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  1. Finishing dinner at a restaurant and the waitress asks, "Are you penis?" "What?" "Are you penis?" "Ohh! Yes, you can take my plate. I'm penis."
  2. Yeah, the metal might be worth something. Better than letting it sit there, forever.
  3. http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/108336/denr-adopts-argao-as-eco-town-pilot No smoking? Anywhere? Good luck.
  4. Watch video: http://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/01/10/17/afp-deploys-thousands-of-soldiers-to-mindanao
  5. China 'concerned' over Philippines' detention of Chinese workers http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/28/16/china-concerned-over-philippines-detention-of-chinese-workers
  6. What they love to sweep most.... LEAVES... outside. They never stop. They will sweep leaves for hours and then you look outside and they've left behind all kinds of sachets, plastic bags, candy wrappers, bottle caps, cigarette butts and other garbage. But, damn, can't stand those nice, natural leaves from decomposing into fertilizer. Got to get rid of those. It took a while but they no longer burn the leaves. Haven't for a while. Because I woke up early everyday to stop them! Those leaves are valuable for compost.
  7. Be careful with omeprazole, It's approved for a 14 day course with 4 months between successive courses, Prolonged use can cause vitamin b12 deficiency. https://www.drugs.com/omeprazole.html
  8. Sumilon has a 5* resort. A tent for 2 is $200, a room is $400 and a villa is so expensive I couldn't find the price. Kidnapping the wealthy makes sense, I guess, for them. http://www.bluewatersumilon.com.ph/
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  10. I read about BSF larvae a couple weeks ago while researching red wiggler worms. I'm growing a ton of red wigglers to produce compost. So, a few days ago I put some rotting jackfruit in a large basin, mostly covered.... just to see if I will get any BSFL. In the tropics they're supposed to just appear without having to seed them in to the environment. So, I'm hoping. Symbiotic relationship between BSF and RW is here: http://www.agrowingculture.org/2011/09/black-soldier-fly-red-worm-bioconversion/ Long story short... BSFL will eat a greater variety of organic matter... even dead animals. Red worms that are fed the BSFL residue will grow 2 to 3 times faster than normal. Yeehaw!
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parboiled_rice Parboiled rice (also called converted rice) is rice that has been partially boiled in the husk. The three basic steps of parboiling are soaking, steaming and drying.[1] These steps also make rice easier to process by hand, boost its nutritional profile and change its texture. About 50% of the world’s paddy production is parboiled. The treatment is practiced in many parts of the world such as India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Guinea, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Nigeria, Thailand, Switzerland, USA and France.[2] Rice is easier to polish by hand (removal of the bran layer) after parboiling but mechanical processing is harder since the bran becomes somewhat oily and tends to clog machinery. Most parboiled rice is milled in the same way as white rice.[citation needed] Parboiling drives nutrients, especially thiamin, from the bran to the endosperm,[3] hence parboiled white rice is 80% nutritionally similar to brown rice.[citation needed] Because of this, parboiling was adopted by North American rice growers in the early 20th century. ------------------ I like the texture a lot better, too. It's not so sticky. Too bad it can't be found here. It's a lot healthier.
  12. Like Uncle Ben's or Minute Rice. Lower glycemic index, more nutrition. Half the world's rice production is parboiled but I can't find it anywhere. Anyone seen it for sale?
  13. I live in Argao. Can't buy it here. I'm guessing Carbon Market for sure. Will try that. Anyone ever see these at an agrivet?
  14. Thanks, Larry. I really wish there were a Union Bank in the South of Cebu!