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  1. I am finally in Barili. At JFK airport they did check that I had a covid test, the One Health Pass, and a reservation for a quarantine hotel. All went smoothly. Taking Cathay Pacific was okay. The flight and crew were very good but transiting through Hong Kong airport is the pits. It is like a ghost town. Almost all the shops and stores are shut down. I assume this was because of covid. The only way I will fly with Cathay again is if they have a super deal and the layover in Hong Kong is no longer than 2 hours. At Cebu airport the first place you have to go to is where they che
    8 points
  2. Have you considered one that keeps Jehovah's Witnesses away?
    8 points
  3. May not get the result you want. This is the Philippines. Leave the door open and the rest of the family may move in.
    7 points
  4. Archaeologists from the University of the Philippines (UP) and the National Museum have made new discoveries about human life in the Philippines during the last ice age or, as it’s referred to by archeologists, the Last Glacial Maxium (LGM). The archaeological team, led by UP Diliman archaeologist Janine Ochoa, unearthed these findings through a re-excavation of the Pilanduk Cave alongside leaders and members of the indigenous Pala’wan community. These findings were recently published in a research paper titled, “Tropical island adaptations in Southeast Asia during the Last Glacial Maximu
    7 points
  5. I've kept it S.E. Asian all my life, compliments of 7-Elevens everywhere.
    6 points
  6. Having had quite a lot of experience in this matter I can tell you with absolute certainty that the answer is " sometimes" .
    6 points
  7. Good deal. Be happy w that. Normally kano always at fault. Settle quick best.
    6 points
  8. Being in Ft Meyers, well I wasn't really in Ft Myers, that is where our house is. We hoped in our little RV and got outta town, spent the storm in Gainesville FL. They turned the electric on after 3 days we expected a couple weeks! Our house is virtually undamaged, we were very luck as there is lot's of destruction around us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7Fu-v490-c
    5 points
  9. There is a big difference with crap you have to put up and what you do not have to put up with, depending on if you got the injections. If you, as a foreigner, did not take the jabs, then you can only fly into Cebu; because Gov. Garcia has a brain and uses it. So, if un-jabbed and a foreigner, you can only fly into Cebu (and maybe Clark, but cannot confirm). You will need a negative RT-PCR test, or a negative rapid antigen test before arrival in Cebu. You will need to do the One Health Pass online to get your barcode before departing the States. Then you will need t
    5 points
  10. Chapter 3: I just saw it's head move, it's not dead yet! Texted our maid to come by early this morning. I'll let her get it out of the house.
    4 points
  11. I'd strongly suggest that if a person has valuable assets in the Philippines and in another country, that person obtain legal advice from someone with specialist knowledge of the succession laws of both countries. So many technicalities involved. For example, a person making a will in the Philippines dealing only with Philippines assets could inadvertently revoke a prior will dealing with worldwide assets if the Philippine will purports to be "The last Will and Testament of...", standard wording in a will. This is from an Australian website which illustrates some of the intricacies i
    4 points
  12. @Davaoeno is right @smokey - shop around. My first use of a notary here cost me some ₱2000. The notary wanted a slice of the transaction value. He wasn’t busy and I was the only client in his office the whole time. Subsequently I found a Notary who has a standard fee (it would appear). He charges ₱250 to notarize the Life Certificates I occasionally have to send to the UK to keep my UK pension alive. His office is always full of clients.
    4 points
  13. It's not easy make the Jags look good.
    4 points
  14. Put one of these in an open space. That's because "Snakes on a Plane" is a real thing and once they are on the plane you just toss it out.
    4 points
  15. Not sure if this is off topic, it's an all-day breakfast for dinner 🙂. Not bad, the Chinese dried mushrooms in place of fresh mushrooms an interesting touch, and the "toast" seems to be bread fried in butter.
    4 points
  16. 4 points
  17. Door bell in the RP??? Unheard of....The native door bell is"Ay Yo"
    4 points
  18. No. We leave this Monday early morning (Sept. 19, 12:30am). Flying Cathay Pacific out of JFK. I called Cathay 3 times to confirm about not being vaccinated. They said flying into Cebu would not be a problem as long as I follow the guidelines of being tested, One Health Pass, and getting an authorized hotel for quarantine. Some youtube videos say Korean Airlines and Singapore Air will also accept unvaccinated foreign passengers flying into Cebu. I have been in the States 7 long months and can't wait to be back home in Barili.
    4 points
  19. https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/britains-queen-elizabeth-is-dead-buckingham-palace-2022-09-08/ BALMORAL, Scotland, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and the nation's figurehead for seven decades, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday. "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon," Buckingham Palace said in a statement. "The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow." Her eldest son Charles, 73, automatically becomes king of the United Kingdom and the head o
    4 points
  20. Boodle fight night
    4 points
  21. Well we can be assured of 1 thing, The queen will be welcomed into the "after life" bye our very own LINC founder Paul Petra who as we all know was a huge fan
    4 points
  22. We've been making a run to Tagbilaran about every other week to get material that isn't available here or is double the price. She also gets to visit sister. Went last week ,had Tata say "does anyone need anything for next week?" Just had a worker say "I need rivets" - Tata - "why didn't you tell us last week running low?" - "Didn't need last week" - - luckily local only P0.1 more each. Adding siren with dual stop buttons for security in addition to 10 battery power individual alarms. Siren will be located on a roof support above soffit, all wires will be inside. "I need buzze
    4 points
  23. A pastel painting of Sayaw Beach in Barili. Sayaw Beach, Barili Cebu pastel on paper 10.5 X 13.5 inches
    4 points
  24. We knew her time was near but it doesn't soften the blow. She earned our respect as a teenager in WWII before coming to the throne. There will never be another like her, may she rest in peace.
    4 points
  25. In this case i was not crossing a bicyle lane or a trike lane.. The trike driver was crossing a regular traffic lane.
    4 points
  26. I had a similar situation a few years back, in a residential subdivision. I sent the wife out to ask the neighbors who they thought was at fault. Like you, I assumed that a trike coming out of a side street should stop and check for traffic but EVERY SINGLE ONE of the neighbors told my wife it was my fault. I should be looking for trikes. Fortunately, I paid him only 500 pesos and he smelt like booze so he probably went for another bottle. Sucks but that's Philippines. Fortunately no serious injury to life and limb.
    4 points
  27. Register and fill in some basic travel info in the app referenced by @liquido. The PRA will email you a simple letter to give to Immigration on the way out. Update PRA when you come back with some passport pics. I think the lack of in/out alien tracking was probably recognized as a process failure when PRA shut down for months to investigate all those 35 year old “retirees”. I can send you a copy of my Travel Pass if you’d like to see one.
    3 points
  28. Always best to fly abroad from Mactan if you can! My partner recently flew MNL-CEB with AirAsia and just two days before the flight she got an email saying the flight would leave 4½ hours later than scheduled. Imagine if it had been CEB-MNL and you'd been planning to fly on to Europe or the US from Manila four hours after your domestic flight arrived there - could be very inconvenient and expensive. To add to the confusion, she got another email one day before saying "Ready for your flight?" with the original time, while her mother (who was travelling with her, but with a different bookin
    3 points
  29. Exactly. That's where the technicalities come in. According to this Philippine legal website, if a foreigner's will is valid in the foreigner's country, it can be enforced in the Philippines: So, presumably, if the foreigner makes an "International Will" in the Philippines which is valid in his own country, it would be valid in the Philippines, according to that website, and could be enforced there. Even though the Philippines may not be a signatory to the Convention. But read a bit further, you get into the technicalities. Having a valid will may not override Philippine successio
    3 points
  30. Thanks Mike- that is very helpful!!
    3 points
  31. I pondered that question recently when doing my will. I did not research the matter but decided that since a will is to deal with " all your worldly assets" that in fact that is what it had to do. I think that if you wanted to cause something different you would have to involve the use of "trusts"- however I am far from being an expert in wills and wouldn't trust my guess! 😊
    3 points
  32. I'm fine, but not sure about those along the Gulf Coast where it came ashore.
    3 points
  33. Careful, or you might have people sneaking in at night or while you are out to dig around to find out where exactly that pit is where the money is buried. My wife's town was occupied by the Japanese in WW2, and they stationed a garrison there, with soldiers billeted in one of the largest houses in town. After the war, rumors circulated that they had buried gold there. This was a large and rather substantial house built out of brick and concrete, and was one of the few houses in town with a concrete basement. Well at some point in the 1980s the house became vacant, and attempts to
    3 points
  34. Well, British pensioners who live here won’t be sitting in their overcoats in freezing cold houses this winter, but some of us are still feeling the pinch. The pound has now lost an incredible 20% against the dollar in the past twelve months. Although it’s only lost about 10% against the peso, rising prices here mean that we still probably have at least 20% less in our pockets in real terms. I hope others did what I did and transferred their savings into a dollar account some time ago. By the way, it’s surprising how many investors don’t take currency movements into account when asse
    3 points
  35. Ortho Snake B Gone repellent. It works on elephants, too.
    3 points
  36. Chicken Pad Thai. Could get used to this tourist fare very quickly.
    3 points
  37. Another hotel breakfast, Oslo
    3 points
  38. Moe, Are you sure about your calculations? A cost of 600p per foot for bore at 160 feet is 96,000p. Makes the total package price of 35,000p look good. Also does the quote include bore case? Also the 140,000p for painting labour is surely incorrect. At say 500p per worker per day that figure relates to 280 days of work or 28 days for 10 workers!
    3 points
  39. My favorite skillet meal at Denny's: Crazy Spicy Sizzlin’ Skillet: Chorizo sausage, fire-roasted bell peppers & onions, mushrooms, jalapeños and seasoned red-skinned potatoes. Topped with grilled seasoned chicken breast, Cheddar cheese, a spicy five pepper sauce and Pepper Jack queso.
    3 points
  40. I'm high pitch frequency deaf in left ear and maybe 50% in right. Didn't want a bell loud enough for me to hear anywhere in house , putting this in. Works great so far. 38 different sounds - some are songs - several are in frequency range I can hear clearly. Not super loud. Nice thing is - can unplug and plug in anywhere in house. - even front patio
    3 points
  41. 3 points
  42. Followed by a chicken curry for tonight's dinner. Not too ugly at less than $3.
    3 points
  43. Try it in a place where the house is 100 meters from closed gate.
    3 points
  44. DK roof structure going in - same construction as main roof - front patio to have insulated ceiling - DK no - each to be screened and have low wall to keep water out. East / West shade roof extensions to go to property line. Will lose 4 coconut shade trees. All extension roofs will join to form a roof-line of 15M x 22 M with cement under for water diversion away from house.
    3 points
  45. So much jealousy on this thread!
    3 points
  46. It's what I used to call an "old Joe method." In other words, it is how they were taught, and they don't have enough imagination to see there might be a better way. I used to run into that all the time with power company linemen.
    3 points
  47. No problems here but in China they took my hot sauce even though was under limit. 1970's traveling to Germany on business, going to be there 2 months, brought my dual and quad line kites with me. Rods made of Carbon fiber. Was asked what they were for, Kites / Drachens. No, men don't play with toys. Had to assemble them in customs area. They almost got me arrested by German National Police near hotel. Had strip lights for night flying. Didn't hear Atuobon traffic on other side of tree line. Made the news about traffic back up and UFO calls.
    3 points
  48. Just a suggestion- if you expect your rental pool to be mostly Pinoy convert the garage into another bedroom. I don't see much demand for garages but a lot of demand for bedrooms! 😊
    3 points
  49. When it's 7 am and you're listening to baseball and your wife brings you a rack of ribs and two bottles of vino.
    3 points
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