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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    There's also Ati-Atihan festival in Aklan province (Panay island) - January, I think.

    There's a youtuber couple from Kanuckistan that I follow, I think that festival was last month....


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    We've had orange alerts today, I think this is the first red warning we've gotten.

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    It's been a dark and stormy few days, there's already something like 30 people dead from the storm on the island south of us.

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    Stay safe buddy.

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    Orange rainfall warning also in my hood. Strong rain & wind. Not enough to frighten me, but it's signal #3 here (not safe for flights, ferries, etc). Power just went out a few minutes ago. I'm safe since my apt is on the 2nd floor (1st flr for UK & EU) and the building is on high ground.

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    How's it now, Katie?

    We only lost power for about 20 minutes this morning. It was still pissing down some serious rain into the afternoon here. I'd bet we had more rain in this blow than we did when the typhoon visited us in December.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Stay safe buddy.
    I'm in a pretty protected spot, at the top of a hill at that. Thanks for the thought! Our biggest problem was the wind blowing the rain under the front door, flooding the kitchen.

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    Still no power in my apartment/ subdivision. We lost power around 11 am yesterday and it's still not back. I have stored water for these events but it won't last long, maybe a day or 2. (The water pump for apt building runs on lexy.)

    There was strong rain & wind from ~7:30 to 9:30 pm last night. Internet/ phone signal has been intermittent the whole of yesterday and even today. This morning, it's still cloudy & gloomy but no more rain. We had orange & red rainfall warnings yesterday.

    I'm going to mom's house (1.5 hrs away) later. I miss her/ my dogs. There's no power either but there's water - her water comes from the municipal source, so it's not dependent on lexy. I was supposed to travel yesterday to spend the long weekend there, but didn't travel due to the rains & storm warnings on my phone. I usually spend All Saints Day w/ mom, if I am able to. Halloween isn't a big deal for us, but All Saints Day is.

    From the news/ YT, lots of areas affected by typhoon in the whole country. The winds weren't too strong but lots of rain. According to PAG-ASA (weather bureau), there's another storm brewing in the Pacific. It may arrive by Wednesday and may affect the Visayas region.

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    Update: am now at mom's place. Saw lots of downed banana & other trees along the way. Lots of branches leaning on electric lines. Many areas w/o power here in South Luzon, Region 4A (south of Metro Manila). Mom and the dogs are OK. Our area has no power & running water (but we have stored water & mom collected rainwater yday).

    Our backyard is slightly flooded. Two of the banana trees were broken midway. There's a bunch of them and the broken ones were at the periphery. They sacrificed themselves, as those on the inside had survived. Lots of cleaning to do. Good thing that the next 2 days are holidays - I can help in the clean-up.

    The typhoon had only 85 to 100 kph winds, but it brought plenty of rain. Can't imagine what 200+ kph winds would feel like (as experienced by those in Cebu & Bohol islands late last year, before Christmas).

    Video: not in my hood, but it's bad in other areas. It's in English.

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    Did you get the electricity back yet, Katie?

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    Yes, power was restored around 2115H. Water also almost at that time. It was raining but it has stopped for a bit. I'll go for a morning walk & see the effects of the typhoon on my hometown.

    Take care. There's another storm coming up (Queenie) and it's due to strike the Visayas, if it doesn't change direction. Prepare for the next one.

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    Well, our next Philippine crisis..... ONIONS!!!!!!!

    My wife paid 600P (~$12 USD) for a kilo of red onions yesterday and was lucky to get them. All the supermarkets are completely out of onions, my wife buy most of our veg direct from a farmer who has a stand in one of the malls and the lady running the stand saved some for my wife.

    You can read more here: Philippine Onion Crisis - 2023
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    69p in UK or 84c for 1kg

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    Would bring a tear to the eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Would bring a tear to the eye.
    Damn, should have used that one myself!

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    Damn, just go without!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Damn, just go without!
    Go without onions!!!!!!!!!!!!! Heresy I say, damned heresy!!!!!

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    About 50 Baht a kg for white onions and 85 Baht for red ones at Big C Extra this morning. I've been following the onion shortage stories over there and cannot believe the prices or bullshit excuses! Not long ago it was a potatoe shortage where they were either unavailable or on par with gold prices on the commodity markets and places like McDonald's were out of stock for French fries or only selling small servings in limited numbers!

    It's more fun trying to buy exotic veggies like onions and spuds in the Philippines

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Go without onions!!!!!!!!!!!!! Heresy I say, damned heresy!!!!!
    French Onion soup without the onion, Oh mon Dieu

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    Cool

    @topper - it was P500/ kg in my palengke (wet market) when I bought last week. I just bought 3 small pieces & it cost P40! This was from my "suki" (regular store) so I know they're not gouging me. According to the seller, it was P600/ kg before New Year. I think it's P600 to P650 at my nearby Robinson's supermarket.

    Where do you get your onions? Does the island produce it or do you have to import it from Luzon? If they're from Luzon then you have to bear the transport costs. The onions in Luzon are grown in Tarlac, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, etc = Central. Luzon provinces north of Metro Manila.

    I remember that during one of my hikes (I think it was Mt 387 in Nueva Ecija) - the farmers were transporting sacks of onions. One sack cost less than P200 - this was in 2019.

    My mom & I expect for prices of onions to decrease around late Feb to March - that's when the new harvest comes in. Until then, we do without. I only use onions now on rare occasions.

    The onion crisis is in the news. Previously, it was about sugar.

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    What one guy told me is there's so much rain here that root veggies start rotting while they're in the ground, that's why basically the potatoes, carrots and onions are so small here, in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Where do you get your onions? Does the island produce it or do you have to import it from Luzon? If they're from Luzon then you have to bear the transport costs. The onions in Luzon are grown in Tarlac, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, etc = Central. Luzon provinces north of Metro Manila.
    My wife has been visiting one of the fresh veggie stalls at a mall here that has a farm in southern Negros. That's where she got our last batch from. Where they come from in the supermarket, I've no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Until then, we do without. I only use onions now on rare occasions.
    crikey, onions find their way into most of my meals, not all but most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    crikey, onions find their way into most of my meals, not all but most.
    The only thing that I can think of that I don't add onions and chilis to is cereal...

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    ^got it. You could try growing your onions in pots. My mom grows spring onions & ginger in pots or on black plastic bags (the ones specific for plants/ seedlings).

    AFAIK carrots & potatoes need cooler temps. The carrots, potatoes, iceberg lettuce, cabbage, etc here in my area - they all come from Baguio city & surrounds (the highlands).

    In Tagaytay, they can grow the romaine lettuce & lollo rosso (red leaf lettuce). The temp isn't low enough for iceberg lettuce production in Tagaytay. The plants need low temp to form the "head", accdg to mom - she's an agriculturist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    crikey, onions find their way into most of my meals, not all but most.
    I used to put both garlic & onion when I sauté, now I use just garlic (and sometimes ginger). Not the garlic-ginger paste from a bottle, but raw ones.

    I can wait until March for the new harvest of onions to arrive. No big deal. I won't cry about it. (heh)

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