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  2. Teeth cleaning at Lee's place - 600 a year Teeth cleaning at Green Apple- 2400 a year For me a place had better have an incredible location for me to feel that paying 4x as much was OK !
  3. Checked out the dentist Lee recommended some time ago in another thread - above McDo - entrance between McDo and Watson's - same place for organic milk 3 rd floor - Ramon and Eulalia Sucalit (her braces / him other stuff) Has autoclave - not as fancy as Green Apple but you get a comfortable feeling talking with him. She likes him also, even though put off at first about "old" building Tata mentioned sensitive teeth - he gave her a sample tube of Syensodyne - asked how much for initial exam - no charge 45 K for self litigating (?) braces - the non-rubber band ones and permanent retainer 800 P for x-rays by refereed to facility after alignment complete 6 K denture to fill-in for missing molars or 40 K for porcelain implants 18 to 24 months time 52 K pretty much all in low end - 86 K high end (implants) So 45 K x 60% - 27 K up front either way - decide about dentures / implants when done aligning Teeth cleaning 600 P - recommended once a year - Green Apple 1,200 P twice a year. As for Green Apple - I don't feel they are a rip off - high end location, facility, overhead 50 P men's haircut 6th floor Ayala (before fire) or 250 to 500 P at high end beauty parlor. Colonnade vs Rustan's for same products
  4. My defacto is a permanent resident of Australia and we are trying to get her best friend filipina to visit us for a month. All very straightforward and above board. But she has never travelled before and has no substantive assets. She does have a stable job of 13 years and a lease commitment, both of which we provided evidence of in the application. She doesn't have enough funds to pay for the visit but Mrs has provided a statement that she will be paying all expenses and has provided evidence of her substantial ability to afford it. On the con side, her friend is 37, childless and single. Doesn't own any assets. Does have a mother she looks after but other than a statement, no medical evidence. Has anyone heard of an ordinary single filipina ever getting an Australian tourist visa? Easy for the wealthy of course but do ordinary people on ordinary incomes stand any real chance of success (assuming they are financially sponsored)? I reckon the chances of success are less than 1 in 10, but worth a shot. I suspect it will be rejected on the grounds of insufficient evidence that she will return to Philippines. But if that's the case then it seems only the very wealthy or seriously financially encumbered can get tourist visas. I know its not an official criteria but her friend is exceedingly plain looking (not ugly but.... not pretty at all). It wouldn't be easy for her to snag a man during her stay (and that certainly isn't her intention). I wonder if on some level her plain looks might help in a line ball case.
  5. I don't blame people for not wanting to pay for legal separation. It means absolutely nothing. People might be more willing to pay for divorce since it actually gives them freedom from a bad relationship.
  6. Yeah, Yippee, Yahoo Found it - well actually 14 Footers w/connector plug already installed 47.75P each at Handyman Robinson's Fuentes Section of telephone connectors and cords but no wire Also sale on nice SS 750 Ml thermos 197 P with 2 L water (in a bottle & not yellow) donation
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  8. Tata's father raises pigs also chicken, geese, cows, and roosters (lots and lots of roosters) - doesn't butcher or cook pig himself - pays 300 P but but he tips 220 extra - pick up, B/C, deliver - Last time was 80 Kg live weight Got him and wife matching baseball caps
  9. As far as I am aware all the ATMS (4 I think ?) at the sole Cebu branch near Ayala are "insert" models. I think I have used all 4 ...
  10. Novice Real Estate Question

    To repeat- no buyer ever will buy a house without the Title and without taking possession. People can make up all the fantasy stories that they want but it is NEVER going to happen. The buyer will allow you to hold the Title, but they always expect to take possession of what they have bought from you . ( I'm talking about a normal sale- not to your daughter or your Granny or your lover !)
  11. CBD oil?

    It doesn't always have to be a battle to justify an initial post/comment that is made by oneself ...sometimes you just accept the better points of view that are presented and then move forward from there and that my friend is how we judge "character" , please don't be perturbed by this comment ...but instead try to take it on board . Cheers..
  12. Novice Real Estate Question

    I'm glad it helped you. For the rest of us, some questions are still waiting for your input. It would be nice if the thread helped us too.
  13. CBD oil?

    Well researched Larry ...^^^^^^^^ the above statement just puts any dangerous/risky doubts to bed on this , We really need to be giving good advice on subject matter like this ...because of the severe consequences and life changing effects of getting it wrong. I have done the trip in and out of the Philippines well over 30 times and I would never consider taking any risks with prohibited products , The bottom line is ..abide by the laws of the country and if you are unsure always err on the side of caution.
  14. Novice Real Estate Question

    Twice you sent me PMs asking for help and both times I gave you advice- and both times you then just deleted the conversation and left without so much as a goodbye. Now you ask for advice again on a matter on which I have had a lot of experience. But you right from the start set such terms that no one will ever accept them- which I told you right up front. You just ignored what I posted and as a result the thread got out of hand re conjectures. But I blame you not anyone else. If you really want to sell your house you are going to have to deal with the real world- and not what how you wish things work. Sorry to be blunt but someone has to tell you !! When it comes to selling your house you are your own worst enemy.
  15. yeah me too... it really is not all that costly for the amount of enjoyment... I remember paying hundreds of dollars in the states at nice restaurants..with a bunch of sour puss family...lol
  16. The frame is constructed of a medium size lightweight bamboo lengths, which is lashed together with nylon monofilament 1.90mm line which is 150lbs.test rated, the local hardware stores simply referrer to it as #150 nylon. The can be as large or small as you like, but the preference for this project is a base measurement of (2 meter x 2 meter). This will allow the base to have a sufficient width to withstand wave action of the sea, while still being small enough to be easily deployed or removed from the water by a fisherman working solo using a small wooden boat. These floating platforms will most likely be deployed well within 200 yards of the shoreline in a water depth of less than 9 meters. The base of the platform consist of three layers of bamboo . This allows the base of the framework to have the necessary tensile strength needed to withstand constant wave action, and the stresses imposed by the weight and constant tugging and pulling of the mooring lines and the five lines of mesh bundles which will be tied to the bottom of the frame. The bottom of the base frame will also be used to hash the flotation (plastic Jerry cans) in place once the frame is completed. The roof of the platform is a pyramidal bamboo frame which is used to house a emitting light source and a foul weather shield. For my own purposes I will use a galvanized metal wash tub (inverted) with an additional sheet tin shroud added, with all the interior and exterior surfaces painted a reflective white using marine rated paint. For my light source I will use simple kerosene (hand-pump pressured) fuel lamps. These are extremely dependable and lightweight requiring only the occasional replacements of spent mantles. Kerosene pressure lamps can generate the bright light needed to attract swimming Pueruli towards the platform. The white painted inside of the metal frame helps to reflect the lamp light towards the water surface, but also serves two other functions. a) The (inverted) metal tub with the added metal shroud acts a a rain guard to prevent the rain from contacting the hot glass globe. b) Acts as a heat guard protecting the flammable bamboo framework as fuel lamps can get extremely hot during long usage. Most kerosene lamp have a minimum of 1 pint fuel reserve which is sufficient for 8-10 hours continuous operation. The illumination rate of an average single-wick lamp is approximately 784 lumens which is on par with a 60 Watt light bulb, and double-wick lamps can produce the light equivalent to that of a 100 Watt bulb. They also generate lots of heat, so properly venting that rising heat is important. Some may of course will want to use unleaded gasoline instead of kerosene, but there is an increased chance of a fireball if there is leaking of gasoline around seals especially during times of heavy waves action. I could always use rechargeable LED lamps, fuel generators or use fuel lamps which are converted to use vegetable oils, but for the legitimacy of test I must use the simple materials and methods which will most likely be used by the average poorer small scale fishermen. They would not be able to purchase more expensive lighting systems. Simplicity is the methodology upon I will be establishing my primary baseline of the study, so I will be be employing the K.I.S.S. philosophy and good ole jungle-engineering during this project. The framework has been fabricated in a miniature straw model which shows that is is durable enough to withstand the multiple directional stresses the framework will experience when deployed. So I am confident that the design is sound. My drawings which I have posted in this post only show the primary placement of the main bamboo used in the framework of the base. These drawings do not include the and do not show the braces do not show all the inner bracing and placement of cross-braces. This shows the placement of the plastic 'Jerry' cans which will be used for buoyancy. These will be lashed to the bottom of the bamboo frame. There are some additional bracing which must be added first to the framework which are not shown in these drawings. These will be discussed later in this thread. This shows a 2D view showing the light placement, bamboo frame and placement of the plastic 'Jerry' cans. These plastic cans are quite common here in the Philippines for shipping cooking oils, coconut wines, coconut vinegar an soy sauces. You can also easily find them being sold in local stores so they can be used to carry and store water and fuel. they are perfect for lashing the plastic 'Jerry' cans onto the bamboo framework. Of course one can substitute these plastic cans for blocks of Styrofoam or other types of jugs, containers or small barrels. As long as it floats it will work, but always be mindful to keep the bottom of the frame as clutter-free as possible. This is so it will be easy to employ and harvest the 'net bundles' and to insure that as much light as possible can be delivered to the water surface below the platform.
  17. Agreed...informal relaxed and conducive to fun. I enjoy sponsoring these from time to time as a lot of the family has nothing so this is a real treat for them. Leftovers are packaged and distributed before the sun sets and everyone leave with a full stomach and some meals for the next day.
  18. Novice Real Estate Question

    My original post query was specific. After posting I then found an outstanding link about the law and linked it here, also somebody shared their real world default terms which was insightful. The thread was a big help. From this point on all the left field out of context stuff being introduced, have a great time.
  19. CBD oil?

    You are obviously talking to the wrong person Larry!
  20. Hypothetical if I won 450 million in the lottery I would invest it wisely in dividend paying stocks, I would take a trip in five star hotels that would be my only indulgence.
  21. So we’re dealing with hypothetical? My hypothetical friend comes for a visit. He likes my home and asks about costs to buy/build. I tell my friend that it would cost about 36000. He is impressed and asked what about my house, if it were sold, what would it cost. The more we talk, the more a plan develops. I have child in college and may want to move to a smaller place or build on my large property when the child finishes college. Hmm, an idea develops. My friend expects to retire in few years and would love to build or buy a house. We decide upon a plan. My friend pays me 1000 a month for 36 months. I use that money to build a smaller house for me, and when he retires and pays off the 36000,we can be neighbors with him in the house (mine)that he already likes. My friend is not an idiot.....hypothetically.
  22. Thats off plan that’s another situation or are we talking here about an unfinished unit? So whats the reason they cant start using the property? Soon as payments start?
  23. Cremation in the Philippinnes

    This Dildo Can Be Filled With The Ashes Of Your Loved One Well that gives pause for imagination.
  24. Just saying its a real poor deal for the buyer.Sellers Developers would love selling properties in such way its highly unusual.Yes in some cases for off plan units u make stage payments but this property finished already anyway goodluck..
  25. Novice Real Estate Question

    A couple of questions come to mind. If the "buyer" will pay for 36 months and not live there, who will occupy the house (and maintain it) for those 36 months? Secondly, If the "buyer" makes 35 payments and then has some medical emergency and cannot pay the 36th payment do you really feel good about keeping his money? At what point do you feel he should get some back?
  26. Cremation in the Philippinnes

    Having finally gotten a handle on your personality I would have thought a commode
  27. Novice Real Estate Question

    You do not have the facts and circumstances that would remotely allow you can make the judgement they are idiot. The purpose of the post is not to shoot others down like seems to be in the DNA of at least one poster in every thread. The purpose of this thread is to reach out to other members for friendly advice and create an active thread. Thank you.
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    • Davaoeno
      Teeth cleaning at Lee's place - 600 a year Teeth cleaning at Green Apple- 2400 a year  For me a place had better have an incredible location for me to feel that paying 4x as much was OK ! 
    • lamoe
      Checked out the dentist Lee recommended some time ago in another thread - above McDo - entrance between McDo and Watson's - same place for organic milk 3 rd floor  - Ramon and Eulalia Sucalit (her braces / him other stuff) Has autoclave - not as fancy as Green Apple but you get a comfortable feeling talking with him. She likes him also,  even though put off at first about "old" building Tata mentioned sensitive teeth - he gave her a sample tube of Syensodyne - asked how much for initial exam - no charge 45 K for self litigating (?) braces - the non-rubber band ones and permanent retainer 800 P for x-rays by refereed to facility after alignment complete 6 K denture to fill-in for missing molars or 40 K for porcelain implants  18 to 24 months time 52 K pretty much all in low end  -  86 K high end (implants) So 45 K x 60% - 27 K up front either way - decide about dentures / implants  when done aligning Teeth cleaning 600 P - recommended once a year - Green Apple 1,200 P twice a year. As for Green Apple - I don't feel they are a rip off - high end location, facility, overhead 50 P men's haircut  6th floor Ayala (before fire) or 250 to 500 P at high end beauty parlor. Colonnade vs Rustan's for same products  
    • poby
      My defacto is a permanent resident of Australia and we are trying to get her best friend filipina to visit us for a month.  All very straightforward and above board.  But she has never travelled before and has no substantive assets.  She does have a stable job of 13 years and a lease commitment, both of which we provided evidence of in the application.  She doesn't have enough funds to pay for the visit but Mrs has provided a statement that she will be paying all expenses and has provided evidence of her substantial ability to afford it. On the con side, her friend is 37, childless and single.  Doesn't own any assets.  Does have a mother she looks after but other than a statement, no medical evidence. Has anyone heard of an ordinary single filipina ever getting an Australian tourist visa?  Easy for the wealthy of course but do ordinary people on ordinary incomes stand any real chance of success (assuming they are financially sponsored)?  I reckon the chances of success are less than 1 in 10, but worth a shot.  I suspect it will be rejected on the grounds of insufficient evidence that she will return to Philippines.  But if that's the case then it seems only the very wealthy or seriously financially encumbered can get tourist visas. I know its not an official criteria but her friend is exceedingly plain looking (not ugly but.... not pretty at all).  It wouldn't be easy for her to snag a man during her stay (and that certainly isn't her intention).  I wonder if on some level her plain looks might help in a line ball case.
    • Wrye83
      I don't blame people for not wanting to pay for legal separation. It means absolutely nothing. People might be more willing to pay for divorce since it actually gives them freedom from a bad relationship.
    • lamoe
      Yeah, Yippee, Yahoo Found it - well actually 14 Footers w/connector plug already installed  47.75P each at Handyman Robinson's Fuentes Section of telephone connectors and cords but no wire Also sale on nice SS 750 Ml thermos 197 P with 2 L water (in a bottle & not yellow) donation
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