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    @mendip - if you start making 2L of wine this...

    @mendip - if you start making 2L of wine this weekend, you'll have lots of cheap wine for your going away party in 4 or more weeks! :D Glad you're settling in nicely. Cheers!
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    5 week old Cranberry wine - what's left of it....

    5 week old Cranberry wine - what's left of it. It's yummy!

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    Cheers! :D
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    ^I usually add water to that, as it's too sweet, but I like it that way. When it's watered down, it's not...
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    Mendip could buy beer/ wine in the meantime. But...

    Mendip could buy beer/ wine in the meantime. But if he starts to make his own wine this weekend, in 4 weeks he'll have lots of cheap wine! :) (if he's impatient, he could drink it after 3 weeks, if...
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    @mendip - glad to see that you arrived safely in...

    @mendip - glad to see that you arrived safely in your new digs.

    How long is your contract for that job? If it's more than 4 weeks, you could make your own wine! So that you don't have to carry...
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    Very nice, mendip. That cow does look bad ass! :)...

    Very nice, mendip. That cow does look bad ass! :)

    Hope you were able to make it safe & sound to your destination. Cheers!
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    Just for comparison, in PI, the president has...

    Just for comparison, in PI, the president has placed the country in a state of calamity until Sept 2021 (but may be lifted or extended, depending on circumstances).

    Duterte places PH under state...
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    ^I use baking cups to measure the sugar: 1 cup...

    ^I use baking cups to measure the sugar: 1 cup sugar for 1L of juice. The plastic cup says it contains 250 ml in a cup (I don't know the density of your sugar). So yeah, I think 1 kg sugar for 4L...
  8. ^Du30 or his spokesman (Harry Roque) didn't...

    ^Du30 or his spokesman (Harry Roque) didn't comment on the issue... No comment...

    @switch - yes, this new Manila mayor is good, kindhearted & is shaking up the status quo. He's young & doesn't...
  9. ^^good point there, headworx! Littering is a huge...

    ^^good point there, headworx! Littering is a huge problem in PI. However, there have been places which can control the litter problem, e.g. Sagada, new Boracay (after reopening), etc. Just need huge...
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    ^you're living the high life, topper! Trike...

    ^you're living the high life, topper! Trike service in the morning and private taxi in the evening! :D (but good onya for supporting the local economy - if they're your regular drivers, I'm sure they...
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    Made banana wine from ripe senyorita bananas (a...

    Made banana wine from ripe senyorita bananas (a banana variety which produces small fruits). It's best to use very ripe bananas for maximum sweetness.

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    Blended the fruits, added...
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    ^yup, mix of spirits. Although which spirits they...

    ^yup, mix of spirits. Although which spirits they added, I don't know.

    Ceres Orange juice is mixed with apple & grape juices!

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    Passion fruit is also mixed with apple & grape
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    @sabang - PI is way overhead in debt. My...

    @sabang - PI is way overhead in debt. My grandchildren x 10^9 will be born with debt. We learned that since grade school - we owe money to the IMF-World Bank, Japan and more recently, China. Re:...
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    @shutree - I have 22L of wine in different stages...

    @shutree - I have 22L of wine in different stages & flavours, so if I didn't label them properly, I'll be thoroughly confused! :D

    Re: the raisins (and probably sultanas), they are said to add...
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    ^Similar situation here in PI, in the tourist...

    ^Similar situation here in PI, in the tourist areas. I follow a vlogger couple (Jumping Places) - they've been in El Nido (in Palawan island) the past 6 months. The girl has a Brazilian passport....
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    ^thanks for the tip. There's no pectinase in my...

    ^thanks for the tip. There's no pectinase in my usual supermarket. I looked at Lazada, and there's one product there which says it's pectinase, but it looks like a repacked product & in Chinese...
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    @herman: can you make kaesespaetzel (sp)? Tasted...

    @herman: can you make kaesespaetzel (sp)? Tasted that when I was in das Vaterland :)

    @dillinger - looks good, aunt dillie! Breadmaking, hair braiding, now this! What other talents are you going to...
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    @shutree - the solids will eventually settle &...

    @shutree - the solids will eventually settle & you'll have a clearer wine, similar to my pineapple & 4 seasons juices (which have lots of fiber/ solid bits).

    These wines were mature, so I...
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    ^keep on keeping on, Mendip. This thread is...

    ^keep on keeping on, Mendip. This thread is interesting and we're still following your adventures.

    Re: the visa to TH, foreigners/ expats in PI face similar situations (14 day quarantine, covid...
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    @shutree - for the used bottles & other...

    @shutree - for the used bottles & other implements, I boil water & give the bottles a swish of hot water to sterilize, same with the spoons, bowls or blender.

    I saw apples (fruits) in your photo....
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    Rambutan wine 57363 57364 57365 I...

    Rambutan wine

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    I removed the meat from the seeds, blended it (added a little water before blending). Then strained the juice using a sieve, added sugar solution, yeast &...
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    New flavors (flavours) for the weekend: pomelo,...

    New flavors (flavours) for the weekend: pomelo, tamarind & rambutan (from fruits).

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    ^pomelo & tamarind, I haven't put labels

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    ^soursop & guava after I added more sugar yday
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    RIP Wally. I hope you found the peace that you...

    RIP Wally. I hope you found the peace that you were searching for.
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    There are rumors here (in PI) that it will be 2nd...

    There are rumors here (in PI) that it will be 2nd half of next year that they'll let foreign tourists in. So this is similar to Norton's news.

    Travel here is still very limited - you need papers...
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    ^Lol :D I drink only 1 glass of wine a night...

    ^Lol :D

    I drink only 1 glass of wine a night (and some nights are alcohol free), so I think I'll have supply until Christmas time. The last batch that I did, I gave some of it fo family members...
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    ^happynz is my Ceres brewing brother! :) Ceres...

    ^happynz is my Ceres brewing brother! :)

    Ceres juices are a bit more pricey here at almost 2 usd - but then they're imported & have various flavours. We don't have apple-cherry or lychee flavours,...
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    Thanks for the pics & stories, chitty. Keep on...

    Thanks for the pics & stories, chitty. Keep on biking! :)
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    @happynz - we don't get the Ceres Apple-Cherry...

    @happynz - we don't get the Ceres Apple-Cherry mix here, I think. I haven't seen it. These are the "Whispers of Summer" and Cranberry - Kiwi. (1 usd ~ 50 pesos)

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    @cujo - I started making...
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    ^I'll be ready if ever there's another liquor ban...

    ^I'll be ready if ever there's another liquor ban & lockdown. With WFH setup the past months, I've had time to visit my fermentation vessels (and give them loving shakes), plant some herbs and...
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    Thanks for the pics & stories, Mendip. Have...

    Thanks for the pics & stories, Mendip.

    Have just read/ watched a news clip from a local news agency here about a ship which sank off the coast of Japan. It was a cargo ship carrying cattle & etc,...
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    ^whispers of summmer juice: apple, grape, peach,...

    ^whispers of summmer juice: apple, grape, peach, orange, passion fruit, mango. Produced by the brand Ceres, from South Africa.

    These are from a PI brand of juice, Locally. Made them yesterday, and...
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    I now have 16L of juices in various stages of...

    I now have 16L of juices in various stages of fermentation.

    Pineapple: 2L
    Four seasons: 2L

    Cranberry: 1.5L
    Apple: 1.5L

    Passion fruit: 1.5L
    Red grape: 1.5L
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    I have recently bought 1 pack each (250 g) of...

    I have recently bought 1 pack each (250 g) of white beans & black beans. I've googled and have seen recipes. However, I'm curious as to what are your recipe suggestions (btw, not really fond of baked...
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    @mendip - thanks for the pics & stories. Yes,...

    @mendip - thanks for the pics & stories. Yes, keep this thread going. The info is interesting to land-based mammals like me (and others here). Like ootai, I sometimes browse TD during my morning...
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    ^Lol. That Luigi guy does get around! :D ...

    ^Lol. That Luigi guy does get around! :D

    @david48 - thanks for the music & the laugh. I remember that, and doing the running man! Cheers! :)
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    @topper - good to know that you were able to come...

    @topper - good to know that you were able to come to an agreement with your landlady. Re: internet & electricity supply, I wish you all the best with that, as it can get very variable.

    Re:...
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    ^ & ^^ you must all miss a certain woman, then.....

    ^ & ^^ you must all miss a certain woman, then.. With the initials of Z & A... :D

    Cheers everyone and happy Sunday!

    P. S.
    @headworx - for you, I'll bring out the elephant pants & do a happy...
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    @bld - 1 OFW in 10 Filipinos sounds about right....

    @bld - 1 OFW in 10 Filipinos sounds about right. Everyone I know has a relative working abroad, either as a foreign worker or immigrant/ immigrant turned citizen.

    @topper - don't eat too much...
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    @tomcat - some doctors go abroad too, but it's...

    @tomcat - some doctors go abroad too, but it's tougher. In the US, they have to pass the medical board exams (several stages) - the last stage has to be taken in the US. It costs thousands of $$$...
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    ^Lol. @mendip - hang in there. Tell your...

    ^Lol.

    @mendip - hang in there. Tell your Filipino mates to cook decent corned beef! :) TGIF! :D
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    ^I have school mates who are nurses abroad - one...

    ^I have school mates who are nurses abroad - one in Scotland, one in Sweden, another in Australia. AFAIK they're all doing well. The one in Oz is now head of the department (she's a few years ahead...
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    @bsnub & panama hat: Filipino nurses are all...

    @bsnub & panama hat: Filipino nurses are all around the world - US, UK, Middle East, Australia, Scandinavian countries, SE Asia, etc.

    @sabang - from what I've read/ heard, lots of foreigners now...
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    @topper - sorry to hear that you're in lockdown...

    @topper - sorry to hear that you're in lockdown again. If it's any consolation, in my area we had lockdown (ECQ) last Aug 4 to 18, as I'm in the surrounds of Metro Manila and whenever MM locks down,...
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    ^^now that's a thought. :) I usually eat Balut...

    ^^now that's a thought. :)

    I usually eat Balut with salt. Since marmite is salty, Balmite could work. I will report back as soon as I am able to procure a balut (still have some marmite in the...
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    I don't know how true this is, but a friend living in Germany said that those who have dogs get an allowance / stipend from the govt. So many poor/ homeless ppl get a dog just to receive the stipend....
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    Both grandpas: farmer/ fisherman Both...

    Both grandpas: farmer/ fisherman

    Both grandmas: housewife/ farmer
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    ^finally someone answered in the affirmative! :D...

    ^finally someone answered in the affirmative! :D

    I'm curious about it... if it's available, I'll probably try just for the heck! Can't be much worse than marmite or durian, methinks... :D
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    ^Speaking of fish, has anyone eaten Surstromming?...

    ^Speaking of fish, has anyone eaten Surstromming? I've seen YT vids of ppl eating it. Is it really as bad as they say?

    @edmond - if that's how you look like on post #311, I think I prefer that...
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    @mendip - I'm sorry for the ghastly condition of...

    @mendip - I'm sorry for the ghastly condition of thise bacon strips! Patawad po! (mai pen rai or something...) In one of my former jobs, the husband of a colleague was a ship's cook. I didn't know if...
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    As mentioned by the others, 16:8 is 16 hours of...

    As mentioned by the others, 16:8 is 16 hours of fasting and an 8-hour window of moderate eating. Of course if you stuff your gob during those 8 hours (and no exercise) then it won't work. If you can...
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