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    If its such a 'wonderful city' why did he leave then?

    And I've never seen the place likened with Paris, London or New York.

    Wonderful City, my arse Go on then tell us what's wonderful about it whilst we are waiting for Topper to show us around. I'm guessing you'll mention a temple

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    Best of luck Topper. I was thinking about an eventual move to Tagaytay. Thats now off the agenda.

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    Today's picture dump....

    We walked up the road to the Tescoish superstore...

    It was mostly grilled chicken places, hair stylists/barbers and bakers. Food is dirt cheap here...

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    The liquor prices are scary, scary cheap....a bottle of Gilbey's for 180B.

    One thing we didn't find was pickles as we were wanting to make tuna salad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    The home of Sek Loso and a load of strange talkin thai

    Actually, it's not Thai.
    Pedantic.


    Need to get out more, Dills.


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    @topper - Gilbey's is still considered as middle class gin. Try the Ginebra San Miguel, the common folks' gin. Tanduay rhum by itself, I don't like. But when mixed with Del Monte Four Seasons juice, it's good. Have tried Tanduay with Pineapple & Four Seasons, the latter is better. I've found that pineapple juice blends well with Lambanog (coconut wine). Try lambanog - there's probably supply at SM supermarket. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post

    ps If it's any consolation, it's not uncommon for the guards to sell their bullets/shells and replace them with cheaper reloads that may or may not fire.
    Likewise with medicines, which may or may not work.

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    So the guards do 'after care'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Looks like a cool place.



    JHC take a look at the beaches!

    6 Best Beaches in Bacolod: Enjoy Beach Relaxation

    You jammy fooker Tops.
    Coming soon. Topper finds utopia... in the local Walmart

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    .a bottle of Gilbey's for 180B
    Much cheaper than the competition in Thailand too.

    Problem is that somebody is skimping on the alcohol content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    The liquor prices are scary, scary cheap....a bottle of Gilbey's for 180B.
    Interesting.

    Do they have proper spirits, perhaps single-malt whiskies, or even Black Label. Interested to see the price of them, if you come across them, cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Good luck there. I know i could not do it. The philippino accent makes my ears bleed. Drives me bat shit crazy.
    LOL. But Thai mangled English doesn't bother you?

    No pomplem? Sorwee, no hab!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Interesting.

    Do they have proper spirits, perhaps single-malt whiskies, or even Black Label. Interested to see the price of them, if you come across them, cheers.
    One litre of Johnnie Walker Red is a paltry 400 baht.

    Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky Manila Philippines

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    LOL. But Thai mangled English doesn't bother you?

    No pomplem? Sorwee, no hab!
    What can I say? Nope, a Thai accent does not bother me in the slightest, nor a malay or singaporean accent. But Philippino for some reason.....

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    ^ Tagalog or their American English?

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    Good luck with it all
    funnily enough Thai Port are playing a team from Bacalod this evening
    Ceres-Negros
    lets see if they are any good
    we won it at wemberlee
    we on it in gay paree...

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    Good luck with it all
    Thanks Re....I'm hoping the read the Doors of Stone soon, with hope being the operative word.


    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Gilbey's is still considered as middle class gin. Try the Ginebra San Miguel, the common folks' gin. Tanduay rhum by itself, I don't like. But when mixed with Del Monte Four Seasons juice, it's good. Have tried Tanduay with Pineapple & Four Seasons, the latter is better. I've found that pineapple juice blends well with Lambanog (coconut wine). Try lambanog - there's probably supply at SM supermarket. Cheers!
    The San Miguel isn't going down to well today, I might opt for vodka tonics later.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Do they have proper spirits, perhaps single-malt whiskies, or even Black Label. Interested to see the price of them, if you come across them, cheers.
    On it like a bonnet...

    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    LOL. But Thai mangled English doesn't bother you?

    No pomplem? Sorwee, no hab!
    I grew up in the South, so listening to mangled English is something I grew up with.

    Took my first jeepney ride today, wasn't bad. 12 peso for about 5 km.

    I love the name of the place...it's a Bacolod legend. Personally, I'll only go back if everywhere else is full.

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    We shared a Caesar salad and a bowl of batchoy, which is kind of similar to mama but with more meat and sugar.

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    Bob's started off bakery then expanded, so we sampled a baked good...pretty friggin tasty.

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    While we were there, we saw a guy eating a double cheeseburger with a fork and knife. I wish I could have snuck a picture...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    One litre of Johnnie Walker Red is a paltry 400 baht.

    Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky Manila Philippines
    740thb for a liter of Black Label!!


    You jammy, jammy, koont Tops.

    Calls for a ban, I'd say.


    Mod me up Nev.

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    The last couple of days have been busy.....mostly Pliny reestablishing her friends/family social network, flying back and dealing with immigration....it only took us two hours last night after being called over the the bosses desk.

    A few observations.....

    On a jeepney ride a woman that works for immigration got on and we asked her about the visa process. It's completely straight forward, though to apply for permanent residency I can't do it in Bacolod, I have to go to Illilo (the nearest island) over.

    Living there is fairly easy, pretty much like living in a village here, though the city is growing rapidly.

    I had one foreigner who owns a restaurant tell me he'd just bought 12 bottles of Vlassic pickles. I asked why so many...he answered that it was because that's all they had. Something to remember.

    We had a couple of "brown outs" which were really blackouts, though they only lasted minutes. I saw a huge UPS for 22K Pesos, it will be necessary I think.

    The whole "dirty kitchen" concept is kind of cool, the house we have has a separate little building with the kitchen and a toilet in it. It's already our evening hangout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    The whole "dirty kitchen" concept is kind of cool, the house we have has a separate little building with the kitchen and a toilet in it. It's already our evening hangout.
    Is that not the maids room?

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    Another thing we're completely fucking sick of is arrogant immigration officials... the whole thing of "You're in my power now, please me or else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" and listening to how powerful they are in the granting of visas

    Last night, I was bitched out for 30 minutes by two different immigration officials. They weren't politely pointing out our visa issues, but spent most of the time being bombastic in their ability to deny us a visa. Loudly....reoeatedly.

    Immi: After this, are you going back to America?
    Me: No, I'm going back to the Philippines with my wife.
    Immi: Why don't you go back to America?
    Me: Because I live in the Philippines with my wife. Here's our rental contract for our house.

    Immi (To my wife): Why do you stay here so long without a Non Immigrant visa.
    Wife: I've been in the Philippines for the last month and a half.

    We got asked for our show money, addresses both in the PI and here and a return ticket.

    2 fucking hours last night....fuck me running.
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    Are the immigration arseholes nicer in the Fils Topper?

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    I've never had any problems with immigration officers here. They even smile, unlike those in the land of smiles !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    I've never had any problems with immigration officers here. They even smile, unlike those in the land of smiles !!
    What about your wife?

    I hear they are really strict letting their own out of the Flips

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    ?? Makes it hard to explain the veritable army of OFW's & merchant seamen then. I thought remittances from overseas Flips was pretty critical to the national economy.

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    If they don't have a work permit or visa wherr they are heading to, it's hard to get the hookers outta there...... I'd imagine

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