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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...
  2. ^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...
  4. ^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...
  6. @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...
  7. 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...
  8. ^lol. Not gonna happen - I'm no bikini beauty! :D

    ^lol. Not gonna happen - I'm no bikini beauty! :D
  9. 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...
  10. ^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
  12. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: ^totally disgusting, headworx! As disgusting as...

    ^totally disgusting, headworx! As disgusting as elephant pants. :D

    There's this YouTube husky/ malamute that I watch (Sherpa dog) - he loves the water (river) & likes to swim. Maybe dogs like...
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    @looper - Lol. I'm of average height for a...

    @looper - Lol. I'm of average height for a Filipina, and my hands are average in size as well. The juice can contains 1.36 liters, so it's bigger than your average wine bottle. For you, I took these...
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    Tasted the product of my lockdown brewing. :) ...

    Tasted the product of my lockdown brewing. :)

    Four seasons juice
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    After 1 week:
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    Poured some into a soju bottle to chill in the fridge, the rest will continue to brew in the...
  15. ^^she probably thought she was marrying a rich...

    ^^she probably thought she was marrying a rich farang? But now she's tired of feeding YD after 2 months (?) of wedded bliss... :D
  16. Thread: Preferences

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    Ah, balut. That's a different category...

    Ah, balut. That's a different category altogether! One for the bucket list when I'm out of quarantine - to find a balut vendor. :D
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    @headworx - he clearly is a man of eclectic...

    @headworx - he clearly is a man of eclectic tastes! :D When I'm allowed to travel again, I'll wear the elephant/ idiot pants and take a pic for TD!

    @tomcat - it's loose enough to have a trunk...
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    ^@headworx - just for you, I'll dig out my...

    ^@headworx - just for you, I'll dig out my elephant pants when I drink coffee tomorrow! :D
  19. Thread: Preferences

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    Lol. I don't usually put sugar in my coffee - so...

    Lol. I don't usually put sugar in my coffee - so you're wrong there. And nope, no ice cubes. Only 1 cup of hot coffee per day, during mornings - unless it's a travel day & I/we stopped for a coffee...
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    4, 2, D

    4, 2, D
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    ^^Prison Break was good. Had a crush on the guy...

    ^^Prison Break was good. Had a crush on the guy who portrayed the younger brother (Michael Scofield) and then found out a few years later that he's gay! Waahh!

    Same as Ricky Martin - came out of...
  22. Great pics - didn't see it before. It wasn't...

    Great pics - didn't see it before. It wasn't bumped up, I guess. Was this before or during this CV situation?

    The boys are growing so fast. I still remember their "baby powder in car" pics. :)
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    Not exactly a favorite, but this is the first of...

    Not exactly a favorite, but this is the first of his Isaan motorbike series. He's now on the road and his latest vid was from the Erawan Cave in Loie. I "discovered" him when I saw his Khao San Road...
  24. Thread: On my bike

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    Great pics, chitty. Keep on biking! :)

    Great pics, chitty. Keep on biking! :)
  25. Thread: ABBA Redux!

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    You are the dancing queen, young & sweet only...

    You are the dancing queen, young & sweet only seventeen...

    I've found Agnetha prettier & more striking when they were young - probably because she was blonde and fit the Disney princess mold. But...
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    Congratulations on getting your stuff, topper!...

    Congratulations on getting your stuff, topper! Onwards and upwards. :)

    Store/ save up on a lot of patience. :D
  27. And another one - the gift that keeps on giving....

    And another one - the gift that keeps on giving. Vid is in Taglish. It's about a raid on a warehouse in Clark area, Pampanga province (north of Metro Manila). This was where they stocked the meds for...
  28. @panama hat - yup, peace, love & covid all...

    @panama hat - yup, peace, love & covid all around...

    Another Chinese covid facility raided last 28 April. This was in Paranaque city, Metro Manila - near the airports. There are loads of legal &...
  29. Yup. This happened a few days ago, 19 May. Here's...

    Yup. This happened a few days ago, 19 May. Here's the vid of the raid. It's in Taglish, so you'll be able to catch some English words like raid, syringe, medical waste, etc. There was a pharmacy, all...
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    When I was a kid, our neighbors named their 1st...

    When I was a kid, our neighbors named their 1st dog Gorby, younger dog was called Boris - after Gorbachev & Boris Yeltsin.

    I think naming a pet after a famous event/ person is OK. It would always...
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    ^it's ok, nid. I don't like the Essex, Cockney,...

    ^it's ok, nid. I don't like the Essex, Cockney, Midlands, Manc or Geordie accents, so no harm done. :D

    Ooh... Loo-tenant or lef-tenant (lieutenant)? Zehb-ra or zeeb-ra (zebra)? (opening a can of...
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    ^your daughter is showing her UK side. :D If she...

    ^your daughter is showing her UK side. :D If she were Thai (or Viet, Lao, Filipino), she would eat balut. I've eaten chicken & duck baluts since childhood.

    On a lighter note - this duck is now one...
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    @jabir - re: accents, you could teach your kids...

    @jabir - re: accents, you could teach your kids your preferred accent (US/ UK), I think. It's also important to learn grammar, vocabulary, etc. I've listened to some call center agents here. They...
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    Filipinos are willing to work for lower pay - as...

    Filipinos are willing to work for lower pay - as seen from the above reports.

    The Filipino teachers may not have the accent you want, but they are well-trained. Most have been teaching for years,...
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    Sticky: @ant - I'm looking forward to it. There's loads...

    @ant - I'm looking forward to it. There's loads going on these days that could be used for Spitting Image material. Also, I've watched seasons 1-3 of The Crown, so I know more about the royals now...
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    Sticky: @bettyboo - that reminds me of this Spitting...

    @bettyboo - that reminds me of this Spitting Image - royals move into a council flat.

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    I've discovered Spitting Image during this lockdown - what a hoot! I think it started with someone...
  37. Another take on the subject of ABS-CBN's closure...

    Another take on the subject of ABS-CBN's closure

    They underestimated Filipinos’ disgust vs ABS-CBN oligarchs – The Manila Times

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    IMO, the network should answer/ negotiate the issues...
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    Sticky: Vaccine development can take anywhere from 2 to...

    Vaccine development can take anywhere from 2 to 10 years. As most of you guys know, science involves constant trial and error. I'm not holding my breath for the vaccine. If one is available within 2...
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    @mendip - I know of another colleague who...

    @mendip - I know of another colleague who home-schooled his kids. One kid is now in uni, doing well. Parents are both professionals. His wife stopped work to home-school their 3 kids. I've seen the...
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    I hope it works out for you & your workplace,...

    I hope it works out for you & your workplace, topper. Re: living in a small town - it's a double-edged sword. Yes, you can count on relatives (to a certain degree), but you also have to be on your...
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    @mendip - I don't know the situation in TH, but...

    @mendip - I don't know the situation in TH, but in PI, there's no legal issue with homeschool until Junior High (Grade 10, around 16 y.o.). I'm not sure if the kids have to enroll the 2 years of...
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    Example of covid cases - Quezon city in Metro...

    Example of covid cases - Quezon city in Metro Manila, which is one of the largest in area & population in Metro Manila/ NCR - National Capital Region

    Quezon City coronavirus cases surge past 1,600...
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    Hang in there, topper. Just try to look at the...

    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...
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    Yup. For most ppl, the way out of poverty is to...

    Yup. For most ppl, the way out of poverty is to study, put up a business, or be an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker), emigrate, or any combination. Problem is, many OFWs are going home/ have gone home...
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    @ohoh - the covid 19 results are on the official...

    @ohoh - the covid 19 results are on the official website of the local govt, so it's not hearsay. I also personally know of a medical doctor (a schoolmate) who died of the disease. That cluster of 8...
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    @topper - thanks for the info, very interesting...

    @topper - thanks for the info, very interesting to see. My area is still on modified ECQ until the 31st, so all the rules still apply. I received a "PI road map to reopening economy" via FB, but that...
  47. It's indeed more fun in the Phils! Typhoons,...

    It's indeed more fun in the Phils! Typhoons, earthquakes & lockdowns! :)

    Typhoon Vongfong (local name: Ambo) made landfall in Samar - that area is typhoon region. I'm expecting some rains tomorrow...
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    @topper - lucky you! I'm still quarantined until...

    @topper - lucky you! I'm still quarantined until the end of the month. By the end of it, I'll have been on lockdown for 75 days! I told the BF (we're apart) that if the lockdown is extended further,...
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    Sticky: Third interview of Asian boss with Korean...

    Third interview of Asian boss with Korean epidemiologist Prof. Kim. It's about the origin of COVID-19 and prediction of the next epidemic.

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    Best to watch the 1st & 2nd interviews first,...
  50. Update: Metro Manila, Laguna province & Cebu...

    Update: Metro Manila, Laguna province & Cebu city are still on lockdown (ECQ, enhanced community quarantine), until the end of the month. The rest of the country will be on GCQ or General Community...
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