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  2. Ok, so there's a slow ferry directly from Cebu (near Mactan) to Talibon, while the fast boats seem to go elsewhere: Getafe or Tubigon. The only company I could find that provides the Cebu-Talibon trip is VG shipping, and I couldn't find any info online on their schedules. From what I've understood so far, I guess I may leave one or more days' buffer between both the incoming and departing flights so as to not unduly depend on the scheduling of the ferries to either make an outgoing flight, or to get to a hotel on time. Most of my questions have been answered. However, if anyone has info on the scheduling of the slow ferry from Cebu to Talibon, that would be great. Also, guidance regarding the best way to arrange a trip would help. That is, call once I arrive, email in advance, etc. Thanks to the board for all the info thus far.
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  4. onemoretry

    Philippines vs Thailand

    Myself I always got the same question from friends know that I travel a lot and its hard to answer because its depend on who you are and what you like... Anyway look this video comparing Thailand vs Philippine its good.... and no grumpy now please haha... but love hear comments and also other comparing ..countries or stuff in this Enjoy
  5. The northeast quadrant of ncr hell known as quezon city. Ever gotesco commonwealth, a little piece of shopping mall hell in its own right.
  6. I-Fitz

    Cannondale Bicycle

    please private pm me-will not let me send you a message..
  7. Busted Dick

    Blocked by Ad Blocker Blocker

    Just to add to this conundrum... until yesterday I hadn't accessed these forums for weeks because I was getting the ad-blocker pop-up despite having disabled the ad-blocker on my browser. However, after raising it yesterday on the LINC Facebook group, I learned a workaround that works for me (the ESC key). I use Opera browser which was created out of Chromium. Google Chrome, which others on this thread are having problems with, is also an offspring of Chromium. So the problem seems to be related to the Chromium/Opera/Chrome family. Chromium and Opera are open source (ie, the programming code can be examined); Chrome, being a Google 'product' is not; however they all share the same common ancestry. Unfortunately I do not have the expertise to be able to resolve this but I thought it worth posting just in case there is someone on here who might have?
  8. Jim Sibbick

    Ferry to Baybay?

    Just realised you wanted help with tourist versus cabin versus business class. I have never travelled on the Roble Ship to Baybay but I have travelled Roble to Ormoc. For that ship, - economy is outside but under cover. They pull down canvas at night to protect you. The bunks are put together in groups of 4 double bunks. So you will be playing footsies with some one you don't know and sleeping beside some one you don't know. The mattresses are vinyl covered with inbuilt pillow. You may want to sleep with your head on your luggage to make sure everything is there in the morning. They will give you a sheet to cover you while you travel. - Tourist is a very similar system except that it is in the aircon. - cabin means you will be sharing with 3,4,5 or more others. My last cabin with Roble was 2 double bunks with a table and a chair in the room. So no playing footsie or sleeping on the hair of some unknown female like I did last month. There may or may not be a private bathroom in the cabin. For tourist versus business class on a fast ferry. I only tried business class one time on Supercat. the seats were basically the same seats and they gave me a free snack which I couldn't eat. So i never bothered again.
  9. No, there is no smoke test station here on Camotes. I know there used to be one as a few years ago I saw the old signs on a building wall in the port area. However, where they are building the new LTO office there is also a smoke test station being installed next door. This is also in the port area of Poro exactly the same location as the previous test station.
  10. savarity

    Condo on Poro?

    Yes good luck, "being" and "was" are two different words.
  11. way too expensive for me.. I've used Co2 and pump but none like this most of the pellets guns top speeds was 600 to 700fps so the 1035fps is rockin that pellet.
  12. But you can buy the mega250 and some of the other plans directly from Lazada so you don't need to bother loading and then txting which is nice.
  13. Salty Dog

    NFL

    Bottom line, if New Orleans had played a better game they would have won regardless…
  14. January sale has almost ended !! But dont worry - its only one week until the February sale begins !!
  15. Semper paratus

    Dogs

  16. Thanks for your reply. I live down South, popping over on the boat to Dumaguete is more convenient. But unless someone has had good experience wit a lawyer there, it would mean pot luck.So reckon it's a bit safer to try Vicente Roco who you mentioned, or someone in the where-to-find thread. Cheers
  17. SkyMan

    Hiway Hilarity

    I try not laugh at others misfortunes but yesterday was just too funny. I normally stay pretty close to the vehicle in front of me because if you don't, all manner of things will try to push in front of you, sometimes even when there is plenty of open road behind you which makes no sense. I don't even like scooters in front because you have to give them more room than you might a car and people will use the scooter to squeeze in. Anyway, I'm coming home, north, on the Hiway in Lacion passing SM and the CITOM holds me up to wait for some cars out of SM. Fine. So, now I'm behind a red, one of those little minicars that look like they would be crushed into pop can in an accident, Wigo, or Picante Sauce or whatever. But the terrible part is the hand written sign in the back window nobody wants to see. "CAUTION, new lady driver." Aaaaaarrrghhh. Ok, so I'm not in a hurry. I gave her a little extra space and resolved to rest my horn. Traffic is usually light enough after you get passed SM so I should be able to get around her soon enough. Well, leaving the space allowed a Ceres Bus to jam in between us. Great, now I have that to get by that and then the red car. Well, to say she was slow would be an understatement. Painfully slow. And there were more parked cars and other stuffages in the right lane than usual so passing on the right wasn't possible Also, unusual was the number of cars oncoming. Not a lot really, but like the right lane, just close enough together you didn't have time for a safe pass. I could sense the stress level rising in the bus driver. He would veer a bit left perhaps to try to intimidate oncoming cars into their right lane but the either couldn't or wouldn't. On and on we crawled, bus appearing more agitated and sometimes I could see in front of the red car a vast strip of open pavement. Finally, we reached an intersection where there is always a problem so we stopped and waited. There are often oncoming cars and big trucks turning left or the same from the right. Even when you can go through the road is pretty messed up there so nobody really takes off and goes, causing more delay. It's kind of a gamble but sometimes you can get through quicker in the right lane because you don't have to turn but then you might have to deal with the jeepneys stopping on the other side of the intersection. I went for the right lane and very slowly I moved up next to the bus and then the red car. We stopped again for some semis turning. The red car's windows were open and the girl driving was pretty young. Another girl in the right seat looked younger than her and maybe not old enough to drive. There were more in the back all talking and giggling away. When we finally started moving the left lane moved first. The red car didn't move. But I did hear several engine revs. Then one of the girls was yelling instructions at the driver. A few more revs but nothing. Then cars in front of me were pulling in front of the red car to get around whatever was blocking them. As I started forward, so did the red car with the bus close behind. Then there was a clunk and the car lurched to a halt, stalled, and the bus had to break hard to keep from smashing up the little car. But the bus driver had had enough and leaned on his air horn. (You know, the horn that makes you jump from a block away?) The screams from the girls just made my day as I drove off home laughing all the way.
  18. There has to be an open billet or job opening in the area and so it depends on many factors, I could always get stationed on Guam I spent 10 years there so I feel your wife has a good chance because not to many people are familiar with Guam or want to leave the West Coast. So if your first duty station is the West Coast you usually stay in this area so the Asian or Pacific tour.
  19. They don't need to make a request for reconsideration, they just go TNT with the original 40%!
  20. SkyMan

    Live-In Yaya

    Ha, Sam had his thumb on the scale and Alice knew it. Alice was the only one who ever got a discount on Sam's meat.
  21. Barryrio

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    Hi buddy. Long time no speak. I still have the contact details of a lass we nicknamed "Superwoman". Her place is on Via Rama. Go down V.Rama towards South Road and shortly before the junction of these two roads you will see a Shell gas station on your right. Immediately opposite is a side street with an emission test place on the corner. This is her place. Name of Mellie. Very efficient and will do everything for you. Registered many big bikes and cars with her. Still use her even though I live in Valencia now. Her number is 09235863888. Cheers - Barry

     

    1. Alk

      Alk

      Hi Barry,

      Hope you are well.  I did take your advice to go with Standard Insurance.  That is working out well for me.

      Diana and I will be getting married in 2-3 months.   We've known each other for 4 years and she certainly deserves me to marry her.  It's looking like we'll probably be moving back to the USA in a year or so, but there are lots of things I need to do still to make that happen.  

      Cebu is still fine...just overly crowded, especially from a traffic standpoint.  We'll continue to live here, primarily because of the 99.9% reliable electricity and fiber internet we have here.  It makes Diana's job, and our life in general, very easy.

      How are things going with you?  

      Allan

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    How to Make Homemade Sausage

    we made longanisa here in Michigan used this recipe https://www.kawalingpinoy.com/skinless-longganisa/ very good! Next big batch we stuffed the sausage in hog intestine casings very good too! She says they taste just like home. We bought pork butt shoulder roast on sale at Krogers for 99 cents a pound. Pork shoulder has about the perfect mix of fat and lean
  25. DeedleNuts

    People Too Stupid for Social Media

    Typically the parent being the parent is considered qualification enough but the student(s) must pass periodic standardized tests for the arrangement to persist. One of my nieces is home schooled and there are a lot of free or cheap online resources now that make it pretty plausible as an option if the parent is sufficiently engaged.
  26. The woman in the shack near my LTO with stethascope around her neck was far more intent on finding out if I was single and available than giving me a medical. She simply asked if I was ok, took the money and gave me document. Same thing at the regional hospital a few years ago. Got a certificate from a doctor I did not even see as she was in a meeting.
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      Ok, so there's a slow ferry directly from Cebu (near Mactan) to Talibon, while the fast boats seem to go elsewhere: Getafe or Tubigon.  The only company I could find that provides the Cebu-Talibon trip is VG shipping, and I couldn't find any info online on their schedules.   From what I've understood so far, I guess I may leave one or more days' buffer between both the incoming and departing flights so as to not unduly depend on the scheduling of the ferries to either make an outgoing flight, or to get to a hotel on time. Most of my questions have been answered.  However, if anyone has info on the scheduling of the slow ferry from Cebu to Talibon, that would be great.  Also, guidance regarding the best way to arrange a trip would help.   That is, call once I arrive, email in advance, etc. Thanks to the board for all the info thus far.
    • onemoretry
      Myself I always got the same question from friends know that I travel a lot and its hard to answer because its depend on who you are and what you like... Anyway look this video comparing Thailand vs Philippine its good....  and no grumpy now please haha... but love hear comments and also other comparing ..countries or stuff in this Enjoy  
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      The northeast quadrant of ncr hell known as quezon city.  Ever gotesco commonwealth, a little piece of shopping mall hell in its own right.
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      please private pm me-will not let me send you a message..
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      Barryrio  »  Alk

      Hi buddy. Long time no speak. I still have the contact details of a lass we nicknamed "Superwoman". Her place is on Via Rama. Go down V.Rama towards South Road and shortly before the junction of these two roads you will see a Shell gas station on your right. Immediately opposite is a side street with an emission test place on the corner. This is her place. Name of Mellie. Very efficient and will do everything for you. Registered many big bikes and cars with her. Still use her even though I live in Valencia now. Her number is 09235863888. Cheers - Barry
       
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      I paid 95,000 to Immigration and 20,000 for airfares to Manila including accommodation Medical test.  Now I think they are asking 250K to 300K and that was 2 years ago.
      To renew the Visa I paid 6,500 and 310 pesos per year.   Its cheap for me back then as I am not married.........my partner here is a Administrative Officer/Bureau of Immigration Liaison Officer she was the one to go to Cebu as I gave her A special power of Attorney.
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