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  1. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: I didn't know that labradors have webbed paws....

    I didn't know that labradors have webbed paws. Learned something new today!

    @mendip & JP - those are cute puppies
  2. Nothing new there. In PI, incoming travellers...

    Nothing new there. In PI, incoming travellers must download a similar app, called Traze. In my hometown, we have QR code scanning for major establishments, banks, utilities, the wet market, churches,...
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    Sticky: Re: Oz and NZ, they are island nations & don't...

    Re: Oz and NZ, they are island nations & don't want the virus to spread in their country. IMO if someone wants to repatriate, then they must shoukder the cost (whether partly or in full). As I...
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    @tc - not everyone is an English native speaker...

    @tc - not everyone is an English native speaker or grew up with Hollywood references. I also didn't get it until cyrille's post above. :) I think Lom is a Scandy.

    @topper - hang in there. Signal...
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    @topper - congrats on your visa renewal....

    @topper - congrats on your visa renewal. Hopefully in 6 months, you'll be able to travel to the other island to apply for 13A. I think the application costs 7-8k pesos (last time I checked, so it's...
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    Of the famous people that I've read about... ...

    Of the famous people that I've read about...

    Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook, gave up his US citizenship some years ago. He has Brazilian citizenship (formerly dual US/ Brazilian) and got...
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    ^that looks alright, sexy even. I don't like a...

    ^that looks alright, sexy even. I don't like a carpet-ful of chest hair & the accompanying back hair. Personal preference though - I'm sure some ladies like their men extra hairy. :)
  8. Thread: Pool Plans

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    @JP - just saying hello & looked at your thread...

    @JP - just saying hello & looked at your thread to see the latest pics. Congrats on the pool build, it looks mighty fine.

    Btw, the pic with your golden looks great, very Instagram-ish. You could...
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    @mendip - good morning! Enjoy your first weekend...

    @mendip - good morning! Enjoy your first weekend at home.

    Good morning & happy Saturday to all! :)

    Btw, as to hair - I'd call that as incomplete evolution. On the same level as Neanderthal &...
  10. More vids, if anyone is interested CNA...

    More vids, if anyone is interested


    CNA (Singapore based)
    Former Australian ambassador to Myanmar Christopher Lamb on Aung San Suu Kyi's detention - YouTube

    AlJazeera
    Could Myanmar's...
  11. From South China Morning Post Myanmar?s army...

    From South China Morning Post

    Myanmar?s army declares state of emergency after leader Aung San Suu Kyi detained during raid - YouTube

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    IMO the whole situation is alarming. Say what you...
  12. Thread: Daily Moan

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    ^^^^ is badger fur the one that they use for the...

    ^^^^ is badger fur the one that they use for the neck part of medieval capes? Like those of Sansa Stark & Jon Snow in GOT. Or is it from mink, ferret, etc? Thanks..

    Didn't know about badgers...
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    Happy freedom day, mendip! Woohoo! Enjoy your...

    Happy freedom day, mendip! Woohoo!

    Enjoy your BKK walk in your Jesus sandals. God/ gods bless you. :D
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    @mendip - I think your "sports sandals" are like...

    @mendip - I think your "sports sandals" are like the Merrell mesh shoes? I've seen them in the mall (I use Merrell trail/ hike shoes).

    Btw, I approve of Merrell-type mesh shoes, JP's flip flops &...
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    ^Lol about the Jesus sandals. All we need is...

    ^Lol about the Jesus sandals.

    All we need is Terry slagging the Poms about their socks & sandals. :D
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    GM mendip. Enjoy your last day of quarantine! ...

    GM mendip. Enjoy your last day of quarantine!

    If I were to do any quarantine, I'd choose a room with a balcony too, for my sanity.

    GM to all as well. :)
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    Sticky: @strigils - are you NPT? If you are, hello there!...

    @strigils - are you NPT? If you are, hello there! Any chance of updating the apartment block thread? Pics of the finished product?

    Re: vaccines & PI, no news yet as to when we'll get the vaccine....
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    ^Great visuals, david. But... you forgot the...

    ^Great visuals, david. But... you forgot the gardener! :D

    @JP - that is one big torty! What is the average age of that species? Will they outlive you & do you have a provision in your will as to...
  19. If you like watching train wrecks... :) (I...

    If you like watching train wrecks... :)
    (I watched a few episodes of this couple during the early days of covid. Lol)

    When Angela and Michael First Met! | 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days -...
  20. Good luck to the couple. When I saw the pic of...

    Good luck to the couple.

    When I saw the pic of the guy, I thought he looked older than 19. But then, living a hard life ages a person (physically, mentally, etc). He's probably more mature than...
  21. ^lol. I think Ed & his ex-GF parted ways. ...

    ^lol. I think Ed & his ex-GF parted ways.

    During the earlier weeks of covid, I watched several episodes of 90 day fiancée - different couples. Most of them were WTF moments - just a train wreck!
    ...
  22. The article sounds like one of the episodes on 90...

    The article sounds like one of the episodes on 90 day fiancé. It was about a middle aged US woman who went to Africa (sub Saharan) to meet her BF so that they could take pics & have proof of the...
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    Sticky: ^same here in PI. The tourist spots like Boracay,...

    ^same here in PI. The tourist spots like Boracay, Bohol, Palawan, etc are mostly devoid of tourists. The govt is encouraging local tourism but people are not travelling due to the restrictions (covid...
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    Sticky: Recently, PI has implemented that people coming...

    Recently, PI has implemented that people coming into the country have to be tested for covid twice. Once upon arrival at the airport, then another while quarantine (5th day), similar to TH. If the...
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    @ootai - Schengen zone refers to a group of 26...

    @ootai - Schengen zone refers to a group of 26 Euro countries which have no border controls (or something like that). I've had to apply for a Schengen visa some years ago (lots of requirements, for a...
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    ^are you gonna be a vanlife YouTuber, BLD? :D ...

    ^are you gonna be a vanlife YouTuber, BLD? :D

    Just imagine if Terry had his own vanlife channel. I think that would be a hoot! :D (I wonder if he's upgraded his rig)

    @Loytoy - I don't blame you...
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    ^^I think Thaidupp's thread is more specific &...

    ^^I think Thaidupp's thread is more specific & has less banter, so if looking for ASQ rules, that's the go to thread.

    Light hearted banter is all good, IMO.

    Happy Sunday to all! :)
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    ^no, not all digital nomads are grifters, but...

    ^no, not all digital nomads are grifters, but many are.

    Re: taxes, PI introduced a tax for online workers (for locals & long term foreigners) last year. Those who claim income from online work/...
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    @harry - I didn't know that the Bali business...

    @harry - I didn't know that the Bali business visa has been suspended. They'll probably reinstate it after some time, since they need the $$.

    @backspin - re: e-grifters all over the world, yes I...
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    ^Most of SE Asia still closed to foreigners, or...

    ^Most of SE Asia still closed to foreigners, or if open, have 14-day hotel quarantine & other requirements like covid tests & health insurance. Costs that most digital nomad millenials are not...
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    ^yeah, but these "influencers" are selling the...

    ^yeah, but these "influencers" are selling the dream life of being digital nomads, and they use their real names/ faces/ bodies on their IG or Twitter etc accounts.
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    I've seen from some vlogs/ blogs that Bali is...

    I've seen from some vlogs/ blogs that Bali is partially open - can get a business visa for 2 months (initially) then extend until 6 months.

    Re: the OP - bad move on her/ their part. Vloggers /...
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    @mendip - as others have said, put some lotion/...

    @mendip - as others have said, put some lotion/ moisturiser on the foot, ideally at night before you sleep. Let the lotion dry a bit, then put socks on. The socks help trap the lotion on your skin....
  34. I watched the vid of the friends' interview...

    I watched the vid of the friends' interview again, as I wasn't able to translate everything in the former post.

    The last sighting of Christine (alive) was around 0630H, when she was carried to...
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    Glad you made it safely to your hotel, mendip. WB...

    Glad you made it safely to your hotel, mendip. WB to TH. :)
  36. ^^ & ^^^ Yes, terima kasih. Indonesian, Malaysian...

    ^^ & ^^^ Yes, terima kasih. Indonesian, Malaysian & PI languages all belong to the same language family (Austronesian)

    In this other video, they interviewed the 4 (gay) friends of Christine who...
  37. Two men involved in Christine's case recant, said...

    Two men involved in Christine's case recant, said their testimony was forced by police.

    2 Dacera pals recant: Drug use issue forced by Makati police | Inquirer News

    Take note that there were 2...
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    Good luck, mendip! Safe travels. ^yup, you're...

    Good luck, mendip! Safe travels.

    ^yup, you're only allowed less than 100 ml of each fluid in the carry on. Unless it was bought at Duty free, I guess?

    I remember a news article wherein the lady...
  39. ^lots of articles about her in the local news....

    ^lots of articles about her in the local news. She was very pretty, and according to friends / sources, was a bit of a wild girl & party animal.

    She & three or four gay male friends rented a room...
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    Sticky: point taken. :) Though I did see a 118 y.o....

    point taken. :)

    Though I did see a 118 y.o. Japanese woman in the news lately. She looked good for 118, and said she hopes to live until 120.

    Re: the Queen and P. Philip looked good in their...
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    Sticky: The Queen looks good for 94, but then she lives...

    The Queen looks good for 94, but then she lives healthily, I think (no smoking or alcohol). Does/ did Prince Philip smoke or drink?
  42. I've only seen one in a cage, in a University...

    I've only seen one in a cage, in a University reserve facility, together with other endangered birds. A few years ago, I revisited the area to visit the birds. The staff told me that the birds have...
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    @AO - Thanks for the info. In PI: after...

    @AO - Thanks for the info.

    In PI: after marriage, the woman can choose to:

    a) retain her maiden name
    b) have a hyphenated surname
    c) take her husband's surname
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    In PI: the naming convention is, one's middle...

    In PI: the naming convention is, one's middle name is the mother's maiden name/ surname.

    If the child is illegitimate & the dad did not recognize the kid, the child takes the mother's surname and...
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    As I watched the vids, my thought was, why didn't...

    As I watched the vids, my thought was, why didn't the police stop the mob from entering in the first place? And why weren't the police/ army/ etc in full battle gear? SMH.

    As one comment on YT...
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    @snub - I've been eating balut as a kid. As for...

    @snub - I've been eating balut as a kid. As for the pig's brain, haven't tried it. But if I go to Cebu and find it, then I'll eat it. :D

    @topper - oops, I forgot that you need to quarantine if you...
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    ^Lol. Snub, I searched for this. I found it quite...

    ^Lol. Snub, I searched for this. I found it quite funny at the time. The guy ate pig's brain & balut (boiled fertilized duck egg). PI delicacies! Cheers! :D

    British Guy tries Filipino Balut For...
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    @snub - Lol. Those are chicken intestines &...

    @snub - Lol. Those are chicken intestines & fairly common here. There are pig intestines too, as well as chicken heads & feet. The brown squares are made from blood (not sure if pig or chicken). In...
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    Hi topper, thanks for the pics & update. Such BBQ...

    Hi topper, thanks for the pics & update. Such BBQ places are common in my hood too, but without the crab.

    Re: your visa status, my advice would be to apply for the 13A. I don't think int'l travel...
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    Hi Mendip, hope you get back to TH soon. PI...

    Hi Mendip, hope you get back to TH soon.

    PI has also banned UK (plus 19 other countries, including USA) from entering due to the new covid variant. Though the rules are not clear if it's all UK...
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