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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. Not yet, I've been incredibly busy. The office manager has ordered it, but it was only released yesterday so it should arrive next week. I did buy my niece a pre-owned S6 and had a play with that. Seems very adequate.
  2. That still isn't a direct flight. I can get a flight with Emirates to Bangkok, but it will still have to go via Dubai. Lets hope someone offers a direct service both ways soon.
  3. There are currently no direct flights between Bangkok and Cebu, without travelling via Manila.
  4. If you have to worry about $300 you might want to take advice from others here.
  5. Actually I've met him. He's a good guy. And God knows I've met some snakes here.
  6. So....why are you here rep1?
  7. If this is a question of affordability, I have news for you. You can't afford to live outside your safe place. Really. Are you cashing in everything to move here?
  8. I observed this a dozen or more times in Bangkok. The 'self-insurers' who think they will always be able to jump on a plane if they get sick. I knew a guy who had to sell his condo to cover his hospital bills. Seems to me, that if you can't afford health insurance, for whatever reason, you should seriously consider your position. Edit: I also know of an English guy on Mactan who suddenly had a stroke, last year (in his 50's) and has also had to sell his condo, due to no insurance and no emergency fund.
  9. They used to want passport photographs, but that is history now. Don't forget to take a form with you, as you leave, then you can fill it in at whatever hotel you are in, in comfort, ready for the next visit.
  10. That is pure comedy....it's like...ah...what the point. The presumption that acquisition might lead to citizenship is so ridiculous, it indicates to me a paid for judgement. Has a precedent been confirmed (in Law) or is this just an isolated BS case?
  11. I do need to read it, but I don't have time at the moment. The fact that he sold the title to another Filipino is interesting, since he didn't have that right, because it was her name on the title? And if he became a Filipino citizen, that wouldn't retrospectively make his position any different at the time of the purchase, except of course he could add his name to the title. I don't know that much about property law here in the Philippines Of course the Law is supposed to be Fair and Equitable. And here, the more equitable you are, the more likely you are to win.
  12. It appears to be an interesting statement, in that there appears to be a recognition that the land acquisition costs came exclusively from the foreigner. That brings up an interesting position, because it is illegal for a foreigner to own land (except as mentioned with inheritance) but this article appears to suggest otherwise, and if I read it correctly, is saying that although the woman's name was on the title, the land was actually owned by the foreigner - contrary to the Constitution. This is illegal, for instance, in Thailand.
  13. That doesn't make sense to me. A registered title shows who the owner of the land is, that's the whole point of it. Otherwise why have a register of titles? It means that all titles are therefore worthless? I find that a difficult trick, even here! Oh wait, sorry this is in relation to buildings on the land. That makes sense, since the title concerns the land, rather than any building on it.
  14. 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.
  15. Doesn't he continue to collect the Presidential salary for life?