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    You go to Jollibee for fried chicken only, that's fine. Awful burgers- but they seem to like them there.

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    Re: Jollibee burgers, they cater to the Filipino taste, not to kano (Amerikano/ farang) tastes. If you don't like the burgers, don't even try the Jolly sweet spaghetti. Lol.

    @topper - welcome again to PI. Stock up on patience, because you'll need loads of it. Slow internet, brownouts, traffic, etc.

    You're living in the province now - it's not Kansas or Bkk, Dorothy. Try to be more healthy - get a fitbit or smart watch and try to get 10k steps per day. When I visit Bacolod, I expect you to be my guide up in the mountains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    My legs were killing me after all the walking yesterday,
    I thought you were flying to your new home yesterday...



    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Try to be more healthy - get a fitbit or smart watch and try to get 10k steps per day. When I visit Bacolod, I expect you to be my guide up in the mountains!
    Could not agree more tops, you can join the exercise thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Re: Jollibee burgers, they cater to the Filipino taste, not to kano (Amerikano/ farang) tastes. If you don't like the burgers, don't even try the Jolly sweet spaghetti. Lol.
    The chicken isn't too bad, but I'd still prefer KFC is I have to eat fried chicken.
    The Sundaes are pretty good though.

    Never, ever, ever order spaghetti anywhere in the Philippines. :vomit:

    With only 1 exception I've found so far. Wholesome Table Nutty Garlic Spaghetti.
    Last edited by TizMe; 07-03-2020 at 06:08 PM.

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    The jollibee hawaian burger wasnt to shabby from memory. A burger with a slice of pineapple in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    Never, ever, ever order spaghetti anywhere in the Philippines. :vomit:
    Man on man Tiz...brought back some horrible memories of filipino spaghetti. It is vomit. Just seeing it made me verp and someone always brought a big aluminum tray full of it. Fortunately my daughters felt the same.

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    Well, here's my two week update:

    The weather has been great. Clear, sunny and hot, but with a nice breeze. I do realize the storm season is right around the corner.

    One thing I'm already missing is deli type meats (bologna/pastrami, etc). I've yet to find a market wiith a deli section in it or proper sandwich ham.

    At our house, there is no internet, we have to use data off our phones to connect. I'm having to rent a cubicle to work from.

    One thing we never thought of was the cost of simply setting up house. Buying stuff cost more than we budgeted for but we're good to go. The house is nice and we're comfortable.

    There's no virus panicing here in Bacolod, though there are travel restrictions entering other provinces.



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    Sounding good Topper and you seem to be there with the right attitude so all should be well. Good luck.

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    Cheers Topper.

    What better time for a new start.

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    @topper - good to hear that you're adjusting well. Re: covid, yes it's relatively safer in the provinces since there are fewer cases. Re: deli meats, ordinary supermarkets like Puregold, SM or Robinsons (and Gaisano) don't have a deli section.

    Ordinary Filipinos don't really eat/buy them since they're expensive here. Same with cheese - most ppl eat/use Eden cheese, which is a processed cheese made by Kraft. You'll find some cheddar, mozarella, parmesan & emmentaler cheese, but only few ppl would buy them - again, because of cost. I've seen a deli section in an Ayala or Rustan's supermarket - but I don't know if those are present in Bacolod.

    There's an Ayala mall in Cebu city - but due to present travel restrictions to other islands, it may be a bit difficult. In short, learn to do without them. It may be healthier for your heart too! Good luck and all the best!

    Btw, keep an eye on Mt Kanlaon. I've read that it's been rumbling a bit.

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    Substitute Spam/ Luncheon meat and corned beef for deli meats topper! Spam in particular can be a make believe Bologna sausage.
    If you're really that desperate, learn how to cure your own meats- it isn't that hard, you might even get a side business going.

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    ^ Had a spam sandwich last night out of desperation. I'm going to get some grilled chicken and shred it up for sandwiches and salad.

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    Have you tried a humble Tapsilog yet? It's fine for el cheapo brunch, especially with a bit of extra sliced cucumber & tomato. Garlic rice- why don't other places do it? Seems bloody obvious to me.

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    Well, today cracked my already thin veneer on life in the PI.

    I was notified this afternoon that the coworking space I use couldn't open until June 1 because it can handle more than 10 customers and anything over 10 is verboten. Needless to say, all the other similar places here are already filled. They had said they would open on the 18th, so I scheduled classes, then they had to change due to the government publishing the latest set of quarantine restrictions last night.

    So, I've been here since the first week of March. In that time I worked about 10 days.

    No internet at home. We have to use data on our phones to reach the outside world. Where we live, there is no internet access to be had, we live about 500 meters too far from the city center, apparently.

    The boxes we had shipped with 90% of our shit from BKK were promised last weekend. Needless to say they've yet to appear after being told they were here in Bacolod.

    In our area, the food and food shopping is absolutely shit outside of the bakeries, which almost make up for it. Hopefully we can venture out next week since I won't be working like I planned to reprovision. I do admit the ground beef here at local supermarket is excellent for burgers and such, but that's about all I can say.

    So far, my Filipino dream hasn't quite manifested itself yet. No beaches, no working from home, our kitchen is bare due our shit not arriving from BKK yet so no baking/broiling.

    The only positive out of all of this is I've gotten so spend time with my wife, after working seven days a week. It's nice.

    My vent for today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    My vent for today.
    ..eventually Topper, things will work out: you're not stuck in your present morass forever...you'll cope, just as you did in bkk, and find a way to achieve small victories...I've been there, done that: you can, too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    there is no internet access to be had, we live about 500 meters too far from the city center, apparently.
    Alibaba have 500 meter internet cables listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Alibaba have 500 meter internet cables listed.
    ...and I'm sure they will provide the necessary security for your 500 meter cable...not that locals might be curious and tap in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ..eventually Topper, things will work out: you're not stuck in your present morass forever...you'll cope, just as you did in bkk, and find a way to achieve small victories...I've been there, done that: you can, too...
    Thanks Tom!

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Alibaba have 500 meter internet cables listed.
    The neighbor is blessed with a fiber connection...maybe only 50 meters will be enough.

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    Ahem, perhaps a bit of tea money? Does your pinoy family have any connections?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Ahem, perhaps a bit of tea money? Does your pinoy family have any connections?
    The wife is reaching out. To be honest, it's not something we've wanted to do.,

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    that sounds a right fucking pain in the proverbial. hang in there mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    So far, my Filipino dream hasn't quite manifested itself yet.
    hang tough, topper.

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    Hang in there, topper. Just try to look at the positives. Imagine if you were stuck in BKK, no job, visa running out, still need to pay for rent & food, no relatives, etc?

    In a way, it's a good thing that you've relocated prior to this CV thing. Re: WFH, can you ask a favor from your neighbor w/ fiber connection? Maybe you can rent a room/ space in their house & pay for internet for a few hours per day, so that you can work? It will be temporary - only until they are able to open up your workplace with proper social distancing measures.

    Also, count yourself lucky at your area was spared the brunt of the recent typhoon! I think Bacolod isn't too much in the typhoon belt (Samar & Leyte islands, plus Bicol region).

    Remember, it's more "fun" in the Phils!

    (insert wacky frizzy haired guy here - I've seen it in an avatar somewhere)

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    Well, some good news...

    The workspace has decided to open on Wednesday.

    One of the things here is the importance of family. and the town is still small enough where everyone really does know each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Remember, it's more "fun" in the Phils!
    The time will come when he's says the next person to say that to him gets a kick to the groin

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