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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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  • Birthday 03/09/1959

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  1. My other half managed to get one... applied for student licence, a few weeks later went down to LTO and came home with a full plastic drivers licence (despite never actually having driven anything). This would have been Sept last year; some weeks after I obtained a paper receipt for my full licence but, so far, the plastic version, for me, has not been available. This is despite the bullshit in Dec/Jan when they said they had plastic available and to text your details to them and they would produce it.
  2. My GF went through the process of getting a student licence and then a full licence. She has never driven anything but is now qualified to jump into the car and drive off unaccompanied!
  3. As is Magners when he has stock.
  4. http://www.mikesimportedenglishgoods.tk/
  5. I use Cignal Prepaid and, like you, go to a local outlet, pay the fee and the additional load is credited to my account. Until recently my monthly cost was P590; this time the girl asked for P600 but was unable to show me any evidence of the hike in price. Somewhat doubtful, I paid up and then went straight home and viewed Cignal's website; indeed the prepaid cost for the HD channels I require is now P600, a hike of P10. I can live with the increase as long as it doesn't become a habit!
  6. I tend to use Cignal in exactly the way you describe; I usually load it mid-month, which is around 2 weeks before the previous month's load is due to expire. I am not aware that anything has changed; certainly the last time we bought Cignal load (2-3 weeks ago) nothing had changed, other than a slight raise in price.
  7. Cebu Dairies Yoghurt has to be ordered in advance too; however it is well worth the wait, lovely stuff!
  8. I love Yorkshire Tea but I find the biggest problem is not the milk (I buy fresh from Cebu Dairies), but the water. It's so hard, full of minerals, it taints the flavour and quality of tea horribly. I can cope with coffee made with local water but not tea, last decent cuppa I had was in UK in February.
  9. It freezes quite well; the bottles are reasonably thick plastic but they do split occasionally when frozen; maybe 1 in 100 or less. When thawed, the (formerly) frozen milk is absolutely fine.
  10. I get our fresh milk from Cebu Dairy in Consolacion; usually buy a months supply of 20-30 litres and freeze it. We also buy their yoghurt, cream and milk bars (similar to ice candy but much, much nicer!).
  11. Thank you so much for this information; it gives me a starting point which is exactly what I need.
  12. If you lived anywhere near Cebu I might take you up on that offer!
  13. This is fascinating stuff but I could do with some advice... I know nothing about electronics; however I have a 10 yr old nephew who seems to have an awakening interest in electronics; messing about with batteries, wires, buzzers, lights, switches etc. After reading this thread I thought that an Arduino might make a good Christmas present for him; however on searching Lazada there are hundreds of kit options. I would be grateful for any tips as to what to look for in a starter kit that would be suitable for a kid, but would also challenge him a little and provide a springboard for future upgrades, should his interest develop further.
  14. Blimey! Your connection is fantastic compared with what I have to endure!
  15. My partner regularly lends me money. She has no regular income although she recently closed down her caranderia which left her with a legacy sum, plus she makes money from other streams such as the family farm which she now owns (although that can often be a liability!); she is also in start-up mode with a sewing business and another (currently very small but who know where it will go!) enterprise. I am retired and rely on a monthly pension which pays the rent and other bills; however, sometimes I run short a few days (or a week or so!) before my pension is paid; my girl will have money available should I need it. I always repay and add interest; it depends on how much I have borrowed but, for example, P500 interest on a loan of a few thousand might sound expensive but the money remains in the household or helps towards her various enterprises so I don't see it as a loss. And as for the rest of the family; they have helped my partner both before and after she met me, but before I relocated to RP; small amounts which we repaid, of course but I have no doubt that were we in dire need then we could make loans with them should we need to.