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  1. I agree with David48 & willy. I've used Air Asia...

    I agree with David48 & willy. I've used Air Asia several times, and am satisfied with their service. I hope they don't go under.
  2. Broadway actor Nick Cordero died of it recently....

    Broadway actor Nick Cordero died of it recently. He was only 41. Had a wife and baby/ toddler. (poor kid - dad died too soon)

    Nick Cordero, Broadway actor, dead at 41 - CNN

    Yes, youtuber Bald &...
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    After almost 4 months of quarantine, it's still...

    After almost 4 months of quarantine, it's still mainly the same for me. At the moment, only essential travel is allowed in my area, so I just go out for groceries, bills and errands. Still WFH,...
  4. The PI is known for its banking secrecy laws and...

    The PI is known for its banking secrecy laws and dodgy immigration officers. A few months ago, many immigration officers were sacked/ investigated because of the "pastillas" scandal. Pastillas is a...
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    @simon - I'm glad that you're happy. We all need...

    @simon - I'm glad that you're happy. We all need to find happiness during these days. Re: sex doll, to each his/ her own. I've seen a clip of a guy in Japan who married his doll - so to each his/ her...
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    Hey toot, thanks for the bump to my thread! ...

    Hey toot, thanks for the bump to my thread!

    Because of the virus, there are no hikes at the moment. The last real mountain hike that I did was in mid-January. Then in early March, I did minor...
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    @toot - it's coming along nicely. Not long now...

    @toot - it's coming along nicely. Not long now until we see the finished product. :)
  8. I've always liked this song by Marc Anthony....

    I've always liked this song by Marc Anthony. Here's the dance version.

    YouTube

    I also like La Camisa Negra by Juanes
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    ^I saw recent vids of Juanes, he's aging well ;)
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    New Anti terror law in Philippines signed

    Pres Duterte signed the new anti terror law

    Duterte signs anti-terror measure into law | Philstar.com

    Short vid here:
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    I've heard/read of discussions about this from...
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    @topper - eat more local fruits & veggies....

    @topper - eat more local fruits & veggies. They're cheap & they're good for you. If you have some type of fruit/ veg with lunch & dinner, you're guranteed to have good bowel movement before you leave...
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    Btw topper, I saw that the cat's been drinking...

    Btw topper, I saw that the cat's been drinking Red Horse Beer. She's a strong one! :D

    (red horse is 6.8% alcohol, made by San Miguel Corp)
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    Stripey (I've had cats named Spotty, Darkie...

    Stripey

    (I've had cats named Spotty, Darkie and Yellow. Spotty and Darkie were siblings, Yellow was an older cat - different timeline).
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    @mendip - I think it's stressful for the kids...

    @mendip - I think it's stressful for the kids (and senior citizens) here in PI, since in most areas they're still prohibited from leaving their houses. As with TH, it's stricter in the big cities...
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    ^good advice, toots! Beef tomahawks matter. :D ...

    ^good advice, toots! Beef tomahawks matter. :D

    I searched for vids about Mt Kanlaon - this what what I found (it's in Taglish). Two volcanoes are now being closely monitored - Mt Kanlaon in Negros...
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    ^you're getting the hang of PI living, topper! :D...

    ^you're getting the hang of PI living, topper! :D

    You just need a major typhoon, strong earthquake & volcanic eruption, and you'll be all set! :D

    Btw, when I hiked Taal Volcano last year (July...
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    @toot - in post #65, some parts of the wall have...

    @toot - in post #65, some parts of the wall have rebar (4th pic), some don't seem to have (3rd pic). Is it standard practice to put rebar there in TH or not? (Anyone can answer). Btw, usually how far...
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    Hey topper, how's Kanlaon volcano? Did you get...

    Hey topper, how's Kanlaon volcano? Did you get earthquakes there? Hope everyone is safe (it's minor, but it may be a prelude to a bigger eruption? I dunno).

    Just so you know, Taal Volcano (near...
  18. I put this in topper's Bacolod thread, but I'll...

    I put this in topper's Bacolod thread, but I'll place the link here as well.

    The Spanish national, Javier Parra, who disobeyed police & was unruly during the enhanced quarantine, has been deported...
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    @headworx - Lol. This one's for you... :D Mula...

    @headworx - Lol. This one's for you... :D

    Mula Batanes hanggang Jolo
    Saan ka man ay halina kayo
    Isang libo at isang tuwa
    Buong bansa
    Eaaaattt Bulaga!

    Translation:
    From Batanes to Jolo (...
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    Hi Wally, thank you for telling your story - it...

    Hi Wally, thank you for telling your story - it takes courage to bare your soul like that, especially to this forum!

    To answer your question, I have been in love, and I thought he was the one. We...
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    ^I think it depends on location. In my university...

    ^I think it depends on location. In my university town, apartments (rooms) and dorm-type places are always springing up bcos of the need for housing by students and university employees. The rent of...
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    @toot - thanks for the tips. The land is there...

    @toot - thanks for the tips. The land is there (it's small compared to Dillinger standards, lol). I'm still thinking & researching on what to do with it later. At the moment, I'm watching house...
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    Thanks shutree & toot for the answers! I...

    Thanks shutree & toot for the answers!

    I looked at the pics on the previous page, and I saw that they did dig deeper for the posts. And yeah, if it's to be a 2-storey building, the posts/ columns...
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    @toot - 2k baht per unit per month is cheap! I...

    @toot - 2k baht per unit per month is cheap! I assume this is in the province? In my area, I don't think there are flats which go for 2k/ month. Maybe in the very rural provinces in PI, you'll find...
  25. Sorry for the late update.. The vid was uploaded...

    Sorry for the late update.. The vid was uploaded June 6

    Illegal covid 19 testing facility in a night market/ food court in Las Pinas city, Metro Manila. Around 100 Chinese nationals caught. Vid is...
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    Just saw this now - thanks for sharing the pics....

    Just saw this now - thanks for sharing the pics. I miss hiking! With the current situation... I hope I will be able to hike again soon...
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    ^thanks toot! From what I've experienced and seen...

    ^thanks toot! From what I've experienced and seen (brochures) here in PI, studio condo units range from 4x6 to 4x8, so yeah, your wife's rooms are fairly standard sized for Asia. I've a friend who...
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    Hi toot - thanks for the thread! Question: are...

    Hi toot - thanks for the thread! Question: are the measurements in meters (floor plan)? If yes, then each apartment is 4m wide and 8m length? (excluding parking area & ftont/ back setback). If it's 4...
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    @nidhogg & neverna - thanks for the dances. Very...

    @nidhogg & neverna - thanks for the dances. Very interesting to see the similarities in the movements and the costumes (esp for Malaysia). Malaysia, Indonesia & PI languages belong to the...
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    For you guys... Fast tempo at around 3:29. I've...

    For you guys... Fast tempo at around 3:29. I've only done the regular tempo, not the fast one. Bamboo poles are used - if your feet get caught, it's one big oww!

    Fast tinikling:
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    @topper - there's celery but supply is hit or...

    @topper - there's celery but supply is hit or miss. I can usually find it in wet markets, not supermarkets.

    How's the veg situation there? Do you get cold climate veg like cauliflower, broccoli,...
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    @tomcat - this is Tinikling, said to mimic the...

    @tomcat - this is Tinikling, said to mimic the movrments of the "tikling" bird (buff banded rail, Galliralus philippensis - thanks to Google). The music & movements should be faster towards the end...
  33. ^ & ^^ I pity the men but... I'm sure they had...

    ^ & ^^ I pity the men but... I'm sure they had warnings from their friends/ family.

    There's a saying in my language: walang manloloko kung walang magpapaloko. Meaning: no one will fool (someone)...
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    ^Lol! Brilliant, headworx!!! You still know...

    ^Lol! Brilliant, headworx!!!

    You still know the words of Eat Bulaga! :D (and yes, it's a catchy song, with rhyming lyrics)

    For you, I'll wear my elephant pants and dance to the Eat Bulaga...
  35. Unfortunately, scammers are not exclusive to TH....

    Unfortunately, scammers are not exclusive to TH. Happens in PI too, as well as other developing countries.

    In my hometown, I've heard of this British guy who built a 5M-peso house for his wife;...
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    ^if you want to live in a cheap island, you gotta...

    ^if you want to live in a cheap island, you gotta take the brownouts & no/ slow internet together with the beaches & mountains. ;)

    I don't like the song - words don't rhyme. :D

    @topper - stock...
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    Very nice. Must try it some time. Thanks, tc!

    Very nice. Must try it some time. Thanks, tc!
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    He married her to be able to stay in TH. She's...

    He married her to be able to stay in TH. She's staying with him to get PR/ citizenship in Canada. Match made in heaven. :)

    Until a few years later, when he comes back to SE Asia in search of a new...
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    @topper - I didn't go to the beach in Bacolod, so...

    @topper - I didn't go to the beach in Bacolod, so I can't recommend any. My friends and I went to a nature park nearby - can't remember the name. I would recommend going to Guimaras island for the...
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    @topper - Negros, as in Negros island, isn't...

    @topper - Negros, as in Negros island, isn't pronounced as Knee-grows or Nay-gross. It's more of nehg-ross. The "e" sounds like the "e" in "egg". The "o" is like in "loss" (to lose). Similar to how...
  41. ^wow, 172 and 174 cm - they are very tall! I'd...

    ^wow, 172 and 174 cm - they are very tall! I'd feel like a dwarf beside them. :)

    Has the youngest been approached for ramp/ catwalk modelling or beauty pageants?

    Re: beauty pageants, the recent...
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    ^lol. You're welcome. Many foreigners are...

    ^lol. You're welcome. Many foreigners are surprised when they hear the name of the island or province, and say that it's racist. But for us, it's not racist, it's just a name. Same with the...
  43. ^interesting mix of genes with regards to their...

    ^interesting mix of genes with regards to their hair color, PH. Most of the Filipino- Caucasian ppl that I know have very dark hair.

    Just curious re: the wavy-haired one - does she like her curls?...
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    @panama hat - topper lives on Negros island. It's...

    @panama hat - topper lives on Negros island. It's divided into 2 provinces, Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental. The latter is where Bacolod city is located. In this case, the word "Negros" isn't...
  45. @panama hat - thanks for the input. Very...

    @panama hat - thanks for the input. Very interesting. I'm sorry your kuds got bullied. Here in PI, it's mostly an advantage to be fairer skinned. We don't have a lot of Chinese-ancestry people in my...
  46. Thread: Daily Moan

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    @nampriktoot - I remember following Bettyboo's...

    @nampriktoot - I remember following Bettyboo's house build at the time. Since he was abroad during the build, I remember he did a lot of head-scratching and face-palming. I expect it'll be the same...
  47. ^lol. Not gonna happen - I'm no bikini beauty! :D

    ^lol. Not gonna happen - I'm no bikini beauty! :D
  48. I've just googled how Ms Malaysia/ Ms James looks...

    I've just googled how Ms Malaysia/ Ms James looks like. To me, she looks like a typical luk kreung (we call them mestizo/ mestiza here). I think that her comments were not PC. As a "woke" millenial...
  49. ^Yup! And another one... Underground Chinese...

    ^Yup!

    And another one... Underground Chinese clinic raided in Paranaque city (Metro Manila, airport Terminals 1 & 2 are in that city). Clinic also served as a sex den.

    Article here:
    ...
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    Sticky: And the USA wins again... Pool party attendee in...

    And the USA wins again... Pool party attendee in Missouri tests positive

    Lake of the Ozarks: Partier tests postive - CNN
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