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  2. Burning money is cheaper than fire wood.
  3. What about Tri-j Main Office 380 N. Bacalso Ave., Guadalquiver Bldg. Cebu South Road, Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City Tel. no.: (032) 418-3888 (032) 418-8802 [Service Center] http://tri-jmarketing.com/services.html map: https://www.google.dk/maps/@10.2894313,123.8693375,20.25z?hl=da street view: https://www.google.dk/maps/@10.2896207,123.8693694,3a,43.6y,223.68h,91.82t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1spjrlG_IL7QzYXwRvk_5_4A!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DpjrlG_IL7QzYXwRvk_5_4A%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D258.4945%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=da
  4. This is the Philippines, the only way to get a definitive correct answer for you is to go ask at the BI office you use. Even then the answer correctness date may expire before you leave the building. 14 days was accurate in the Dumaguete office February 2017.
  5. You know, someone should really test to find out how early you can renew. Someone who is certain they will be here for 4 months should (if they can't do a 6 month extension) extend for 2 months. Then with that complete, try to renew for another 2 months. Worst case, they say no. And if that works, try again...
  6. Then you couldn't afford it.
  7. Today
  8. I extended my tourist visa 28 days before it expired back in February, this 7 or 14 day limitation is a new thing for me.
  9. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/608371/pasay-city-prosecutor-finds-cause-to-charge-cops-in-berteses-killings/story?utm_source=GMANews&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=news
  10. Anybody have a recommendation for a shop that is reputable for AirCon service in Cebu City?
  11. Sure its different for everyone ... i tried this method thinking i would save by buying a house in the usa a townhouse and just spending time in both places.. first there are fixed cost for both houses no matter where you live in the usa its HOA fee .. taxes... utilities ... security system etc... you have internet to pay , often cell phones etc... when there we left a family member in charge... cost for food maint and helpers was about 40,000 peso a month and seems everything was breaking in the PI .. ac stopped working ... tv etc... and we would leave a family member in the usa to watch that place and get calls.. this bill is due .. this one also etc etc.. a no win win for us.. also forgot cars... left a car in usa .. insurance ,, maint... get back dead battery etc... same here 6 months of not starting car becomes crap... leave the key and its scary who will be driving it...
  12. David Whitall would be proud.
  13. Not likely considering it is an imported item that must be refrigerated...
  14. Not recently, but then a commercial establishment should be able to get it at half whatever the retail price is.
  15. yes but for 1 kilo of meat it wouldn't be from the US for 888. have you priced USDA meat here in the supermarket per kilo?
  16. USDA just means it comes from the US. Pretty much all meats are called USDA here. Their not claiming it's choice or prime, like most decent restaurants serve in the US.
  17. i dont think casa verde sells USDA meats. also for that price they wouldnt be USDA
  18. So they say... Their meats are about as USDA as I am from Zimbabwe.
  19. Plenty of suitable woods available in the provinces. I use Lanzones wood. Very hard to get it to burn, but then it smolders for hours. Reminds me of apple or cherry. I made a small smoker out of an old oven.
  20. The Mighty Ton was P888, It's a kilo of USDA tenderloin on a 12" bun, with 125g of bacon, american cheese, lettuce, tomato, sauteed onions and mushrooms. It comes with a shit load of fries too. They have The Big Bang for P438. It's a 9" burger and doesn't come with bacon or mushrooms. I don't think fries come with it either.
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  22. I have been to the one In Ramos twice had the spare ribs very impressed, the second had a burger very enjoyable, their mango shakes very nice as well, my wife had pork belly thats was good as well.
  23. How much was the burger?
  24. Sugar is just one of carbohydrates. So You skip pasta/noodles, bread, rice, potatoes, milk etc? These turn into sugar in our digestion, some faster some slower. I never buy/use white refined sugar. I use honey to my fabulous sallad dressing (mustard + honey = good marriage). Sometimes use muscovado in my curry, somehow it works with mustard oil. Only problem with muscovado is kids like it like crazy. Have to hide it good. Excess use of sugar is another story.
  25. Let us know how the project works out. I had thought of building a smoker when on the ground in the Philippines but always thought that obtaining suitable fuel wood would be the limiting factor.
  26. If you ask if they work full time. They have to work 40 hours in that given week for the employer to balance it. However thanks to ACA most are not full time so yes services are not paid by not tipping. I will do what is expected if the law is changed I will change also. Some states in the US have wages that are in line where tipping may be optional. Not in my state. No tipping in the Philippines is not required or expected. People should refrain in countries it is not expected. Unless the service is above and beyond what is expected.
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    • What about Tri-j Main Office 380 N. Bacalso Ave., Guadalquiver Bldg.
      Cebu South Road, Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City Tel. no.: (032) 418-3888
      (032) 418-8802 [Service Center] http://tri-jmarketing.com/services.html map: https://www.google.dk/maps/@10.2894313,123.8693375,20.25z?hl=da street view: https://www.google.dk/maps/@10.2896207,123.8693694,3a,43.6y,223.68h,91.82t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1spjrlG_IL7QzYXwRvk_5_4A!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DpjrlG_IL7QzYXwRvk_5_4A%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D258.4945%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=da  
    • This is the Philippines, the only way to get a definitive correct answer for you is to go ask at the BI office you use. Even then the answer correctness date may expire before you leave the building. 14 days was accurate in the Dumaguete office February 2017.
    • You know, someone should really test to find out how early you can renew.  Someone who is certain they will be here for 4 months should (if they can't do a 6 month extension) extend for 2 months.  Then with that complete, try to renew for another 2 months.  Worst case, they say no.  And if that works, try again...
    • Then you couldn't afford it.