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    ^LOLz! Mr Mendip, you have been very observant...

    ^LOLz!

    Mr Mendip, you have been very observant re: the banter/ mudslinging on here! Well done! :D
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    Sticky: @betty - the numbers in India, Indonesia, PI, TH...

    @betty - the numbers in India, Indonesia, PI, TH and other developing countries are in reality much higher. There's not much testing done - mostly due to lack of test kits, equipment or personnel to...
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    Airlines prefer to give you a voucher or "keep...

    Airlines prefer to give you a voucher or "keep the amount in a travel fund" so that you'll still fly with them at a later date.

    I've heard several vloggers / tourists "trapped" in the islands here...
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    @tomcat - lots of loo roll in PI, not a problem...

    @tomcat - lots of loo roll in PI, not a problem here. Ppl have the tabo (dipper), some have bum guns.

    This was taken for TD. :D

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    @topper - I do hope that your lockdown eases. Since it's...
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    Sticky: If the Chinese govt had contained it since...

    If the Chinese govt had contained it since December last year, and not tried to cover it up and silence their doctors, then the world wouldn't be experiencing this. They only reported the virus to...
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    @topper - it's good that the QC protesters were...

    @topper - it's good that the QC protesters were sent home. I hope they had food packs distributed to them.

    Re: food packs - the first food pack was delivered in my area after 10 days into the...
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    @switch - very true. Here in PI, the poor ppl are...

    @switch - very true. Here in PI, the poor ppl are already complaining that they don't have anything to eat. Some have taken to protesting/ rallying at their city hall - and for that, they were...
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    Sticky: @harry - thanks for the article about the trump...

    @harry - thanks for the article about the trump supporter & covid denier. She died of kidney failure & septic shock = she tested positive for the virus.

    I couldn't help but notice that both she &...
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    Sticky: Duterte inclined to extend lockdown until April...

    Duterte inclined to extend lockdown until April 30

    Duterte inclined to extend Luzon lockdown until April 30 | Philstar.com

    Pastor nabbed for holding church service in Cagayan de Oro city in...
  10. Thread: DIY Masks

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    In PI, the surgical masks were sold at 5 pesos...

    In PI, the surgical masks were sold at 5 pesos each, way back late January when I bought some (that was when they announced the first case of covid here). I don't know if price has increased by now,...
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    Sticky: In PI, our PUI means "person/s under...

    In PI, our PUI means "person/s under investigation" - people who may have the disease, show some symptoms, and may have been tested but still waiting for results. (some are still on Q to be tested,...
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    Sticky: @toot - probably bcos it's a respiratory disease,...

    @toot - probably bcos it's a respiratory disease, and usually more men smoke than women. That was the case in China - many men smoke (young & elderly), and it hit elderly men more than the women....
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    Repatriation flights to UK from Manila will leave...

    Repatriation flights to UK from Manila will leave today

    Coronavirus: UK citizens furious at PS1,000 repatriation flights from Philippines while travellers in Peru paid just PS250 | The Independent...
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    Very nice, AO. Thank you for the pics! I hope...

    Very nice, AO. Thank you for the pics! I hope this virus ends so that we can all travel again. Stay safe & healthy. Cheers! :)
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    Sticky: In PI: 3,094 cases, 144 deaths (4.65%), 57...

    In PI: 3,094 cases, 144 deaths (4.65%), 57 recovered

    Govt mulls 15 day quarantine extension. Lockdown was supposed to end after Easter

    Government mulls 15-day quarantine extension |...
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    Experience of a 33 y. o. healthy Italian man was...

    Experience of a 33 y. o. healthy Italian man was very different - he had to be intubated. Said at first he didn't believe in the hype, that he was safe from it bcos he was young, and then he got...
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    My mom did that thing too when we were young and...

    My mom did that thing too when we were young and had colds/ runny nose - steam bath inside a blanket. There was a pot with hot water and herbs (usually lemon grass, twisted into a knot). Sometimes...
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    Found it! Tin foil hatter out for a grocery run....

    Found it! Tin foil hatter out for a grocery run. Pic taken in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia in Dec 2019. The BF sent it to me recently bcos we were talking about conspiracy theorists. :D

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    @mendip - another LOL from me! I liked the...

    @mendip - another LOL from me! I liked the "handbag" detail! :D

    I was expecting something more firefighter-ish for Terry (a la YMCA), but this didn't disappoint!

    I also liked the tin foil hat &...
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    Sticky: It's not just the reagents/ chemicals/ equipment...

    It's not just the reagents/ chemicals/ equipment that's lacking. There's also shortage here of PPE. I've seen reports / vids on local news about health workers, barangay (village) support staff &...
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    Sticky: @ant - depends on the testing done. Could be that...

    @ant - depends on the testing done. Could be that there are not enough test kits. At the start, PI only had 2,000 test kits from the WHO. Had to procure more and this week, the donated kits from SG...
  22. ^that was my reaction as well.. Lion Air :( A...

    ^that was my reaction as well.. Lion Air :(

    A pity that the doc, medical crew & passengers passed away. RIP. :(
  23. There's a liquor ban in some parts of PI. Topper...

    There's a liquor ban in some parts of PI. Topper said in another thread that his province has banned it. I don't know if he was able to get from some small mom & pop stores. As with other places,...
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    Sticky: Aņo, Bongbong, Virata test positive |...

    Aņo, Bongbong, Virata test positive | Philstar.com

    Bongbong Marcos, Interior Secretary & former prime minister Cesar Virata = all are positive for Covid.

    Virata was prime minister during the...
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    Sticky: @GF - the numbers are increasing because we're...

    @GF - the numbers are increasing because we're also testing more. I think the govt has received the test kits from SG? I remember earlier this month, during a Senate inquiry, that there were only...
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    Nice buns, dill! Am I allowed to say that?! It...

    Nice buns, dill!

    Am I allowed to say that?! It sounded a bit naughty,. Lol. :D
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    @Topper - same here, no public transport...

    @Topper - same here, no public transport whatsoever. If you're on motorbike, only 1 person is allowed, no passenger. Unless it's an emergency - maybe the police will allow it.

    Around your gated...
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    Great pics, Mendip! The dog looks happier...

    Great pics, Mendip!

    The dog looks happier wearing heels & lacy undies than a backpack & hiking shoes! I guess I know her/his/its priorities! :D

    Btw, what about our resident fireman, Terry57? :D...
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    Sticky: @bowie - TH is still in the early stages of the...

    @bowie - TH is still in the early stages of the lockdown - people have yet to learn.

    That was the case 2 weeks ago here in Luzon/ Manila. Soft quarantine, ppl could still go out at scheduled...
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    @topper - AFAIK that pass is just for travel...

    @topper - AFAIK that pass is just for travel within your barangay (village). In my area, I can't go out of the boundaries of my barangay anymore, even with pass - they've put up checkpoints.
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    Looks good, TC! I'm enjoying your cooking pics as...

    Looks good, TC! I'm enjoying your cooking pics as much as your restaurant review pics. Suggestion though - maybe you can put them all in one thread?

    And I wonder... where's the checkered shirt? :D...
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    Gotta love the Gent :D

    Gotta love the Gent :D
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    Sticky: In PI: 1,075 cases, 68 deaths (6.3% mortality so...

    In PI: 1,075 cases, 68 deaths (6.3% mortality so far, most patients who died were seniors)

    Virus cases top 1,000 as DOH steps up tests | Inquirer News

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    Luzon is still under quarantine,...
  34. The Flu (2013? ) - South Korean film; have...

    The Flu (2013? ) - South Korean film; have watched it

    Inferno (2016?) - based on Dan Brown's book; not watched yet but on bucket list
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    Sticky: @graceless fawn - take care, keep safe! Some of...

    @graceless fawn - take care, keep safe! Some of my neighbors are now feeling the pain of 2 weeks lockdown re: food. I hope we can flatten the curve here in PI, so that the lockdown will end by April...
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    @topper - if you're reading this, pls take note....

    @topper - if you're reading this, pls take note.

    I went out to have my water container refilled & to buy fresh produce. Owner of water station said we (our area) will be on total lockdown starting...
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    The new ones are brilliant, mendip! Had me really...

    The new ones are brilliant, mendip! Had me really laughing! Brexit + socks & sandals! And the barbecue! Cheers! :D
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    It's been more than a week of total lockdown here...

    It's been more than a week of total lockdown here in PI, specifically Luzon island. Lockdown of Metro Manila 15 March, entire Luzon 17 March. Other provinces/ islands followed. Curfew from 8 pm to 5...
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    @mandaloopy - good luck! I hope all turns out...

    @mandaloopy - good luck! I hope all turns out well for you, including your lungs. Why not try Taiwan or S Korea? Both have covid, but Taiwan has managed it well. As for SK, they're stabilizing now, I...
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    ^there's hope. :D hoodlum nephew would know which...

    ^there's hope. :D hoodlum nephew would know which small stores have alcohol. They'll prolly sell, if the price is right. Little stores need income too. Tell him to bring a cloth or paper bag for the...
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    ^Lol. You can say it's the BF's influence. Good...

    ^Lol. You can say it's the BF's influence. Good or bad? :D

    In our Baguio/Sagada holiday earlier this month, we bought 6 bottles of flavored Soju. Hey, they were on promo: 6 bottles for the price...
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    @topper - are the malls still open? If yes, go to...

    @topper - are the malls still open? If yes, go to the mall today & buy the prepaid router, as well as prepaid cards to load credits on it. Depending on your use, you can load credit for 3, 7, 14, 28...
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    I went out today to buy eggs (forgot to do so...

    I went out today to buy eggs (forgot to do so yesterday). Since it was only a short distance, I didn't wear a mask. On the way back, I was chastised by an elderly woman as to my lack of mask. I said...
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    Re: myself, I've been WFH since last week. I'm...

    Re: myself, I've been WFH since last week. I'm fortunate that the salary is regular and am not in a no work/ no pay situation. Many ppl are out of work now.

    The other day, there was a barangay...
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    @topper - Metro Manila has been in lockdown since...

    @topper - Metro Manila has been in lockdown since 15 March, and the rest of Luzon two days after. It was only a matter of time before your province declared its own lockdown.

    Re: Internet at home,...
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    @mendip - that's brilliant! Thanks much - made my...

    @mendip - that's brilliant! Thanks much - made my day! You got it, right down to the Merrell hiking shoes! :D

    I do have a red-ish backpack (dark pink, twas a gift) and Merrell shoes. Now I have to...
  47. ^lol! Yes, pls feel free to do so. My area is in...

    ^lol! Yes, pls feel free to do so. My area is in lockdown now, so I may need some proper PPE for the grocery run! :D
  48. @toot - that's Jollibee spaghetti, for Filipino...

    @toot - that's Jollibee spaghetti, for Filipino tastes only. You'll either be very Jolly or very barfy when you eat it. :D

    @hal - yes, Angeles walking street was kinda depressing. Not a place that...
  49. @cyrille - when (what year) did you go there?...

    @cyrille - when (what year) did you go there? When I went in 2016, they had cleaned the area up a bit (removed some trees and bushes). Now that area is part of the Echo Valley trail - I didn't go...
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    The guesthouse had a husky and several pups - all very friendly.

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