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Lee last won the day on March 20

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    Happily married since 94 & live part of each yr in Cebu

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  1. It is great to see people having fun while at work, I am sure they were aware of the camera, they just did not give a hoot about being seen dancing.
  2. Sugar free products can be found on Escario a block or so from our condo towards Osmena in a store called Sugar Free Haven, they also stock a lot of other hard to get items and everyday items such as apple juice, the wife and I shop there a few times each stay, nice people work there and own it. To add to get back on topic, we ship boxes all the time and they always get here, I prefer to ship with companies that provide tracking such as Forex or LBC.
  3. The battery is not holding a charge for too long, so it would need a battery, I only checked in SM at one place that sells aftermarket batteries and they wanted p1,500 to order one, too much for me to waste, I will check Emall when I get a chance, what good is a phone without a good battery unless you leave it plugged in all the time.
  4. Lesser charges, did we expect anything less.
  5. Too late, what is done is done, how to stop it is the question. No one should be held responsible for what people other did in the past.
  6. THIS TOPIC might be good for you to read, it might help.
  7. Philhealth is not really insurance that would help an expat much but that is good to know, I wonder if they cover expats to that age also and if so at the new p17,000 a year and them only paying peanuts, possibly expats would do better saving the p17,000 and hope they do not need it the first few years.
  8. I was thinking of you when I asked. Do you intend to use the phone when and if you go back to the US? that will make a difference, if so then you might have to buy a better phone that has all the bands in it. How much do you wish to spend? What size phone do you need? I think 5 to 5.5 inch screen is enough but some want a smaller screen if they will not use if for emails or forums? There are other threads where people put in the phones they use but I tried to find them and the phones are apparently mixed in within a different topic, thus why I made this one.
  9. Good to see that they are going to go hard on them. Three Romanian skimmers charged; no bail allowed
  10. Bomb the hell out of them with bombs dipped in pigs blood or just drop pigs blood all over...
  11. I guess it should be noted that healthcare in the Philippines stops at 69, supposedly they drop everyone turning 70 so I have been told by a person who has Caritas, can anyone confirm this to be true on other healthcare? If so then what do people 70 and above do for healthcare?
  12. Which LTE phones do you guys recommend to buy in Cebu and use in Cebu?
  13. I am still waiting to hear property taxes for a p3 million home as asked by Gino, we have a condo that the contract listed it cost around p2 million and our taxes are about p9,000 a year but we do not own the land since it is a condo. As for living costs, we own, so our living costs do not include rent, we spend around US $2,000 a month for the months we are here and that includes going out to eat around 4 times a week and buying what we want to eat at home but we do not have expensive tastes, we do not have a car, so that includes taxis but we sometimes share a taxi with friends, so we pay going and they pay the way back if we happen to go back at the same time, that helps cut costs a bit for them and for us during the times it works out, and we only have our US health insurance and buy travel insurance for the trips over so add that too if we would live here full time, although I have been told that health insurance stops at 70, so I guess they expect us to die by then or go without insurance.
  14. Stungun was the name all the years before the Taser came out, they still sell stunguns, those are the ones that you have to touch the person for them to work and a Taser is the one that shoots out the prongs. As for are they legal for a foreigner to use here in the Philippines, just because they are sold does not mean they are legal for foreigners to use, I seriously doubt that anytime we hurt a local that it will be condoned unless the local has a gun and maybe even a knife and then a stungun would be useless to use on them except maybe if a person is trained on how to take a gun or knife away from a criminal and uses the stungun in conjunction. I say stop worrying and just stay out of harms way, so take taxis late at night and do not walk down dark streets late at night and should someone want to rob you, then give them what they want, your items are not worth your life.
  15. I think the windows version in that phone is no longer provided for, I tired to update it while on wifi and it said it is no longer supported, updating it to a newer version is beyond my capabilities, actually the whole phone is beyond my capabilities. When I get back to the US, I will buy a new battery for it on ebay because they are cheap there and then bring the phone back and give it away to a relative, I doubt it has any value, yet it is a very neat phone but apparently at least 9 years old. Apparently there is a way to install android on the HTC but that too is beyond me.