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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. Yes thats right Tony,,, most of the "baby boomer" generation were brought up on black and white. Heck I dont remember getting a color TV in Australia until the 1970s. The black and white classics, for example, from the GOLDEN YEARS OF HOLLYWOOD, are still there to download and enjoy.... BUT.... ... hard to get my pinay SO here in Cebu City to watch anything B&W... oh boy....LOL
  2. Last night I watched "DOUBLE INDEMNITY" movie, a true classic film noir, starring Fred MacMurray, Edward G. Robinson and Barbara Stanwick. Great suspensful thriller of that time (1944). Yes I know its black and white, and not much "action" as some LinC members like, but a tight well-written script... good plot and sub plot and director Billy Wilder sticking to the formula for this timeless genre,,, Highly recommended for forum members who appreciate FILM NOIR.
  3. We dont know all the facts, but IF the only witness is this " check-in counter agent" then maybe a smart defence lawyer could turn the trial into a "he said/she said" thing and get the case dismissed. Still, whatever way it turns out, its going to be an expensive lesson for this Italian....
  4. > "Should you have any questions regarding this bill, please call our 24/7 Customer Hotline 381-0000 or email skyserves@mysky.com.ph." That message is on my email bill every month. Also they have an office top floor of Ayala near the gym...
  5. One tip you might want to try is to soak your pinto beans or kidney beans in water overnight... and then when you are ready to cook, put them in a pressure cooker for thirty minutes or so. No fuss, no hassle ... and ready to eat!
  6. Yes, Heinz tomato sauece is okay... if you cant find Hunts.
  7. Pete perhaps one would need a valid Medicare card to do this? I have heard that they do NOT issue these to Aussies who do not have an address in Australia... would that be correct? Any llink to some follow-up info appreciated.
  8. Jim would it be correct to assume that this free Medicare only applies to Australian citizens who are living permanently in Australia? Would that mean that Aussies living PERMANENTLY abroad would not be eligible for free medical treatment if they visited Australia on vacation?
  9. If you are in Cebu city or province, they have a local toll free hotline .... +6332-230-8888 They may be able to help with your inquiries... and you can also use your credit card to book and pay for your tickets through that hotline.... very friendly helpful staff and service.
  10. Yes we are hoping for that Luke. But I would NOT recommend to LinC members planning a trip from Cebu to Bangkok to go all the way from Cebu to the Middle East first. Tlhere are much shorter time/distance options... and Google is our friend, right?
  11. According to the news report, this direct service should be operating by July 1, if the Phils side can get it sorted... That is indeed good news. A direct flight could save Cebu travellers around 2 or 3 hours on the trip to BKK.
  12. Cebu Pacific used to offer direct flights to BKK from Cebu, but that service was cancelled about two years ago... and CP gave me a refund for my ticket. However, at the present time, you can get to BKK from Cebu without going through Manila. AirAsia for example offers a connecting service through Kuala Lumpur.... but that flight departs Mactan at 7am, a tad early for my liking.... .
  13. Agreed.... Clint Eastwood was (and is) one of Hollywood's greatest entertainment icons. Not only as as the rough and tough cop or go-it-alone cowboy in his early years... but he mellowed out and touched on some truly noteworthy and mature themes later in his career with some top notch efforts as both actor AND director. I would honestly say that I have enjoyed and appreciate almost all of his opus... EXCEPT for one of his pictures that did not work for me..."White Hunter, Black Heart". That movie was supposed to offer a glimpse into the life and doings of another iconic USA director, John Huston, during the planning and shooting of "The African Queen" movie, which starred Humphrey Bogart and Kathleen Hepburn. Call it typecast if you will, but somehow I could not see Clint playing the legendary John Huston. Just my two cents..... .
  14. Yes, 3:30am... thats a tad early in the morning to be driving to the local school to watch their annual show. Maybe the newspaper got it wrong again?
  15. Maybe online RADIO streaming Philippine news (in English) from Stateside, or Britain or Australia?