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    Sticky: The Philippines has placed several European...

    The Philippines has placed several European countries on its red list, in addition to South Africa and other African countries. The euro countries are: Austria, Czechia, Hungary, Netherlands,...
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    Is it allowed to bring plant material like...

    Is it allowed to bring plant material like cuttings into TH? (In PH, it isn't allowed unless you have a special permit).

    @mendip - glad you're enjoying your UK time with your mum & Bella. Hope...
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    Sticky: ^Yup. The 1918 epidemic lasted for ~3 years....

    ^Yup. The 1918 epidemic lasted for ~3 years. We're just entering year 2. (Well, it started around Oct - Nov 2019 in China, then most Western countries went on lockdown or placed restrictions in March...
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    Sticky: ^according to a BBC report, that new South...

    ^according to a BBC report, that new South African variant may be named "Nu".

    Seems like Asian markets have reacted (in fear) of the new variant.

    Fears over new COVID-19 variant hit Asian...
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    Yeah probably, but there's no denying that the...

    Yeah probably, but there's no denying that the demographics of the USA are changing and this makes the MAGA crowd feel threatened.
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    Just having breakfast & watched the BBC report of...

    Just having breakfast & watched the BBC report of this on YT. I'm just shaking my head. Tsk tsk tsk...

    @backspin - yes the USA is a majority white adult country for now. In 10 or 20 years, it...
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    ^ and ^^ yeah. Probably FB marketplace or even...

    ^ and ^^ yeah. Probably FB marketplace or even through "friends of friends".

    @shutree - for now, I don't have space for a kitchen island & fancy stuff in my apartment. Gotta build my house first....
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    That's ok, buck. :) I quite like the idea of a...

    That's ok, buck. :)

    I quite like the idea of a kitchen island with wheels (for my own kitchen in the future). I got the idea from vids of DIY woodwork stuff on YouTube. During the hard lockdown, I...
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    ^maybe one of those kitchen islands with wheels,...

    ^maybe one of those kitchen islands with wheels, so that it can be placed against the wall when not in use?

    Your wife's kitchen is big, stumpy. One can hold zumba classes there! :)

    Nice kitchen...
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    @Joe - they're a bit uneven, doncha think? :D ...

    @Joe - they're a bit uneven, doncha think? :D

    Haugesund - is it anywhere near Helgasund? :D

    Every Single Scandinavian Crime Drama - YouTube

    I'd like to know what our resident Scandis think...
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    ^I agree, DK. I like what I've seen of Isko...

    ^I agree, DK.

    I like what I've seen of Isko Moreno, but I think he was too rash & let himself be swayed by ppl to run for Prez. He's still young & inexperienced as a politician. Filipinos like a...
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    ^umm, I'm not sure. For sure, he's Ferdinand's...

    ^umm, I'm not sure. For sure, he's Ferdinand's beloved son. I think Imee Marcos (the eldest daughter, now a Senator) is the caretaker of the family jewels in the north (Ilocos Region). One of her...
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    ^^ take note of the previous article by David48...

    ^^ take note of the previous article by David48 which said that he's retiring from politics. In October, he filed his candidacy for Vice President. He can't be reelected since PH presidents can only...
  14. ^I've heard of similar restrictions in Vietnam...

    ^I've heard of similar restrictions in Vietnam (Danang) during their lockdown this year. The street was barricaded and only "authorized persons" from the street/ village could go out to buy food. The...
  15. Thread: Man Caves

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    Loytoy and Topper have issues. I'm not sure what...

    Loytoy and Topper have issues. I'm not sure what it was about exactly but it had something to do with Topper's court case in TH (which lasted for years).

    @loytoy - I'm still waiting for the prize...
  16. ^Tourism isn't high on the list of gov't...

    ^Tourism isn't high on the list of gov't priorities, I think. Based on 2019 figures, tourism was only ~13% of GDP. I think for the govt, as long as the OFWs keep sending $$$, the economy will stay...
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    Some people make it a point to eat at McD all...

    Some people make it a point to eat at McD all over the world (and sample the dish unique to that country).

    If/ when covid is over and I start travelling again, I'll do it for Jollibee branches. :D...
  18. ^^ and ^ yes it's possible. There was a news...

    ^^ and ^ yes it's possible. There was a news report here in PH some months ago that a kid used his mother's phone. He used it to order food from different food delivery apps, cost was thousands of...
  19. ^yes, I've heard of the Tawakalna app from some...

    ^yes, I've heard of the Tawakalna app from some OFWs. There are also similar apps (vaccine passport-app) for other countries like UAE, Kuwait & other middle east countries. Italy also has a "green...
  20. In line with the government's drive to increase...

    In line with the government's drive to increase vax rates (still lots of vax hesitancy in the provinces), the govt will require onsite workers to be fully vaxxed starting Dec 1. Those in the...
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    Poll: ^wow, nice pic of a vintage Victory Liner bus! (I...

    ^wow, nice pic of a vintage Victory Liner bus! (I didn't get to see that version anymore) And... are you sure it's only immunity that you picked up from that trip? Heh. :)

    ****

    Anyway, here's...
  22. Thread: Man Caves

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    I'm not backing any horse here, but... I've...

    I'm not backing any horse here, but...

    I've seen pics of Loytoy's house/ property, from Terry's thread - it's out there somewhere. LT has a big house & land, has a pool and near the pool is a...
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    ^^ and ^ I knew Dean Stockwell from the 2000s...

    ^^ and ^ I knew Dean Stockwell from the 2000s reboot of Battlestar Galactica. He played one of the Cylons - he was a complex character there.

    RIP Mr Stockwell
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    Poll: ^you're a hardy ole git, Mr. Norton. Must be due...

    ^you're a hardy ole git, Mr. Norton. Must be due to trampling in that Vietnam muck many moons ago. :)
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    Poll: ^^yeah. My mom got Sinovac & she was fine after...

    ^^yeah. My mom got Sinovac & she was fine after both shots. I got Pfizer and I felt bad (more feverish & weakness after the 2nd jab). Same for those who I know got AZ.

    There's this study (was...
  26. ^I agree. A few months ago (August), many people...

    ^I agree. A few months ago (August), many people in Metro Manila flocked to vaccination sites because of tge rumor which circulated on social media that "no vaccine = no cash aid" (no bakuna = no...
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    Poll: ^I had my Pfizer 2nd jab 21 days after. So that's...

    ^I had my Pfizer 2nd jab 21 days after. So that's the reason - I wondered why the jabs were so close to each other. Other brands took 1 month or more for the 2nd dose. Felt a bit feverish, weak &...
  28. Good luck to him (and others) on thinking that...

    Good luck to him (and others) on thinking that they'll have free speech in Belarus. (Heh) Isn't that where they rerouted the plane and offloaded a young journalist/ blogger/ activist and his GF a few...
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    Sticky: Good to know that the VaxCert of PH is accepted...

    Good to know that the VaxCert of PH is accepted there.

    @malmomike - the UK NHS app & cert is accepted in PH. You can plan for a holiday when tourists are allowed. Heh. :)

    For yours and others...
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    @buck - my mom thinks that our area is too hot...

    @buck - my mom thinks that our area is too hot for tomato production. She's probably right, since most vegs sold in markets in my area come from towns farther away (more rural) and are in higher...
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    Good luck in your endeavours, BB. My mom (with...

    Good luck in your endeavours, BB.

    My mom (with green thumb) tried growing tomatoes in our front yard. She was able to get a few fruits but ultimately gave up. Her tomatoes looked like the ones in...
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    @topper - one of the requirements of the 13A visa...

    @topper - one of the requirements of the 13A visa is the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) clearance, if you've been in PH >6 months. It's the equivalent of a police report/ clearance (if you're...
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    @mendy - just a few more days, hang in there! ...

    @mendy - just a few more days, hang in there!

    Btw, in the recent pic - was that SPAM? I noticed that Lui (the cook) made the effort to put cilantro leaves for color. :D
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    78192 That's soju, a Korean drink. 14.5% alc,...

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    That's soju, a Korean drink. 14.5% alc, 360 mL. Half a bottle makes me a very happy chappy. :) (I've heard a Korean vlogger say that for Korean men, it's normal to have 4 of those in 1...
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    Topper, I've successfully received a vax cert...

    Topper, I've successfully received a vax cert from vaxcertph. You can input your passport number too. The weird thing is, I entered my mom's vax details and it said "record not found". She got her...
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    ^my former yahoo email account was where I...

    ^my former yahoo email account was where I received word that I have some unclaimed shares in a gold mine in Nigeria... Heh. :)
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    ^speaking of members, is TonyBKK still in TH? I...

    ^speaking of members, is TonyBKK still in TH? I liked his motorbike photo threads.

    @david44 - thanks for the pics (and the convoluted word salad, lol). I liked Chiang Mai. I visited Wat Doi Suthep...
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    Thanks havnfun & AO. @reinvented - I Googled...

    Thanks havnfun & AO.

    @reinvented - I Googled the places that you mentioned. Will consider them if ever I make the trip - depends on time & budget. I'll probably do CM, CR, GT & maybe another...
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    ^thanks! I live in PH and when I travel...

    ^thanks!

    I live in PH and when I travel abroad, I do it when I have leave credits, so my trips usually have a set itinerary and have limited days (1-2 weeks only). Like: Day 1, arrive in BKK. Day...
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    @mendip - safe travels. Hang in there, it's just...

    @mendip - safe travels. Hang in there, it's just 2 more weeks. Btw have you said "maganda ka pa sa umaga" (you're more beautiful than the morning) to the Filipina stewardess? If you're planning to...
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    @eddie/ luigi - against my better judgement, I...

    @eddie/ luigi - against my better judgement, I clicked on that Macarena vid. Now I have an earworm (last song syndrome). :D

    The Macarena was a big thing here in PH when it first hit the airwaves....
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    ^hmm, I dunno. For me, it may be good for a few...

    ^hmm, I dunno. For me, it may be good for a few days vacay (the mountain bungalow). A nice respite if you're used to 25-30 degrees temps.

    But then, I've been to Baguio city in January. It's a...
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    Simon, you should write a book about your life....

    Simon, you should write a book about your life. What with your hotels, the crazy ex-wife, teaching & philanthropy in Myanmar, the shake down in Laos (and many adventures in between) - it would be a...
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    @shutree or any UK person - is there a residency...

    @shutree or any UK person - is there a residency requirement (how many days per year) for a UK citizen to be able to access NHS services? Just curious... TIA...

    (It was via TD that I learned that...
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    AO is correct. As a foreign tourist, Simon still...

    AO is correct. As a foreign tourist, Simon still can't enter PH. Only citizens, former citizens & their families are allowed now, plus some foreigners with visas like diplomats, spouse / resident/...
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    ^Turkey? :) Btw does Candy/ Cindy travel...

    ^Turkey? :)

    Btw does Candy/ Cindy travel light? :D
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    There's still hotel quarantine in PH (5N/ 6D) if...

    There's still hotel quarantine in PH (5N/ 6D) if you come from Thailand, which is a yellow listed country in PH (even if fully vaxxed).

    IMO it's not yet a good time to travel out of PH (and into...
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    @mendip - re: the pillows, well rabbits are known...

    @mendip - re: the pillows, well rabbits are known to be very (re)productive. Maybe another hint? :D

    btw most Filipinos like Hersheys chocolates

    No Surstromming for the online Asda order? :D
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    Topper, I saw this. You'll need a vax cert via...

    Topper, I saw this. You'll need a vax cert via VaxCertph to enter Iloilo & to return to Negros Occidental. Report is in English.

    Boracay (in case you're interested) requires the RT PCR test,...
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    Very nice thread, shutree. Thanks for the pics. ...

    Very nice thread, shutree. Thanks for the pics.

    How goes the winemaking? Still at it? :)
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