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    My wife flew to Cebu yesterday from Guam - PAL Mabuhay Class. The agent at check in seemed vexed and when we inquired what the problem is, he was trying to find her seat on the MNL-CEB leg. She finally got it, but it was Premium Economy.??? He stated that the aircraft had been changed and was not configured for Mabuhay Class. She was pretty upset about this as she had paid for the Mabuhay Class. They couldn't or wouldn't do anything to satisfy her at Guam. My wife called me upon arrival at Cebu as she always does to let me know she arrived safely, but what she told me after that surprised me. She went to PAL ticketing after her arrival and actually complained. She told me they gave her a complimentary ticket! I am proud of her for standing up for herself and not letting them take advantage of her.
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    Yesterday we had a college graduation party for my stepdaughter and neice as the both graduated from Southwestern University with teaching degrees. The wife had looked around at different resorts in the area (North Cebu) and wasn't satisfied with any of them A friend in Compostela recommended Green Grass Swimming Pool and wife looked at it about 3 months ago. I ticked all of her boxes (CR, pool, slide, children's pool, grill, plenty of room, private & videoke) so she made the deposit. It's a bit out of the way, some would say off the beaten path but it's only about 1km from National Highway. We rented the entire resort for the day (9am-5pm) for p1500 good for 20 guests and p50 each guest after. We had about 50 total do p3000 for the day (weekdays are p1000). As we walked in I was quite surprised at the overall condition and sheer beauty. Impossible to believe bit everything was perfectly manicured and all plants properly cared for. They have a 20m slide made of concrete covered in fiberglass with water running down. The kiddie section was 1 ft deep? with a mushroom waterfall 2m tall. The deep end was 5 1/2 ft, shallow about 3 ft. Pool was very clean and water was in perfect condotion. Covering the entire pool was a sunscreen/netting to keep shit out and help block the sun. I guest even said it was the first place he has visited where everything worked. The had plenty of seats and table all built to handle 500 lb people. Just about every area people would gather in was covered, so rain wasn't an issue unless swimming. The pool has no corkage fees and the videoke was one of the better systems I have seen with songs updated monthly and a value for p800. Clean up was a breeze as they had at least 4 - 30 gal trash cans available. Long and short is going forward every birthday, graduation, reunion or whatever reason we can create will be held here.
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    I knew Bruce quite well, a nice fellow, a real Ozzie, always in for bit of fun. He was long time here, maybe in the 40+ year range, brought up his kids here, was involved in furniture producing at some stage. His son has the famous icecream shop in SM, and maybe more malls by now. He was never much on internet, so, not a member. RIP Bruce.
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    Just got home after plugging another few weeks into this project , caught up with a few of the members here for a few beers whilst there. Every ring and baluster were hand made by beating the steel with a hammer.
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    If you're running, and you're running, and you run up a tree, and the bear follows you, it's a black bear. If you're running, and you're running, and you run up a tree, and the bear shakes you out of the tree, it's a brown bear. If you're running, and you're running, and you can't find a tree, it's a polar bear.
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    WWII Spitfire Pilot This is probably one of the best WWII film clips out there. Stored for 61 years in two suitcases of 16mm home movies that were inherited by filmaker Willliam Lorton from his great uncle who served as a Flight Surgeon. Those suitcases contained 3 hours of war footage that included a compelling crash landing of a Spitfire in 1944. Filmed in a 2005 interview with the now 83 year old pilot and seeing the expression on his face when he realizes it is him in the cockpit, is something you somehow won't soon forget. At 18 years old, he was all alone, behind enemy lines, with no guns, no escort, and he gladly did it. They just don't make them like that anymore. It was truly the greatest generation and we owe them so much. American Spitfire Pilot in WWII
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    The problem is a lot of them just spend most of their days sitting on their asses eating and gossiping and when they get to the promised land they want to continue doing just that, The problem is the promised land is expensive to live in ...so then they shop around for another sponsor to this habit they have ...of sitting on their ass all day eating and gossiping. There are good and bad ...but some just want a complete free ride through life and figure cos they laid on their back twice a week for a couple of years that they deserve half of what it has taken a lifetime for their partner to achieve...and there are far too many like that ...who make a false promise with marriage in the first place...
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    what irks me at times is that everything at the party is " a local Filipino issue" - except for the payment- which suddenly becomes a non Filipino issue ! lol
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    Many members on LINC describe themselves as Guests in this country and seems without any rights to express them self. Why is that? In my world, a Guest is a temporary visitor like a tourist, someone which stay for a short while and then leave. I'm not going anywhere, therefor not a Guest but a permanent resident which have the same right to complain about things like the locals. (You should probably not always use that right) I'm not complaining about how Digong is running, the islands, this is his and the citizens business, not my. But when a private company, is selling me something and their service s*cks.! ...if you are paying for a service which you don't get, you have every right to complain.. even as a Guest.
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    Not sure if this has been covered, but my purchase of electronics over the past few months has shocked me! Televisions are routinely 3 times more expensive than the USA, same with kitchen appliances. I don't mind paying slightly more, but being raped isn't acceptable.
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    I just ate an excellent lunch at Casa Verde on V. Ranudo Extention. This is near Robinson's at Fuente Circle. If you go east on F. Ramos until you hit the first right, (southbound), toward Osmena. Then take your first left on V. Ranudo Extention, Casa Verde is on the left We were celebrating MIL's Birthday and it looks like this is a popular place for celebrations as there were several groups doing just that. I was surprised to be the only foreigner in the place being so close to where tourists generally visit. My guess is that it is a hangout for the local Filipinos so keep that in mind and behave accordingly when you go. The wait staff was extremely accommodating and cute! There is plenty of seating indoors and ample open air if you prefer. There are also private areas if you choose to have a large group by yourselves. My wife was hoping for a good cheeseburger and they certainly got that...(more on that in a bit). We ordered nacho chips which were good at about 280 pesos but nothing like Tex-Mex...small order of BBQ ribs, 288 PHP...Shrimp skewers, 250 PHP for 3 skewers done up shish-kabob style. We also ordered a burger that three girls were going to split, (they eat like birds), and the waitress vigorously nodded when they asked if it was big enough! Turns out the burger was 1 Kilo !!! Had to put the coke can in the photo for perspective... While the burger dwarfed my plate of ribs, they were more than ample to satisfy a man size appetite. the BBQ sauce was just a little sweeter than I like but very good, (high praise from a ribs connoisseur), and they were accompanied with rice and mixed veggies. For 888 PHP you can get a jumbo order of ribs, (house specialty), and share or just go face first into them. Shrimp came with mixed broccoli and cauliflower steamed perfectly with french fries. Add 5 soft drinks and our bill was under 1900 PHP !!! I stepped out to the front before the meal and told the waitress about my MIL's birthday and she was very excited and asked if they could sing. Of course I urged them to and they also give a free desert, very nicely done ice cream scoop with all the trimmings. When they arrived there was a group that stealthily congregated behind me and burst into song!!! I wasn't ready and almost pooped my pants at the first note. (fortunately I had my depends on) While this was the only dessert we had I watched several tables receive an astounding looking ice cream dish. One was in a fountain glass that was easily 2 feet tall with 5 straws and equal number of spoons. I would guess...another specialty of Casa Verde. They boxed up the leftovers, which were many, and we joked about strapping the box to the roof of the car on the way home. The food was good, service was excellent and the accommodations were above par. I would rate this restaurant Very Good, 4 out of 5 stars for Cebu City
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    Wandered over to Yale Hardware Corp that advertises industrial tools and equipment. I was impressed with their stock. Certainly saw items that I never thought to find in the Philippines. They had a wide variety of welders, battery chargers, motors, drill presses, vises, grinders, concrete cutters, sump pumps, water pumps, air compressors, band saws, jig saws, table saws, planers, blowers, floor jacks and such. Of course when I asked them if they had any NPT tap and dies, they told me “no sir”. I then walked over to their tap and dies and immediately found NPT tap and dies there, just not the size that I wanted. I’ve since ordered what I want from South Korea and hoping they’ll not be fried in the expected nuclear holocaust. Hours: 7 am to 6 pm (closed on Sundays) Website: www.yalehardwareph.com
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    New United Airlines Motto’s: “Drag and Drop” “We put the hospital in hospitality” “Board as a doctor, leave as a patient” “Our prices can’t be beaten, but our passengers can” “We have First Class, Business Class and No Class” “Not enough seating, prepare for a beating” “We treat you like we treat your luggage” “We beat the customer. Not the competition” “And you thought leg room was an issue” “Where voluntary is mandatory” “Fight or flight. We decide” “Now offering one free carry off” “Beating random customers since 2017” “If our staff needs a seat, we’ll drag you out by your feet” “A bloody good airline”
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    facts 1. he had purchased a seat, boarded the fcuking plane and was sitting in his seat. 2. the airline oversold the flight? correction, they had four employees flying that were added which screwed four paying customers. 3. the gentleman didn't fight but simply went "boneless" for TSA to drag him off. 4. if you or anyone else was foolish enough to have UA stock, I suggest selling it now as this will end up putting them out of business. the contract clearly states that at the point of his removal he was to receive written notification of his reasons for being bumped. perhaps at fcuking checkin those dipshit should have tried to entice 4 passengers and apparently the $1,000 wasn't enough. should they have gone to $2,000 maybe $10,000? looking back now I think UA would probably rented a fcuking car and had their 4 employees drive for 5 hours to avoid the shitty press and pending lawsuits. a jury of 12 citizens is going to fry those stupid motherfcukers, as the should. if you want to be in the service industry and plan on screwing your customers over in that manner then chances are you will soon be out of business.
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    When my daughter was little, we must have been talking about different races, or some similar topic that she was listening to. She piped up, saying she was a honkipino.
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    United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz has defiantly stated he will not quit. "You'd have to drag me out."
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    It's too funny when someone makes a post, then another demands proof. It took me all of one minute to find the story. If you don't believe a post then invest a minute or 2 on research before making demands on posters. Posters should be given the benefit of the doubt if you don't have proof to the contrary. Why should someone be spoon fed rather than doing their own research. "According to Captain Jojo Mascariñas, spokesman of the 302 Brigade, there were at least 60 members of the ASG fighting against government " http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/888479/how-suspected-abus-penetrated-bohol
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    The lawyer says to the wealthy art collector tycoon: "I have some good news and I have some bad news". The tycoon replies: “I’ve had an awful day, let’s hear the good news first”. The lawyer says: "Your wife invested $5,000 in two pictures today that she figures are shortly going to be worth a minimum of 2 million, maybe more". The tycoon replies enthusiastically: “Well done, very good news indeed! You have just made my day; what’s the bad news?” The lawyer answers: "The pictures are of you having sex your secretary".
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    One afternoon a wealthy lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the roadside eating grass. Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate. He asked one man "Why are you eating grass?" "We don’t have any money for food," the poor man replied. "We have to eat grass." "Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I’ll feed you," the lawyer said. "But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there, under that tree." "Bring them along," the lawyer replied. Turning to the other poor man he stated, "You also come with us." The second man, in a pitiful voice then said, "But sir, I also have a wife and SIX children with me!" "Bring them all, as well," the lawyer answered. They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine was.. Once underway, one of the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you." The lawyer replied, "Glad to do it. You’ll really love my place; the grass is almost 1 meter high."
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    I have lived in Asia for 16 years, about 6 of those years in the Phils. Recently flew China Southern Airlines. They have gotten slightly better, but still need a lot of improvement. Vast majority of passengers are Chinese, some observations on my trip last week: JFK with a connection in GuangzhouGranny allowing baby to pee in the aisle. Beef or chicken noodles with no beef or chicken included. Hamburgers tossed at passengers by male flight attendant.No cellphones or tablets allowed at any time during flights in China. One of my flights was rescheduled twice and then delayed 6 hours. Gate change with no announcement. Grandpa spitting in the aisle. Surly staff that just walk away from you when you ask about a gate change. Baggage damaged, zero care or compensation by airline.Passengers ignoring and/or arguing with staff One flight delayed for 2 hours because of a screaming argument between Chinese passenger and staff, the passenger was trying to sneak into first class. Passenger eventually removed from flight.Filthy restrooms with pee and poo on the floor Dirty unwashed pillows and blankets handed out to passengers The flights are some of the cheapest, but you get what you pay for.
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    I think you need to clarify your post because I don't have a clue of what you are asking. I too keep vodka in the freezer and use it on internal wounds, typically with miracle olives.
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    My first visit, in 1994, I didn't visit the Philippines to find a Filipina. I visited with my friend Ian so that he could visit his Filipina "pen pal" This was in the days when you had to write snail mail to each other as no one in the Philippines was using email yet. In the final wash up, I probably married the first Filipina I "dated". But had been "offered" about 100 Filipinas first. My self and Ian were travelling with a Filipina lady and her husband from Australia. The Filipina was from Palompon Leyte but had relatives in Manila. Ian was visiting to meet the Filipina's sister who was living in Manila. The meeting didn't get off to a good start. At the airport there was no kissing, no present, no anything. Just get in the multicab and lets go. My assessment of the situation was instant unattraction. On arrival at our accommodation in Manila, there were at least 10 women aged between 16 and 26. On about the second day, one of their Aunts said to me "my niece is interested in you" I said which one, she said "all of them" One of their uncles wanted me to meet his cousin. He took me to a factory where about 100 women were working. That is when I had my own instant unnatraction episode. Seeing that I wasn't interested in his cousin, he took me to the factory door where I could see all the women working and told me to take my pick. From Manila, we travelled to Cebu City. After spending time with more relatives in Cebu City, we all travelled by boat to Palompon Leyte. The whole time things got no better between Ian and his "pen pal". If Ian sat beside her, she would get up and walk away. If ian picked up her bags, she would grab them off him. I never told Ian but in Palompon, we were using air beds. Every one but the "pen pal" and myself had gone off some where. I finished blowing up the airbed. I lay down to test it. The "pen Pal" lay down beside me. The final straw for Ian came when the "pen pal" was going back to Manila. She was on the boat, ian went over to her. The "pen pal" screamed out something that sounded very bad. We asked her sister later what had been said. The "pen pal" had said, don't leave me here with him. That same night at our favourite restauarant in Palompon, we told Ian that we would get him one of the waitresses. The first one we asked said no. A short time later, one of the Filipinos we were staying with came in. We explained the problem. He said he knew all the waitresses. There was a waitress named Margie. She said she was 19. The Filipino said Ian this is Margie, Margie, this is Ian, Ian is seeking a pen pal, are you interested? Or something similar. She was. the next day was roast pig on the beach. The waitress who said no came along too. She was there all the time for the next few weks, presumably waiting to be asked again, where her answer this time would be yes. She was VERY pretty but dumb as dog shit so she never got the chance to be asked again. At the beach, In complete contrast to the other "pen pal", Ian and Margie were walking up and down the beach hand in hand. Everything was going so well, we decided to meet Margie's parents. On the way to the meeting, Margie confessed she was only 17. Here is that meeting The only person who who could speak goon English was Nide, Margie's sister. After that, every time Margie and Ian came along, they would say, Nide sends her regards. Every where we went, we were always put in situations where there were available Filipinas. I asked Nide out to dinner to be polite. It turned out I was more interested than i thought. After Ian and I became engaged. he to Margie, me to Nide, we were grilled by the family. They wanted to know all about us to make sure we were suitable. I was informed that Nide was NOT a virgin and was asked if that was OK. She had no kids though. No money changed hands at any time until after we were married. Setting up the family in multiple businesses is a whole other story. In Australia, after 9 years, Nide met an Italian man with 300 acres of Oranges and decided life would be better with him. They now live in a 500 metre squared house (5,380 foot squared). with swimming pool. Since the divorce, Paul (ADMIN) tells me I have had more Filipina girlfriends than hot dinners. My current girlfriend, Sarah, has been the same one off and on for the last 12 years. We are in an on period now and plan to live together when i retire permanently to Palompon. Sarah was there at the family house in 1994 when I met my ex wife for the first time. Since we have made a future committment, I do send money to Sarah to live on. I used to write that you should find a Filipina with no kids. I have changed my mind about that. Filipinas will want kids regardless. If you don't want to have children, probably best to find a Filipina who has already had children.
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    Just leave him alone. He's not doing any harm .
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    Brother in-law is in the Army , he was telling me they patrol the remote mountains ask the locals if they notice any NPA in the area the answer is always nope ..2 weeks later they return dress as NPA ask the same locals if they notice any Military in the area same answer nope ..
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    Locals can live on next to nothing. When I met my wife, her father, mother, brother & 2 BIL's "worked for the family". Wife-exec secretary; father-maint at Mandaue courthouse; mother-consolacion counselor; brother-engineer; 2 BIL-furniture. Together they made about p30,000 month, including her 2 sisters income for laundry & selling food. They raised a family totaling 17 members. They weren't living high on the hog but they managed just fine. Now my FIL & MIL are retired, BIL in Indonesia; 2 BIL's still in furniture, 1 SIL office work & other still selling food. Also one nephew graduated college & working FedEx & niece graduated college and working BPO. Now they make about p130,000 month. BIL has had another child prior to accepting a job in Indonesia making p60k month. Has saved enough to completely renovate his 2 room shack into a 4 room, 2 story "mansion" (p300,000 project). Wife has purchased beds for entire family, aircon for her parents and countless other items to help them all. Collectively they have zero debt. We also own our home and have MIL & FIL living with us for a modest p1500 monthly. Also have a BIL & sister living there as well for the same low rate of p1500 (wife insist on charging them). I only spend 6 weeks a year in Cebu but our cost go up considerably when I'm around (beer & shit). We also go out to dinner and explore new adventures. If I was to move in full-time, our costs would go up about p80,000 a month. Although we have no rent/mortgage I would insist on stockpiling away at least p40,000 per month for unexpected shit or eventual retirement. While working in the USA I'm already doing that too but would need to really focus on it if I was there full-time. My best guess would be $2,000 usd per month would be an absolute minimum for me.
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    The 'complaints' procedure here is not what Westerners are used to. Grumble and complain all you want, it rarely leads to any solution. After a while we 'guests' get used to it, and tend to ignore the things that drive many insane. Its more to do with relaxing into the environment, and not letting yourself be ground down and have a heart attack.
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    Just got some pics of where this project was meant to be at before I left....handrail painted and tiles laid in rest house area. Have to get the roof on next and then we can start using this area..
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    Lesson 1/6: A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, ‘I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.’ After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, after a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, ‘Who was that?’ ‘It was Bob the next door neighbor,’ she replies. ‘Great,’ the husband says, ‘did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?’ Moral of the story: If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure. Lesson 2/6: A priest offered a Nun a lift. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said, ‘Father, remember Psalm 129?’ The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, ‘Father, remember Psalm 129?’ The priest apologized ‘Sorry sister but the flesh is weak’ Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, ‘Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.’ Moral of the story: If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity. Lesson 3/6: A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, ‘I’ll give each of you just one wish.’ ‘Me first! Me first!’ says the admin clerk. ‘I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.’ Puff! She’s gone. ‘Me next! Me next!’ says the sales rep. ‘I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.’ Puff! He’s gone. ‘OK, you’re up,’ the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, ‘I want those two back in the office after lunch.’ Moral of the story: Always let your boss have the first say. Lesson 4/6: An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, ‘Can I also sit like you and do nothing?’ The eagle answered: ‘Sure, why not.’ So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it. Moral of the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up. Lesson 5/6: A turkey was chatting with a bull. ‘I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree’ sighed the turkey, ‘but I haven’t got the energy.’ ‘Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?’ replied the bull. ‘They’re packed with nutrients.’ The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree. He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree. Moral of the story: Bull Shit might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there.. Lesson 6/6: A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him. Morals of the story: (1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy. (2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend. (3) And when you’re in deep shit, it’s best to keep your mouth shut
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    I believe the best way forward for this is that the human rights supporters are swapped for the innocent abductee's on a 2 for 1 basis , then terrorist can negotiate with the human rights campaigners on the release or beheading of their members , only this will give the blind some vision in respect to the problem at hand. I also believe that the family's of the terrorists should be kept in detention centers so they are unable to provide direct assistance , shelter and provisions , Some may think this is over the top and harsh , think about the family's of those that have been beheaded....
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    Recently there was some questions about visitors being able to shop/or not, with say a Costco card, or does one have to pay the 700p annual fee. I emailed the gen mgr of S&R Cebu and just received reply from him. He said anybody can receive a one time, one day pass to shop there w/o paying a fee. Hope this will be helpful to somebody.
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    An Irishman, an Englishman and a Scot were sitting in a bar. The view was fantastic, the beer excellent, the food exceptional. "Y"ken," said the Scotsman, "I still prefer the pubs back hame. Why, in Glasgow there"s a wee bar called McTavish"s. Now, the landlord there goes out of his way for the locals so much that when you buy 4 drinks, he will buy the 5th drink for you." "Well," said the Englishman, "at my local, The Red Lion, the barman there will buy you your 3rd drink after you buy the first two." "Ahhh, that"s nuttin," said the Irishman. "Back home in Dublin there"s O"Driscoll"s Bar. Now, the moment you set foot in the place they"ll buy you a drink, then another, all the drinks you like. Then, when you"ve had enough drinks, they"ll take you upstairs and see that you get laid. All on the house." "Wow," said the Englishman, "did this actually happen to you?" "Not me, myself, personally, no," said the Irishman "but it happened to me sister!"
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    Yes, He was a good guy, a great guy, and did not deserve to be run over. He liked a beer but knew how to handle it so he was often up and about in the wee hours but did not deserve to be run down, whatever the spin the journalist wants to put on it. Here is a 5 year old pic but he still looked the same, near enough.
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    I know Bruce, or Screw The Goat, by his Hash name. A good guy who helped to open up Cebu for us ex-Pats, long before most of us had heard of the place. RIP mate, and thanks for looking after the Hash Booze for me (my last words to him a few days ago!).
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    Which lends itself to thinking a decent person and possibly void of responsibility , as Monsoon said earlier it is real easy for us Aussie's to get hit while crossing the road because we are just so used to looking the opposite way ..then taking the first step until we look the correct way ...I have nearly been cleaned up a couple of times because just not thinking clearly about situational awareness as in which way the traffic flows ...you do something day in and day out for 50+ years and believe me it is a real little trap to adjust , hell I have even ridden up the wrong side of the road when there was no other traffic on the road at all to remind me where the heck I was in the world , someone would have only had to pull out of driveway to clean me up... I can definitely say one thing , alcohol can diminish your safety exponentially even as a pedestrian because you don't think to look the right left way...(see what I mean)
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    We just finished at Abaca Ayala, wife, me & 2 daughters. 3 frozen cupacino p170 1 coffee served with real cream p60 1 order bacon p165 1 order hash brown potatoes p160 1 trailer park p435 2 eggs p60 1 Belgium waffle with fresh fruit p385 with p200 tip total was p1990 ($40 usd) in comparison is USA easily would have been $50. Cheap? no, but delicious and filling? yes!
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    We do have an Aussie member of the same last name that goes to Cebu , however this guy would be old enough to be his father. I am actually wondering if it should read Bruce David Parker , I see no full stop after the name Parker in quote though. How much money does the Filipino have to give to the deceased's family ... whoops that's right , that arrangement is another one of those Filipino trains that only go one way... R.I.P
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    Nah, he's Canadian, he'll just complain to Deer Abby.
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    How about the United employee that wasn't scheduled on that flight to endure the inconvenience like a mature adult? They needed staff in another location because of (whatever) it's the airlines fault. I do agree the guy's a whack job but that's no excuse.
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    The thing is that the flight was not overbooked, it was fully booked. The four people were booted because the airline wanted to move 4 employees. The airline is in big trouble as they are supposed to notify the passenger in writing why they are being removed and apparently that wasn't done. I think it is going to cost them a lot more than what they could have negotiated with passengers.
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    This is another rise of the snowflakes story. When you are asked to get off a plane by airline personnel, you get off. When you are asked to get off by airline security and police you get off or get physically removed. Why is this so hard to accept? The so called important doctor has a sordid past. Apparently he was convicted of exchanging drugs for sex. Based on his behavior, he should have his medical license suspended and a full psych evaluation and investigation into his behavior during the incident needs to be conducted before he is allowed to practice medicine again. Physically resisting an airline industry standard request to get bumped do to overbooking and yelling, "Just kill me, just kill me." is not normal behavior.
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    Good on the military and police! We tend to joke about them as the Keystone Cops but glad they were on top of this, so far. I salute those that gave their lives to keep others safe. And way to go Josephine...quick thinking to keep the residents as safe as possible.
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    I bought a bottle of wine today and the label on the back read, 'Usually drunk with pizza.' I thought, "What a coincidence, so am I."
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    Maybe they failed because they spent too much time asking around for only expats and tourists who don't treat all Filipinos with respect all of the time.
  47. 9 likes
    1, 7 and 18 are the big birthdays for Filipinas. Same for boys except 21 is the male 'debut', although not as widely celebrated as the girls is. I just asked my wife what she spent on our daughter's 1st birthday party. I'm sorry I asked.
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    Sometimes caterers can save you money. A good caterer can be had for P200/head, and they supply tables, chairs, tents, food, dishes, utensils, ice chests, drinks, etc. If you had to rent or buy everything to put on an event, you may find it will cost more in the long run, and the time and effort involved in feeding 30 people should not be taken lightly.
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    This topic and all the associated tags revolve around one issue: an enlarged prostate. An enlarged prostate, from my research and personal experience, has no relation to a PSA score. It has everything to do with Estrogen levels and Free T. I was getting worn out by this problem until I started taking a saw palmetto extract which while helping with the pee issue was causing other unseen complications. Then I found OXO and it worked great, so naturally the Gov't banned.it. I then found mention of Calcium d-Glucarate in a urologists forum. I dumped the saw palmetto and started taking this 1 to 3 capsules per day. Two weeks and problem solved. Further continuing research led me to Clomiphene and Arimidex. So for me, the weapons in my arsenal to fight the prostate/estrogen/testosterone battle consists of Calcium d-Glucarate, Clomid, and Anastrozole when needed. This has worked and continues to work for me. Our age is betraying us as our youthful bodies handled all of this as a matter of routine, but when all our hormone levels start dropping after 35 and are not replenished, sooner or later, the bill comes due and the quality of life issues began to appear. I'll never see 35 again, but at least the plumbing now works like it it did then. Now if only I could see, hear, think, and lose the love handles,... lol.
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    There is a medical distinction between Guts and Balls. We've heard colleagues referring to people with Guts, or with Balls. Do they, however, know the difference between them? Here's the official distinction; straight from the British Medical Journal: Volume 323; page 295. GUTS - Is arriving home late, after a night out with the lads, being met by your wife with a broom, and having the guts to ask: Are you still cleaning, or are you flying somewhere? BALLS - Is coming home late after a night out with the lads, smelling of perfume and beer, lipstick on your collar, slapping your wife on the butt and having the balls to say: "You're next, Chubby" I trust this clears up any confusion. Medically speaking, there is no difference in the outcome; both are fatal.
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