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      New Members: Click Here   03/09/2017

      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. If you are a “backseat driver” I would buy a Mitsubishi ASX instead... about the same price but comes with an independent rear suspension (much more comfortable in the Philippines, but if you are the driver, it may not make much difference) and a CVT...
  2. We have been using our car’s OEM navigation system along with the “Waze” software on my Android (or on iOS), comparing both in NCR... It’s amazing to have “live” drivers’ or passengers’ (?) updated traffic information displayed real-time... If anyone using Waze in other areas, e.g., Cebu, EU, US mainland, please let us know how well it works and if it could replace the NAV system (Hertz NeverLost is an expensive option ). At least in NCR, we don’t care if our next car comes with NAV, only thing we would like to have is an HDMI port to the car info sys to display the Waze mapping info on the larger, fixed screen. Thanks...
  3. We still have a small packet or two of Vegemite from our last trip to AU but would love to have wife compare tastings of Bovril, Vegemite and Marmite! Anyone knows where we could get them in NCR or Cebu? Amazon have them all but it would take about a month to 6-wks to get here... Thank you...
  4. Thanks for your advice... We, wife, her mother, sis and her kids, are to visit HKG Disney again... a few years ago, we stayed at one of the Disney hotels but comparing the prices I can get from the airport Novotel (I'm an AccorHotels member and got thousands of points I can use), the airport hotel costs less than half, hence I though I would be a shuttle chauffer between those two places... I guess we would try their new Disney Explores Hotel as we can just walk to the Park, weather permitting... PS Any suggestions/ideas what I could do while I await their return from the Park several hours later?
  5. Thanks for your advice! I guess it all comes down to what you want to do with the computer or with your spare time... I am now building another computer as the one I built about 3 years ago is getting old... New Existing one CPU Intel i7-6950X i7-3930K MB Asus X99-E-10G WS Intel DX79SR RAM 128GB (8 x 16GB) 32GB (4 x 8GB) GPU MSI GeForce GTX1080 x 2 Radeon HD7900 x 2 SSD Intel 750 1.2TB x 2 Intel 500GB x 6 HDD Hitachi He10 10TB x 6 0 Waiting for 8K monitors x 4 HP 24HD x 3 Liquid cooled CPU, Mem and Video Liquid cooled CPU Will see when those new 8K monitors become available, otherwise I will use 4K monitors... I was able to connect an MS BT keyboard and a mouse to my SONY 75in Android 4K TV, and am getting used to use a big browser so maybe I use one or two 75in, rather than small 24 to 32in multiple monitors... haha
  6. Has anyone rented a car and driven it in Hong Kong? Easy, average or difficult? Excellent NAV available? Can I do it? My recent experience: NYC, Miami, LAX, Tokyo, Sydney, Paris and most EU cities except Rome... No recent experience in the Philippines... No experience at all in China... Thanks...
  7. Yes... less than 5 flying minutes? MNL (14°30'31"N 121°01'10"E) LAX (33°56'33"N 118°24'28"W) 7305 mi CEB (10°18'27"N 123°58'46"E) LAX (33°56'33"N 118°24'28"W) 7344 mi
  8. Just received a reply from the US Travel Doc CS... "Please be advised that the applicant may request for an interpreter on his/her scheduled appointment. He/she may try to coordinate with the Embassy's personnel upon reaching the gate." I guess the problem solved... Admin. please delete this post as appropriate. Thank you!
  9. It seems an interpreter can accompany a U.S. tourist visa (B-1) applicant, if he or she is a native Tagalog speaker. No other person, a relative, visa agent or an attorney can accompany the applicant.
  10. I think it is a good idea! I am not transiting through ICN anytime soon! I have not done it often, i.e., flying from Cebu connecting in Japan to a US destination... and I like flying in and out of Manila... hehe 😊 but PAL has 2 flights a day to NRT and 2 a day to HND (closer to Tokyo than NRT). JAL is a PAL partner airline and a member airline of One World (AAL is also One World) so if you search, I think you might find a good connecting flight to a US destination…
  11. CEB to KIX (Osaka) on PAL, JAL (PAL partner, AA codeshare flight) to LAX is OK. PAL uses A321... JAL787 is OK in business... Economy prices comparable to those CEB-LAX on PAL (w/o promo)...
  12. and to become a statistic of the Philippines' famous My Way killings? I saw this high-power SONY Karaoke machine at the SM Appliance Center today: http://www.sony.com.ph/electronics/hi-fi-systems/shake-100d The pics don’t tell you the enormous size of the speakers... each speaker is about the size of a standard washing machine! The total output power 4,800 watts! They did not want to play it for me there in the store...
  13. I need to be in the US to watch those free "Prime" Amazon movies/videos so I have been using this FREE VPN service using my computer http://www.vpngate.net/en/ I would appreciate it if someone can tell me how I can use this free VPN for my TV (SONY Android 4K 75"). It seems easier to get a commercial VPN service and set it up (many YouTube videos on how to) but if I could use this free service, so much the better...
  14. Posted 9 minutes ago · Report post 18 hours ago, miles-high said: 4th is a 75in 4K TV when I need a VPN connection to view Amazon movies/videos. Any suggestion how to use VPN (without use of a computer) on TV would be appreciated... Would think you'd need a product like this. https://www.hidemyass.com/software/routers
  15. Thank you I will read it but I don't know much about commercial VPN... I use a free VPN so I don't know how it would work... I guess I should open a new topic...