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  1. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: @Mendip - make sure that your funds for the dog...

    @Mendip - make sure that your funds for the dog are in the proper bank account and not in a fixed account, else you might have difficulty in renewing the dog's passport/ license (similar to...
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    Re: Meat Loaf, I don't know his other songs. I...

    Re: Meat Loaf, I don't know his other songs. I only know "I'd do anything for love", from my younger days. I had to Google what "that" meant in the song.

    RIP. From another article I've read, he...
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    Sticky: ^from the article (abt Meat Loaf) "Our sources...

    ^from the article (abt Meat Loaf)

    "Our sources say Meat Loaf has been outspoken about COVID, railing with folks in Australia recently about vaccine mandates. We do not know if he was vaccinated."...
  4. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: @mendip - A Dog's Purpose (book1/ movie1) and A...

    @mendip - A Dog's Purpose (book1/ movie1) and A Dog's Journey (b2/m2) are adaptations of books from the same author. They're standalone books & movies but A Dog's Purpose is essentially part 1....
  5. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: @mendip - good to see that Anna is adjusting...

    @mendip - good to see that Anna is adjusting well.

    As to the question of whether she likes it better within your walls or being free on the road. I think that in her simple canine mind, not having...
  6. Thread: Costa Rica

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    ^^cheers. Thanks for the pics. I've watched...

    ^^cheers. Thanks for the pics.

    I've watched the videos of Gabriel Traveler on YT when he went to CR (last year?) . He saw a sloth crossing the road (it was indeed slow!) and I think he also saw a...
  7. ^thanks for that, d48. I've just watched a DW...

    ^thanks for that, d48.

    I've just watched a DW news clip re: this. In one of the comments, it said:

    Is this a best of 3 or best of 5 game? Lol!

    I do hope that he's deported. Should be one...
  8. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: @mendy - I don't know what the height of my...

    @mendy - I don't know what the height of my classmate was, but I think she was 5'7" (170 cm) when we were ~13. Her final height was 5'9 or 5'10 (178 cm). Last time I saw her, she was still slim. Her...
  9. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: Wow, 10 years old and already 154 cm! That's near...

    Wow, 10 years old and already 154 cm! That's near my height already! I'm sure that she's taller than most of the girls (and boys) in her class. I don't know if she'll have confidence/ body image...
  10. @david48 - fewer temples, more typhoons &...

    @david48 - fewer temples, more typhoons & earthquakes :)

    Having said that, there are lots of American/ US retirees in the Visayas region (Cebu, Dumaguete, etc). USA folks probably due to...
  11. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: Props to you, Mendy, for having 7 dogs. That must...

    Props to you, Mendy, for having 7 dogs. That must be a challenge to maintain. The most we've had is 4 dogs and it was hard to keep up. Now, we're down to two, a 7.5-year old male & 1.5-year female....
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    I understand. As I've said before, your lung...

    I understand. As I've said before, your lung health is important. Island fever may sound a bit weird coming from me (since I live in an archipelago), but then I live in Luzon which is the biggest...
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    I googled Mauritius and found that it's only ...

    I googled Mauritius and found that it's only 2040 sq km. Bohol island in PH (I've vacationed there) is 4821 sq km. I reckon that I'd get island fever soon, in an island as small as Mauritius. But...
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    I think Halle, Tyra & J Lo all deserve props for...

    I think Halle, Tyra & J Lo all deserve props for keeping fit & looking good at their age.

    As for JLo, I don't like her that much, but she did produce some very danceable tunes early on (good for...
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    ^ditto. Glad you arrived safely, Simon. ...

    ^ditto. Glad you arrived safely, Simon.

    Congrats to Baldrick for guessing it right early on! My first guess was Sri Lanka, but after Simon negated that choice, it was Mauritius or Reunion.
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  16. Yes there are. Revenge porn is despicable. I...

    Yes there are.

    Revenge porn is despicable. I have an old school mate, she's pretty, slim & attractive. During that time, she had a falling out with her BF (now ex), and her pics (or vids, not...
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    ^yeah, good idea to get the vax cards laminated....

    ^yeah, good idea to get the vax cards laminated. Whatever happens in NCR trickles down to the provinces, so it won't be long before they enforce it there too. I've heard that in Cebu city, they've...
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    On a different note: Topper - I've had word...

    On a different note:

    Topper - I've had word that our local SM mall has started enforcing the "no vax, no entry" rule, starting this year. Since October or November last year, no dine-in if...
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    Yes, I've watched him. He's of Indian heritage. ...

    Yes, I've watched him. He's of Indian heritage.

    I've also watched Jokoy (half-Filipino/American) and Fluffy (Gabriel Iglesias). They're all funny & they make fun of their own ethnicities.
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    Pres Du30 admires Marcos (the father). He allowed...

    Pres Du30 admires Marcos (the father). He allowed the burial of Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Cemetery for Heroes), even though many groups opposed it. PH presidents, in theory, can be buried...
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    So these are out: Sri Lanka & Cambodia because...

    So these are out:

    Sri Lanka & Cambodia because of debt to China
    PH & VN because still closed to tourists (VN only open to tour groups).
    TH because of visa rules (and bcos of ex-wives?)...
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    ^yup. You'd think that since he's a millenial...

    ^yup. You'd think that since he's a millenial (and seemingly educated), he'd be more PC. But no, it's the opposite.

    The fact that he has an Asian wife (a Filipina at that), makes it worse. <face...
  23. Here in PH, there are lots of condo units being...

    Here in PH, there are lots of condo units being bought by the Chinese. Some empty, some are used as residences for their online gaming/ casino workers. Lots of young Chinese people (mostly guys) in...
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    My guess is Sri Lanka. PH is out, since still...

    My guess is Sri Lanka.

    PH is out, since still closed to tourists. Vietnam is also out, since it's only slightly open - only chartered flights & tour groups allowed for now.

    Good luck in your...
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    Might as well post these here. Slice of PH life....

    Might as well post these here. Slice of PH life. It's chaos in the palengke (open market) for New Year's Eve.

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    ^AO, the last 2 attachments don't show Very...

    ^AO, the last 2 attachments don't show

    Very nice. Thanks for the pics! HNY to you & yours.
  27. Thread: Anna the dog

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    Sticky: ^lol. Tommy looks so cute with his little tail...

    ^lol. Tommy looks so cute with his little tail wagging.

    Happy new year to you & yours, Mendip! :)
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    @topper - if/ when you have your house, consider...

    @topper - if/ when you have your house, consider the water supply too. If you're connected to the mains/ city supply, no problem. But if you have your own pump & it runs on electricity, then if no...
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    Poll: Update on my mom the morning after her AZ booster...

    Update on my mom the morning after her AZ booster shot: she feels bad. Headache, heavy feeling, arm aching, etc. I told her that it's due to the vaccine & to rest today. She didn't feel any side...
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    Poll: My mom had her booster dose today (AZ). It was...

    My mom had her booster dose today (AZ). It was free, c/o the local govt. I'm glad she's boosted. Her first 2 doses were Sinovac and accdg to a study from SG (link in the covid thread), there's...
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    @norton - some say that marriage is even more...

    @norton - some say that marriage is even more expensive than the amount needed for a retirement (SRRV) visa. :) Also, if your marriage goes south, your wife can go to Immigration and ask to cancel...
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    ^very good info there, switch. @Simon - I...

    ^very good info there, switch.

    @Simon - I remembered another type of visa in PH to get PR, the "quota immigrant visa" . It doesn't require a bank deposit but requires time & effort. That's aside...
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    @norton - Mt Pinatubo eruption was in June 1991,...

    @norton - Mt Pinatubo eruption was in June 1991, so 30 years ago. Gosh! I still remember it, though I was still young. The ashfall reached our town. We went outside in the morning and I thought that...
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    ^switch is on a retirement visa in Bali, but I...

    ^switch is on a retirement visa in Bali, but I don't know the details.

    @Simon - have you looked into the retirement visa of Sarawak (in Borneo part of Malaysia)? I've heard that the $$...
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    @Simon43 - Sri Lanka sounds good. From vids, I've...

    @Simon43 - Sri Lanka sounds good. From vids, I've seen that it's cheap too. However, some areas may be too provincial or underdeveloped for you? I have a colleague who visited SL. He said that it's...
  36. ^thanks for the answers. Villa Manager - that's a...

    ^thanks for the answers. Villa Manager - that's a nice gig & title! :) The pool must be handy if you want daily swimming/ exercise.

    Re: Mactan, I've seen several YT vids of local vloggers. It was...
  37. @switch - out of topic, but just curious. What...

    @switch - out of topic, but just curious. What kind of visa do you have in Bali/ Indonesia? Also, do you live in a self-contained apartment/ house or is it in one of those villas with own room but...
  38. @topper - sorry to hear about the price gouging &...

    @topper - sorry to hear about the price gouging & internet there in Bacolod. Supply and demand... :(

    Still no electricity/ water in many parts of Cebu
    Cebu residents still living in the dark 2...
  39. @takeovers - the vlogger Paolo Rigotti lives in...

    @takeovers - the vlogger Paolo Rigotti lives in Tagbilaran, but his parents live in Dimiao town. (His vids are in English, if you're interested.) I watch his vlogs sometimes and it was through his...
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    @Simon43 - I can recommend PH, but as always...

    @Simon43 - I can recommend PH, but as always there are pros & cons. Pros: it's cheap (cheaper than TH, just ask Topper). As a single guy (without vices), you can live on 1,000 usd/ month budget if...
  41. ^Oh, so he availed of the SRRV (retirement visa)....

    ^Oh, so he availed of the SRRV (retirement visa). The PH govt changed the rules a few months ago & people could now start the SRRV process from abroad. Prior to that, one could only apply in-country....
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    @looper - that Korean actress does have the...

    @looper - that Korean actress does have the "crazy" look, especially in the 2nd pic. :)

    @simon - for ex-wife1 (the redhead), I thought of Bonnie Wright, the actress who played Ginny Weasley in the...
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    Thanks for the pics, Mandy. Congrats on the medal...

    Thanks for the pics, Mandy. Congrats on the medal (from the other thread) & happy new year to you!
  44. ^Hi Switch, yes Cebu City + province is also...

    ^Hi Switch, yes Cebu City + province is also under the state of calamity. Having that designation means that govt funds/ resources can be deployed faster to those areas.

    Do you know if your friend...
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    @David48 - I still remember the pic of the twins...

    @David48 - I still remember the pic of the twins wuth the baby powder in the car. And Patsycat being honourary aunt (RIP patsy).

    @looper - Ms Mindanao threw quite a feast! I saw lechon (roast...
  46. Thread: Caravan II

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    Very nice pics & cool place. Thanks for the...

    Very nice pics & cool place. Thanks for the thread. Merry Christmas! :)
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    ^lol. Judy Dench?! :D I think Simon married...

    ^lol. Judy Dench?! :D I think Simon married ex-wife1 when they were both young-ish (late 20s or early 30s?). So maybe someone like Marion Cotillard (but she's French), Eva Green or Rachel Weisz (if...
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    @Simon - re: accents, I remember when I met up...

    @Simon - re: accents, I remember when I met up with Bettyboo in Manila, he said that people (in PH) had a hard time understanding him. I think that's because we (Filipinos) are used to the American...
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    Merry Christmas / Hanukkah/ Kwanza to everyone!...

    Merry Christmas / Hanukkah/ Kwanza to everyone! :) A tree from the 'hood.

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    @looper - do those tanned legs belong to Ms....

    @looper - do those tanned legs belong to Ms. Mindanao? :D Btw, you have an extensive WW2 doll collection!
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