C91 Type S specifications. Applications Holcim WallRight is used for hollow block laying and filling, plastering, and finishing. It has superior bond strength, increased water retention, and smoother texture compared to ordinary cement applied as a finish. Benefits Holcim WallRight is specially developed to have superior bond stength and high workability. * Superior bond stength makes plastering application easier and faster * Extendable mixture ~ 1:4 (cement:sand) * Allows easy placement and better bonding for hollow block laying * Improves quality of surface finish compared to ordinary cement For more information, call our Customer Care Center at 581-1588 On further note, gypsum powder is also called Plaster of Paris or just plaster for short which can be used as a skimcoat because it can give a very smooth finish. It's not durable by itself but adheres well and can fill hairline cracks.
  8. In Home Depot in the US you have the option of counting all and scanning one or scanning all individually. The reasons to scan all is to make sure a more expensive one hasn't been slipped in(they are watched closely) and to take more time, the cashiers here don't make $14/hr like in the US!
  9. Which airline and destination in China? Would like to know for future reference.
  10. April? Rainy season ends in about a month.
  11. Hobbit112


    Actually that is a great price for USDA steaks!
  12. Are you sure about that? San Miguel is now brewing Heineken here under license.
  13. Interesting link. It would be better if it had a broader search such as province as towns can be as little as 1 meter apart.
  14. If you want mountains by the sea and can put up with small town living and yet be a couple of hours drive from Iloilo or Boracay consider San Jose de Buenevista in Antique or Antique in general. Not many expats and not much hustle and bustle and there may be a shortage of some creature comforts but it is beautiful there with good diving, fishing and seafood.
  15. I check my speed frequently and am finding that I need to reset my Globe router if I want to stream in the evenings. During the morning and days the speed is fine but in the evenings my speed will drop down to .1 Mbps or lower.
  16. Oh wow, I was in Korandal last month. A lovely city and good food to be had!
  17. You probably won't see Behr paint products here until there is a US Home Depot here as Home Depot has purchased the exclusivity rights to that brand. They do market under other names such as Kilz and Masterchem. I know this as I worked the paint desk in a Home Depot before I came here.
  18. Very true about flat interior paint. Some of the cheaper varieties will even wash off the walls with minimal scrubbing! We had a paint finish in the US that was between Flat and Semi-Gloss called Eggshell which was the most popular paint finish. Very durable but with a low sheen. I don't know if it is available here in the Philippines. High moisture areas and areas subject to frequent cleanings should be painted in either Semi-Gloss or Gloss. In general the higher the sheen the more durable the paint. "You get what you pay for" is generally true when it comes to paint with a few exceptions, such as Sherwin-Williams brand being on of the exceptions. Their pricing scheme is to support the contractors and rape the consumer/DIYer.
  19. Outside of the imported brands like you can find in S&R and some other places, the CDO brand regular smoked bacon isn't bad. Thin sliced it is true and don't buy the Maple cured stuff, it burns too quickly in the pan! I have cured my own bacon in the US and it wasn't hard. I used a spice mix/kit from Cabela's (now owned by Bass Pro) which you may be able to get online. Used a pork shoulder and took 10 days in the fridge. Absolutely delicious. On another note, I am making my own American Style breakfast sausage. Copycat recipes are available online and you can get meat grinders cheaply, the only issue is sourcing the spices which I have been successful at both locally and on Lazada.
  20. Pickup truck? Try being behind or next to a subcompact with the trunk filled with a 1200W subwoofer. You will think your windows are going to shatter! You can actually see their windows vibrate! What they have here is old school, you can get the same or greater volume out of smaller speakers now.
  21. Read the label, it's there. I also thought it tasted similar to San Mig so not worth the cost.
  22. The stuff here is brewed by San Mig in Manila.
  23. The tissue on the bottles is so you can wipe the rust off the lip before you drink from it. The bottle caps here have a tendency to rust.
  24. Apparently you haven't been in the US for a while. It's just as bad if not worse coming from the vehicles. On the other hand you don't get that much distortion from the non moving venues as they will get noise complaints phoned in to the police fairly quickly.
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