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    @topper - if/ when you have your house, consider the water supply too. If you're connected to the mains/ city supply, no problem. But if you have your own pump & it runs on electricity, then if no power = no water (unless you have a genset). It may be useful to have an artesian well ("poso") dug. When my apartment building didn't have power/ water for a week after the 2014 Glenda typhoon, my neighbours & I got water from another neighbour's well. (community spirit - the neighbour opened her gates & well for us who rent apartments.) This was in my work-town, where all the houses/ apartment buildings have their own water pumps ran by electricity. In my hometown, my parents' house is connected to the municipal water supply, and we rarely run out of water.

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    Nothing ambivalent about my post at all. You really are a sad old man.

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    I suggest Latin Karen have a gander at the YouTube videos that show the devastation of that typhoon. Then maybe he won't be so damn flippant.and irrelevant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Are you starting an indoor cannabis hydroponic system Topper? 10 KVA is a decent size generator.
    Ah no, but if I need to run it for a week or more, having more is probably best. Our shitty little generator died after running 24 hours straight. I want something that can last a week if needed.

    Also, helping the community is never a bad thing.

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    10 kva is a decent size and should run a household. I seem to recall many years ago the Philippine govt knew that at that particular time after a catastrophe. (Pinatubo? ) put the price of imported generators down by %50 that certainly helped a lot of folk. Later on they had to import massive power generating barges and position them offshore Manila pretty sure it was Fidel Ramas that organised all this. Probably one of the best prez you guys ever had. So sorry Karen. I do know a thing or 2 about the philippines since my first visit at 18. Marcos was in power and beer was cheaper than water. So stop being an ignorant coont Karen. You wouldn't have a fucking clue
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    Yeah 10kva will run a house with aircons and fridges with no problems. My advice would be to only buy a diesel gen-set, hear it running before buying to make sure it's not too loud (some of them are whisper quiet these days) and don't buy anything made in fucking China!

    Kubota would be a good brand to use as a reference.

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    Had kubotas in Australia on remote sites. Never a problem. Had them again in Laos on even remoter sites until someone in purchasing decided we were getting Chinese gensets. Fuck me they more off than on. Back to the kubotas

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    On a different note:

    Topper - I've had word that our local SM mall has started enforcing the "no vax, no entry" rule, starting this year. Since October or November last year, no dine-in if unvaxxed. The vax policy has arrived in the provinces. I've heard that in Metro Manila, you can't enter SM or Puregold for groceries if you're unvaxxed.

    I'm doubly vaxxed & my mom just had her AZ booster, so I'm OK with the rule. The sooner the country gets vaxxed, the better for reopening.

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    I was at SM on Monday and they weren't checking for vaccination status. There's a vaxcert place there now. Yippee!!! Went to Ayala Mall yesterday and again, no checking of vaccination status.

    I would imagine that will change though. It will make the lines to get into the places very long once again. We probably should get our vaccination cards laminated so they won't fall apart from handling. There's been no announcements of vaccination status being checked.

    I wonder when the country will open up for tourism.
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    ^yeah, good idea to get the vax cards laminated. Whatever happens in NCR trickles down to the provinces, so it won't be long before they enforce it there too. I've heard that in Cebu city, they've enforced the vax rule since late last year.

    My guess for reopening is either March/ April or July. March/ April is when 70M people will have been vaxxed (govt target). It's now around 46 M. In July, there'll be a new administration (election is in May, inauguration in June)

    Cases are rising again, (5K+ yesterday), due to Christmas gatherings, drinking & karaoke sessions. Lots of karaoke sessions during the holidays in my hood. Some good singers, some not. Oh well, live & let live (or live & let die).

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Some good singers, some not.
    A company next to my apt shared their loud NYE party music, along with kareoke on the 30th. I always thought every Filipino can sing well. I was sadly abused of that notion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    We probably should get our vaccination cards laminated so they won't fall apart from handling.
    Get a copy laminated and keep the original as is.
    Here in LOS one guy got his laminated one rejected because they said they couldn't tell if it was real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Get a copy laminated and keep the original as is.
    Here in LOS one guy got his laminated one rejected because they said they couldn't tell if it was real.
    Thanks, that's what I'll have the wife do. Great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Get a copy laminated and keep the original as is.
    Here in LOS one guy got his laminated one rejected because they said they couldn't tell if it was real.
    Here in the LOS I find it much easier to use the MorPram app. All the info plus a bar code. Easy Peasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Here in the LOS I find it much easier to use the MorPram app. All the info plus a bar code. Easy Peasy.
    We have something similar, but its for contact tracing, not vaccination verification. It's also a "local" app, not a nation-wide app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    We have something similar, but its for contact tracing, not vaccination verification. It's also a "local" app, not a nation-wide app.
    Now nationwide and worldwide. With the QR code its really easy now. When I get my booster in 2 weeks it will automatically upgrade my status.

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    ^ I got my 2nd dose in October and the online system here doesn't have a record for me or my wife.

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