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      Hello. If you are a new member, and feel a bit apprehensive about posting in the "open" forums, or, just wish to get your "sea legs" prior to posting in the open forums, feel free to post anything you wish to talk about, in the Newbies Forum. No one will bother you, or give you any sort of grief. Everyone there is happy to help you get answers to your questions.


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  1. Perhaps we can be truthful and ask the 2.3 million persons born in the PI and residing in the USA, the 430,000 living in Oz etc. how they feel , i am sure they want equal rights etc in our lands and of course they get them. Not really an equal situation eh ? Perhaps we can ask the great negotiator to ask Mr Duterte for equal rights for we the oppressed ( tongue in cheek )
  2. Perhaps you ought start a group of like minded people.... plan a week or so travelling some of these sites..... several cars in convoy could be good, perhaps those with spare room could carry a couple of passengers ? ...just an idea ..
  3. Really enjoyed all your comments in this post ,  Thanks .

  4. Mate, You have got a big heart..... congratulations..... just be yourself. Some humble advice if i can....... You made the decision, stand by it, enjoy it, be proud of it..... there will be some great memories and photo opps..... in many years from now you will only remember the good times. For those who do join you, they will soon adjust, they will realise we are not all milionaires and they will enjoy the experience..... with ordinary people. For those who don't come..... perhaps they will enjoy looking at the phot'os all the best to you both
  5. We have to remember Trumps mother was British, he has many relatives still living there. Also need to note in regard to the Churchill bust , previously located in the oval office, his mother was American ! One thing which always amuses me is the spouting by people like Obama as to his being "black" why not "half black" or for that matter , "white",, since his mother was white and fair to say his white grandparents probably made him what he is today ? his "black " father did little to help him. just some thinking out loud.... Glad Obama was not anti French.... he might have sent back the statue of liberty ......
  6. Brilliant... they even look a bit alike .....
  7. Why are all these young single men creating havoc around the world when they should be home protecting their homeland as we and our forefathers did and have done.... Do you really believe , looking at their activity, the way they are dressed, the way they behave, the way they understand the social systems of host countries to get whatever they feel should be handed to them.....i mean really believe they are " refugees " ?? Forget our differences of opinions for a while.... When you see gangs of them marching behind the protection of the British police waving banners associated with thugs and murderers....( Isis ) can you believe they are anything other than staunch supporters of the thugs and murderers who they hold in such high esteem..... do you honestly believe they can justify their activities which are directly or indirectly costing the western countries billions of dollars in security systems and security forces.... paid for by the taxpayers of these western countries.....unheard of just a few short years ago.... In addition to the cost, how about the inconvenience to the millions of innocent travelers who just wan to get on with their lives......but are forced to go through the hours and hours of security checks at airports etc. ... This small example is a way of asking you..... do you really believe that this is only a few radicals and you are able to justify a lot of what they are doing by comparing their actions to those of a few Christians in south America or Africa or indeed by keep regurgitating the deeds of the inquisition some 500 years ago ? In most countries at this point in time.... Muslims are a minority.... roughly 2% in the USA, same in several other countries and I believe about 5% in the UK.... they expect a disproportionate amount of benefits and openly wish to create havoc for their fellow citizens.... even after most of them have been helped out of the shi**holes where they came from and been allowed to develop there families and communities freely and without discrimination.... I mean... do you honestly believe they are anything other than a group of hateful ungrateful peoples who deserve nothing better than to be given a choice of either conform or go back to whence they came..... give them the same "rights" as they will give us in the countries they claim they left in fear of their lives ! For my part, I will concede there are a billion peaceful Muslims.... we just don't hear much from them... I know there are also lots muslims being killed by other Muslims.... how that supports the arguments about the religion of peace, confuses the hell out of me..... Over to you....
  8. goodness me.. I lived in Alum Rock when the very humble Pakistanis first arrived in the late 60's... How things change when they get the numbers and the vote !
  9. I was there Friday too, quite early, about 9 pm. had a beer at TGF, very quiet down there... Nice atmosphere in the Social... very upmarket really, competes with many of the bars i know in Sydney...
  10. such a great tune as My Way , decent words too.... so perhaps the solution is.... "I'll do it your way" even out of tuners would get a clap on that one ?
  11. Damp, Mould, ventilation, bad plumbing, to name a couple.... Please don't get a blocked drain or water leaks. Do a little homework on who ( you ? ) will live there , there are plenty of laundries around who will wash and fold at 30p per kg. ( guessing ) say 10 kg per week 300 pesos... No buying powder, hanging stuff in bathrooms or balconies etc. If there aint a washer dryer you or the tennant will soon get used to a weekly trip to the laundry... Just my thoughts
  12. Another thought..... Big space where your washing machine is shown...w/m and dryers in small spaces cause all sorts of problems....consider a weekly laundry... There are some good ones starting to spring up around town, that is a big area and ideal for a wardrobe and storage area
  13. As stated you do not need a back on the cabinet at all, easy job to use brackets to support the skeleton , top and side panels, you should consider floor to ceiling , leave room for shoes along a bottom rail. Looking at your measurements you could comes out to 240 m.m. At the end next to your bedside cabinet, you could in fact, replace this cabinet by extending your "wardrobe" up to the bed , with a recess cut into this tall cabinet , this will on the bedside be a cabinet and on the hallway side be a divider, this will give you some additional hanging space. Consider a curtain instead of doors... Can look good, easy to use and save a lot of space All the best Al
  14. I have a mate coming over on April 19 mate, he lives on Gold Coast ... Let me know if you want his contact details, he will be happy to help outAl
  15. Anyone actually owned a carinderia ? Questions i would ask.... Have you considered any other type of business? water station, laundry, small franchise just to give you comparisons....e.g. capital outlay, hours worked, potential growth, security, etc. I think a lot of small business here apply completely different logic to our way of thinking...... e.g." better to earn a little than nothing.." no point your wife wanting to spend time with her parents , only to find she is working 14 hours per day 7 days a week ., my local "cafe" sells an average filipino type breakfast .... ( noodles and ?? ) for 30 pesos .... but i am sure you will both work out the details next time you are here... on a support note..... i spent many " unhappy " hours going to work in the snow etc at 6 am.... have to say i don't miss it, all the best...