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BossHog last won the day on April 22

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  1. Not exactly.. Lambanog is distilled from coconut (or other palm) wine. Nipa liquor... sometimes called 'wine'.... is distilled specifically from fermented nipa palm sap. Where i live it's called 'pauroy' but in Butuan (and maybe Cebu?) it's called 'laksoy'. Anyways you can usually get a very large container of it for not much. Just ask around your local wet market.
  2. You use cheap vodka to clean rotten water? If you're looking for cheap and strong you can get a twenty-liter jerrycan of nipa likker for under 500 pesos. It's at least 80 proof and a heckuva lot better than the local retail rhum.
  3. Buying a kilo of calamansi fruit at the market and squeezing your own juice is a good option, too. Super healthy. A bit labor intensive though if you're single. Sent from my SM-T550 using Tapatalk
  4. Yeah, i got it wrong. The nectar is juice mixed with added sugar. You want the 100 percent juice. Of course any fruit juice will have sugar so what you're looking to avoid is 'added sugar'. The liter cans of 100% pineapple juice are a good bet. Read the can carefully though so you don't get the 'drink'. Think that's about 80 pesos a liter. Sent from my SM-T550 using Tapatalk
  5. Obviously making your owns juices is optimal but... For convenience I think the cans of GIna Mango Nectar are pretty good:
  6. I see no reason for globalized standards when it comes to cultural expectations such as whether to tip or not. A variety of customs makes the planet an interesting place. Just be guided by the normal practice of the place you find yourself. It really is that simple. Sent from my SM-T550 using Tapatalk
  7. I always tip the Asahi beer robots at Narita. They got super long memories and can be quite vindictive if you don't. Sent from my SM-T550 using Tapatalk
  8. Soju in the Korean market has been generally reduced in ABV from 25 to 18-19% over the past decade or so; it's not just the export stuff. You're probably thinking of the old-school rutgut Jinro product which is much superior to the new panty-waist renditions in my estimation. Sent from my SM-T550 using Tapatalk
  9. Conversely, you can use two-liter water bottles to smuggle soju into KBO baseball games. A half gallon of hooch will usually last you the whole nine innings. Sent from my SM-T550 using Tapatalk
  10. Mine was MoonBaeSool. It's a high quality distilled spirit with a proper moonshine punch. Worth looking for if passing through Incheon duty-free to/from d'Phils. I kept a bottle in my bowling bag in Korea and Moon Bae Sool became my bowling name on the projected scorecards. Folks always got a chuckle outta that (and the resulting low scores). Sent from my SM-T550 using Tapatalk
  11. I've had that. Makes a nice cooler mixed with soda water to beat the sweltering Seoul summers. It's so sweet though I gotta wonder what you cook with it? Sent from my SM-T550 using Tapatalk
  12. The budget carrier Thai Smile was supposed to re-open the Bangkok to Cebu route on May 1st but it got postponed... http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/transport/1222418/red-tape-snags-thai-smiles-cebu-launch Sent from my SM-T550 using Tapatalk
  13. Wife's birthday party? More like wife's birth-week party. Last year we had untold house guests for something like ten days. Lots of animals died for the cause and a free-wheeling good time was had by all (me included). Pretty sure there was no counting of heads or pesos. I don't recall spending anything except my liver's ninth life.
  14. We also have a five-meter tall calamansi tree without any fruit. The village kids come by and throw sticks in the tree to collect the fruit and sell it to the nearest sari-sari store... where we ransom it back at two pesos per head. It's a very efficient system. Ps.. The fish emulsion that JamesMusslewhite taught me to make works wonders on citrus trees but it sure stinks and you probably wouldn't want to use it around your deck.
  15. PAGASA: 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST Issued at 5:00 PM 14 April 2017 SYNOPSIS: AT 4:00 PM TODAY, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPPRESSION "CRISING" WAS ESTIMATED BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA AT 555 KM EAST OF MAASIN, SOUTHERN LEYTE (10.4ºN, 129.9ºE) WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 45 KPH NEAR THE CENTER AND GUSTINESS OF UP TO 55 KPH IT IS FORECAST TO MOVE WEST NORTHWEST AT 22 KPH. FORECAST: Rains with Gusty winds is expected over the provinces of Samar and Northern Leyte. Cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and isolated thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides will be experienced over Bicol region and the rest of Eastern Visayas. Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will prevail over Mindanao and the rest of Visayas. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast to East will prevail over Northern Luzon and coming from the Northeast to North over Bicol region and Eastern Visayas. The coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Northeast slight to moderate seas. ### From JTWC: