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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I relented once
    ...why? Was granddad bigger than you?...

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    In Kentucky, brains and eggs are a common diner menu item. I never tried it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...why? Was granddad bigger than you?...
    I am 6'3 tall. Granddad was 6'5". Answer your question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    The brown squares are made from blood (not sure if pig or chicken). In some parts of the country, they also eat pig's brain - sauté it with salt, onion & garlic, and dip some bread in it.
    Ahhh yes Katie, the oh so famous "Chocolate Meat" (Said with that filipino accent ). I always chuckle at the Filipinos and Thais that complain about gout and they need look no further then the food they eat. I have tried to educate my FIL that all his aches in his legs are not from eating chicken breast or thighs. Its from eating chicken guts, pig guts and anything else inside either one of those livestock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    brekkie burrito.
    Man that sounds GREAT. I miss those here. Lil Sausage, scrambled eggs, onions, Chorizo, cheese and some Habanero Tabasco sauce with an ice cold beer. Perfect at 7am or before a day on the lake wakeboarding...

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    It's chicken again tonight from Chooks to Go! Roasted chicken rather than BBQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Lil Sausage, scrambled eggs, onions, Chorizo, cheese and some Habanero Tabasco sauce with an ice cold beer.
    Indeed. It was a treat indeed. Thankfully the taco truck up the street staffed by two Mexican ladies is top-notch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Indeed. It was a treat indeed. Thankfully the taco truck up the street staffed by two Mexican ladies is top-notch.
    I have to say there are only a few things I actually miss in the US and that has to be one. Some of them Taco trucks or Tri tip trucks throw down some damn good food. There used to be this "Texas BBQ" truck that had ribs to die for. Even my wife, when we were living in Cali, would say... "Can we go find that truck and order a bunch of those ribs"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Some of them Taco trucks or Tri tip trucks throw down some damn good food.
    As a kid growing up we didn't have taco trucks in Washington they started showing up like 20 years ago. Now there is a metric ton of them and most are really good and super cheap too.

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    I actually have somethings that might be of interest to share.....

    I went to immigration today (that's right, it's been almost a year) to see what my non travelling options are....I can change over to a tourist visa that I can extend for 6 months at a time for three years max. It's a bit expensive, 12k pesos but all I have to do is fill out the form, the wife can bring my passport and get it stamped, no problem. The immi lady suggested I do that until I can travel to the next island over to apply for my resident's visa.

    The immigration office is just a little one room building that had a total of 1 person waiting in front of me. Next time, pictures for sure. It's amazingly the opposite of Chaeng Wattana, in virtually every way.

    We also figured out how to get our internet installed. We had a chat with a friend that works at an ISP, and he said you have to bribe an installer to do the job. Hopefully our "high speed" internet will be installed this week at an estimated cost of 2000 pesos.

    I had shakshuka for the first time for breakfast today....it was pretty damn good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    I had shakshuka for the first time for breakfast today....it was pretty damn good.
    ...what is the recipe? That pic doesn't look like the shakshuka I remember...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    what is the recipe? That pic doesn't look like the shakshuka I remember.
    regional discrepancy..

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    @topper - congrats on your visa renewal. Hopefully in 6 months, you'll be able to travel to the other island to apply for 13A. I think the application costs 7-8k pesos (last time I checked, so it's definitely cheaper than constant tourist visa renewals) and that's good for 1 year. If you get approved, you'll be a probationary resident. Then after 1 year, you need to apply again to become a permanent resident.

    By the way, from what I've read there are 3 ways to lose PR in PH: 1) you stayed away from the country for 2 years, 2) you committed a crime in PH, 3) your marriage is over & your wife reports that it to immigration. So you'd better treat your wife well!

    (Also, don't be a pr**k because foreigners have been deported & blacklisted, like the case of the Spaniard last year who disrespected the policemen in his gated village - it made the news.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...what is the recipe? That pic doesn't look like the shakshuka I remember...
    It was in a restaurant, so while I can't guess exactly, I would say 1/2 cup of tomato sauce, 1/2 cup of canned diced tomatoes, garlic, garlic, salt, white pepper with a heap of feta cheese with a couple of poached eggs. I've never seen it on a menu before so I thought I'd give it a try. I've seen youtube vids that have shown me that the recipe was lacking a few vital ingredients like sauted onions and bell pepper.

    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    regional discrepancy..
    There's much of that here...the wife had "Thai" food....she vowed never again outside of Thailand.

    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    (Also, don't be a pr**k because foreigners have been deported & blacklisted, like the case of the Spaniard last year who disrespected the policemen in his gated village - it made the news.)
    Thanks Katie, I think for the wise, messing with immigration officials is usually fairly obvious. Aww....the stories I can tell of pricks I've seen at Chaeng Wattana.

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    Well, it looks like we're in for our first bit of a blow since I got here...a strong tropical depression is supposed to make a visit on Sunday.

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    My driver (being the taxi guy who I've arranged a ride with in the evenings I work) said it floods about knee deep when a storm comes, but I don't believe him, he's usually overly optimistic.

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    ...^so that's where Bacalod is...near Oz...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    so that's where Bacalod is
    Bacolod

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    near Oz
    ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    ??
    near is a relative term.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    ??
    ...I didn't mean Australia...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...I didn't mean Australia...
    I didn't imply that.
    The ?? indicates that I don't understand what you mean with oz and I'm not any wiser after your reply..

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    Good to see things all working out Topper. Stay safe in that storm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    I don't understand what you mean with oz
    ...a reference to a land far away in the mist...

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    'The Wizard of Oz' starts in a hurricane, lom.

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    @tc - not everyone is an English native speaker or grew up with Hollywood references. I also didn't get it until cyrille's post above. I think Lom is a Scandy.

    @topper - hang in there. Signal #1 typhoon is pfft, nothing to worry about. You have to experience a signal #3 or mag 6+ earthquake to be scared. It's sunny here in south Luzon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    'The Wizard of Oz' starts in a hurricane, lom.
    Tornado, actually.

    Got my internet installed yesterday and I worked at home last night and today. It's nice.

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