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Skywalker last won the day on December 16 2016

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    Living in Cebu for 6 years. That's a lot of Cheval Rouge.
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  1. If you wear comfortable shoes, and you play pool aggressively. :o)
  2. My contractor, and my interior designer both said that only electrical cookers are allowed in condo buildings. I have a ceramic 2 ring hob which works fine, and looks minimal. Besides warming a few things up, I don't really cook, so the lovely electric fan-assisted oven has never been used, and serves as an expensive time indicator. Check with your condo office. If something happens, and it's discovered that you have an illegal installation, well the insurance wont cover you for a start. Just sayin'
  3. I did a housing development in Bognor Regis many years ago. It's not called the last resort for nothing! Made some money, but not enough to make Bognor Regis interesting. Bournemouth much more rewarding. But the buyers are more Waitrose than Tesco. One of my favourite meals is beans on toast. I'm more Asda than Sainsbury's.
  4. My cousin has just retired from HK to New Zealand.
  5. I don't know about the US airports, but the UK baggage handlers all seem to be minimum wage gorillas, who treat baggage as missiles and punchbags. The idea of putting fragile equipment like laptops and Ipads into check-in luggage worries me. Looks like I'll have to go back to Cathay, instead of Emirates. Annoying.
  6. That is a basic survival budget, that doesn't take into account flights, medical and many other costs, including immigration fees and travel costs. Don't imagine, for a second, that food, rent and utilities are all you have to think about. Clothing, shoes, school fees, books, phones etc all add to the expenses. It's amazing how selective people are about costs. A decent large screen TV will exceed 50k for instance. Aggregate the expenses of a vehicle, it also adds to the outgoings, with insurance, servicing and parts. Entertainment and holidays are also too often ignored. I've said that I get by on a budget of about 60-70k a month, but that doesn't take into account the expenses of buying property, my car and my motorbike, outings for the family, school fees etc etc.
  7. Accusations, with no evidence, are not confined to the locals here. There are plenty of ex pats who have the same attitude towards baseless fabrications, who consider themselves to be viable as both judge and jury. Trust nobody is the best policy.
  8. The irony in that statement is just too funny for words.
  9. In my case, the water meter is clearly indicated in a cupboard on the same floor. I haven't looked for the electricity meter, but my bill comes directly from Veco, so they clearly have access.
  10. As shadow has usefully pointed out, many parts are interchangeable. I had an issue with the starter motor for my Mio, and a starter motor from a Honda was used to replace it. Works just fine.
  11. I don't need to. I've been a student of martial arts for many years. There is choreography involved, but to reduce it all to a dance is far from the truth. But hey-ho, Bruce Lee was a Cha-cha champion in Hong Kong, so who says it isn't all a dance? American Kenpo /ˈkɛmpoʊ/, pronounced KeMpo, is a martial art characterized by the use of quick and powerful strikes delivered from all of the body's natural weapons, powered by rapid stance transitions.
  12. I studied Shotokan Karate as a teenager. To call a Kata a dance is a strange thing. It's a series of movements designed to teach the student....................Saturday Night Fever? Martial arts is much more than self defence, it's about discipline, measured response and focus.
  13. It is a great location for sure. And value for money. And lee is a proper good guy.
  14. I use a sponge with washing liquid on it to cut through the grease, and a clean piece of linen to dry the screen. worked for me for years.