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  1. 21 points
    It's hard to know what to say when a friend passes. My last communication with Lee was like that. I didn't want to use the typical platitudes, so I just talked to him. Lee knew this was coming sooner or later and had planned for it for years. I think his number one goal was to make sure his wife was taken care of after he passed. In that respect, he achieved his goal. Lee was the one who introduced me to LinC and was the first person I met in Cebu when looking for a place to rent. He did a lot of things to help me with our move to Cebu. We became friends and went out often with our wives to dinner. When we met at a restaurant, I never knew who else would be there, but it was almost always another LinC member. Most of the people I met from LinC, I met through Lee. As things go, we didn't stay in contact as much once I left the Philippines. Emails now and then and the occasional phone call. We had planned to get together here in Florida, but it just never happened. I knew of his current situation a while back, but kept it to myself because Lee was a private man. I think most who knew him personally though, knew about his chronic disease that he had lived with for years. Each trip back and forth between the US and Cebu was becoming harder and harder for him. Those who never met Lee, but interacted with him here on LinC and other Philippine forums, never got the chance to really know Lee. He was one of the most helpful members on LinC when the topic was something he knew about. He never was one of those type to Google the answer and pass it off as though he was talking from experience. Lee had an unwritten code about how he interacted on the forum and he expect the same from others. Some might have called him old school. He wasn't confrontational, but didn't shy away either. He often came to the defence of others when he felt they were being unfairly attacked. I'm sure those who read much of Lee's post, knew of his strong political leanings. Yet, in person, he never once mentioned such things. Most who spent any time with Lee, would probably have describe him as a "Good Man"...
  2. 18 points
    I remember that guy who died in the city in 2014, I believe, and his body was in funeral home over by J Mall-no friends-relatives-nobody to make arrangements for body, and Lee/Nila made don't know how many trips across city from their condo(taxi)to get all info about guy-get in touch w/folks-LOT of trouble/aggravation he went thru to get it taken care of. Another typical example-1st year after we came back, I had to get some surgery done over at Tampa VA, and had to have someone drive us. This was before my wife had her license, and Lee offered to make the 4 hour trip from Ft Lauderdale to give us a hand. I know of lot of instances where he helped people cause that's just the way he was.
  3. 18 points
    RIP Lee! He never wanted his photo shown anywhere, but I will make this exception.
  4. 16 points
    I think the clip also showed that having a dashcam isn't such a bad idea also , because "if" there was no cctv it may well have become the crucial element in backing up the factual chain of events. The guy filmed , narrated and then shared his experience in the Philippines ... I personally wish we were sharing more posts like this on the forum. The other people in this incident had obvious prior damage to their vehicle , and the demand for money by the lady was extortion ..a disgrace , she had to know that the vehicle that she occupied was in the wrong but she wanted money anyway ....what a horrible person she must really be............
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  6. 13 points
    shoulda at least tried wearing a disguise. the two of them wearing identical orange t-shirts was a dead giveaway
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    My new Dominar 400choose files... Click to choose files
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    My SIL works for the Cebu Port Authority and one of her duties is to go to the port area entry booth to tally the receipts from the entry fees. While she was there last week, a taxi pulled up with 3 Korean pax and the driver told them they had to pay the fee. He told them it was p1k each. When it's really p10/car. The driver gave the p3k to the girl and told he'd come back for the extra. The SIL had a guard stop the car and gave them their money back and made the driver pay the p10. Then she told the pax they didn't have to pay for their trip or the driver would be visiting the pulis station. And she told the driver that would be the result if he tried it again. I think the booth girl is in some hot water now too for having accepted it.
  9. 13 points
    Just a point here. Was that comment necessary? I thought this forum was about informing people about what things are like living here, and other things, like what to look out for. In my opinion, that is what the OP was doing. From what I see when driving here, his points are totally relevant. And the likely hood of something similar occurring to another foreigner here are extremely high. So, why not warn them? And let them know generally how to deal with it. Or are you genuinely concerned that the other driver was seen to be in the wrong?
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    [emoji23] Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
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    Schistosomiasis, Never even heard of this disease before we moved here. But evidently our swell little town is rife with it. You get it from parasitic flatworms hosted by freshwater snails. Because there are a lot of river fishermen here as well as rice farmers it's a major issue. The health center passes out pills for it every year to the whole town. Yesterday we had to take an emergency trip to the port hospital to see an aging uncle who was really suffering. The parasites hit the liver and his is already pretty well cooked from Tanduay and Red Horse. But by the time we got to the hospital they'd already got him on a ferry to the mainland and the large public hospital there. Prognosis uncertain.. As much as it's tempting to swim in that river on a hot day, I think I'll continue giving it a pass.
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    Another friend gone, but so is his pain. Whenever a good friend wants to meet up, make sure you meet up, we may never know it‘s the last.
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    I was fortunate to call Lee my brother. While Lee was always one to join a debate he was also the one at the front of the line to help someone out...monetarily, information about the Philippines or just moral support, he assisted so many of us, we can never thank him and now Nila enough. Unfortunately Lee suffered a lot of pain in the last few months, (if not years). He was very lucky to have Nila by his side, the entire way who, cared for him. He asked that I not relay that information while he was alive but he was a brave man that faced his challenges straight on. You are in a better place now Lee and our prayers are with Nila and your family. RIP Brother
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    According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day. The Lie says to the Truth: "It's a marvellous day today"! The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really beautiful. They spend a lot of time together, ultimately arriving beside a well. The Lie tells the Truth: "The water is very nice, let's take a bath together!" The Truth, once again suspicious, tests the water and discovers that it indeed is very nice. They undress and start bathing. Suddenly, the Lie comes out of the water, puts on the clothes of the Truth and runs away. The furious Truth comes out of the well and runs everywhere to find the Lie and to get her clothes back. The World, seeing the Truth naked, turns its gaze away, with contempt and rage. The poor Truth returns to the well and disappears forever, hiding therein, its shame. Since then, the Lie travels around the world, dressed as the Truth, satisfying the needs of society, because, the World, in any case, harbours no wish at all to meet the naked Truth. The world famous painting- "The Truth coming out of the well" Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1896.
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  22. 10 points
    Just a few questions. Why would they need to embalm his body if he is to be cremated? That doesn't seem normal. Are the prices given in Philippine pesos or USD? If it is in pesos, it seems low. If it is in USD, then it seems extremely high. Did you actually talk on the phone to a doctor at UC Med? Did you actually talk to somebody at the funeral home? Or did Clemen just relay this information to you? Was UC Med paid for their services? If so, by whom? Here is the contact information for Cebu Rolling Hills Memorial Chapel, so you can call them yourself. Remember that it is 15 hours difference between Cebu and Seattle, so plan your call during daytime hours in Cebu. Also remember that you must dial +63 before any phone number given. The chapel you want is the Mandaue branch. http://ceburollinghills.com/contact-us/ Here is the contact information for UC Med. https://ucmed.ph/contact-us/ Here is UC Med's directory of doctors. You must remember, though, that a doctor treating your father may have been treated (if he was treated) by an intern or a resident, whose name might not appear in the directory. https://ucmed.ph/our-doctors/ Good luck with your quest for facts. My condolences IF you find that your father is actually dead. To me, the Western Union thing sends up red flags, so don't just take anybody's word other than those you contact at the hospital and funeral home.
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    At 69 years old, at a VA physical the Dr asked me what I was doing to stay busy. I told him I was painting my house. He replied I was too old to be climbing up and down ladders. I wanted to reply and you are too stupid to be a Dr, but bit my tongue. Some years ago Fred from N Florida Bus conversions. Fell off the roof of a bus he was working on, I think he was 78? I hope I am capable of falling off something I am working on when I am 78! I do try to keep my cell phone handy now when doing things I probably shouldn't be!
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    And on that note ...I think we will close "Dear Abby" down ....... We are either being trolled or being accommodating to something I don't think really fits the bill for Linc....... Hold tight folks while I consult my peers......
  29. 9 points
    I didn't get the impression that the guy actually adopted her. More like he was treating her like an adopted daughter.
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    The Western Union part would raise a red flag with me. Once you send that money by Western Union, it will be gone, and you'll have no recourse if something is amiss. Are you sure about these details? Have you contacted the hospital and asked about that doctor you spoke with? Does his/her name/number show up on the hospital's website? Try to verify details first by other channels, don't just trust voices over the phone telling you things. Was anyone trying to rush or scare you to send Western Union money as fast as possible? Search for a phone number for the funeral home online, call it. Make sure it connects to the same person you talked to before. Why don't they accept credit cards? Businesses in the Philippines do accept credit cards.
  33. 9 points
    Right you are Nigel. Unfortunately some people feel large to be condescending to others. That's also part of the forum and something to get used to. Let it roll off like water over a ducks back. However you can also use that info for who to listen to when you need advice.
  34. 9 points
    I think of this sometimes and wonder if you truley.see.it coming or cling to the idea its only.a bump in the road as i am 67 now.i reflect on how lucky.i am to being on earth 15.years longer then paul got to be and.all i would.of missed if.that.did.not.happen
  35. 9 points
    People die all the time from natural causes - in and out of the Philippines. Not all deaths are fishy.
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    Geee born in 1943 I put a new roof on my sun room all by myself last year about 25 sq meter took off old roof, new play wood and asphalt roofing like this
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    6 years is too long to spent in any jail where your case is not resolved and to contact TB and die. RIP
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